Mystery Thriller Book Reviews (page 1592)

SOME BURIED CAESAR by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 1938

"This is one of the not so good — a few loose ends, a few unconvincing bits almost offset the fact that it is a unique set-up (the threatened barbecue of a prize bull, country fair, etc. Yet it is fun."
Let us start with the premise that Nero Wolfe stories are tops. Read full book review >
POIROT LOSES A CLIENT (HERCULE POIROT) by Agatha Christie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1937

"English setting."
Good Christie. Read full book review >

THE RED BOX by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1937

"Usual fast pace and hardboiled attitude — good entertainment."
Nero Wolfe featured in the solution of three poison deaths, when for once he is forced to leave his home, his beer and his orchids, and is retained by three different people to find the killer. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1937

"Excellent slouthing — good entertainment — a book for intelligent readers."
Sure fire — and don't miss the opportunity of selling Dorothy Sayers as straight fiction rather than simply as mystery. Read full book review >
MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA by Agatha Christie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 1936

"Poirot plus the nurse find the answer."
Another Hercule Poirot story; setting a big "dig" in Mesopotamia; characters, the members of the expedition. Read full book review >

GAUDY NIGHT by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 1936

"Chance for a double sale — on fiction and on mystery tables."
We hereby promote Dorothy Sayers from the straight mystery classification, and put her into the category of novel-cum-detection-cum-psychology. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 1936

"Mental deduction rather than tangible clues."
Hercule Poirot comes out of his retirement, enticed to the chase by a series of anonymous letters, each one prophesying a murder in a certain town on a certain date. Read full book review >
OF DOGGEREL AND THE DEAN by Patrick O¿Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Slow, steady rhythm and polite demeanor feeds this charming mystery."
A private detective investigating a series of thefts gets called to a larger case when a prominent dean is murdered. Read full book review >
OF DOGGEREL AND THE DEAN by Patrick O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Slow, steady rhythm and polite demeanor feeds this charming mystery."
A private detective investigating a series of thefts gets called to a larger case when a prominent dean is murdered. Read full book review >
IN DUBIOUS BATTLE by John Steinbeck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 28, 1936

"A book for those interested in Left Wing literature — and those concerned with new trends."
A far cry from Tortilla Flat, with none of the originality and sardonic humor of that delightful book. Read full book review >
BUTTERFIELD 8 by John O'Hara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1935

"But — it will sell, and rent."
Appointment in Samarra staged a success. Read full book review >
THE LEAGUE OF FRIGHTENED MEN by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1935

"Good yarn."
A better book than For de Lance. 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 >