CRIMESPREE ISSUE 63 Jul11

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 63

Crimespree issue 63 featuring Timothy Hallinan and 25 years of Soho Crime   Our next issue will be shipping in a couple weeks, Tim Hallinan is on the cover with an interview from Jon Jordan.  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are some fun interviews including  Alex Grecian, Frank DiMatteo, Todd Robinson  and more along with reviews and our other regular features.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

Comic-Con footage suggests that DC may have finall...

This weekend San Diego was overrun with fanboys, geeks and all sorts of obsessed folk dressed in garb that likely leaves most people scratching their heads. Comic-Con is upon us. Once upon a time, it was about comics, but now is a launching pad for all things Hollywood. And this year, it looks like DC Comics’s Entertainment Division has found it’s funny. After years of dark, brooding films, the new trailers for WONDER WOMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE and SUICIDE SQUAD provide color, humor and a spirit that has been missing for years. Christopher Nolan’s BATMAN films did have spirit, but were the birth of the darkness that enveloped...

Author Work Spaces: Joseph Finder Jul23

Author Work Spaces: Joseph Finder

  JOSEPH FINDER is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous novels, including The Fixer, Suspicion, Vanished, and Buried Secrets. Finder’s international bestseller Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include Paranoia and High Crimes, which both became major motion pictures.  His latest, GUILTY MINDS, came out on July 19th. He i a founding member of the International Thriller Writers Association, is active in the Boston Book Festival, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and lives in...

Review of THE GATES OF JANUS by Ian Brady

THE GATES OF JANUS Ian Brady 2015 Feral House You are reading this review in CrimeSpree Magazine, which means I’m into crime. I find crime fascinating. However, my wheelhouse is Organized Crime. Serial killers were never a thing I found myself drawn to in the past. When it comes to killing, there are things I understand and things I don’t. When I read something like, “Ralphie was shot 2x in the head and was left in the trunk of a car. The boss ordered it because Ralphie was skimming drug profits,” – that I understand. It’s business. When it comes to torture there are things I understand and things I...

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Reviewed Jul22

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Reviewed

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Directed by Taika Waititi Written by Barry Crump Starring Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Reima Te Wiata A boy who’s been shuffled from foster home to foster home finds a nurturing environment with an older couple in the New Zealand bush. When his foster mother dies, the father (Neill) reluctantly takes in the boy. The social worker, assigned to the case, finds this arrangement, untenable and this leads to a long chase through the bush country. This is the plot in general but it fails to account for the humor, tenderness, and quirky characters the two runaways come upon. HUNT also has a great soundtrack, terrific...

Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Jul22

Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Nove...

Tonight, it was announced that Clare Mackintosh has been awarded the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for I LET YOU GO.   Clare Mackintosh said: “I first came to Harrogate as an unpublished author so to win this award tonight is a dream come true. I would like to thank my publishers and agent for supporting me, everybody who has read and recommended I Let You Go, and the crime writing community for their endless encouragement.”   The 2016 Award is sponsored by T&R Theakston Ltd and supported by WHSmith and The Radio Times. Clare collected a £3,000 cash prize, as well as a handmade, engraved oak beer cask...

Tracy Rees’ AMY SNOW is featured in this week’s giveway Jul22

Tracy Rees’ AMY SNOW is featured in this wee...

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of Tracy Rees’s AMY SNOW. AMY SNOW Winner of the UK’s Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, this page-turning debut novel follows an orphan whose late, beloved best friend bequeaths her a treasure hunt that leads her all over Victorian England and finally to the one secret her friend never shared. It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family’s magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a...

J.C. Lane’s TAG YOU’RE DEAD Reviewed

TAG YOU’RE DEAD J.C. Lane Poisoned Pen Press July 5th, 2016 Tag You’re Dead By J.C. Lane, a pen name for Judy Clemens, is a riveting thriller. She takes the playground game and evolves it to fit into today’s technology-oriented society. Readers might relate to this as a darker version of the very popular new game, Pokeman Go. This is a game where the stakes could not be any higher, considering the runners’ lives are at risk. It will play into people’s worst fears since it seems very plausible how someone can be kidnapped and forced to run for their life by some mysterious person in the Internet age. In this story there are three...

Daniel Silva’s THE BLACK WIDOW Reviewed

THE BLACK WIDOW Daniel Silva July 12, 2016 Harper THE BLACK WIDOW by Daniel Silva, besides being an intoxicating thriller, is also a warning for Americans. While reading the book it appears that real life events mesh with fiction. The undercurrent of reality is front and center as evidenced by the author himself who wrote in the forward, “I take no pride in my prescience. I only wish that the murderous, millenarian terrorism of the Islamic State lived solely on the pages of this story.” The plot begins with ISIS detonating a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris. Gabriel Allon, the Israeli Mossad Agent poised to become the chief of...