Posts tagged Minotaur

Mysterious Book Report No. 67 –...

Mysterious Book Report The Yard Dog

The Yard Dog by Sheldon Russell Minotaur, 2009, $24.99, 292 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-56670-8 Waaay back in the early 1960’s, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth and regular gasoline was 32.9 cents per gallon at my dad’s Texaco station on Main Street in Grahamsville, New York, a high school teacher named Manville B. Wakefield sparked an […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 21 –...

Ringer by Brian M. Wiprud Minotaur, $26.99, 342 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-60189-8 In a small attempt to start things back toward normalcy, maybe even give a few of you a smile for a moment or two, the MBR  for this week is a book titled Ringer.  In it, protagonist Morty Martinez, a “gentleman of means and […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 19 –...

A Bad Night’s Sleep by Michael Wiley Minotaur, $24.99, 258 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-55224-4 This week’s MBR will be short and sweet.  It takes place in Chicago, sometimes called “America’s second city,” and features a private investigator, or PI, named Joe Kozmarski, a failed cop and known drunk.      A Bad Night’s Sleep is his third […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 17 –...

London Boulevard by Ken Bruen (Minotaur, 2009, $24.99, 250 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-56168-0) With all the hoo-hah, fubaring and gigantic jug-flinging coming from our nation’s capitol these days, as well as daily displays of incompetence and rooster-crowing by our elected representatives of every stripe . . . I just had to take a break from the […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 12 –...

Mysterious Book Report A Cold Shot To The Heart

Cold Shot To The Heart by Wallace Stroby Minotaur, $24.99. 289 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-56025-6 I’d like to suggest author Wallace Stroby’s newest, Cold Shot To The Heart, the fourth in a series of blue-collar, tough-guy noir crime fiction novels featuring career criminal Crissa Stone.  (Can you say it fast, three times?  Nah, me either.) The […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 3 –...

Mysterious Book Report - In Search Of Mercy

In Search Of Mercy by Michael Ayoob (Minotaur, $24.99, 293 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-64492-5) I just finished reading a new, award-winning first novel by a young upcoming writer named Michael Ayoob, for whom I predict a major writing career.  IN SEARCH OF MERCY features an unlikely private eye named Dexter Bozjak.  He’s twenty-something and mentally depressed, […]