Posts tagged Suicide

Mysterious Book Report No. 307 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report The Blinds

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh ECCO/Harper Collins, $26.99, 382 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-266134-0 Next on our October freakfest is a novel by Adam Strenbergh, the creative demento who conjured up the Edgar nominated Spademan novels. Spademan’s the sometimes kind-hearted assassin, who operates in a destroyed, dystopian New York City. This time however, Mr. Sternbergh’s come up […]

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Mysterious Book Report Blue Light Yokohama

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon Minotaur Books, $25.99, 417 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-11048-0 Every now and then, a forthcoming book generates so much pre-publication interest that the MBR wants to get a look at it at the earliest possible date. If an ARC, or Advance Readers (i.e. Reviewers) Copy isn’t readily available, we can sometimes […]

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Mysterious Book Report So Say The Fallen

So Say The Fallen by Stuart Neville Soho Press, $26.95, 325 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-739-1 An often explored mystery theme that never seems to get old, is the question of suicide or murder. What better way to get away with it than staging the death scene and making it look like the decedent took his or […]

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Mysterious Book Report Run You Down

Run You Down by Julia Dahl Minotaur Books, $25.99, 278 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-04340-5 The word Haredi is literally translated from the Hebrew as “One who trembles in awe at the word of God.” The Haredim are “Members of any various Orthodox Jewish sects characterized by strict adherence to the traditional form of Jewish Law and […]

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Mysterious Book Report Tatiana

Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith Simon & Schuster, $25.99, 292 pages, ISBN 978-1-4391-4021-5 Given the current state of world affairs as regards Russia, Vladimir Putin, the Crimea, Ukraine and the general world condemnation of Mr. P and the country he’s president of in light of the so-called referendum on March the sixteenth as to whether […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Return

The Return by Michael Gruber Henry Holt, $28.00, 366 pages, ISBN 978-0-8050-9129-8 Have you ever had dark fantasies?  You know the kind—the ones where you plot a scheme to get even with someone, or something.  Then, reality hits, you come to your senses and the daydream ends with thoughts of the consequences of those actions […]

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Mysterious Book Report Little Green

Little Green by Walter Mosley Doubleday, $25.95, 291 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53598-4 I’m asked, from time to time, Why bother reading fiction?  A number of answers spring to mind, such as; to entertain myself; to see how other people think; to educate myself by associating with smart people among others.  But the best reason I can […]

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Mysterious Book Report Never Tell

Never Tell by Alafair Burke Harper, 348 pages, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-199916-1 This will be a special . . . and different . . . MBR.  Special because it’s number sixty-six, which always reminds me of the Mother   Road from The Grapes of Wrath, also known formally as the Will   Rogers Highway; it is, […]