Posts tagged Private Investigator

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Mysterious Book Report Crime Song

Crime Song by David Swinson Mulholland Books/Little Brown and Company, $26.00, 354 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-26421-1 Last winter, in MBR No. 275: The Second Girl, we introduced our audience to an ex-Washington D.C. cop turned crime-fiction writer named David Swinson, who’s created one of the best anti-heros to come down the pike in, I dunno, like […]

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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 The Sundown Speech

The Sundown Speech by Loren D. Estelman Forge/Tom Doherty Associates, $24.99, 216 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-3736-8 Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer vacation season, so we’re kicking it off with a couple of short, fast reads that are perfect ‘beach books’; novels you can finish in one or two afternoons while working […]

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Mysterious Book Report A Nasty Piece of Work

A Nasty Piece of Work by Robert Littell Thomas Dunne Books/St Martins Press, $24.99, 259 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-02145-8 When one of the best and most well-known living writers of espionage spy thrillers turns his hand to crime fiction, you bet we’re going to pay attention here at the Mysterious Book Report.  Robert Littell, author of […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 19 –...

A Bad Night’s Sleep by Michael Wiley Minotaur, $24.99, 258 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-55224-4 This week’s MBR will be short and sweet.  It takes place in Chicago, sometimes called “America’s second city,” and features a private investigator, or PI, named Joe Kozmarski, a failed cop and known drunk.      A Bad Night’s Sleep is his third […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 18 –...

Now &Then by Robert B. Parker Putnam, 2007, $25.95, 296 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-15441-6 This week, I stuck my arm w-a-a-y down in the old book bag, and just like Jack Horner, pulled out a plum: an unread Spenser novel by Robert B.Parker titled, Now & Then.      The story begins when Spenser, Boston’s most well-known […]