Posts tagged Tension

Mysterious Book Report No. 366 – The Nigh...

Mysterious Book Report The Night Agent

The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk William Morrow/Harper Collins, $26.99, 422 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-287546-4 To all of our readers out there in newslandia, bookreviewburg, or elsewhere, lost somewhere in the electronic haze, who think that all the great spy and thriller novels ended with the deaths of Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy . . . […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 274 – Redempti...

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 267 – A Hero O...

Mysterious Book Report A Hero Of France

A Hero of France  by Alan Furst Random House, $27.00, 234 pages, ISBN 978-0-8129-9649-4 On September 1, 1939, German Armed Forces invaded Poland with tanks, armored infantry divisions and dive bombers. Great Britain and France declared war on Germany the next day and World War II began. Poland surrendered two weeks later. The German forces […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 224 – The Devi...

Mysterious Book Report The Devil’s Share

The Devil’s Share by Wallace Stroby Minotaur Books, $25.99, 263 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-06575-9 I have a theory about book covers that goes like this: The size of the author’s name is in inverse proportion to their fame. In other words, popular best-selling writers like Michael Connolly and James Lee Burke will have their names emblazoned […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 167 – Natchez ...

Mysterious Book Report Natchez Burning

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles Wm Morrow/Harper Collins, $27.99, 791 pages, ISBN 978-0-0-231107-8 The nineteen-sixties was the decade that came close to ripping the fabric of society of the United States of America into small pieces and tossing them to the four winds. It was a time of unrest, when ages-old values were questioned, ages-old […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 138 – The Acci...

Mysterious Book Report The Accident

The Accident by Chris Pavone Crown Publishers, $26.00, 400 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-34845-4 It’s no secret to regular readers of the Mysterious Book Report  that our focus is on finding new and upcoming authors who show a lot of promise, as well as a lot of talent, in the thriller and crime fiction genres and bring […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 108 – Ghostman

Mysterious Book Report Ghostman

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95, 321 pages, ISBN 978-0-307-95996-6 Who among us hasn’t dreamed, at one time or another, of chucking it all; going off the grid and living a life of anonymity?  No name, no taxes and no responsibilities . . . answerable only to oneself and the whims of chance.  […]