Posts tagged Gothic

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Mysterious Book Report A Game of Ghosts

A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $26.99, 464 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-7189-5 We’ve saved the best for last. Our final submission for this years MBR Freak Fest is by the undisputed heavyweight king of Gothic Noir Crime Fiction. His name is John Connolly. He’s an Irish writer who’s been atop worldwide best […]

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Mysterious Book Report Desperation Road

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith Lee Boudreaux Books/Little Brown and Company, $26.00, 287 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-35303-8 Some writers have such a firm understanding of their sense of place and are able to write about it with such authenticity, that the reader is transported there in mind as she or he processes the printed words […]

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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 Wrath of Angels

The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly Atria, $26.00, 481 pages, ISBN 978-1-444-75644-9 This week’s MBR is different.  It’s different because the novel we’re reviewing represents a new type of fiction that blends two different genres together.  In this instance a crime drama is combined with elements of the supernatural.  Think Sam Spade meets Steven […]

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The Reapers Are The Angel Mysterious Book Report

     The Angels are the Reapers by Alden Bell Holt pbk, $15.00, 225 pages, ISBN 978-140-134133-6 The second book in our Halloween bite-a-thon is The Angels are the Reapers by Alden Bell. It was described to me as a “quirky book” before I read it.  All I can say is it’s in fact a quirky […]