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  ...

INTERVIEW WITH LARRY TYE

Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Edition DC Comics Pub April 17th, 2018 Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Edition shows the evolution of the character created in 1933 by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. They sold Superman to Detective Comics, the future DC Comics, in 1938. This book shows why Superman has maintained his appeal from generation to generation. The book features over 19 stories and essays including a forward by Paul Levitz, an introduction by Laura Siegel Larson (Jerry Siegel’s daughter) and other pieces by Jules Feiffer, Tom DeHaven, Marv Wolfman, David Hajdu, Larry Tye and Gene Luen Yang. There...

INTERVIEW WITH OWEN LAUKKANEN

    GALE FORCE by Owen Laukkanen is a realistic story where readers take the journey with the characters as they board the ship, and feel the splash of the waves. It is an attest to the author’s writing style he is able to make an intense adventure story of a maritime salvage operation. The plot has McKenna Rhodes inheriting the Gale Force, a salvage boat, after her father died in violent weather on the open seas. Hearing about a salvage operation, she and the crew decide to attempt a rescue of a freighter, the Pacific Lion, which has turned over on its side during a horrific storm. A stowaway who has stolen fifty million in bonds...

Sweazy’s SEE ALSO PROOF is featured in this week’s giveaway May18

Sweazy’s SEE ALSO PROOF is featured in this ...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of SEE ALSO PROOF by Larry D. Sweazy   Marjorie Trumaine, a freelance indexer from rural North Dakota in the 1960s, risks her life to help local law enforcement track down a missing, disabled girl. Dickinson, North Dakota, 1965. It’s a harsh winter, and freelance indexer Marjorie Trumaine struggles to complete a lengthy index while mourning the recent loss of her husband, Hank. The bleakness of the weather seems to compound her grief, and then she gets more bad news: a neighbor’s fourteen-year-old disabled daughter, Tina Rinkerman, has...

Mackay’s FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE ENDING is featured in this week’s giveaway May11

Mackay’s FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE ENDING is fe...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE ENDING by Malcolm Mackay   Martin Sivok is in trouble. Tied to a chair, plastic strips biting his wrists, inside a deserted warehouse. . . There are only so many ways this scenario can end, most of them badly. For now his best hope is figuring out who put him here–and staying conscious long enough to confront them. To stay awake he reviews the past year of his life: evading the law in the Czech Republic by running to Glasgow, settling into a borderline respectable relationship with his landlady, and getting back into...

REVIEW OF LOVE & WAR

  ALEX & ELIZA has taken the world by storm.  Whether the play by Lin-Manuel Miranda or the novels by Melissa De La Cruz, people are craving for more information about the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza Schuyler. The first in the series, ALEX & ELIZA, and its sequel, LOVE & WAR emphasize the romance more than the historical, as the author brings to life the love story of these two Revolutionary figures. Melissa wants to emphasize, “Alex is a creation based on an historical figure.  I consider him someone I made up from the real person. These are characters. They may be historical figures, but they are...

Bouchercon Anthony Award NOMINATIONS

ANTHONY AWARD NOMINATIONS  REGISTER HERE!   BEST NOVEL  THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny THE FORCE by Don Winslow BEST FIRST NOVEL  HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE by Kellye Garrett SHE RIDES SHOTGUN by Jordan Harper THE DRY by Jane Harper RAGGEDd; or, THE LOVELIEST LIES OF ALL by Christopher Irvin THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by Kristen Lepionka BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL UNCORKING A LIE by Nadine Nettmann BAD BOY BOOGIE by Thomas Pluck WHAT WE WRECKEN by Eryk Pruitt THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day CAST THE FIRST STONE by James W. Ziskin BILL CRIDER AWARD...

Movie Review: Avengers Infinity War May04

Movie Review: Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War Review by Sean Robert Lay 2007 seems like a long time ago. Movies based upon Marvel comic books were grasping for air and had one foot in their grave. Brett Ratner had just destroyed the X-Men, Daredevil was a total garbage pile, Hulk was an (slight pun intended) abomination and Peter Parker had just emo danced all over our broken hearts. An announcement was made in that year everyone scoffed at immediately. Marvel wanted their chance to make their mark with what few properties they hadn’t prostituted away to other companies and Iron Man was in production. It couldn’t be good? Right? I mean, it was a character that no...

INTERVIEW WITH JAMES PHELAN

  THE AGENCY by Australian author James Phelan is making a big splash here in the United States.  Anyone who likes the action continuing at a harrowing pace will enjoy this story. There is also enough fun dialogue between the characters to put a smile on readers’ faces. This prequel introduces Jed Walker, a former Lt. Colonel in the Air Force who has decided to join the CIA.  Although it is the fifth book in the series, Americans will be able to read them in order since all the books are coming out for the first time this year.  Set in 2005, after completing his rigorous training with the CIA’s Special Activities Division in Virginia,...