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    

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THIRTEEN by STEVE CAVANAGH Aug23

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THIRTEEN by STEVE CAVA...

Enter below for a chance to win THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh  Thirteen is the legal thriller Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and Ruth Ware are raving about and readers can’t put down. “Outstanding – an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.” —Lee Child “A dead bang BEAST of a book that expertly combines Cavanagh’s authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don’t come along very often.” —Michael Connelly It’s the murder trial of the century. And Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house – and...

INTERVIEW WITH DOUG PRESTON & LINCOLN CHILD

Old Bones by Doug Preston and Lincoln Child have another winner with their new series.  Within a fictional story they bring to life the ill-fated Donner Party while blending archeology, history, murder, and suspense. In 1846 while taking a shortcut through the Sierra Mountains a group of pioneers, who ended up known as the Donner Party, were stranded during a snow storm.  Within the camp the starving desperate survivors turned to murder and cannibalism. The story begins with historian Clive Benton approaching curator Nora Kelly at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, for help. Rumors have it that there were not just two camps of the...

BOOK REVIEW AND THEN THEY WERE DOOMED

And Then They Were Doomed (Library Mysteries Book 2) Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli Crooked Lane Books August 13th, 2019 And Then They Were Doomed by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli reflects on the Agatha Christie murder mystery books.  This is the second in the “Little Library Mystery series.”  Agatha Christie expert Zoe Zola receives an invitation in the form of a letter edged in black to attend an Agatha Christie symposium with nine other scholars. Though she had some reservations about participating, Zoe also knew this had something to do with her family. The same family that cut her mother off when she had Zoe out of wedlock all those years...

REVIEW OF The Warehouse by Rob Hart

A funny thing happened while I was reading this book. I had just bought a new pair of my favorite shoes – Adidas shell toes, just like Run DMC wear – and on a whim, I thought to check the price on Amazon. I have the app on my phone, but I use it more as a reference tool than anything. But holy moly, those sweet kicks were $30.00 less on Amazon than they were in the store I had just bought them from. So, I bought them right from my phone, while standing in my living room. I didn’t have to go outside and drive to another store and talk to another person, didn’t have to do anything. Except click another app on the phone that was already in my...

FIVE LEGAL THRILLERS YOU’LL LOVE—EVEN IF YOU DON’T...

When I was a little girl, I used to watch “The Perry Mason Show” with my stepfather, and I was not allowed to say a word until the commercials. My stepdad was a lawyer, and apparently wanted to hear every word. Even though I didn’t understand much of it, I fell in love with Perry, and his knowledge of the law, and how, (except for that once), he always won. I learned that sometimes the police accused the wrong person, and that people were innocent until proved guilty. I learned that the law had rules, and whoever used the rules better would win the case. I learned the rhythm of the Perry Mason stories–how it was never the...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: SAVIORS BY MALCOLM MACKAY Aug16

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: SAVIORS BY MALCOLM MAC...

Enter below for a chance to win SAVIORS by Malcolm Mackay  An unlicensed private investigator fights crime and corruption in a Scottish city, burdened with a history that is compellingly different from the one we think we know. SAVIORS is two novels in one volume, a thrilling new series by award-winning author Malcolm Mackay. Darian Ross is a young PI struggling against his family legacy (father in prison, criminal brother) in the independent kingdom of Scotland. In earlier centuries, when the Scottish empire stretched all the way to Central America, Darian’s home city was one of the country’s busiest...

INTERVIEW WITH KARIN SLAUGHTER

The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter delves into a potent subject. Although a fictional story, it is rooted in reality. The recent rise of domestic terrorism is brought to life with the return of her beloved characters, Sara Linton and Will Trent, who have returned from a few years hiatus. The book opens with the kidnapping of Michelle Spivey, a scientist from the Center for Disease Control, who appears to have vanished in thin air. One month later two blasts shatter Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. Hearing the blasts, Medical Examiner Sara and her partner Will, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene,...

Behind the Book: Naming a World

In my new double header Saviors I decided to start from scratch. As in, really scratch. Let’s build a city from nothing, a location that can be anything I want it to be, shaped to fit the stories rather than the other way around. Go back to day one, when the city was founded a thousand years ago, and then pick forward through history, marking all the changes such a place would make on the world around it. Small, sometimes curious, sometimes unexpected, differences that shape its culture. Among the clearest signs of a location’s history are names, both of people and places, and that brings all the joy of picking them. As a crime writer I was...