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Mysterious Book Report What You Break

What You Break by Reed Farrel Coleman Putnam/Penguin Random House, $27.00, 357 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-17304-2 One year ago—May 2016—in MBR No. 246, we alerted our readers to a new, compelling and haunting crime fiction character by the name of Gus Murphy. He’s the embodiment of the noir persona, a man dealing with a boatload of […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Ploughmen

The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan Henry Holt, $26.00, 256 pages, ISBN 978-0-8050-9951-5 The Ploughmen is a remarkable work that will resonate with readers on several levels: its unique storyline, rich characterizations, linguistics, lyricism and the author’s professed and obvious love of the land. The story takes place in Montana, where the author was born and […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Lie

The Lie by Hesh Kestin Scribner, $24.00, 229 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-4009-6 There’s times when a novel comes along that is so meaningful, so packed with lessons for living, and yes, so moral in tone, that I wish everyone in the world would read it and draw their own conclusions about it. This week’s MBR number […]

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Mysterious Book Report Country Hardball

Country Hardball by Steve Weddle Tyrus Books F & W Media, Inc., $24.99, 207 pages, ISBN 978-1-4405-7080-3 Many who were born and raised in small town America and emigrated from them, remember life there with fond nostalgia.  As my dad used to say, “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Gods of Guilt

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly Little Brown, $28.00, 387 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-06951-9 The Mysterious Book Report this week is another by the prolific best seller, Michael Connelly, everybody’s favorite mystery writer.  That’s because he’s able to regularly turn out original works that Just Get It, in the words of one of my favorite […]