Posts tagged Prison

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Mysterious Book Report Goodhouse

Goodhouse by Peyton Marshall Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26.00, 320 pages, ISBN 978-0-374-16562-8 This week is Halloween and the last of our first-ever Freak-Fest, celebrating novels with creepy characters, angels, demons, or things that creak, sneak and chomp in the dark of the night. Send us your thoughts—social media, snail mail or eee mail—let us […]

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Mysterious Book Report Night Heron

Night Heron by Adam Brookes Little Brown and Co., $26.00, 387 pages, ISBN 978-0-7515-5248-5 The next war between the superpowers will most likely take place in cyberspace, because that’s where all the world’s command and control systems are located . . . and it’s highly probable that in the twenty-first century . . . the […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Investigation

The Investigation by Jung-Myung Lee Mantle/Macmillan, £16.99 (about $26.00) 325 pages, ISBN 978-0-230-76871-0 Mention “World War II Prison Stories” in any group and the resulting discussion will invariably focus around one of three classic and much admired movies: Stalag 17, The Great Escape, and The Bridge on the River Kwai. But, if you’re willing to […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Son

The Son by Jo Nesbo Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95, 402 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-35137-9 There’s only two types of crime fiction and hard-boiled detective story readers . . . those who are Jo Nesbo fans . . . and those who will be Jo Nesbo fans as soon as they read one of his kick-ass novels. […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 20 –...

The Four Stages of Cruelty by Keith Hollihan Thomas Dunne, $25.99, 294 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-59247-9 This week’s MBR is The Four Stages of Cruelty it’s a first novel and, oh boy, it’s a prison book. You may have a job you love to hate; you might even work in a prison . . . but […]

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 […]