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  ...

2015 Agatha Award Winners May01

2015 Agatha Award Winners

Last night, at Malice Domestic have announced the winners for the  2015 Agatha Awards. Best Contemporary Novel: LONG UPON THE LAND, Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing) Other nominees: BURNED BRIDGES, Annette Dashofy (Henery Press) THE CHILD GARDEN, Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink) NATURE OF THE BEAST, Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) WHAT YOU SEE, Hank Phillipi Ryan (Forge Books) Best Historical Novel: DREAMING SPIES, Laurie R. King (Bantam) Other nominees: MALICE AT THE PALACE, Rhys Bowen (Berkley) THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER, Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books) MRS. ROOSEVELT’S CONFIDANTE, Susan Elia Macneal (Banntam) MURDER ON AMSTERDAM...

2016 Edgar Award Winners Apr30

2016 Edgar Award Winners

Thursday night, in New York City, The Mystery Writers of America handed out the 2016 Edgar Awards. Best Novel Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House – Dutton) Other nominees: The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons) The Lady From Zagreb by Philip Kerr (Penguin Random House – A Marian Wood Book) Life or Death by Michael Robotham (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books) Canary by Duane Swierczynski (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books) Night Life by David C. Taylor (Forge Books)   Best First Novel The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)...

Author Work Space: Leigh Russell Apr30

Author Work Space: Leigh Russell

Before I transferred to writing on an ipad, I completed most of my work sitting at my desk. Using an iPad has allowed me to be very flexible about where I write. Like most authors, I am frequently invited to attend literary festivals, and give talks in libraries and bookshops. Most of these engagements involve travelling, and when I’m on a train or a plane journey, I usually take the opportunity to do some writing. Sometimes when I’m out and about on the road, I might sit and work in a café. It can be quite relaxing to sit in a corner and work without any interruptions. The truth is, I can write anywhere in the world, because my...

Latest from Clare Mackintosh, Ruth Ware featured i...

This week,  Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh and  IN A DARK DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware   I LET YOU GO The smash London Times bestseller, with over half a million copies sold….a twisty, psychological thriller with “an astonishing intensity that drags you in and never—ever—lets you go.” (Daily Mail, UK) On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street… Jenna Gray moves to the remote Welsh coast, desperate to leave behind the heartbreak of the accident and heal from the loss...

4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK

Black Mask Studios 2016        I’m a sucker for a good title. A good title can make your book stand out from the crowd. It can serve as a memorable hook to draw in your reader. A good title can live in your brain and make you smile whenever you hear it. Here, try this. I bet you can’t stop smiling: STAR WARS. See? THE BREAKFAST CLUB. Right? A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. So good! All great titles that provide a catchy, solid hook to draw in the customer. A catchy hook that is snagged in your brain, so that whenever you hear it, you smile. And now we can add 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK to that list. But like the other titles on this list, 4 KIDS is...

James Rollins – The WAR HAWK Interview

War Hawk creates a realistic relationship and brings back the beloved characters of working dog Kane and his handler Tucker Wayne. The plot begins when a former flame and army colleague, Jane Sabatello, asks Tucker for his help in finding those who want to kill her and have murdered her former co-workers. Through his investigation he finds that an evil corporate CEO, Pruitt, is behind these killings and global conspiracy. He is using the knowledge of Alan Turing, the English code-breaker of the Nazis, to change the way modern warfare is fought. Elise Cooper: What was it like to co-write with Grant Blackwood? JR: We outlined in great detail,...

James Rollins’ WAR HAWK Reviewed

War Hawk James Rollins and Grant Blackwood April 19th, 2016 William Morrow War Hawk by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood is a thrilling novel. This series is different than Rollins’ others in that it is more in the realm of complete believably and realism, with nothing far fetched. In creating a realistic relationship the beloved characters of working dog Kane and his handler Tucker Wayne are brought back to life. The plot begins when a former flame and army colleague, Jane Sabatello, asks Tucker for his help in finding those who want to kill her and have murdered her former co-workers. Through his investigation he finds that an evil...

2016 TCM Classic Film Festival details Apr27

2016 TCM Classic Film Festival details

Crime fans will fine a number of things to be excited about with this years TCM Classic Film Festival. It has been announced that Oscar Winner Faye Dunaway will be attending the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place in Hollywood April 28 – May 1, to participate in a sit-down interview about her life and celebrated career in front of a live audience of festival passholders at the The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. In addition to the interview, Dunaway will be on-hand to introduce a screening of Network (1976), for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress. In addition to Dunaway, director John Singleton will be there for the 25th...