Posts tagged Thrill Ride

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Mysterious Book Report Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy by Steve Hamilton Putnam/Penguin Random House, $26.00, 287 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57438-2 One year ago, (MBR 254,) we alerted readers to a new series by award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Steve Hamilton that featured an anti-hero protagonist named Nick Mason. Mason’s the guy who, in order to get out of serving the last […]

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Mysterious Book Report No. 195 – Suspicion

Suspicion by Joseph Finder Dutton Penguin Random House, $27.95, 387 pages, ISBN 978-0-525-95460-6 There’s times, it seems, in everyone’s life when there’s just not enough money on hand to pay all the bills coming due. The reasons for this, and the excuses, are many and various, but the bottom line is called insolvency . . […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Poor Boy's Game

The Poor Boy’s Game by Dennis Tafoya Minotaur Books, $25.99, 322 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-01953-0 Philadelphia, one of the oldest cities in America, has been the background for innumerable dramas from the Continental Congress to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to who-knows-how-many Rocky movies. It’s the fourth largest city in the United States, a […]

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Mysterious Book Report Die A Stranger

Die A Stranger by Steve Hamilton Minotaur Books, $25.99, 278 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-64021-7 We reviewed Mr. Hamilton’s most recent Edgar Winner The Lock Artist last week, and this week we’ll review his newest work, Die A Stranger, the latest, in his acclaimed Alex McKnight series.  It takes place in northern Michigan, where McKnight is living […]

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Mysterious Book Report An African Affair

An African Affair by Nina Darnton Viking, $25.99, 256 pages, ISBN 978-0-670-02288-5 Okay, class, raise your hand if you know where Nigeria is located.  If you said “Africa, of course,” you’re right of course, but that’s like saying “the Catskills are in North America.”  It covers a wide patch of territory.  The truth is, I […]