Posts tagged Suspense

Mysterious Book Report No. 300 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report American Static

American Static by Tom Pitts Down & Out Books, PB $17.95, 307 pages, ISBN 978-1-943402-84-7 The Mysterious Book Report has reached another milestone with this, our 300th review. It’s taken a little more than six years and a couple of hundred thousand words to get to this point, so we wanted to mark the occasion […]

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Mysterious Book Report Revolver

Revolver by Duane Swierczynski Mulholland Books/Little Brown and Company, $26.00, 316 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-40323-8 The MBR has often reviewed works of historical fiction—plotted as crime fiction, murder mysteries and whodunnits of all flavors, sizes and eras—and even some which take place in the future. This week however, is as unique a piece of historical fiction […]

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Mysterious Book Report Redemption Road

Redemption Road by John Hart Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin’s Press, $27.99, 417 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-38036-6 One of my personal frustrations in life is that at any given time, there’s a pile of forty to sixty or more books on my bookcase waiting to be read and reported on. Well Okay, you say, What’s wrong with […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Bone Labyrinth

The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins WM. Morrow/Harper Collins, $27.99, 471 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-238164-4 Anyone who’s passed by a mass-market paperback book rack has probably seen the name James Rollins, even if they have never read one of his many action-adventure yarns featuring Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force Team.  In Rollins’s fictional world, […]

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Mysterious Book Report Endangered

Endangered by C.J. Box Putnam, $26.95, 369 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16077-6 I’m going way out on a limb with our review this week, and it’s a scary proposition, because it concerns a subject that engenders a wealth of strong feelings . . . The Endangered Species Act. It’s a concept that everyone has an opinion about—and […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Organ Broker

The Organ Broker by Stu Strumwasser Arcade Publishing, $24.99, 280 pages, ISBN 978-1-62872-523-0 Are you aware that there are now more than 120,000 patients—folks just like you and me who are on waiting lists for organ transplants in America . . . or that there are three-hundred thousand more on kidney dialysis, but not yet […]

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Mysterious Book Report Invisible City

Invisible City by Julia Dahl Minotaur Books, $24.99, 298 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-04339-9 Have you ever thought about any of the subcultures which exist in the midst of what we call ‘normal’ or regular society? Religious groups like the Amish, Mennonites, Hare Krishna’s, Islamist’s, Mormons, Sikhs and Hindus are all stitched into the fabric of America […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Ways of the Dead

The Ways of the Dead by Neely Tucker Viking Penguin, $27.95, 272 pages, ISBN 978-0-670-01658-7 It’s a fact that cities around the world have two faces. The first face is the Chamber of Commerce one; that’s where we see beautiful monuments and buildings, parks and well maintained streets with trees and greenery, stately homes and […]

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Mysterious Book Report Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews Scribner, $26.99, 434 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-0612-2 Move over John LeCarre and Ian Fleming.  Take a seat Graham Green, John Gardner and Vince Flynn . . . there’s a new spy novel sheriff in town and he’s packing plenty of talent, byzantine plotting and exquisite details based on thirty-three years of […]

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Mysterious Book Report Prague Fatale

Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr Marion Wood Putnam, $26.95, 400 pages, ISBN 978-03969-15902-2 All my life, I’ve had a fascination with and a thirst for knowledge of the great conflagration and tragedy known as World War II.  Could be it’s because I was born just a year after the end of it . . . […]