CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59 Apr14

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59

Issue 59 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Dana Cameron, should be shipping late April. The Crimespree crew threw a bunch of questions at Dana, and she also wrote a great piece just for us.  The issue also has an interview with Kristi Belecamino and all our regular features. This looks to be a really fun issue we think you’ll love! The cover photo was by James Goodwin, a friend of the Crimespree family and all around great guy.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE     And you can order the COOKING WITH CRIMESPREE cook book RIGHT...

Film Review: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA May29

Film Review: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA Written and Directed by Oliver Assayas Starring: Juliet Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz I was planning to review the new AVENGERS movie but after seeing it, decided that there was no sense spoiling it with faint praise (at best) for those who wanted to see it. So instead, an art movie, which few of you will probably have access to or care to see. Juliet Binoche plays Maria Anders, a seasoned actress who is asked to star in a play. It’s a revival of a play where she had the ingénue role many years earlier. Now she will play the older female role and Chloe Grace Moretz will play the part she once played...

FLAME OUT by MP Cooley Reviewed

FLAME OUT M.P. Cooley May 2015 William Morrow While out on patrol, June Lyons stumbles on a fire at the abandoned Sleep-Tite factory. As the fire starts to rage, she realizes there is a woman inside—and on fire. June manages to get the badly burned woman out, but the building is beyond saving. Sorting through the charred remains, a false wall is found with barrels of toxic chemicals hidden away behind it. Work for the EPA, not the cops—except one of the barrels holds the mummified remains of a woman. Could it be the body of the previous owner’s wife, murdered thirty years ago and never found? Or one of the young women who went missing...

Steve Berry’s THE PATRIOT THREAT is featured in this week’s giveaway May29

Steve Berry’s THE PATRIOT THREAT is featured...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE PATRIOT THREAT: Special Writer’s Cut Edition by Steve Berry THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry The Patriot Threat continues the Cotton Malone series with his next riveting, history-based thriller The 16th Amendment to the Constitution is why Americans pay income taxes. But what if there were problems associated with that amendment? Secrets that call into question decades of tax collecting? In fact, there is a surprising truth to this hidden possibility. Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within...

SO NUDE, SO DEAD by Ed McBain

It’s no secret that Ed McBain was a favorite author around these offices so when Hard Case Crime announced McBain first crime novel being brought back after 50 years we were a bit excited. SO NUDE, SO DEAD. OK, you already have me with the title. A piano prodigy wakes up next to a dead body, a fellow performer. Ray Stone has even more problems though, both he and the dead Eileen are addicts and this will making talking to the cops problematic. On the run from the cops and hoping to find the killer we get to follow Ray on a crazy ride. Loved every word of this book....

DEAD TO ME By Mary McCoy reviewed

DEAD TO ME Mary McCoy 2015 Hyperion Alice used to worship her older sister Annie. But Annie walked out of the family and hasn’t been heard from for four years…until today. Alice and her older sister Annie grew up in a Hollywood household. Their parents weren’t famous or anything, but their father worked publicity for a studio, and so the girls spent a lot of time alone together while their parents flitted from party to party. When Annie was deemed old enough, she was dolled up and trotted out to the parties, to sing and entertain the guests. But one night everything went wrong. After a huge fight with their father, Annie left and never came...

THE HARVEST MAN by Alex Grecian May27

THE HARVEST MAN by Alex Grecian

The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian G. P. Putnam May 19th, 2015 The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian portrays Scotland Yard Murder Squad detectives pursuing a violent serial killer. The main plot has the detectives targeting The Harvest Man, while a secondary plot has detective Walter Day trying to find Jack the Ripper. These series of books includes a mystery, some historical facts, and explores the new techniques of evidence gathering. The plot begins where the previous book, The Devil’s Workshop, ends. Readers new to this series might want to start with the previous book to gain a better understanding of the characters and their motivations....

2015 Dagger in the Library Longlist May25

2015 Dagger in the Library Longlist

The Crime Writers’ Associated has announced the longlist for the CWA 2015 Dagger in the Library award. The longlist was compiled by YOU right and we’re thrilled that so many of you stopped by to vote for your three favourite authors. The response from YOU was staggering. With 2,844 people voting for 636 different authors, the longlist highlights the extraordinary quality and variety in crime writing. Unlike most other literary prizes, the Dagger in the Library honours an author’s whole body of work to date, rather than a single title. Mark Billingham Ann Cleeves Christopher Fowler Elly Griffiths Elizabeth Haynes Susan Hill Peter James...

An Interview with Ace Atkins

Gerald So: You’ve seemed up to the task of continuing Spenser from your first day on the job. Do you feel more comfortable having written four Spensers, or do you feel more pressure to keep challenging the characters and engaging readers? Ace Atkins: It definitely feels more comfortable writing a Spenser novel now. At the very first, with LULLABY, it was mainly a question of how do I keep this going and how do I let readers know I “get” this world and this iconic character. But now, as I’m getting to work on my fifth Spenser, there is more thought about doing more than just writing one book, the series as a whole....