CRIMESPREE ISSUE 63 Jul11

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 63

Crimespree issue 63 featuring Timothy Hallinan and 25 years of Soho Crime   Our next issue will be shipping in a couple weeks, Tim Hallinan is on the cover with an interview from Jon Jordan.  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are some fun interviews including  Alex Grecian, Frank DiMatteo, Todd Robinson  and more along with reviews and our other regular features.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

Trailer for Ben Affleck’s LIVE BY NIGHT Sep24

Trailer for Ben Affleck’s LIVE BY NIGHT

On January 13th, Ben Affleck returns to the works of Dennis Lehane for LIVE BY NIGHT. Affleck’s directorial debut was with Lehane’s GONE BABY GONE. “Live by Night” is set in the roaring `20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by...

J. A. Jance’s DOWNFALL Reviewed Sep24

J. A. Jance’s DOWNFALL Reviewed

Downfall Book 17 in the Joanna Brady series J. A. Jance William Morrow Sept 6th, 2016 Downfall by J.A. Jance is a riveting mystery that also tackles moral issues. She is one of those special authors who never disappoints. While bringing to the forefront some controversial and disturbing issues Jance also has the reader trying to solve the crime of how two women fell to their death. The plot begins with a puzzling case for Sherriff Joanna Brady when two women have fallen or were pushed to their deaths at a mountaintop called Geronimo. She must figure out if it is a double suicide, a murder/suicide, or a double homicide. During the...

Review of ALTAMONT:THE ROLLING STONES, THE HELLS A...

ALTAMONT:THE ROLLING STONES, THE HELLS ANGELS & THE INSIDE STORY OF ROCK’S DARKEST DAY Joel Selvin Dey Street Books 8/2016 The free concert at the Altamont Speedway given by the Rolling Stones on December 6th 1969 was destined to fail. It was a machine with many moving parts and no operator at the controls. However, contrary to popular belief, the root causes do not just lay with The Stones or the Hells Angels. Lots of people and minor incidents added to the sum total of it’s abject failure. 1969 was the year the tide turned. The peak was Woodstock. After Woodstock, Charles Manson and the concert at Altamont were the signs...

Reed Coleman: The THE DEVIL WINS Interview

Two books ago, The Devil Wins, Jesse struggled to capture Mr. Peepers who eventually escaped. Now, after a major crime boss is murdered, Jesse suspects it’s the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has threatened to avenge Jesse’s broken promise by targeting those close to the Chief, particularly his ex-wife Jenn, deputy Molly, deputy Suitcase Simpson and his current girlfriend Diana. Elise Cooper: What’s in store for the quick-thinking, hard-working police chief? Reed Coleman: There will be major changes a foot. Although Jesse will not leave Paradise he will move into town; will make a serious attempt at sobriety; and people will...

Bouchercon 2016 – Jon’s Take Sep23

Bouchercon 2016 – Jon’s Take

This year’s Bouchercon was a whirlwind for Ruth and me. And now, just a week later, a lot of it is already blurring together. First and foremost a huge thank you to Heather Graham and Connie Perry. This duo did not merely host a Bouchercon but put on a show. Having talked to Connie a number of times in the last year I know how much work they did and it showed in every aspect of Bouchercon. The book room was well organized, the Opening ceremonies and Anthony Awards were spectacular. Aside from panels there were any number of other things going on from teas to special meet and greets. From start to finish they have raised the bar for what...

Snowden Sep23

Snowden

SNOWDEN Directed by Oliver Stone Written by Kieran Fitzgerald Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Qunito, Rhys Ifans, Nicholas Cage Much of the “drama” in SNOWDEN occurs during the hours he was holed up in a hotel room in Hong Kong with documentary-maker Laura Poitras and reporter, Glenn Greenwald waiting for the information found on his files to be broadcast. This was well told in the documentary of last year, CITIZENFOUR. The rest of the film, SNOWDEN, tells how he came to be a whistleblower (or traitor), depending on your point of view. Stone paints him as a completely heroic, unnuanced,...

WORRICKER, FORITUDE BD sets are featured in this week’s giveaway Sep23

WORRICKER, FORITUDE BD sets are featured in this w...

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering up a chance to win  WORRICKER: The Complete Series and FORITUDE Blu-ray sets.   WORRICKER Page Eight, Turks & Caicos, and Salting the Battlefield form The Worricker Trilogy—three gripping films that follow the exploits of the intensely private and scrupulous Worricker—from MI5 headquarters in London to exile on a Caribbean island to life on the run with his former lover and fellow agent Margot Tyrrell (Helena Bonham Carter). A spy who prefers the black-and-white certainties of the Cold War, Worricker (Bill Nighy) finds himself increasingly...

Review of BLOOD IN THE WATER:THE ATTICA PRISON UPR...

BLOOD IN THE WATER:THE ATTICA PRISON UPRISING OF 1971 AND IT’S LEGACY Heather Ann Thompson Pantheon Books August, 2016 This book broke my heart. I can’t think of the last book I’ve read that hit me on such a profound emotional level. The Attica Prison Uprising took place over the dates of September 9-13, 1971. Roughly 1300 prisoners took control of the prison. They had guards and civilian employees as hostages. In a nutshell, the cause of the riot was prison conditions which were deplorable on many levels. For days there were negotiations for the safe release of the hostages. Then September 13, 1971, the Governor Nelson...