Posts tagged Greed

Mysterious Book Report No. 326 – Ultralum...

Mysterious Book Report Ultraluminous

Ultraluminous by Katherine Faw Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25.00, 199 pages, ISBN 978-0-374-27966-0 This weeks MBR is one of those which are unclassifiable . . . it’s hard-boiled, cutting edge, semi-pornographic, unapologetic, compelling and utterly fascinating . . . but don’t say we didn’t warn ya. Ultraluminous, by Katherine Faw, comes four years after her […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 271 – Dancing ...

Mysterious Book Report Dancing With The Tiger

Dancing With The Tiger by Lili Wright Miriam Wood/Putnam Penguin Random House, $26.00, 453 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-17517-6 Today, in nearly every corner of the world, works of art are being stolen, forged or destroyed by persons of the criminal classes. They are rapacious, greedy, ignorant and uncaring of the fact that their crimes are against […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 87 – Gun Churc...

Mysterious Book Report Gun Church

Gun Church by Reed Farrel Coleman Tyrus Books-F & W Media, $25.95, 396 pages, ISBN 978-1-4405-5170-3 I wasn’t sure about reviewing this week’s MBR after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut and elsewhere.  But after thinking about it for a while and seeking advice from friends on both sides of the issue, I’m going ahead with […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 83 – Black Fri...

Mysterious Book Report Black Fridays

Black Fridays by Michael Sears Putnam, $25.99, 341 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-15866-7 Back in the nineteenth century, Mark Twain wrote, “There is no distinctly American criminal class . . . except Congress.”  If he was still living today, he might amend that to say, “. . . except Congress and Wall Street Operators,” because as anyone […]