Posts tagged Massachusetts

Mysterious Book Report No. 338 ̵...

Mysterious book rport Dangerous Boys

Dangerous Boys by Greg F. Gifune Down & Out Books, PB, $17.95, 308 pages, ISBN 978-1-946502-52-0 In the summer of 1984, a series of heat waves blasted the northeast United States in rapid succession, one after another.  It’s particularly hot in the old whaling port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, where the usual cooling ocean breezes […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Boy Who Killed Demons

The Boy Who Killed Demons by Dave Zeltserman Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers Inc., $24.95, 288 pages, ISBN 978-1-4683-0960-7 Our Halloween Freak-fest continues this week with a YA (Young Adult) novel whose title says it all. His name is Henry Dudlow. He’s “fifteen and a half and cursed. Or damned. Take your pick.” The reason? […]

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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 The Fixer

The Fixer by Joseph Finder Dutton/Penguin/Random House, $28.00, 375 pages, ISBN 978-0-525-95461-3 Do you remember a public works scheme called The Central Artery/Tunnel Project? It was started in 1982 and completed on the last day of December 2007. It was projected to cost 2.8 billion dollars, the final tab amounted to some 14.6 billon and […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Girl With A Clock For A Heart

The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by Peter Swanson William Morrow/ Harper Collins Publishers, $25.99, 292 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-226749-8 Have you ever known someone who was so infatuated with another person, so head-over-heels and goofy in love that they would do anything—endure any hardship or humiliation—just to be around that other person . […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 15 –...

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (Hyperion, $25.99, 362 pages, ISBN 978-1-4013-4090-2) In commemoration of old-fashioned cursive writing, this week’s Mysterious Book Report No. 15 will be about an old-fashioned witch hunt. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is about the search for a hand-written book of herbs, remedies and cures compiled […]