CRIMESPREE ISSUE 57 Oct05

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 57

Issue 57 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Chelsea Cain is shipping the first week of November.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE   Below is a sample of the interior  

DVD Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Universal Studios Home Entertainment I’ve seen movies base on Lawrence Block books before, and while Eight Million Ways To Die was an OK movie, the only thing they got right was Matthew Scudder and his drinking problem. Don’t even get me started on Whoopie Goldberg as Bernie Rhodnebar in Burglar. I was however optimistic about Tombstones, Mr. Block seemed happy with what they were doing and Liam Neeson in the right role can be great. Well we finally watched the movie as it just came out on DVD and I was very happy. They paid close attention to not only the book, but also the characters of Scudder and TJ. It was...

2014 Agatha Award Nominees Jan31

2014 Agatha Award Nominees

The folks behind Malice Domestic have released the nominees for this year’s Agatha Awards. Best Contemporary Novel The Good, The Bad and The Emus by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books) A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books) Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books) The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing) Best Historical Novel Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd (William Morrow) An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd (William Morrow) Wouldn’t it Be Deadly by D.E. Ireland (Minotaur Books) Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Berkley) Murder in Murray Hill...

Author Work-spaces: Connie Knight Jan31

Author Work-spaces: Connie Knight

My office has two desks, each lined up against the other on the opposite wall. One desk holds a computer; it’s flanked by large file cabinets. The other one holds stacks of paper for research and writing. Above it is a magazine rack; there is a tall bookcase on each side. Their shelves are full of mystery novels and Texas history. A comfortable chair rolls back and forth from one desk to the other. I write at one desk and type at the other—not at the same time. Most of my apartment serves as an office. When I walk to the kitchen for a cup of coffee, I think about what I’m working on. Something may generate as I walk back to the desk. The...

Blackwood & Grenier featured in this week’s giveaway Jan30

Blackwood & Grenier featured in this weekR...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of SEE HOW SMALL by Scott Blackwood, and 88 DAYS TO KANDAHAR by Robert L. Grenier SEE HOW SMALL A riveting novel about the aftermath of a brutal murder of three teenage girls, written in incantatory prose “that’s as fine as any being written by an American author today.” (Ben Fountain) One late autumn evening in a Texas town, two strangers walk into an ice cream shop shortly before closing time. They bind up the three teenage girls who are working the counter, set fire to the shop, and disappear. SEE HOW SMALL tells...

HARD CASE CRIME to publish new Lawrence Block novel in September Jan29

HARD CASE CRIME to publish new Lawrence Block nove...

Hard Case Crime has announced they, along with Titan Books, will be publishing a new Lawrence Block novel in September. THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES tells the story of a former New York police officer, now working as a private eye in Florida, who gets drawn into the web of a local wife who’s looking for a hit man to help her become a widow. Block has described the book as “a down-and-dirty noir thriller, characterized by my Hollywood agent as ‘James M. Cain on Viagra.’ ” The novel is Block’s eleventh with Hard Case Crime. The previous ten include Hard Case Crime’s very first book, GRIFTER’S GAME; the erotic suspense novel GETTING OFF;...

STAR WARS #1 with Kate (and Dan) Jan29

STAR WARS #1 with Kate (and Dan)

::Dan witnesses his childhood teddy bear materialize out of thin air right before him. Floating in the air and emitting a soft blue glow:: D: Teddy?! Is that you? TB: Yes, Dan. It is I. Your childhood companion. D: How can you be here? And… you can talk? TB: I am now one with the Force. It flows through us all. It is what gives a Jedi his power. D: But… But… You’re a stuffed animal! TB: You loved me. You believed in me. Those elements are what make time travel poss… er… those things are what bind the universe together. And time travel. But that’s a different movie series. D: So, why are you here? TB: It’s now the time for more adventures....

BREAKING CREED by Alex Kava

Breaking Creed Alex Kava Putnam Pub. Jan. 27, 2015 Breaking Creed by Alex Kava is a fascinating mystery based around a serial killer who is being chased by an FBI agent and a retired Marine. In this new series Ryder Creed uses the dog handler skills he learned as a Marine in his current civilian job. Her other series has FBI behaviorist Maggie O’ Dell investigating horrid crimes. Creed was introduced in Stranded, a book from Kava’s other series whose main character is FBI behaviorist Maggie O’ Dell. Although the Creed series is being billed as new, it is actually a spin off of the O’ Dell books. Kava noted that her two series, the O’ Dell...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for January 27th,...

Brad Pitt’s FURY and Robert Downey Jr’s THE JUDGE are the biggest names coming out this week, but Warner has JUSTICE LEAGUE: Throne of Atlantis, the latest direct to video release in the DC universe. BIG DRIVER (2014) Maria Bello, Ann Dowd, Will Harris, Joan Jett, Olympia Dukakis. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate). Based on a story by Stephan Kind, A famous writer, on a long drive home following a book signing, gets stranded and is relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance … until she discovers her savior is actually a serial killer who repeatedly assaults her. After her ordeal, she becomes determined to find her...