Posts tagged North Carolina

Mysterious Book Report No. 357 – The Line...

Mysterious Book Report The Line That Held Us

The Line That Held Us by David Joy Putnam/Penguin, $27.00, 256 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57422-1 The MBR is kicking off the New Year with an elegant—and stunning—tale of Appalachian noir that combines elements of kinship and friendship, absolute love and total retribution, death, revenge and redemption.  It is a novel you’ll find yourself thinking about long […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 342 – Spirits ...

Mysterious Book Report Spirits of the Heart

Spirits of the Heart by Frances Brown writing as Claire Gem Erato Publishing, PB, $13.95, 312 pages, ISBN 978-0-9974326-4-0 As the by-line shows, this will be a different—and special—MBR.  It’s not within our usual purview of crime and punishment, or murder and mayhem, nor even an exploration of the dark side of human nature.  Instead, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 262 – Undergro...

Mysterious Book Report Underground Airlines

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Mulholland Books/Little Brown, $26.00, 322 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-26124-1 Wow!  The bad news is; it’s the last week of October and time for the last installment of our second annual MBR Freak Fest.  But the good news is; we’ve  saved the best for  last . . . and it’s timely, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 127 – They Don...

Mysterious Book Report They Don’t Dance Much

They Don’t Dance Much by James Ross Mysterious Press, Open Road Integrated Media, $14.99, 288 pages, ISBN 978-1-4532-9620-2 This week’s Mysterious Book Report is a blast from the past: a piece of crime fiction that was first published in 1940, but for some reason was never the big success it was expected to be with […]