Posts tagged Violent

Mysterious Book Report No. 298 ̵...

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]