Mystery Corner

Welcome to my Mystery Corner. Here, you’ll find the novels I’ve read, with updates every week. These novels are invariably in the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre and usually are part of a regular series with a recurring protagonist. You can always return here as a reminder of a book or author I’ve mentioned, to find a great escape from the demands of the business day or as a handy reference for books you want to read. Browse my selections below.

G-Man by Stephen Hunter

G-Man by Stephen Hunter

G-Man by Stephen Hunter Finally, my ol’ buddy, Bob Lee “the Nailer” Swagger is back in the 10th novel in this series from Stephen Hunter, a Pulitzer Prize winning author…
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Testimony by Scott Turow

Testimony by Scott Turow

Testimony by Scott Turow It takes a talented writer like Scott Turow to tackle the theme of the Bosnian War. In Testimony, his character, Bill ten Boom, … yes, that…
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True Evil by Greg Iles

True Evil by Greg Iles

True Evil by Greg Iles Just over one month ago, I said that if you’re hankering for something to read … maybe to carry you into summer and beyond ……
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Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane, famous for his books like Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island which were made into movies, has now published his…
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The Lost Order by Steve Berry

The Lost Order by Steve Berry

The Lost Order by Steve Berry Steve Berry is back and has written a fascinating book in the Cotton Malone series that fictionalizes (but nowhere near as much as you…
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Golden Prey by John Sandford

Golden Prey by John Sandford

I just finished another great story from the pen of John Sandford, the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose 27th Lucas Davenport novel, Golden Prey, was…
Read More
The Fix by David Baldacci

The Fix by David Baldacci

The Fix by David Baldacci Amos Decker is an interesting character. He’s a former professional football player who was violently hit on his first play resulting in severe injuries and…
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Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles If you’re hankering for something to read … maybe to carry you into summer and beyond … you’ll want to include me in your will…
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This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer

This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer

This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer If you’re looking for something to accompany you on a long trip or a summer vacation, I think you’ll love the great storytelling…
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Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer If you’re looking for something to accompany you on a long trip or a summer vacation, I think you’ll love the great storytelling…
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Best Kept Secret/Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer

Best Kept Secret/Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer

Best Kept Secret/Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer I’ve now finished Best Kept Secret (#3 of 7), and I’m almost done with Be Careful What You Wish…
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The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer I’ve now finished The Sins of the Father, Book #2 of the 7 book, 2,500 page Clifton Chronicles series by Jeffrey Archer….
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Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney

Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney

Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney Take a look at this recent run of badass protagonists: Evan Smoak, an off-the-books assassin, novel #2, The Nowhere Man Sean Dillon, former IRA assassin…
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Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer It’s time for me to tackle the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer, a fabulous English storyteller. Archer is the bestselling author … of over…
Read More
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz I’m happy to see Evan Smoak return in Nowhere Man, the 2nd installment of the new series from Gregg Hurwitz. You may recall his…
Read More
Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor

Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor

Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor One of my favorite ass-kickers is back. Pike Logan, along with Jennifer Cahill, his “climbs-like-a-monkey” partner return in Ring of Fire, the 11th book…
Read More
Field of Fire by Marc Cameron

Field of Fire by Marc Cameron

Field of Fire by Marc Cameron Field of Fire by Marc Cameron is the 7th novel in the Jericho Quinn series. This time, Quinn, an Alaska-born OSI Agent, is back…
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The Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins

The Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins

The Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins I finally got past the 2 great novels by Simon Gervais and turned to an oldie but goody. Sean Dillon, the irrepressible character featured…
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A Red Dotted Line by Simon Gervais

A Red Dotted Line by Simon Gervais

A Red Dotted Line by Simon Gervais This is the last week I’ll talk about the discovery of a new author, Simon Gervais. I’ve now finished his latest novel, A…
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A Long Gray Line by Simon Gervais

A Long Gray Line by Simon Gervais

A Long Gray Line by Simon Gervais Last week, I talked about the discovery of a new author, Simon Gervais, who wrote The Thin Black Line featuring Mike Walton, an…
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The Thin Black Line by Simon Gervais

The Thin Black Line by Simon Gervais

The Thin Black Line by Simon Gervais It’s been a long time since I’ve found a new author I had never read or heard of … until Simon Gervais came…
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Mystery Corner

Welcome to Lary’s Mystery Corner. Here, you’ll find all of the novels that I’ve included in Sword Tips, the weekly Exkalibur Newsletter. These novels are invariably in the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre and usually are part of a regular series with a recurring protagonist. You can always come back here as a reminder of a book or author I’ve mentioned, to find a great escape from the demands of the business day or as a handy reference for books you want to read. Browse my selections below.

G-Man by Stephen Hunter

G-Man by Stephen Hunter

G-Man by Stephen Hunter Finally, my ol’ buddy, Bob Lee “the Nailer” Swagger is back in the 10th novel in this series from Stephen Hunter, a Pulitzer Prize winning author…
Read More
Testimony by Scott Turow

Testimony by Scott Turow

Testimony by Scott Turow It takes a talented writer like Scott Turow to tackle the theme of the Bosnian War. In Testimony, his character, Bill ten Boom, … yes, that…
Read More
True Evil by Greg Iles

True Evil by Greg Iles

True Evil by Greg Iles Just over one month ago, I said that if you’re hankering for something to read … maybe to carry you into summer and beyond ……
Read More
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane, famous for his books like Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island which were made into movies, has now published his…
Read More
The Lost Order by Steve Berry

The Lost Order by Steve Berry

The Lost Order by Steve Berry Steve Berry is back and has written a fascinating book in the Cotton Malone series that fictionalizes (but nowhere near as much as you…
Read More
Golden Prey by John Sandford

Golden Prey by John Sandford

I just finished another great story from the pen of John Sandford, the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose 27th Lucas Davenport novel, Golden Prey, was…
Read More
The Fix by David Baldacci

The Fix by David Baldacci

The Fix by David Baldacci Amos Decker is an interesting character. He’s a former professional football player who was violently hit on his first play resulting in severe injuries and…
Read More
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles If you’re hankering for something to read … maybe to carry you into summer and beyond … you’ll want to include me in your will…
Read More
This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer

This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer

This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer If you’re looking for something to accompany you on a long trip or a summer vacation, I think you’ll love the great storytelling…
Read More
Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer If you’re looking for something to accompany you on a long trip or a summer vacation, I think you’ll love the great storytelling…
Read More
Best Kept Secret/Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer

Best Kept Secret/Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer

Best Kept Secret/Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer I’ve now finished Best Kept Secret (#3 of 7), and I’m almost done with Be Careful What You Wish…
Read More
The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer I’ve now finished The Sins of the Father, Book #2 of the 7 book, 2,500 page Clifton Chronicles series by Jeffrey Archer….
Read More
Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney

Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney

Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney Take a look at this recent run of badass protagonists: Evan Smoak, an off-the-books assassin, novel #2, The Nowhere Man Sean Dillon, former IRA assassin…
Read More
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer It’s time for me to tackle the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer, a fabulous English storyteller. Archer is the bestselling author … of over…
Read More
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz I’m happy to see Evan Smoak return in Nowhere Man, the 2nd installment of the new series from Gregg Hurwitz. You may recall his…
Read More
Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor

Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor

Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor One of my favorite ass-kickers is back. Pike Logan, along with Jennifer Cahill, his “climbs-like-a-monkey” partner return in Ring of Fire, the 11th book…
Read More
Field of Fire by Marc Cameron

Field of Fire by Marc Cameron

Field of Fire by Marc Cameron Field of Fire by Marc Cameron is the 7th novel in the Jericho Quinn series. This time, Quinn, an Alaska-born OSI Agent, is back…
Read More
The Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins

The Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins

The Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins I finally got past the 2 great novels by Simon Gervais and turned to an oldie but goody. Sean Dillon, the irrepressible character featured…
Read More
A Red Dotted Line by Simon Gervais

A Red Dotted Line by Simon Gervais

A Red Dotted Line by Simon Gervais This is the last week I’ll talk about the discovery of a new author, Simon Gervais. I’ve now finished his latest novel, A…
Read More
A Long Gray Line by Simon Gervais

A Long Gray Line by Simon Gervais

A Long Gray Line by Simon Gervais Last week, I talked about the discovery of a new author, Simon Gervais, who wrote The Thin Black Line featuring Mike Walton, an…
Read More
The Thin Black Line by Simon Gervais

The Thin Black Line by Simon Gervais

The Thin Black Line by Simon Gervais It’s been a long time since I’ve found a new author I had never read or heard of … until Simon Gervais came…
Read More
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