Posts tagged Harper Collins

Mysterious Book Report No. 194 – All Day ...

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 193 – The Heis...

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 185 – Sometime...

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 183 – Broken M...

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 167 – Natchez ...

Mysterious Book Report Natchez Burning

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles Wm Morrow/Harper Collins, $27.99, 791 pages, ISBN 978-0-0-231107-8 The nineteen-sixties was the decade that came close to ripping the fabric of society of the United States of America into small pieces and tossing them to the four winds. It was a time of unrest, when ages-old values were questioned, ages-old […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 159 – A Song F...

Mysterious Book Report A Song For The Dying

A Song For The Dying by Stuart MacBride Harper Collins, £16.99 (about $29.95) 516 pages, ISBN 978-0-00-734430-7 Have you ever thought about, or have a personal vision of Hell?  It is of course, a theme which reverberates throughout the canons of the great religions of the world; but it’s also a subject many of the […]

Mysterious Book report No. 156 – After I’...

Mysterious Book report After I’m Gone

After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman Wm Morrow/Harper Collins, $26.99, 334 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-208339-5 Have you ever played the WHAT IF game?  You know . . . the one that goes like this . . . What if I lost my job?  What if one of us gets sick?  Really, really sick like Ebola or […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 154 – The Kept

Mysterious Book Report The Kept

The Kept by James Scott Harper Collins, $25.99, 357 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-223673-9 Sometimes I get feedback from fans and readers that goes something like this . . . “How come I never heard of the books or authors you talk about in the newspapers?” . . . And my answer is always the same. “Because […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 120 – Visitati...

Mysterious Book Report Visitation Street

Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda A Dennis Lehane Book/Ecco/Harper Collins, $25.99, 304 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-224989-0 Across from lower Manhattan, on the eastern shore, at the mouth of the East River, is a run-down area of abandoned warehouses, discarded, dilapidated piers and muddy salt flat marshes that look out on the Buttermilk Channel, Governor’s Island, Ellis, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 103 – The Deat...

Mysterious Book Report The Death of Bees

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell Harper Collins, $25.99, 309 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-220984-9 The novel we’re reviewing this week is one of the most talked about this year.  After reading it I understand why.  It’s a mystery that concerns itself not with who did it, but instead with How long can they get away […]