Posts tagged Wall Street

Mysterious Book Report No. 352 – The Devi...

Mysterious Book Report The Devil’s Half Mile

The Devil’s Half Mile by Patrick “Paddy” Hirsch Forge/Tom Doherty Associates, $24.99, 289 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-9913-7 Wall Street trickery, corrupt politics, racial strife, gangs, murder . . . that all sounds like the headlines from today’s news, but instead, it’s the lead-in on the cover of a nifty murder mystery which takes place in New […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 227 – House of...

Mysterious Book Report House of Echoes

House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy Ballentine Books/ Random House, $26.00, 383 pages, ISBN 978-0-8041-7811-2 What do you do when your world gets turned upside down? For most of us the answer is easy, but hard: you start over. And that’s exactly what Ben Tierney, his wife Caroline, and their eight-year-old son Charlie decide to […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 83 – Black Fri...

Mysterious Book Report Black Fridays

Black Fridays by Michael Sears Putnam, $25.99, 341 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-15866-7 Back in the nineteenth century, Mark Twain wrote, “There is no distinctly American criminal class . . . except Congress.”  If he was still living today, he might amend that to say, “. . . except Congress and Wall Street Operators,” because as anyone […]