Mystery Thriller Book Reviews (page 1591)

THE MINISTRY OF FEAR by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 1943

"Ingenious intrigue, handled with fastidious finish."
Less bizarre than Brighton Rock or Thy Labyrinthine Ways, this is a return to the straight mystery novel which in Greene's hands is always something more. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 1942

"Not her best — but good."
A small English village the scene of a poison pen story, with one apparent suicide, one murder, for Miss Marple to sleuth. Read full book review >

BLACK ORCHIDS by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1942

"Entertaining."
Black Orchids and Cordially Invited To Meet Death provide two mysteries unpredictably broken by Archie Goodwin's pet annoyance of a boss, Nero Wolfe. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1940

"Good tight job."
Straightforward unravelling of two murders and a plot against an innocent victim. Read full book review >
WHERE THERE'S A WILL by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 1940

"Velvet."
Nero Wolfe, hamstrung by finances, takes on a will-smashing case which develops into a double murder, landing three sisters in a scandalspot. Read full book review >

DOUBLE FOR DEATH by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 1939

"Good rapid fire entertainment."
Few of the usual blind alleys in Tecumseh Fox' handling of the case of a murdered philanthropist, to clear a friend. Read full book review >
THE MOUNTAIN CAT MURDERS by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 27, 1939

"Medium."
Not a Nero Wolfe yarn, but tale of murders in Wyoming involving two girls, lawyers, family scandal, political manoeuvres and a divorcee out for no good. Read full book review >
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 1939

"Grand suspense, a unique trick, expertly handled."
This ran in the S.E.P. and resulted in more demands for the story in book form than ever recorded. Read full book review >
OVER MY DEAD BODY by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 1939

"And Nero Wolfe is always good entertainment."
This isn't quite up to par, for this time Nero Wolfe's perceptions are a bit dimmed by the rearing up of a ghost in the family cupboard. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 1938

"Wind-up a bit gossamer."
Good reading, though it has the one Christie shortcoming — the final evidence contains matter of which the reader can have no knowledge. Read full book review >
TOO MANY COOKS by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1938

"Gourmet gossip, which is fun reading (and for those seriously interested sustained by a supplement of recipes)."
Wolfe and Archie in good form in an original and very entertaining story. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >