CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59 Apr14

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59

Issue 59 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Dana Cameron, should be shipping late April. The Crimespree crew threw a bunch of questions at Dana, and she also wrote a great piece just for us.  The issue also has an interview with Kristi Belecamino and all our regular features. This looks to be a really fun issue we think you’ll love! The cover photo was by James Goodwin, a friend of the Crimespree family and all around great guy.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE     And you can order the COOKING WITH CRIMESPREE cook book RIGHT...

BLOODY ROYAL PRINTS by Reba White Williams Reviewe...

BLOODY ROYAL PRINTS Reba White Williams 2015 Tyrus Books If you’ve ever been book shopping you know that while looking across shelves or piles of books there are different things that make a book jump out for you. While looking through our stacks for what to review next I stopped at BLOODY ROYAL PRINTS. What a cool title is what I was thinking as I pulled it out. Then I looked at the cover and was more intrigued. After reading the jacket flap I was hooked. Dinah Greene has taken a fellowship at the Art Museum of Great Britain, what should be a dream job. She didn’t count on her husband being so busy and she finds herself looking to make...

Val McDermid talks to NPR about new book on forens...

Val McDermid has reached the top of the charts and earned numerous awards for her crime novels. But her new book, Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime, offers us a fascinating look at the reality behind one of law enforcement’s biggest tools. She recently spoke with National Public Radio’s Scott Simon about it.

An Interview with Matthew Palmer

In this stand-alone Sam Trainor, the former top South Asia expert in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, has found a job in the private sector.  He now works as an analyst for the consulting firm of Argus Systems where he stumbles upon an intelligence anomaly.  He realizes that this transcript of a phone conversation about upending the political balance between India and Pakistan is misinformation that could cause an all out war between these nuclear countries.  Sam must race against a ticking clock and find the terrorists who have stolen a Pakistani nuclear warhead to detonate in Mumbai, India. Elise Cooper:  How...

Don Winslow: The Crimespree Interview

Jeremy: So when we last spoke, you had mentioned that THE POWER OF THE DOG had been the biggest undertaking of your career, both in terms of the writing and the research which was something like twenty years of the war on drugs. So when you completed this Herculean task, did you know you wanted to revisit these characters? Don Winslow: Absolutely not. In fact, it was the exact opposite, I said I would never revisit them and was very resistant to the idea. When people brought it up, I hung up the phone. So years went by without giving it another thought. But as I was sitting here near the border and watching events unfold in Mexico, seeing...

Film Review: THE WOLFPACK Jun27

Film Review: THE WOLFPACK

THE WOLFPACK Directed by Crystal Moselle Certainly everyone is familiar with THE WOLFPACK’s premise by now. A few years back, documentary film maker, Crystal Moselle, ran into one of the Angulo brothers wandering the streets near their housing project in lower Manhattan. The six Angulo brothers (and their one sister) had spent their entire lives locked in a tiny apartment by their father, Oscar, sometimes only leaving their apartment once a year. His wife, Suzanne, was also a victim of his paranoid delusions (or excessive need for power) that they were safer there. To occupy themselves, the boys watched the over 5000 videos, Oscar...

Author Work Space: David Corbett Jun27

Author Work Space: David Corbett

Call it: Room Without a View. I wake up early to write and prefer having nothing to look at but the screen and the corner of the office behind it, the better to focus on what I’m imagining. The more I read, write, and teach, the more I agree with what Victoria Strauss said recently on Jon Winokur’s AdviceToWriters website. “There’s only one rule of writing: there are no rules. Beware of anyone who tells you that there are.” It resonates with something Don Winslow once said: “If you can juggle five balls: great trick. One of them hits the ground? Not so great.” In other words: If it works, it works. I tell my students: I’m just suggesting...

SECRETS OF STATE by Matthew Palmer reviewed

Secrets of State Matthew Palmer G.P. Putnam and Sons 5/26/15 Secrets of State by Matthew Palmer is a spy thriller that has diplomats instead of operatives.  With Matthew venturing into the thriller writer world, it became an all in the family affair since his late father, Michael Palmer, and his brother Daniel also are authors.  While Michael Palmer concentrated on hospitals and doctors to set the story, Matthew uses the world as a backdrop. As a State Department employee for the last 24 years that included working in its think tank and at the National Security Council he is able to use his experiences to write interesting plots.  In this...

Kevin Egan’s THE MISSING PIECE is featured in this week’s giveaway Jun26

Kevin Egan’s THE MISSING PIECE is featured i...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE MISSING PIECE by Kevin Egan THE MISSING PIECE A tensely plotted legal thriller set in New York City’s iconic 60 Centre Street Kirkus Reviews named Midnight, Kevin Egan’s first diabolically twisty legal thriller, a “Best Book of 2013.” Now Egan returns to the bench with an all-new tale of courtroom intrigue, legal maneuvers, deception, desperation…and cold-blooded murder. The Salvus Treasure is a fabulous hoard of ancient Roman silver, worth a total of seventy million dollars. Uncovered decades ago under...