Mystery Thriller Book Reviews (page 1601)

AND BE A VILLAIN by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 27, 1948

"Fat man ferreting de luxe."
The mountainous maestro, Nero Wolfe, spurred by the income tax, sells assorted clients the idea of his solving a murder six days old — that of a horse racing tipster poisoned after taking a soft drink on a radio program advertising the drink. Read full book review >
THE SILENT SPEAKER by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1946

"Current topics and trends are a part of this wily Wolfe yarn."
Nero Wolfe returning after some six years, with as spectacular and gaudy flim-flams, obnoxious behavior as pre-war. Read full book review >

ALL THE KING'S MEN by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1946

"But as a novel it provides limited entertainment for largely a male market."
Once again Huey Long has provided the prototype for a novel built around a tycoon in the making. Read full book review >
NOT QUITE DEAD ENOUGH by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1944

"Adept tale."
Double trouble for Nero Wolfe when Archie Goodwin frames himself with a murder in order to break down Nero's decision to become a soldier. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >