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...

COLD IN JULY: 1st trailer for Lansdale based film Apr18

COLD IN JULY: 1st trailer for Lansdale based film

IFC Films has released the trailer for COLD IN JULY, Jim Mickle’s film based on the Joe Lansdale film. How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hal) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled...

Throwback DVD Review – ZODIAC

Zodiac 2007 Paramount Directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith’s non-fiction book Zodiac Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. Based on Robert Graysmith’s book of the same name, Zodiac is a psycho- sociological exploration of the investigation surrounding the serial killer in 1960’s San Francisco Bay area. The film explores interactions the killer had with the media while moving from a fast paced storyline of murder and first-hand accounts, to an unresolved cold-case, into a disheartened picture of the ways people coped with the heightened reality created by the Zodiac murders. However, the mystery is...

An Interview with Max Allan Collins

Back in issue 21 of Crimespree we talked to Max Allan Collins about a project he was undertaking. The project was taking the books that Mickey Spillane had started but not finished and get them into print. Some were more done than others but Al has been working away at it along with writing his own books. We thought we’d check I with Mr. Collins to see how the work is going. Jon: We talked about this project at Love Is Murder back in 2007. So now about 7 years later, how far along are you into getting the books finished and to publishers? Max: I would say I’ve completed the first, most important phase, which was to complete the manuscripts...

Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in this week’s giveaway Apr18

Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in t...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to receive copies of  STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs and THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur—tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered....

HACKVIST #1 Apr17

HACKVIST #1

Hacktivist #1 Achaia Comics It’s something we could all use. It’s definitely something we all want. A social network that’s totally unhackable. YourLife is the way to connect to everyone that is revolutionizing the entire world. Two brilliant young men have created this all for us. So we can be in together even just online. Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the minds that have broken crafted this incredible system. Beyond the shareholders and “likes” they are Hacktivists. People who use their considerable knowledge and technology to create uprisings. They are the good guys behind a glowing computer screen changing the world. But no matter how...

LONGMIRE: First 2 seasons coming on Blu-ray

Warner is packaging the first two seasons of LONGMIRE together on Blu-ray. LONGMIRE: The Complete First and Second Seasons lands in stores on May 27th. Long shadows of secrets and murder hang over Absaroka County, Wyoming, jurisdiction of the tough and brooding Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), in the spell-binding collection of the first two seasons of the hit mystery series based on Craig Johnson’s best-selling novels, presented in stunning 1080p HD on Blu-Ray Disc. Struggling since his wife’s death a year ago, and at the urging of his attorney daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman), Walt knows he must turn his life around....

First poster for THE EQALIZER

The folks at Columbia Pictures have released the first poster for director Antoine Fuqua’s THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in a big screen version of the CBS series featuring Edward Woodward. Washington headlines as McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are...

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn based film Apr16

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn bas...

We now get the first real look at GONE GIRL, David Fincher’s cinematic take on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel. GONE GIRL unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick kill his wife? In addition to Affleck and Pike, GG stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Kim...