Posts tagged New York

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Mysterious Book Report Here And Gone

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck Crown Publishing Group/Penguin Random House, $26.00, 287 pages, ISBN 978-0-451-49957-8 Recently, there’s been a growing movement in the publishing world, attempting to increase readership and sell more books by encouraging some A-list male crime fiction writers to produce new novels using androgynous-sounding names. The reasoning behind this is that […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Corruptions

The Corruptions by Vincent Zandri Polis Books, $25.99, 256 pages, ISBN 978-1-943818-37-2 Ever notice how things seem to go in repeating cycles? Either there’s always . . . or never . . . a parking spot when you’re running late for an appointment, for example. You either breeze right in whistling a happy tune, or […]

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Mysterious Book Report Fidelity

Fidelity by Jan Fedarcyk Simon & Schuster, $25.00, 306 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-3386-9 With some seven and-a-half million residents spread out over a couple thousand city blocks, the Manhattan Office of the FBI is one of the largest, busiest and most important of all postings within the agency. The activity there is ceaseless, and the agents […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Red Storm

The Red Storm by Grant Bywaters Minotaur Books, $25.99, 227 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-07307-5 Writers, Agents, Book Publishers and Reviewers are always looking for something different, something a bit out of the ordinary; something that grabs their attention on page one and never lets go. In today’s hyper frenetic literary world, where thousands of books are […]

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Mysterious Book Report Near Enemy

Near Enemy by Adam Sternbergh Crown Publishing/Penguin Random House, $24.00, 306 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-34902-4 Hey! Remember Spademan? He’s the shady character who has boxcutter, will travel and take out your enemies . . . as long as you can pay his fees. He’s the anti-hero operating in a decimated New York City where a radioactive […]

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Mysterious Book Report Invisible City

Invisible City by Julia Dahl Minotaur Books, $24.99, 298 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-04339-9 Have you ever thought about any of the subcultures which exist in the midst of what we call ‘normal’ or regular society? Religious groups like the Amish, Mennonites, Hare Krishna’s, Islamist’s, Mormons, Sikhs and Hindus are all stitched into the fabric of America […]

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Mysterious Book Report I Am Pilgrim

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Emily Bestler Books/Atria-Simon & Shuster, $26.99, 612 pages, ISBN 978-1-4391-7772-3 On occasion, a work of fiction comes along which can only be described as riveting. Enthralling, arresting, gripping, fascinating, absorbing, captivating, hypnotic, engrossing or spellbinding . . . but the single best and most descriptive word for MBR No. […]

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Mysterious Book Report Hangman

Hangman by Stephan Talty Ballantine Books/Penguin Random House, $26.00, 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-345-53808-6 Buffalo, New York is where the novels of Stephan Talty take place, and after last year’s breakout hit entitled Black Irish, his growing numbers of fans have been eagerly awaiting the next installment of his Abbie Kearney detective series. She’s been called “One […]

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Mysterious Book Report Shovel Ready

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh Crown Publishing/ Random House, $24.00, 243 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-34899-7 Truthfully, I’ve been getting bored with most of the dystopian-themed novels that have been all the rage for the last few years.  I mean, how much end of the world zombie-alien-robopocalypse or vampire-werewolfen invasions can we take before we go Yeah.  […]

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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 […]