CRIMESPREE ISSUE 65 Apr21

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 65

Crimespree issue 65 featuring Nick Petrie   Our next issue is ready,Nick Petrie is on the cover .  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are lots of interviews and great articles.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

Lisa Scottoline’s ONE PERFECT LIE Reviewed Apr23

Lisa Scottoline’s ONE PERFECT LIE Reviewed

One Perfect Lie Lisa Scottoline St. Martin’s Press April 11th, 2017 One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline is a home run. Baseball is the springboard for the riveting mystery that includes a lot of curve balls. Not only do the characters deceive each other, but with the many twists and turns so will the readers. This suburban domestic crime thriller plays off the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing that looms powerfully in the background. Scottoline came up with the idea for the story, “Last year I was asked to throw out the first pitch at a Philadelphia Phillies game for ladies night. Honestly, I do not know how to pitch. I started to go...

Latest from Sara Paretsky, Chloe Esposito are featured in this week’s giveway Apr21

Latest from Sara Paretsky, Chloe Esposito are feat...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of  FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky and MAD by Chloe Esposito   FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky Award-winning, bestselling Sara Paretsky brings her legendary investigator V. I. Warshawski back in a puzzling case that will take the private investigator out of her comfort zone and into deadly new territory as she searches for a young film student and a former film star who are on the run in the heart of the Midwest LEE CHILD says she’s “a genius.” P.D. JAMES called her “the most remarkable” of today’s suspense writers. STIEG LARSSON loved...

FIVE CLUES THAT YOU’RE READING A BRIAN FREEMAN THR...

• THE WEATHER IS BAD One of the many things that impresses me about Michael Connelly is that he manages to bring drama and suspense to Los Angeles, where the sun is always shining. You’d think that the criminals would simply put down their guns and say, “Wow, what a gorgeous day. Let’s go to the beach.” My own criminals (and heroes) have to slog through truly awful weather. I wrote about so much snow and ice in my early books that Minnesota readers began urging me to write a summer book to talk about some of our good weather. I did—but then I electrocuted one of my characters during a summer lightning storm. When I went to Florida in Season...

Submissions Open for Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award! Apr17

Submissions Open for Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fi...

SISTERS IN CRIME OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017 ELEANOR TAYLOR BLAND CRIME FICTION WRITERS OF COLOR AWARD The award benefits an emerging writer of color in the crime fiction genre  4/14/17 – Sisters in Crime (SinC) announced today that submissions open April 15, 2017 for the fourth annual Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, which honors the memory of pioneering African-American crime fiction author Eleanor Taylor Bland with a $1,500 grant to an emerging writer of color, male or female, who has not yet published a full-length work.  “The Eleanor Taylor Bland Award is a vital component in our efforts to strengthen the...

WRITER TYPES PODCAST: EPISODE 4 Apr17

WRITER TYPES PODCAST: EPISODE 4

WRITER TYPES PODCAST: EPISODE 4 By S.W. Lauden and Eric Beetner “Start a podcast,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. So we did, and they were right.* It’s hard to believe that we’re already posting the fourth episode of our monthly crime and fiction podcast, Writer Types. What started as a fun way to pass the time in a San Diego-bound Prius, has grown into something we’re both pretty proud of. A lot of that has to do with the team we’ve assembled—including our reviewers Kate and Dan Malmon who are on loan from this very publication—and the many talented authors and publishing...

Jeffery Deaver talks about THE BURIAL HOUR

The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver incorporates his usual writing style with misdirection and plot twists. The subject matter is timely and relevant, taking into account the many concerns of the Western world. Although the plot begins in New York the main setting is in Italy, where the classics play an important role, intertwining Greek G-ds with legendary musical compositions of “The Blue Danube,” “The Nutcracker,” and “Danse Macabre.” The plot begins with the abduction of a business executive in Manhattan by someone known as “The Composer.” Left behind at the scene is a small hangman’s noose. Lincoln Rhymes, the notable Forensics...

Behind the Book: KJ Howe’s THE FREEDOM BROKER Apr14

Behind the Book: KJ Howe’s THE FREEDOM BROKE...

Have you ever heard the term response consultant? If you aren’t familiar with this term, you’re not alone. There are about twenty-five to thirty people in the world who do this job—although the number of responders is growing because kidnapping has become an international crisis, especially in certain hot zones. Response consultants work for private companies in the kidnapping and ransom field, and they provide support and guidance to hostages and their families. These experts risk their own lives to help others, and my character Thea Paris is one of these elite consultants. Her personal story is featured in the first book of the series,...