Posts tagged Romance

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Mysterious Book Report Spirits of the Heart

Spirits of the Heart by Frances Brown writing as Claire Gem Erato Publishing, PB, $13.95, 312 pages, ISBN 978-0-9974326-4-0 As the by-line shows, this will be a different—and special—MBR.  It’s not within our usual purview of crime and punishment, or murder and mayhem, nor even an exploration of the dark side of human nature.  Instead, […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Stockholm Octavo

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Englemann Harper-Collins-ECCO, $26.99, 421 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-199534-7 After the wild ride we took with last week’s cultish thriller, (Gun Church, MBR 87)  I wanted to find another equally compelling novel, but one that’s the polar opposite in content, style and focus.  Dame Fortune smiled and sent all of us a […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain Black Lizard Vintage Crime, $13.00, 116 pages, ISBN 978-0-679-72325-7 For this week’s review, I reached into the rear seat of Mister Peabody’s way-back machine, and pulled out a 1934 noir crime classic that was “banned in Boston for it’s explosive violence and eroticism.”  Written by an […]