CRIMESPREE ISSUE 60 Jul14

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 60

Crimespree issue 60 featuring Sean Chercover! Editorial – Ruth Jordan Hanging With Ayo On The Road—BEA by Katrina Holm Cover Story SEAN CHERCOVER Science in The Courts by Lynne Raimondo Why Do You Write So Dark? Patti Abbott Crist for the Twitter Mill Rob Hart FICTION—THE SMELL OF GOLD by Anna Sykora Linda Fairstein Interview Ace Atkins Interview Craig’s Joint Reed Coleman Building a Character by Kevin Egan Mystery Town with Linda Brown Q & A With John Sanford Q & A With Joseph Kanon The Second Book—Lori Rader-Day Jeff Tindall Behind the Book—Stephen Hunter DVD Reviews Buzz Bin Book Reviews Q & A With Joseph Finder...

Terrence McCauley: A Lesson from Hopeless

My first cat was named Hopeless. My father gave her that name because of the long, lamenting meow she had when we brought her home from the pet store. Even as a three month old kitten, she had a hell of a pair of lungs on her. Hopeless was a small gray and white tigress who really didn’t like to do much. She didn’t play or run around or get into mischief like most cats do. She didn’t even like to eat a whole lot. She was a timid, nervous cat who preferred my mother’s company and could care less about my father or me. When we brought her to the vet for her first check-up, they told us she probably wouldn’t live very long. She was small and...

Terrence McCauley’s SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL is featured in this week’s giveaway Jul31

Terrence McCauley’s SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL i...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by Terence McCauley   SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL OLD WAR. NEW ENEMIES. THE DEVIL HAS ARRIVED. The University has been a clandestine organization since the days of the OSS. The University and its agents have always lived in the shadows; using its vast intelligence resources to help defeat the Nazis, end the Cold War and strike back at terrorists all over the globe. They have been at the forefront of global espionage for decades. Entrusted with running The University, James Hicks is one of the most...

NEMESIS by Catherine Coulter Reviewed

Nemesis Catherine Coulter P. Putnam July 7, 2015     Catherine Coulter’s 19th FBI thriller, NEMESIS, keeps the reader turning the pages between two fast-paced and complex plots. This is the first thriller where husband and wife team Sherlock and Savich are separated, each working their own case. Coulter wanted to explore “how each would react when they are not together, including the fear, and helplessness of being kept in the dark.” The most interesting and realistic of the two storylines involves FBI Agent Lacey Sherlock.  While in a security line at JFK Airport a man pulls out a grenade and captures a hostage.  His plan...

Paul Levine Grills Jake Lassiter about BUM RAP Jul30

Paul Levine Grills Jake Lassiter about BUM RAP

Jake Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer, first appeared in “To Speak for the Dead” in 1990. Twenty-five years later, he’s still defending murder trials and busting heads in his latest adventure, “Bum Rap.” This time, he teams up with Victoria Lord to represent her law partner Steve Solomon, who’s charged with killing a Russian mobster. Author Paul Levine interviews his shady hero with predictably hilarious results. Paul: In “To Speak for the Dead,” you were 40 years old. In “Bum Rap,” 25 years later, you’re 48 and still ruggedly handsome. How do you do it? Jake: Being fictional helps. By the way, you look like gator crap. Paul: You’re...

Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year shortlist Jul29

Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year shortlist

The shortlist for the fourth annual Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year has been announced. The award, formerly the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year, recognizes excellence in Scottish crime writing, includes a prize of £1000 and nationwide promotion in Waterstones. PATHS OF THE DEAD, Lin Anderson DM FOR MURDER, Matt Bendoris DEAD GIRL WALKING, Chris Brookmyre THIN AIR, Ann Cleeves THE GHOSTS OF ALTONA, Craig Russell DEATH IS A WELCOME GUEST, Louise Welsh The overall winning book will be announced at our gala dinner on Saturday 12 September as part of the Bloody Scotland festival programme. The previous winners are Peter May with...

BRUTALITY by Ingrid Thoft Reviewed

Brutality Ingrid Thoft P. Putnam June 23rd, 2015   Brutality by Ingrid Thoft is a captivating crime novel.  Besides the mystery of a “who done it murder,” the author raises questions about sports brain injuries.  This plot explores the theoretical and practical, the balance between loving the sport, in this case, soccer, and the compelling evidence of the dangers involved in playing it. The story has soccer mom Liz Barone attacked in her kitchen, where she eventually dies from her injuries.  Private investigator Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz’s mother to find the attacker. Through her investigation Ludlow finds out that Liz is suing her alma...

An Interview with J.T. Ellison

What Lies Behind begins with Dr. Samantha (Sam) Ownes awakened by a police investigation in her Georgetown neighborhood. Her friend, homicide detective Darren (Fletch) Fletcher, asks her to look over the evidence and help solve the murder/suicide case. Instead, she discovers hidden toxic substances, which turns the case upside down. As they try to figure out what is happening Fletch and Sam are summoned to the State Department. In typical Washington DC fashion, they find themselves up against red tape, smoke and mirrors, and a one-sided discussion. Sam and Fletch must navigate between the different agencies to thwart the terrorists and find...

Clare Mackintosh visits BBC Breakfast Jul26

Clare Mackintosh visits BBC Breakfast

Earlier this month, Clare Mackintosh visited the set of BBC America to talk about I LET YOU GO, her debut novel, and talked a bit about what comes next. ILYG is currently available in the U.K. and will be released in the U.S. in 2016. A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed...