Posts tagged Violent

Mysterious Book Report No. 308 – A Game o...

Mysterious Book Report A Game of Ghosts

A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $26.99, 464 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-7189-5 We’ve saved the best for last. Our final submission for this years MBR Freak Fest is by the undisputed heavyweight king of Gothic Noir Crime Fiction. His name is John Connolly. He’s an Irish writer who’s been atop worldwide best […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 298 – Lucky

Mysterious Book Report Lucky

Lucky by Henry Chang Soho Press, $24.95, 218 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-784-1 New York City’s Chinatown is the home turf of NYPD Detective Jack Yu, the beleaguered serial character created by author Henry Chang, and a personal favorite of the MBR, because the pragmatic and altruistic Chinese-American crime fighter operates in one of the most violent, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 149 – Alex

Mysterious Book Report Alex

Alex by Pierre LeMaitre MacLehose Press/Quercus, $24.95, 368 pages, ISBN 978-1-62365-000-1 There’s no other way to say it; the novel we’re reviewing this week is flat-out diabolical in nature, fiendishly clever and as compulsively addictive as a honking great piece of New York Cheesecake smothered in cherry compote . . . Alex, by Pierre LeMaitre […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 47 – Dead I We...

Mysterious Book Report Dead I Well May Be

Dead I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty Scribner, 2003, $19.99, 384 pages, ISBN 978-0-7432-5355-0 This week’s MBR is by another Irish writer named Adrian McKinty.  His novel is, Dead I May Well Be, which follows the trail of Michael Forsythe as he leaves Belfast, Northern Ireland to work for a shady Irish ex-pat named […]