CRIMESPREE ISSUE 55 Feb15

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 55

CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE 55 GUEST EDITORIALS by ERIN MITCHELL AND KATE MALMON KATHY REICHS INTERVIEW HARRY HUNSICKER INTERVIEWED COVER STORY BEN LEROY AND ALISON DASHO JIMMY PALMIOTTI INTERVIEW FICTION: GRANNY MINE by R. MARQUEZ FIVE LIST BY MICHAEL ROBOTHAM JED AYRES INTERVIEWED STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES INTERVIEW LIAR LIAR BY LISA UNGER NELE NEUHUAS INTERVIEW PET SPOTLIGHT BY JT ELLISON AUTHOR PHOTOS BY ERICA LISA BRACKMAN INTERVIEW BIG AND LOUD BY FRANK DE BLASÉ BEHIND THE BOOK—DICK WOLF BEHIND THE BOOK – ELSIABTH ELO FICTION: SCANDAL IN THE WIND by MICHAEL WASHBURN REED COLEMAN CRAIG MCDONALD MYSTERY TOWN WITH LINDA BROWN EYE ON HOLLYWOOD...

RED SONJA WITH KATE (AND DAN) Apr24

RED SONJA WITH KATE (AND DAN)

    K: You better be nice to me today, Dan, ‘cause it is “National-Be-Nice-To-A-Redhead-Because-I-Said-So-Day”. D: That’s not a thing. K: Yes it is. Just look at the calendar. ::Dan looks at the calendar. Sees sloppy mess that had to have been scrawled with a Sharpie clenched in someone’s teeth:: D: Just because you say it’s true doesn’t mean it is, Kate. Try again. K: Well, there should be one. The most rare hair color is red, you know. Only 1-2% of the world’s population has red hair. We need to be recognized! This is our time! D: We can totally recognize you: you’re the ones with the red hair. No need to call for a revolution...

Q & A with Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross has written another intriguing book with his latest, Everything To Lose. As with most of his books he explores the question of how someone’s life can change in a brief moment. These random acts and their resulting consequences lead to dire penalties.   The plot has a down on her luck mother, Hilary Cantor witnessing a car accident while driving on a road she had never taken before. Having just lost her job, caring for her handicapped son with Asperger Syndrome, and having a deadbeat husband she makes a fatal decision. In a weak moment she takes the money hoping to prevent her financial ruin. This act entangles her in a...

THE AUSCHWITZ ESCAPE by Joel Rosenberg

Joel C. Rosenberg Tyndale Publishers Currently Available The Auschwitz Escape is a riveting novel by best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg. Using the Holocaust as a backdrop it becomes a psychological, political, and historical thriller intertwined with the mystery of how the concentration camp victims escape and whether they will survive. As Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28th is observed, readers can reflect on this powerful story that is about the choices made in the course of one’s life. Through the contrast of the characters Rosenberg highlights the different attitudes and reactions of those involved in this nightmarish part of...

EVERY SECRET THING: Danielle MacDonald interviewed at Tribeca Apr23

EVERY SECRET THING: Danielle MacDonald interviewed...

Danielle MacDonald spoke with We Live Films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Danielle plays Alice Manning in the film of Laura Lippman’s EVERY SECRET THING.

Anne Frasier: 5 (ok, 6) Albums I Love

SISTER LOVERS by Big Star: Really, this album never gets old. I CAN HEAR THE HEART BEATING AS ONE by Yo La Tengo : I appreciate Yo La Tengo more all the time. More than I did a decade ago. LEONARD COHEN by Leonard Cohen: This is not an unusual favorite. I’m guessing a lot of people love it. Suzanne? You’ve got the river and you’ve got boats and you’ve got tea and oranges. AFTER THE GOLD RUSH by Neil Young: I’m a huge Neil Young fan and I’d have a hard time picking my favorite album. Such lyrics. NASHVILLE SKYLINE by Bob Dylan: Some of my favorite Dylan songs are on this album. IT’LL END IN TEARS by...

50 CHILDREN by Steven Pressman

50 CHILDREN: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany Steven Pressman Harper Collins April 22, 2014 Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28th emphasizes the response of Americans to the widespread persecution of the Jews in Europe. A recently published book by Steven Pressman, 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany, is a gripping story. The author superbly intertwines the events of the Nazi tyranny towards the Jews with the theme of hope, showing how two Jewish Americans, Gil and Eleanor Krause became involved with rescuing...

PENNY DREADFUL: Who We Are promo

An erotically-charged, profoundly unsettling new saga, PENNY DREADFUL completely reinvents literature’s most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul — even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. PENNY DREADFUL debuts, on Showtime, on May 11th.

TALES FROM THE THIN BLUE LINE 10 Apr22

TALES FROM THE THIN BLUE LINE 10

Some called him Le Roy, others called him Elroy. I called him both names, depending upon my mood and state of sobriety. But being called more than one name suited him: Le Roy/Elroy was a multiple kind of guy, who’d go anywhere and do anything By the way, neither name was his real one. But we settled on Le Roy and the bosses loved to give him assignments. He didn’t wait to get informants, he’d go out and hit on dopers and drug dealers wherever he found them. (There were times when we didn’t want to know.) And he made lots of cases. It was personality, not police work, but it didn’t matter. He locked ‘em...