Posts tagged Execution

Mysterious Book Report No. 291 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report The Lioness Is The Hunter

The Lioness is the Hunter by Loren D. Estleman Forge/McMillan, $25.99, 246 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-8845-2 The battered city of Detroit, Michigan seems like the perfect setting for a beat-down, cynical and wise-cracking private eye who’d be considered a real loser . . . if he wasn’t so damn good at solving the toughest cases in […]

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Mysterious Book Report Fidelity

Fidelity by Jan Fedarcyk Simon & Schuster, $25.00, 306 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-3386-9 With some seven and-a-half million residents spread out over a couple thousand city blocks, the Manhattan Office of the FBI is one of the largest, busiest and most important of all postings within the agency. The activity there is ceaseless, and the agents […]

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Mysterious Book Report Forty Thieves

Forty Thieves by Thomas Perry Mysterious Press, $26.00, 356 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2452-4 Start reading any type of great fiction, and you’ll soon realize that it’s based upon conflict . . . because conflict creates drama . . . and drama is what captures, then holds, our attention and keeps us reading. Why? Because we humans […]

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Mysterious Book Report Last Winter We Parted

Last Winter We Parted by Fuminori Nakamura SOHO Press, $25.00, 216 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-455-0 If the novel in this weeks MBR could only be described in one word, the one that comes to mind is inscrutable. It is defined as mysterious, enigmatic or incomprehensible, and its synonyms include words such as: hidden, impenetrable, and blank. […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Convictions of John Delahunt

The Convictions of John Delahunt by Andrew Hughes Doubleday Ireland, £14.99-(about $25.00), 349 pages, ISBN 978-1-8162-014-4 This week’s MBR is going to be something out of the ordinary. Those who choose to read it will likely have to use a little extra effort to get their hands on a copy, but the results are worth […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Black Box

The Black Box by Michael Connelly Little, Brown, $27.99, 403 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-06943-4 The Black Box by Michael Connelly, is another chapter in the continuing story of one of the best tough guys to ever come along in crime fiction, Detective Sergeant Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department.  He’s past mandatory retirement […]