THE DOWNSIDE By Mike Cooper Reviewed

Mysterious Press September 5, 2017   In the 21st century, we are used to thinking of theft as mainly a cybercrimes issue. Credit card numbers, social security numbers… these are the kinds of data most at risk today. But there is still a place for the old school thief. The thief that takes physical THINGS, not just data. And sometimes, those things are really big. And really, really heavy. Finn is that thief. A career criminal who just got out of prison after spending seven years locked away after a failed train robbery in New Mexico, Finn wants nothing more than to stay on the lawful side of the bars and find  out who sold out his crew...

Mike Cooper awarded inaugural Mysterious Press Award Oct24

Mike Cooper awarded inaugural Mysterious Press Awa...

Otto Penzler, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, announced that Mike Cooper was the first ever recipient of The Mysterious Press Award. Cooper will receive $25,000 (an advance against royalties) and have MP publish THE DOWNSIDE, the manuscript that won him the award, in E-book format. In an age of cyber-crime, Finn is the last hardhat: He’s never stolen anything weighing less than five tons. Now fresh out of prison and flat broke, he’s got a line on his biggest job ever. Cracking the most heavily guarded private vault in North America? No problem. Hauling $50 million of precious metal out past guards, dozens of policemen, and an...

Review of THE EMERALD LIE

THE EMERALD LIE Ken Bruen September 6, 2016 Mysterious Press Jack Taylor is typically a disaster of a man, teetering between always-tenuous sobriety and dedicated addiction to alcohol and…well, whatever’s handy. Jack drank himself off of Ireland’s police force, the Garda Siochana, twelve novels ago, and he’s been spending his time as a freelance investigator…when he can lift his head off of the bar. THE EMERALD LIE doesn’t spend any time allowing Taylor to flirt with sobriety. The tale picks up shortly after the events of GREEN HELL, with Jack still on the outs with Ridge and suffering the attendant guilt. So, he’s drinking. Because Jack...

A SWOLLEN RED SUN by Matthew McBride

A SWOLLEN RED SON by Matthew McBride Release date: June 2014 Publisher: Mysterious Press The first sentence of a book is very important. This is what draws the reader in to the story and sets the table for everything after it. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” and all that. The opening sentence of A SWOLLEN RED SUN by Matthew McBride will either make you want to continue to the next paragraph or you will put it down and move onto the next book on your ever growing To Be Read pile. The choice to read on is up to you, the reader. After you read that sentence, hold on to your wigs because it will be a wild ride. A...

A KILLER IN THE WIND by Andrew Klaven

January 2013 Mysterious Press Having read Klaven’s books before, I knew to expect something that would grab me and keep me flipping the pages. What I wasn’t expecting was a book that would keep me up all night and haunt me the way the character in the book is haunted. A KILLER IN THE WIND is the story of a man trying to find peace. After working for the NYPD on a major case that left him more than a little damaged, Dan Champion could use some peace. He fooled around with drugs to try and rid himself of visions of a woman he never met and a dead little girl. Moving to a small town seems to be helping and the detective work isn’t as taxing as...