Posts tagged Private Investigator

Mysterious Book Report No. 348 – Potter’s...

Mysterious Book Report Potter's Field

Potter’s Field by Rob Hart Polis Books, $25.99, 272 pages, ISBN 978-1-943818-93-8 Three years ago, a new writing talent appeared and lit up the hard-boiled crime scene like machine-gun fire on a moonless night.  The author’s name was Rob Hart, and his character, Ash McKenna, is a tough guy who—like Raymond Chandler’s Phillip Marlowe—gives bad-assiveness […]

Author Interview – J.L. Abramo

J L Ablamo Mysterious Book Report

Interview With The Author: J.L. Abramo  by John Dwaine McKenna Hello and welcome to Joe Abramo, whose family saga, American History is reviewed in Mysterious Book Report No. 347.  Thanks for taking time out to speak with us today and giving our readers your insights and observations.  We know you’re busy  . . . so […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 337 – Sunburn

Mysterious Book Report Sunburn

Sunburn by Laura Lippman William Morrow/Harper Collins, $26.99, 290 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-238992-3 Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the warm weather season; a time for vacations, kicking back, relaxing and light summertime reading.  And hey, what could be better, we’re kicking it off with one of America’s most loved, respected and widely-read authors […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 295 – Crime So...

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 282 – The Corr...

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 243 – The Sund...

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 144 – A Nasty ...

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 Nig...

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 &...

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 […]