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John Dwaine McKenna

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John Dwaine McKenna is the author of three novels, two of which have been awarded EVVYS for excellence in fiction by the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association, or CIPA. Now the newest of his three works, Colorado Noir has been awarded a silver medal by the Independent Publishers Book Awards 2014(IPPY) as well as gold for best Mystery Fiction, a silver for Literary Fiction, and a bronze for Print Layout & Design by CIPA. "This makes Colorado Noir the most honored, thoroughly judged and well-vetted publication in our company's history," said Lora L. Brown, spokesperson for Rhyolite Press LLC. He also writes a weekly newspaper column called the Mysterious Book Report for the Tri Valley Townsman in Sullivan County New York where he w ...more

Average rating: 4.4 · 25 ratings · 7 reviews · 5 distinct works
Colorado Noir

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The Whim - Wham Man

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The Neversink Chronicles

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Bluff

Mysterious Book Report No. 346

by John Dwaine McKenna

Bluff is a novel about the practice of sleight of hand, or magic, and magic is done by practicing the art of misdirection.  The conjurer talks the audience into looking over there while at the exact same time doing something over here and presto . . . a deck of fifty-two cards thrown against the wall falls to the floor . . . except...

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Mysterious Book Report No. 345
by John Dwaine McKenna


With all the rama-lamadingdonging that’s been going on over, under, through, around and about the southern border of our nation this MBR couldn’t be more timely.
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Blood Standard
Mysterious Book Report No. 344
by John Dwaine McKenna


The MBR has always had a soft spot for the antihero type: those individuals who’re capable of most anything, but who also possess the same purity of heart as a knight errant on a quest
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Mysterious Book Report No 343
by John Dwaine McKenna


An electrifying, propulsive and timely thriller was just released that, by all rights, should shoot to the top of every bestseller list in the country. If ever an author stepped up t
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Spirits of the Heart
Mysterious Book Report No. 342
by John Dwaine McKenna and June Lynn McKenna


As the by-line shows, this will be a different—and special—MBR. It’s not within our usual purview of crime and punishment, or murder and mayhem, nor even an
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Under Water
Mysterious Book Report No. 341
by John Dwaine McKenna


The MBR is ever on the lookout for debut authors with arresting characters, compelling plots and above-average wordsmithing talent. When we find one, we do our best to alert all of you, s
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Mysterious Book Report No. 340
by John Dwaine McKenna


When the prestigious 2018 Colorado Book Awards were announced earlier this month, Dead Stop, (Thomas & Mercer, PB $15.95, 384 pages, ISBN 9781503943384) by Barbara Nickless was the Myst
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Mysterious Book Report No. 339
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This weeks MBR defies genre. Although noirish in tone, it’s unclassifiable by nature because it includes elements of several different styles. It’s a tough guy story that could h
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