Posts tagged Prison

Mysterious Book Report No. 173 ̵...

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 172 ̵...

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 […]