Posts tagged Police

Mysterious Book Report No. 376 -Charlie 316

Mysterious Book Report Charlie 316

Charlie 316 by Colin Conway & Frank Zafrino Down & Out Books, PB, $18.95, 398 pages, ISBN 978-1-948235-68-6 Charlie 316, by Colin Conway & Frank Zafrino, is an electrifying and propulsive police procedural that takes place in Spokane, Washington . . . out near the Idaho state line.  It combines elements of race, heroism, crime, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 358 – Dead Man...

Mysterious Book Report Dead Man Running

Dead Man Running by Steve Hamilton Putman/Penguin, $26.00, 288 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57444-3 We’ve said it before, and we’ll no doubt say it again, because it’s one of the elements that makes for great drama, as well as the most compelling plots in all of literature . . . and it’s especially true in crime fiction:  […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 340 – Dead Sto...

Mysterious Book Report Dead Stop

Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless Thomas & Mercer, PB $15.95, 384 pages, ISBN 9781503943384 When the prestigious 2018 Colorado Book Awards were announced earlier this month, Dead Stop, by Barbara Nickless was the Mystery Fiction winner.  These awards are sponsored by the Colorado Humanities Organization, and is the equivalent, in the MBRs opinion, of winning […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 124 – Let It B...

Mysterious Book Report Let It Burn

Let It Burn by Steve Hamilton Minotaur Books, $25.99, 276 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-64022-4 One thing you may not have picked up from all the cops n’ robbers shows we all watch nightly on the telly—as we have since we’ve had television, and the radio dramas before them, is this: all arresting and prosecuting officers of […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 36 – A Killer&...

Mysterious Book Report A Killer's Essence

A Killer’s Essence by Dave Zeltserman Overlook, $23.95, 240 pages, ISBN 978-1-59020-321-7 This week’s MBR is a noir-police-procedural-serial-killer-mystery with a supernatural twist.  (And no, I haven’t been duct-taped to a chair in a windowless room listening to Weird Al Yankovitch all week.)  All joking aside, it’s a nifty piece of writing by an up- and-comer […]