CRIMESPREE ISSUE 56 Jun30

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 56

CRIMESPREE 56 CONTENTS EDITORIAL TALES FROM THE BLUE LINE by ROB RILEY AYO ONATADE—ON SIMON BRETT THE FIVE LIST: KRISTI BELCAMINO FICTION: A SEALED FATE by JERRY SANVILLE COVER STORY: REED FARREL COLEMAN Interview by TOM SCHRECK BEHIND THE BOOK : MERRY JONES BEHIND THE BOOK: JENNY MILCHMAN THE FUNNY SDE OF GORE: NP SIMPSON CATCHING UP WITH MAX ALLAN COLLINS OWEN LAUKKANEN INTERVIEW by KATE AND DAN MALMON ANTHONY NEIL SMITH INTERVIEWED BY KENT GOWRAN BEHIND THE BOOK: KRISTI BELCAMINO ERIN’S READING ROUND UP QUICK FIVE WITH ALEX GRECIAN AUTHOR WORKSPACES—REOBERT CRAIS THE “F” WORD WITH FRANK DE BLASÉ REED MYSTERYTOWN WITH LINDA BROWN AMY...

Pet Spotlight: Donna Andrews

Well, I don’t own any pets, but I am a pet aunt. Name: Ginger (nicknames Gingie and The Ginge) Breed: Shih tzu Age: about two and a half How she became part of my life? My brother’s family gave in to the nephews’ begging for a dog, and my sister-in-law’s research showed that Shih tzus tended to have the right kind of temperament to be good family dogs, and were less apt to cause allergy problems. And of course when the family travels anywhere that they can’t take a dog, I’m the most logical dogsitter. How has she changed my life? She has readjusted my attitude about small dogs. Spike, AKA the Small Evil...

McIlvanney wins 2014 NGAIO MARSH Award Aug30

McIlvanney wins 2014 NGAIO MARSH Award

Liam McIlvanney’s WHERE DEAD ME GO has been awarded for the Ngaio Marsh award for the Best New Zealand Crime Novel. After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed – readers are dwindling, budgets are tightening, and the Trib’s once rigorous standards are slipping. Once the paper’s star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protege, crime reporter Martin Moir. But when Moir goes AWOL as a big story breaks, Conway is dispatched to cover a gangland shooting. And when...

Film Review: A MOST WANTED MAN Aug29

Film Review: A MOST WANTED MAN

Directed by Anton Corbijn Written by Andrew Bovell, based on the novel by John LeCarre Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Grigory Dobrygin, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright In many ways this is the perfect film to end a career on. It is a dour, depressing, but intelligent story elevated to greatness by the writing and the performance of Hoffman. He looks ill, bloated, flushed and gray all at the same time. Yet this seems to suit, Gunther Bachman, a German intelligence officer, very well. How could it be otherwise in the unromantic, unglamorous spy world of John LeCarre. It is little gray pencil pushers that get the job done—only to...

Greg Rucka and Neely Tucker are featured in this week’s giveaway Aug29

Greg Rucka and Neely Tucker are featured in this w...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copies of  THE WAY OF THE DEAD by Neely Tucker as well as Greg Rucka’s ALPHA and BRAVO. THE WAY OF THE DEAD by Neely tucker Sully Carter, a reporter with a drinking and attitude problem, hobbled by war, loss and rage, is assigned to cover the murder of a teenage daughter of a powerful judge in Washington, D.C. Three black teenagers are arrested for the slaying. But Sully, restless after a career abroad, thinks it might be related to a series of cold cases that police barely investigated, including the disappearance of a gorgeous...

LONGMIRE canceled by A&E

I have to say that I did not see this coming.   Cable Network A&E will not be ordering a fourth season of LONGMIRE. The show, which is based on the characters of Craig Johnson, averaged 3.52 million viewers during it’s third season. Season 2 averaged 3.7 million weekly viewers, season one did 4.0 million. Those are same day numbers and do not include viewings in the days following the initial airing. A&E released the following statement: We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic...

Jimmy Palmiotti Picks his Five Sexiest Noir Films Aug28

Jimmy Palmiotti Picks his Five Sexiest Noir Films

I’ve been a fan of Jimmy Palmiotti for quite a while and I love all his work. His last Kickstarter with his group at Paperfilms was DENVER and it is a terrific book. They are currently running a kickstarter for a follow up to the popular SEX AND VIOLENCE. With a title like that how can you not be intrigued? I’ve been thrilled with every book Jimmy is involved with and can’t wait for this one. In the spirit of the nature of the book Jimmy gave us a list of what he considers the sexiest noir films. ~ Jon Here’s Jimmy: Sexy Noir usually includes a Femme Fatale, and I think these films featured some of the best. Other than postman, I kept...

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN with Kate (and Dan) Aug28

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN with Kate ...

K: Lotta buzz going around the inter-webs about Wonder Woman being cast in the new Superman/Batman joint. D: Yeah. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE? Laaame. Snore. Yawn. K: Hey! She doesn’t even get title credits?! I mean she’s freaking WONDER WOMAN!!! Linda Carter wouldn’t put up with this. ::picks up wall phone, dials, stares at receiver, forgets we longer have land-line:: D: ::Googles movie Wonder Woman images:: Does Lucy Lawless know these movie folks bit her look? WW is looking a bit like the Warrior Princess in these stills. K: True enough. But let’s look at this for a second. I mean, Linda Carter? This Xena-style WW? The current book...

Kurt Busiek: 5 Books That Changed My Life

5 Books That Changed my Life 1. THE SCARECROW OF OZ by L. Frank Baum. I’m not sure why this one was the one to hit me, in particular — we had a beat-up copy of THE LAND OF OZ at home, and that’s the one I read over and over and over again — but THE SCARECROW OF OZ, which opened with Cap’n Bill and Trot getting swept from their boat by a storm and finding their way to Oz, was the book that first inspired me to write a novel of my own, when I was about seven. The novel was about a guinea pig on a toy boat that got derivatively swept away to Oz, and I got about a page and a half into it (including illustration!)...