CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62 Feb18

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62

Crimespree issue 62 featuring GREGG HURWITZ   Our next issue will be shipping in a couple weeks, Gregg Hurwitz is on the cover with an interview from Ruth Jordan.  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are some fun interviews including  Rob Hart, Reed Farell Coleman and Alafair Burke plus features from Alex Segura, Lori Rader-Day, Rob Brunet, Nicholas Petrie and more along with reviews and our other regular features.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

Pet Spotlight: Michael Jecks

I have always been a dog owner. Well, dog fanatic, really. My family had at least four dogs and, as soon as I started writing, I bought a dog of my own. She was a lovely, bouncing, beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog. They are as good natured as they appear, but they have all the subtlety and intelligence of a bulldozer. I remember walking along a field of heavy clay. Farmers had built up a network of ditches to allow rainwater to run away, with plank bridges thrown over to allow people across. I remember being half way over it when I realised my mistake – and danger. Seeing me crossing the plank, the dog thought, “That looks fun!” and pelted...

2016 CrimeFest Award Winners May28

2016 CrimeFest Award Winners

Last Weekend, at Crimefest 2016, the following awards were presented. AUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARD The Audible Sounds of Crime Award is for the best unabridged crime audiobook first published in the UK in 2015 in both printed and audio formats, and available for download from audible.co.uk, Britain’s largest provider of downloadable audiobooks. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader(s) share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.  Paula Hawkins for The Girl on the Train, read by Clare Corbett, India Fisher & Louise Brealey (Random House Audiobooks) The other...

An interview with Clint Hill, author of FIVE PRESI...

Five Presidents by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin is a non-fiction book written as a page turning historical novel. People might not recognize the author, but the photo of him jumping on the Presidential car is ingrained in most everyone’s mind. He is the Secret Service Agent that heroically leaped onto the Kennedy car in Dallas after the President was shot. This book illuminates the lives of each leader in an insightful way. Hill has allowed readers to take the memory journey with him as he opens up about the private world he observed. He succeeds in allowing readers to have a rare glimpse into the personalities and characters of the five...

GREEN ROOM Reviewed May27

GREEN ROOM Reviewed

Green Room Written and Directed by Jeremy Saulnier Starring: Anton Yelchin, Imogene Poots, Patrick Stewart A punk rock band (The Ain’t Rights) have had no success, but when they are offered a gig in the woods of Oregon, they take it. The gig is at a dive bar and before they leave, one of the band members sees something he shouldn’t and phones the cops. Surprisingly adept at covering up their crimes , the bar personnel move quickly to imprison the band, led by the head honcho, Patrick Stewart. This is a film you will either fall in with and love or not. I did not. Although it was effective, intelligent, and well made, I...

Greed Is God

Greed stalks desperation. The desire to exploit can slither down through the cracks and find people hidden from sight and in the greatest need. In an industry driven by greed, the desperate are fodder. That moment, where greed finally catches up with desperation, is where so much great crime fiction resides. The heist happens because characters like Richard Stark’s Parker are greedy. Parker wants to live an easy life on his terms, long spells between jobs where he doesn’t have to worry about money, and so he steals. Any target is acceptable, so long as it’s profitable. He is a man prepared to kill and kill again to achieve this, inured to...

The latest from Malcolm Mackay, John Hart are featured in this week’s giveaway May27

The latest from Malcolm Mackay, John Hart are feat...

This week,  Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of THE NIGHT THE RICH MEN BURNED by Malcolm Mackay and REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (audiobook) THE NIGHT THE RICH MEN BURNED “Malcolm Mackay has already caused a sensation in the crime-fiction world, and it’s easy to see why.” –Seattle Times “Malcolm Mackay has created his own world.” –The Sunday Times [UK] Oliver Peterkinney and Alex Glass, two friends from Glasgow’s desperate fringes, become involved in one of the city’s darkest and most dangerous trades: debt...

Winners of the 2016 Arthur Ellis Awards May26

Winners of the 2016 Arthur Ellis Awards

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the winners of the 2016 Arthur Ellis Awards tonight. Best Novel Peter Kirby, Open Season, Linda Leith Publishing Rest of the shortlist: Peggy Blair, Hungry Ghosts, Simon & Schuster John Farrow, The Storm Murders, Minotaur Andrew Hunt, A Killing in Zion, Minotaur Inger Ash Wolfe, The Night Bell, McClelland & Stewart   Best First Novel Ausma Zehanat Khan, The Unquiet Dead, Minotaur Rest of the shortlist: J. Mark Collins, Hard Drive, iUniverse David Hood, What Kills Good Men, Vagrant Press Alexis Koetting, Encore, Five Star Brian R. Lindsay, Old Bones, Volumes Publishing   Best...

Steve Hamilton: THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON Tour Dates May25

Steve Hamilton: THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON Tour...

Steve Hamilton has long been known as an exceptional author, but hype behind THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON has raised Steve’s profile to a level that Steve has never had before. Nick Mason is out of prison. After five years inside, he has just been given the one thing a man facing 25-to-life never gets, a second chance. But it comes at a terrible price. Nick Mason is out of prison, but he’s not free. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, he must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It’s the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal kingpin serving a double-life term who still runs an empire from his prison cell....