CRIMESPREE ISSUE 60 Jul14

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 60

Crimespree issue 60 featuring Sean Chercover! Editorial – Ruth Jordan Hanging With Ayo On The Road—BEA by Katrina Holm Cover Story SEAN CHERCOVER Science in The Courts by Lynne Raimondo Why Do You Write So Dark? Patti Abbott Crist for the Twitter Mill Rob Hart FICTION—THE SMELL OF GOLD by Anna Sykora Linda Fairstein Interview Ace Atkins Interview Craig’s Joint Reed Coleman Building a Character by Kevin Egan Mystery Town with Linda Brown Q & A With John Sanford Q & A With Joseph Kanon The Second Book—Lori Rader-Day Jeff Tindall Behind the Book—Stephen Hunter DVD Reviews Buzz Bin Book Reviews Q & A With Joseph Finder...

Film Review: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION Sep04

Film Review: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Directed and Written by Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Alex Baldwin, Simon Pegg After working with Cruise on the excellent Edge of Tomorrow and also on Jack Reacher, McQuarrie seems to understand how to make a Cruise movie better than anyone. This movie could not help but make me wonder what was the first non-stop action movie? A movie where there were no romantic interludes, no friendly exchanges of longer than two sentences, no visits to Mom. Because that’s what this movie excels in-moving smoothly from one action scene to the next. Only during the...

Stuart Prebble and Ruth Ware are featured in this week’s giveway Sep04

Stuart Prebble and Ruth Ware are featured in this ...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE INSECT FARM by Stuart Prebble and IN A DARK DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware   THE INSECT FARM The Maguire brothers each have their own driving, single-minded obsession. For Jonathan, it is his magnificent, talented, and desirable wife, Harriet. For Roger, it is the elaborate universe he has constructed in a shed in their parents’ garden, populated by millions of tiny insects. While Jonathan’s pursuit of Harriet leads him to feelings of jealousy and anguish, Roger’s immersion in the world he has created reveals a...

X by Sue Grafton Reviewed

X Sue Grafton Putnam Pub Aug 25th 2015 X by prolific novelist Sue Grafton has three stories rolled into one book. Starting with the letter A, the author, has certain elements that can be identified with all of her books. The main protagonist is private investigator Kinsey Millhone. The plot takes place in the 1980’s, and the title of all of her books is an alphabetical letter. In this book Grafton broke slightly with tradition in that she still uses alphabetical titles, but did not indicate what it stood for. Grafton was able to include many “X” traits in this plot considering she named one of her characters, Xanakis. Another interesting...

MALICE AT THE PALACE BY RHYS BOWEN

Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen Berkley Prime Crime (hardcover) Pub Date: August 4, 2015 London, 1934. Lady Georgiana Rannoch is delighted to be tasked with playing hostess to Prince George’s bride-to-be, Princess Marina of Greece—particularly since the gig comes with free room and board. But when one of George’s former flings—a notorious party girl by the name of Bobo Carrington—is found dead outside Kensington Palace, Georgiana starts to wonder just what she signed on for. Did somebody leave Bobo for the Royal Family to find? Is a member of the Royal Family to blame? Lady Rannoch is determined to catch the culprit—and hopefully prevent...

Val McDermid on BBC Breakfast Sep02

Val McDermid on BBC Breakfast

Val McDermid recently appeared on BBC Breakfast to talk about SPLINTER THE SILENCE, her latest novel. STS is the ninth novel to feature Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. Is it violence if its virtual? The outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel internet trolls and bullies would probably say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isnt convinced. But hes the only one. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now its game on, and the stakes...

SILENT CREED by Alex Kava Reviewed

Silent Creed Alex Kava G. P. Putnam July 28th, 2015 Silent Creed by Alex Kava combines a riveting mystery, a backstory of military dog handlers, and rescue dogs. Anyone who loves canines and wants them highlighted in a storyline should read these novels. With a wonderful supporting cast of “human beings” these stories are informative, relevant, and suspenseful. Ryder Creed is a dog handler who trains a variety of dogs to help out in tragic situations, either to find cadavers or rescue people. The author is able to capture the feel of rescue operations, including the urgency, danger, and how Mother Nature plays a role. The other dog handler,...

Film Review: THE END OF THE TOUR Aug31

Film Review: THE END OF THE TOUR

THE END OF THE TOUR Directed by James Ponsoldt Written by David Lipsky and Donald Margulies Starring: Jason Segel and Jesse Eisinger I am not familiar with David Foster Wallace’s work (save a few essays from CONSIDER THE LOBSTER) but I am familiar with him as a celebrity. And in many ways that is what this movie is about. It is close to a two-hander and most reminiscent of MY DINNER WITH ANDRE although it takes places over a few days. Jesse Eisenberg plays David Lipsky, a ROLLING STONE reporter writing a story about the famous writer despite the misgivings of his editor. Foster Wallace (Segal) and Lipsky spend the next two hours (days...

Zer0es by Chuck Wendig

Publisher: Harper Voyager Publication Date: August 18, 2015   It feels like every day there is another headline about hackers breaking into some database: Target, the IRS, and Ashley Madison, to name a few. Technology has become so intertwined with our everyday lives, that eventually we will all be affected by one of these hacks. The news usually covers the victims of the data breaches, but rarely is a word spoken or written about the people behind the computers that are taking your precious banking information. Enter Chuck Wendig’s latest novel, ZER0ES. This techno-thriller goes behind the computer monitor and gives us the human faces to...