Posts tagged Harper Collins

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Mysterious Book Report She Rides Shotgun

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper ECCO/Harper Collins, $26.99, 257 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-239440-8 Some authors hit the bookstores in high gear and never stop producing exciting and original works that become award-winners and best-sellers almost overnight, because readers get excited and tell their friends about it. Word-of-mouth spreads like wildfire and the writer establishes a […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Force

The Force by Don Winslow Wm Morrow/Harper Collins, $27.99, 479 pages. ISBN 978-0-06-266441-9 According to Dwight, one of my retired cop buddies, only a few crime fiction writers Really get it, when writing about the demands, the stresses and the effect—on marriages, children and personal lives—of being a police officer in America today. It’s a […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Bone Labyrinth

The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins WM. Morrow/Harper Collins, $27.99, 471 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-238164-4 Anyone who’s passed by a mass-market paperback book rack has probably seen the name James Rollins, even if they have never read one of his many action-adventure yarns featuring Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force Team.  In Rollins’s fictional world, […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Fireman

The Fireman by Joe Hill Harper Collins, $28.99, 747 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-220063-1 When I had the pleasure of hearing this weeks author being interviewed on NPR a few days ago, he said something that hit me right in the funny bone. And although I admit to having a warped sense of humor, maybe it’ll resonate […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Swimmer

The Swimmer by Joakim Zander Harper Collins, $27.99, 417 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-233724-5 International thrillers—good old spy yarns—have long been favorites of many readers around the world. Personally, I never tire of them. It seems however, that all the great espionage writers have passed . . . novelists like John Gardner, Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum, Tom […]

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Mysterious Book Report World Gone By

World Gone By by Dennis Lehane William Morrow/Harper Collins, $27.99, 309 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-000490-3 Doesn’t it seem that the older we get, the more complicated our lives become . . . and the more complex our lives . . . the more we yearn for the good old days when things ran better, life was […]

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Mysterious Book Report All Day And A Night

All Day and A Night by Alafair Burke Harper Collins, $26.99, 352 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-220838-5 In the argot of the penitentiary—prison slang—an inmate saying that he’s “got all day” means that he’s serving a life sentence. The term “all day and a night” means a life sentence without the possibility of parole, also referred to […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Heist

The Heist by Daniel Silva Harper Collins, $27.99, 467 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-232005-6 One of the greatest tragedies in the world today—and God knows there’s no shortage of them to choose from—is the huge and ever-expanding loss of the world’s art heritage due to theft . . . crimes that are often underwritten by some of […]

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Mysterious Book Report Sometimes the Wolf

Sometimes the Wolf by Urban Waite Wm Morrow/Harper Collins, $26.99, 277 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-221691-5 Falling from grace, for whatever reason, has been an enduring theme throughout human history and all of world literature. Whether it’s from individual malfeasance, political upheaval or personal relationships gone bad, we humans seem endlessly fascinated when the high and mighty […]

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Mysterious Book Report Broken Monsters

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes Harper Collins, $26.00, 520 pages, ISBN 978-0-00-746459-3 The city of Detroit has long been an American icon; The Shining City, or Motor City as it’s been called, is now an emblem of broken dreams and unkept promises. Now it’s bankrupt and known colloquially as Murder City. It’s a place where […]