Posts tagged Twisted

Mysterious Book Report No. 372 – The Good...

Mysterious Book Report The Good Lie

The Good Lie by Tom Rosenstiel ECCO/ Harper Collins, $27.99, 354 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-247539-8 The Good Lie, by Tom Rosenstiel, is an electrifying, dark and twisted thriller that could only have been conceived and written by someone who’s intimately familiar with the contentious and Machiavellian deus ex machina that operates behind the scenes in Washington, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 219 – Dragonfi...

Mysterious Book Report Dragonfish

Dragonfish by Vu Tran W.W. Norton & Company, $26.95, 296 pages, ISBN 978-0-393-07780-3 Noir fiction “Emphasizes the human urge toward self-destruction,” and “Focuses on the villain,” according to crime fiction writers James Ellroy and Otto Penzler. Its about the down-and-outers, the losers, the hopeless, unforgiven and abandoned among us who often spend their entire literary […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 155 – Chance

Mysterious Book Report Chance

Chance by Kem Nunn Scribner, $26.00, 320 pages, ISBN 978-0-7432-8924-5 Some of the best thriller and crime fiction stories are built around the premise of an ordinary person being put into an extraordinary situation. For example . . . Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and as a result, develops supernatural powers which […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 39 – The Postm...

Mysterious Book Report The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain Black Lizard Vintage Crime, $13.00, 116 pages, ISBN 978-0-679-72325-7 For this week’s review, I reached into the rear seat of Mister Peabody’s way-back machine, and pulled out a 1934 noir crime classic that was “banned in Boston for it’s explosive violence and eroticism.”  Written by an […]