Posts tagged Simon & Shuster

Mysterious Book Report No. 220 – Palace O...

Mysterious Book Report Palace Of Treason

Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews Scribner/Simon & Shuster, $26.99, 468 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-9374-0 Is there any doubt amongst well-informed people, that the tectonic plates of government spheres of influence are being shifted these days in ways we couldn’t even imagine as little as twenty-five years ago? Would you have thought for example, back in […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 212 – The Wolf...

Mysterious Book Report The Wolf In Winter

The Wolf In Winter by John Connolly Emily Bestler Books/Atria, a division of Simon & Shuster, $26.00, 418 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-0318-3 Can you believe it’s already October? Where did the summer go? Oh well, fall is here now, and that means Halloween . . . which is giving Christmas a run for its money in […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 181 – I Am Pil...

Mysterious Book Report I Am Pilgrim

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Emily Bestler Books/Atria-Simon & Shuster, $26.99, 612 pages, ISBN 978-1-4391-7772-3 On occasion, a work of fiction comes along which can only be described as riveting. Enthralling, arresting, gripping, fascinating, absorbing, captivating, hypnotic, engrossing or spellbinding . . . but the single best and most descriptive word for MBR No. […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 169 – Wayfarin...

Mysterious Book Report Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke Simon & Shuster, $27.99, 434 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-1079-2 It’s hard, in this time of generally gracious living, to imagine the privation, fear and destitution that characterized the Great Depression of the 1930s, but the opening chapters of Wayfaring Stranger, by James Lee Burke manages to do it in a […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 158 – The Asce...

Mysterious Book Report The Ascendant

The Ascendant by Drew Chapman Simon & Shuster, $25.00, 388 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-2588-8 Anyone who’s watched television lately knows that the most interesting man in the world is busy selling Mexican beer . . . but have you ever wondered just what the smartest man in the world is up to?  Well, wonder no more […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 150 – Japantow...

Mysterious Book Report Japantown

Japantown by Barry Lancet Simon & Shuster, $25.00, 398 pages, ISBN 978-1-4516-9169-6 Have you ever noticed that we humans tend to seek the company of our own kind?  That we form affinity groups of like-minded persons and stay within, or at least in proximity to it?  This is especially true of recent immigrants and non-English […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 118 – Light of...

Mysterious Book Report Light of the World

The Light of the World by James Lee Burke Simon & Shuster, $27.99, 548 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-1076-1 This week’s MBR is a review of an author I’ve admired and read diligently for the past twenty-some years . . . ever since I heard him interviewed by Terry Gross on National Public Radio one afternoon as […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 80 – Bucking T...

Mysterious Book Report Bucking The Sun

Bucking The Sun by Ivan Doig Simon & Shuster, 1996, $23.00, 410 pages, ISBN 0-684-81171-5 Had to dig down to the bottom back of the bookshelf for this week’s Mysterious Book Report.  It’s one that’s been out for a time, having been published in the mid 1990’s.  I read it years ago and passed the […]

Mysterious Book Report No.75 – Creole Bel...

Mysterious Book Report Creole Bell

Creole Bell by James Lee Burke Simon & Shuster, $27.99, 528 pages, ISBN 978-1-4516-4813-3 Creole Bell begins in Indian summer with a torpid Dave Robicheaux in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds.  He’s on a morphine drip for pain and very uncomfortable.  He has a history of alcohol and drug addiction, and is a long-standing […]