CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67 Mar05

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67

Crimespree issue 67 featuring Bill Crider, Mickey Spillane   In our next issue we’ve got Bill Crider on the cover, we celebrate Mickey Spillane’s 100th birthday and two articles from Eryk Pruit along with our regular features.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE    

INTERVIEW WITH ROSEMARY SIMPSON

Death Brings A Shadow (A Gilded Age Mystery Book 4) Rosemary Simpson Kensington Pub. Nov 26th, 2019 Death Brings A Shadow by Rosemary Simpson brings to life the post-Civil War period of the Gilded Age. Along with a murder mystery Simpson explores the South during the Reconstruction era. The story opens in 1889 when Prudence MacKenzie and Geoffrey Hunter are traveling from their residence of New York to Bradford Island, a sea island off the coast of Georgia. The setting provides a very creepy atmosphere, which fits into the plot line perfectly. It will remind readers of the line from the “Wizard of Oz,” only this time it is alligators,...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: ANIMAL FARM: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by George Orwell, illustrated by Odry Dec06

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: ANIMAL FARM: THE GRAPH...

ANIMAL FARM: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by George Orwell, illustrated by Odyr To be entered in the drawing, send an email to:  Jon@crimespreemag.com Put CONTEST in the subject line. Please include your address in the body of the email. A beautiful graphic adaptation of George Orwell’s timeless and timely allegorical novel. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” In 1945, George Orwell, called “the conscience of his generation,” created an enduring, devastating story of new tyranny replacing old, and power corrupting even the noblest of causes. Today it is all too clear that Orwell’s masterpiece is still...

BOOK REVIEW BOOKMARKED FOR MURDER

Bookmarked For Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 5) V. M. Burns Kensington Pub. Nov 26th, 2019 Bookmarked for Murder by V. M. Burns is the fifth book in the Mystery Bookshop series, one of three the author writes.  Many of the amateur sleuths in this series are not young at heart, which adds to the plot. “I write three series and this one is from the “Mystery Bookshop series.”  It has a story within a story with a contemporary murder and a historical cozy mystery. The protagonist has two poodle dogs, Snickers and Oreo, but they do not play a role in the plot.  BTW: the dogs on the cover are actually my dogs.  I also write a series, “RJ...

INTERVIEW WITH MARC CAMERON

Active Measures (Jericho Quinn Book 8) Marc Cameron Kensington Books Nov 26th, 2019 Active Measures by Marc Cameron is a suspenseful thriller.  With the Cuban regime as a backdrop this novel reminds Americans how Cuba has overwhelming poverty, is a police state, and a violator of human rights. The plot has a rogue general, Zayda de la Guardia, wanting to enact revenge on America by firing off a nuclear weapon left over from the Cold War. Hoping to stop him, Special Agent Jericho Quinn and his team have traveled undercover to Cuba. He is pursued by assassins, captured, thrown into a secret prison, and trapped on the island during one of...

INTERVIEW WITH JULIA LONDON

The Princess Plan (A Royal Wedding Book 1) Julia London HQN Pub Nov 19, 2019 The Princess Plan by Julia London is a good murder mystery, along with a royal romance.  This first in the series delves into the Victorian Age culture and expectations. The story opens with Prince Sebastian, the future king of Alucia coming to England to secure a trade deal and find a bride that will bring influence to this small kingdom.  Able to secure an invitation of a masquerade ball held in the prince’s honor, English citizens, Eliza Tricklebank, her sister Hollis, and friend Lady Caroline, are hoping to meet him.  But the only one who...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN COLONIAL HISTORY by Dana Huntley Nov29

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: AMERICA’S FORGOT...

To be entered in the drawing, send an email to:  Jon@crimespreemag.com Put CONTEST in the subject line. Please include your address in the body of the email. AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN COLONIAL HISTORY by Dana Huntley This is what we all learned in school: Pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. They had a rough start, but ultimately made a go of it, made friends with the Indians, and celebrated with a big Thanksgiving dinner. Other uptight religious Puritans followed them and the whole place became New England. There were some Dutch down in New York, and sooner or later William Penn and the Quakers came to build...

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BALDACCI

A Minute to Midnight (Atlee Pine Book 2) David Baldacci Grand Central Publishing Nov 19th, 2019 A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci is the second in the Atlee Pine series.  Baldacci has a knack for creating a series that is suspenseful and action-packed.  This novel starts off where the first one stopped. From the very first page the intensity begins.  Atlee Pine is the only FBI Agent in Shattered Rock Arizona, and as she is heading home, she hears of a child abduction. Atlee ends up seeing the car and becomes involved in a chase. She saves the child, Holly, from a terrible fate, but her actions in...

Cover Reveal: DARK TOMORROW by Reece Hirsch

From the author… Thanks to Crimespree for hosting the cover reveal for my next thriller, DARK TOMORROW! I think artist Rex Bonomelli created a wonderfully creepy vibe with this cover for the second book in my Lisa Tanchik series. The photo that was the basis for the design was a Big-Brother’s-eye view of a Washington, D.C. pedestrian crosswalk. This cover perfectly captures the tone of DARK TOMORROW, which portrays what a full-on cyberwarfare attack on the East Coast might look like. For more of Rex Bonomelli’s wonderful work (including Stephen King’s 11/22/63 and UNDER THE DOME!), check out rexbonomelli.com. DARK TOMORROW will be...