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Author Interview – Tom Pitts

Mysterious Book Report Tom Pitts

Interview With The Author:  Tom Pitts by John Dwaine McKenna This week’s interview is one we’ve been looking forward to since last year, when MBR No. 300 reviewed American Static, calling it “One of the finest noir yarns we’ve read in years.”  Now, author Tom Pitts is back, with a new piece of hard-boiled fiction, […]

Author Interview – Wallace Stroby

Mysterious Book Report Wallace Stroby

Interview With The Author: Wallace Stroby by John Dwaine McKenna  We’re fortunate this week that Wallace Stroby, one of crime fictions hottest young writers, was able and willing to take a short time-out from his swamped schedule down in south New Jersey to speak with the Mysterious Book Report about how he does what he […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 64 – Cliff Wal...

Mysterious Book Report Cliff Walk

Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva Forge, $24.99, 318 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-3237-0 While the daily papers are in trouble, the weeklies are just fine at present, as they’re vehicles for hometown news and advertising and operate on a skeletal budget, dependent on volunteerism to put out each edition.  The plain truth of the matter is that […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 28 – The Affai...

The Affair Mysterious Book Report

The Affair by Lee Child Delacorte Press, $28.00, 405 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-34432-6      Unless you’ve been living under a rock next door to the guy in the insurance ads on TV, it seems as though everyone has heard of Child’s implausible hero Jack Reacher, “just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit” according to Kirkus Reviews.  […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 16 – Robopocal...

ROBOPOCALYPSE by Daniel H. Wilson (Doubleday, $25.00, 347 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53385-0) Through the magic of literature, the MBR NO. 16 will jump from the long-ago, (MBR No. 15), to the not so-distant future, with a book called ROBOPOCALYPSE,  about a war between robots and humans.  It’s a thriller-diller of a novel I found near-impossible to […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 5 – Red on Red

Mysterious Book Report - Red On Red

Red On Red by Edward Conlon (Spiegel & Grau, $26.00, 442 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-51917-5) If Woody Allen had a Harvard degree and was a New York City detective who wrote a novel, Red on Red  by Edward Conlon would be it.  Red on Red has more angst than a busload of teen-agers have drama.  It’s […]