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...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interview on Mycroft Holmes

Erica Ruth Neubauer: I think we can safely assume what you are best known for is your basketball career. How did you make the transition from professional sports to a literary career? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: I’ve been a writer longer than I’ve been a basketball player, so there really wasn’t any transition. In high school, I studied journalism and even got to interview Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After I stopped playing professional basketball, I was still coaching. Yet, even then I was writing books. At first, I wrote about history, which has always been a great passion of mine. Then, as I got more confidence, I expanded to fiction. My...

C.J. Box: The BADLANDS Interview

Badlands by C. J. Box is the follow up to last summer’s thriller, The Highway. It brings back the character Cassie Dewell who has moved from Montana to Grimland, North Dakota, a shale oil boomtown.  Not only is she still tracking the serial killer, the Lizard King, but now must deal with biker gangs, drugs, and a murder witnessed by Kyle Westergaard, a twelve year old suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome.  As Cassie struggles to find answers the plot’s suspense ratchets up.   Elise Cooper:  Would you describe Cassie as a female Joe Pickett?  J. Box: Yes, in that she is not a super cop and has a family element. She is not drop dead...

Interview With Rob RIley

Rob Riley has a collection of stories based on his years on the police force, TALES FROM THE BLUE LINE, it’s out now from Down and Out Books. Jon caught up with Rob and asked some questions…. Jon: 32 years with force. How did things change while you were there? Rob: The mood of the country was quite different in 1969 when I joined the Milwaukee Police Department as a police aide. Tensions were high with the combination of enormous groups of protesters in the streets on virtually a daily basis. There were many causes – the Vietnam war, racial issues, the way the government was handling things, and so on. Veteran officers told me...

Shortlists for 2015 DAVITT Awards Aug02

Shortlists for 2015 DAVITT Awards

The shortlists have been announced for the 2015 Davitt Awards. The Davitt Awards highlight female crime writers and are presented by  Sisters In Crime Australia. The Short List for the 2015 awards: Adult Novels · Honey Brown, Through the Cracks (Penguin Books Australia) · Ilsa Evans, Forbidden Fruit: A Nell Forrest Mystery (Momentum Press) ebook · Sulari Gentill, A Murder Unmentioned (Pantera Press) · Annie Hauxwell, A Morbid Habit (Penguin Books Australia) · Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies (Pan Macmillan Australia) · Malla Nunn, Present Darkness (Xoum Publishing) Young Adult Novels · Christine Bongers, Intruder (Woolshed Press – a Random...

LONGMIRE: Season four to debut on September 10th

Netflix has announced that season four of LONGMIRE will debut on September 10th. The ten episode season is the first for Netflix, with the previous three airing on A&E. For those not familiar with it, LONGMIRE is based on the fantastic novels of Craig Johnson and is must see TV. Based on the novels by bestselling author Craig Johnson, the fourth season premiere of Longmire picks up moments after season three’s exciting finale. Walt Longmire (series star Robert Taylor), having found out who was behind the murder of his wife, succumbs to his darker impulses and takes off in pursuit of the killer with murder on his mind. Meanwhile,...

Terrence McCauley: A Lesson from Hopeless

My first cat was named Hopeless. My father gave her that name because of the long, lamenting meow she had when we brought her home from the pet store. Even as a three month old kitten, she had a hell of a pair of lungs on her. Hopeless was a small gray and white tigress who really didn’t like to do much. She didn’t play or run around or get into mischief like most cats do. She didn’t even like to eat a whole lot. She was a timid, nervous cat who preferred my mother’s company and could care less about my father or me. When we brought her to the vet for her first check-up, they told us she probably wouldn’t live very long. She was small and...

Terrence McCauley’s SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL is featured in this week’s giveaway Jul31

Terrence McCauley’s SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL i...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by Terence McCauley   SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL OLD WAR. NEW ENEMIES. THE DEVIL HAS ARRIVED. The University has been a clandestine organization since the days of the OSS. The University and its agents have always lived in the shadows; using its vast intelligence resources to help defeat the Nazis, end the Cold War and strike back at terrorists all over the globe. They have been at the forefront of global espionage for decades. Entrusted with running The University, James Hicks is one of the most...

NEMESIS by Catherine Coulter Reviewed

Nemesis Catherine Coulter P. Putnam July 7, 2015     Catherine Coulter’s 19th FBI thriller, NEMESIS, keeps the reader turning the pages between two fast-paced and complex plots. This is the first thriller where husband and wife team Sherlock and Savich are separated, each working their own case. Coulter wanted to explore “how each would react when they are not together, including the fear, and helplessness of being kept in the dark.” The most interesting and realistic of the two storylines involves FBI Agent Lacey Sherlock.  While in a security line at JFK Airport a man pulls out a grenade and captures a hostage.  His plan...