CRIMESPREE ISSUE 57 Oct05

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 57

Issue 57 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Chelsea Cain is shipping the first week of November.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE   Below is a sample of the interior  

Film Review: BIRDMAN Nov21

Film Review: BIRDMAN

BIRDMAN Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Written b y Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Nicholas Giacabone, Armando Bo Starring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, Zach Galifianakes I guess it’s no secret that Michael Keaton has struggled for some years now in finding a vehicle worthy of his talents. He came out of nowhere thirty years ago to make NIGHT SHIFT and MR. MOM. Here and there over those years, we find him in a film like BEETLEJUICE or in smaller parts in OUT OF SIGHT and JACKIE BROWN. But on the whole, he has to be disappointed in his filmography. BIRDMAN changes all that by giving Keaton a part...

THE ONION is featured in this week’s giveaway Nov21

THE ONION is featured in this week’s giveawa...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE ONION MAGAZINE: THE ICONIC COVERS THAT TRANSFORMED AN UNDESERVING WORLD THE ONION MAGAZINE: THE ICONIC COVERS THAT TRANSFORMED AN UNDESERVING WORLD Covers That Matter For People Who Don’t From America’s Finest News Source comes a compilation of the most important, most influential, and glossiest magazine covers ever produced by the hand of humankind. Seen by tens of billions worldwide, these are the unforgettable Onion Magazine covers that altered the course of human history and radically redefined your trivial life...

THOR #1 & 2 with Kate (and Dan) Nov20

THOR #1 & 2 with Kate (and Dan)

::Dan is sitting at the kitchen table with a laptop computer open in front of him. He is wildly tapping at the keyboard and muttering under his breath. :: K: Take it easy on the new laptop, Ace. We just got that and let’s try not to break it in the first 24 hours. We haven’t even told Twitter or Facebook about the new machine. If it isn’t posted on Social Media, it never happened. It’s true. I read it on LinkedIn. D: ::rapidly hits the enter key:: WHY WON’T THIS THING WORK FOR ME?!? I’ve been pushing all of the buttons and it won’t turn on! I want to surf the inter-webs, but I’m being PC-blocked! K: ::looks at dark monitor:: Well, first...

BBC’s LUTHER to return in 2015

BBC America has announced that Idris Elba’s troubled, but brilliant DCI John Luther will be returning in late 2015. LUTHER’s return will consist of 2 sixty minute episodes, with filming taking place in March. Golden Globe®-winner Idris Elba stars in the two-part event from award-winning creator Neil Cross The highly acclaimed London set crime mini-series is written and created by award-winning and Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross. Luther is made by BBC Drama Production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA. When asked about the much anticipated return of the hugely popular show, Cross said: “Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on...

BROKEN TRUST by Shannon Baker

BROKEN TRUST Shannon Baker 2014 Midnight Ink The title is a double entendre as the heroine, Nora Abbott, works for an environmental non-profit Trust. Actually, she’s just started the job, left vacant when the former finance director was murdered by a few shots in the back. Set in Boulder, Colorado, one of the villains, Sylvia LaFever, is working on a climate control machine (which exists in reality) to get rid of a fast-multiplying and devastating beetle. But Sylvia is going to use it for another purpose, however, we don’t know what it is, nor does anyone else except her rich lover. She is arrested for the murder of Darla because Sylvia...

Tales From The Blue Line #29 Nov18

Tales From The Blue Line #29

Few things are as demeaning to a modern day law enforcement officer than being called a “Wyatt Earp.” Depending upon the circumstances, the officer will laugh it off, or be a bit insulted. This is not news – it has long been a rib tickler thing for cops – but of course sometimes it’s true. That goes without saying. When an individual cop steps outside the law, he/she must face appropriate consequences. There is compelling information that the OK Corral incident and followup was not properly handled. That unauthorized gun slinging ruled the day.   The Gunfight at the OK Corral was a watershed moment for America’s police type...

Lee Crawford Nov17

Lee Crawford

Yesterday, former Crimespree contributor Lee Crawford passed away. He was 66. Lee was indicative of Crimespree in many ways: He was intelligent, marched to the beat of his own drum, had a deep passion for the things he cared about (Books, films, music) and was just odd enough to be interesting. While most of the Crimespree family put books from and center, Lee’s main passion was music. He spent many hours with an acoustic guitar in his hands. In his reckless youth (1960s), he played in a number of rock bands. I met Lee in the real world at a former job. We quickly hit it off and realized that we had many in common, among them being...

STONEWALLED by Sharyl Attikisson

Stonewalled Sharyl Attkisson Harper Collins Nov. 4th, 2014 Sharyl Attkisson’s book, Stonewalled, is a must read for all Americans. Her book reads like a mystery straight out of a John Grisham or Vince Flynn novel. Unfortunately the bad guys are not Islamic terrorists but those in government today. Instead of using guns and bombs they use intimidation and harassment. She covers a wide range of issues from cover-ups of Benghazi, where four Americans were killed by Libyan terrorists, to Fast and Furious where guns were sold to the Mexican drug cartels. However, the mystery of the book comes about when she is targeted by a government agency or...