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  ...

REVIEW OF THE SAINT OF WOLVES AND BUTCHERS

THE SAINT OF SONS AND BUTCHERS Alex Grecian G.P. Putnam’s Sons April 17, 2018   With his latest novel author Alex Grecian is moving in a new direction with a new series, a new era, and a new setting, Kansas. Another book that took place in that state, Wizard of Oz has a famous line “Lions, Tigers, and Bears. Oh My.” Replace that with THE SAINT OF SONS AND BUTCHERS and readers have the title of this new book. This intriguing story involves Travis, a man who chases down evil-doers with help from his trusting companion, a dog named Bear, and a Kansas State Trooper, Skottie who join forces to track down a Nazi in hiding. Grecian wanted to...

Shortlists for 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards Apr20

Shortlists for 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the shortlists for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards. The winners of the awards, that honor Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing,  will be announced at The Arts and Letters Club Toronto on Thursday, 24 May, 2018 BEST CRIME NOVEL The Winners’ Circle, by Gail Bowen, publisher McClelland & Stewart The Party, by Robyn Harding, publisher Gallery/Scout Press The White Angel, by John MacLachlan, publisher Gray Douglas and McIntyre Sleeping in the Ground, by Peter Robinson, publisher McClelland & Stewart The Forgotten Girl, by Rio Youers, publisher St. Martin’s Press   BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL...

Dickey’s BAD MEN AND WICKED WOMEN is featured in this week’s giveaway Apr20

Dickey’s BAD MEN AND WICKED WOMEN is feature...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of BAD MEN AND WICKED WOMEN by Eric Jerome Dickey   Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s latest sensual, thrilling novel. As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it becomes all the more complicated when his troubled daughter resurfaces on the same day as a major job....

REVIEW of WARNING LIGHT

WARNING LIGHT (Zac Miller Book 1) David Ricciardi Berkley Press April 17th, 2018     WARNING LIGHT by David Ricciardi creates a Jack Ryan type character that is on the run from Iranians.  Readers are reminded of a former TV series The Fugitive, with this novel being a 21st Century re-make, foreign style. The protagonist, Zac Miller, has to become a survivalist in order to escape. Ricciardi enjoys the outdoors and wanted to write about something “I know about and I am at home around nature.  I spend a lot of time in the woods and desert.  Once my family and I took a plane that dropped us off in Alaska.  We were alone, without any...

INTERVIEW WITH K. J. HOWE

SKYJACK will elevate author K. J. Howe to a level close to Tom Clancy.  She follows up her riveting debut novel, THE FREEDOM BROKER, with another gripping thriller featuring kidnap and ransom expert Thea Paris. Her assignment is to escort two orphaned African brothers, Jabari, 12, and Ayan, 9, to their new adoptive parents in London. The children had been forced into soldiering after seeing their mom and dad murdered by Boko Haram. Now they will finally have a chance at a better life, a real childhood, and education. In route, the chartered plane carrying Thea, the boys, and 12 other passengers is hijacked and lands in the Libyan Desert....

Kiernan’s TOO CLOSE TO BREATHE is featured in this week’s giveaway Apr13

Kiernan’s TOO CLOSE TO BREATHE is featured i...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of TOO CLOSE TO BREATHE by Olivia Kiernan   In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months ago, Frankie’s pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn’t keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor’s husband, Peter,...

Winging It

Thirty-four years ago today, on this temporarily warm 12th of April, Tales of the Teen Titans #44 debuted in stores, introducing Dick Grayson‘s second alter ego – Nightwing! Nightwing was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez during a Teen Titans and he continued the tradition of quips, constant self-doubt followed by growth and life on the ledge. “Hey, didn’t I shatter your nose on the boat the other night? Thought so, I always recognize a face. Well, apologize in advance for the massive amount of bridge-work and jaw wiring you’re gonna need.“ –Richard Grayson (Nightwing #145 – Freefall Chapter 6) After...

Book Review:  ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN Apr12

Book Review: ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN THE DELUXE EDITION April 2018 DC Comics From the DC Comics page on the book: “Join us for the 80th anniversary celebration of the most important comic book in American history: ACTION COMICS #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman! It’s an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring the debuts of not just the Man of Tomorrow, but also Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude and more! See the work of generations of top writers and artists on the original superhero! Enjoy sparkling essays from literary wizards who have won Pulitzer Prizes and hit the bestseller...