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Mysterious Book Report A Divided Spy

A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming St. Martin’s Press, $26.99, 356 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-02104-5 For some arcane reason . . . known only to themselves and the cosmos . . . the Brits are the masters of the spy novel universe. One only has to think of the names Ian Fleming and John LeCarré, or […]

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Mysterious Book Report What You Break

What You Break by Reed Farrel Coleman Putnam/Penguin Random House, $27.00, 357 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-17304-2 One year ago—May 2016—in MBR No. 246, we alerted our readers to a new, compelling and haunting crime fiction character by the name of Gus Murphy. He’s the embodiment of the noir persona, a man dealing with a boatload of […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Lie

The Lie by Hesh Kestin Scribner, $24.00, 229 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-4009-6 There’s times when a novel comes along that is so meaningful, so packed with lessons for living, and yes, so moral in tone, that I wish everyone in the world would read it and draw their own conclusions about it. This week’s MBR number […]

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Mysterious Book Report - Red On Red

Red On Red by Edward Conlon (Spiegel & Grau, $26.00, 442 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-51917-5) If Woody Allen had a Harvard degree and was a New York City detective who wrote a novel, Red on Red  by Edward Conlon would be it.  Red on Red has more angst than a busload of teen-agers have drama.  It’s […]

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Mysterious Book Report - GIDEON'S SWORD

Gideon’s Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing, $26.99, 342 pages, ISBN 978-0-446-56432-8) Gideon’s Sword is another thrill ride from two of my favorite authors who introduce a brand new character named Gideon Crew in this one.  The adventure starts on the first page and never lets up as Gideon fulfills his […]