CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62 Oct10

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62

Crimespree issue 62 featuring JC Lane aka Judy Clemens   Our next issue will be shipping in a couple weeks, Judy Clemens is on the cover with an interview from Caroline Todd.  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are lots of interviews and great articles.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

Mark Greaney’s GUNMETAL GRAY reviewed

Gunmetal Gray Book Six in the series Mark Greaney February 14th, 2017 Berkley Pub Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney is an engrossing thriller. After reading this series Greaney will definitely become a favorite where people can’t wait for the next installment. The main character, Courtland Gentry, known as the Gray Man, is a former CIA agent, an assassin, turned contractor who always takes readers on a great ride as he battles the bad guys. The action begins on page one and never lets up. The CIA has hired Gentry to find Fan Jiang, a Chinese hacker and an information technology specialist, who is trying to defect to Taiwan after he escapes from...

Charles Todd’s RACING THE DEVIL Reviewed

Racing The Devil Charles Todd Ian Rutledge Book 19 William Morrow February 14th, 2017 Racing The Devil by Charles Todd is a vintage novel. This mother/son team returns to the scenario that made them so well read. They have an action packed plot with characters that are intensely well liked or disliked. As in all their books many of the characters bear the internal and external scars of the War. World War I becomes a reality with its impact on the English society at large. The setting places a prominent role in the book because it adds to the powerful plot. The Todds noted, “We wanted to write a story around this setting. As we came up with...

Mark Greaney talks about GUNMETAL GREY

Elise Cooper: How would you describe this story? Mark Greaney: It is a cat and mouse adventure story as people go after this particular guy. Everyone is after Fan, the Chinese government hacker, because if he defects he becomes like a virus to the Chinese. Because Gentry is a contractor the CIA can use him as a deniable asset, remaining on the periphery. He utilizes the CIA and vice versa for them. EC: Does the Gray Man describe his personality and more? MG: He never stands out as an individual. I did not develop the term “Gray Man.” It is someone in the military or intelligence that moves around in a low profile. He physically moves around...

Blue Madonna by James R Benn Reviewed

BLUE MADONNA James R. Benn 2016 Soho Crime 1942, war has been declared and Billy Boyle is a Second Lieutenant fresh from Officers’ Candidate School and on his way to England. He’s never been outside his native and beloved Boston where he serves as one of the youngest and newest police detectives. Thanks to his mother’s meddling and a distant family relationship, Billy is assigned to a general’s command thinking this will keep him safe. But “Uncle Ike” has different plans for Billy. General Eisenhower, the shirt-tail relation, creates the Office of Special Investigations which handles crimes that need to be solved and kept very quiet....

Melina Marchetta’s SHAME THE DEVIL is featured in this week’s giveaway Feb17

Melina Marchetta’s SHAME THE DEVIL is featur...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are  offering up the chance to win a copy of TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL By Melina Marchetta TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL In the wake of a devastating bombing, a father risks everything to find out who was responsible. When Bish Ortley, a suspended cop, receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed, he rushes to be by her side. A suspect has already been singled out: a 17-year-old girl who has since disappeared from the scene. The press has now revealed that she is the youngest member of one of London’s most notorious families. Thirteen years earlier, her...

HARDWAY BY HECTOR ACOSTA

February 17, 2017 Shotgun Honey/ Down and Out Books Why do people like stories about kids? It can’t be that everyone likes kids- they don’t. It’s because we can all relate to what it’s like to be young and unsure. We’ve all been there. We all know what it’s like to be the new kid at school, how terrifying the search for a seat in the lunchroom can be, or the feeling of cruising the neighborhood looking for other kids to have adventures with. In Spenser and Billy’s case, it’s the awful and awkward downsizing from a house to a tiny apartment. The brothers have always been as close as brothers can be, but as Billy has embraced his high-school...

Wrestling Inspires The HARDWAY Feb16

Wrestling Inspires The HARDWAY

Let’s get this out of the way—yes, I know pro wrestling is fake. Get a few wrestling fans in the same room and they’ll inevitably share the moment of when they first realized this.  They noticed how the punches being thrown rarely connected, or spotted a heel and babyface (wrestling parlance for bad and good guy) eating together at some diner, when just hours before they were swearing to do violent and unnatural things to each other. But I don’t have a story like that. Much like Spencer, the main character of my novella, Hardway, I always just sort of knew. And just like with Spencer, knowing this only makes me love wrestling even more....

THE TUNNEL Complete First Season

THE TUNNEL The Complete First Season PBS I’ve reached the point where any thing on PBS that has a mystery is going to be on my list of things to watch. Life threw me a couple hiccups so it took a little longer to get to this than I would have liked, but I sat down and did the whole thing in one marathon viewing. WOW. We open on a crime scene in the tunnel connecting France and England, a body is found perfectly centered on the border. The French have the case and a Brit copper shows up after they received a courtesy call. Things change from a little uncomfortable to weird when the body is being moved and falls in to two perfectly even...