CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67 Mar05

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67

Crimespree issue 67 featuring Bill Crider, Mickey Spillane   In our next issue we’ve got Bill Crider on the cover, we celebrate Mickey Spillane’s 100th birthday and two articles from Eryk Pruit along with our regular features.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

REVIEW OF DEBRIS LINE by MATTHEW FITZSIMMONS

  In every saga, there comes a point in the story where the page literally turns on one chapter, and another begins. The bad guys have been dispatched, the light of justice has been shown into the dark corners of crime. The villains run away to lick their wounds and plot and scheme for another day. A new adventure begins. For Gibson Vaughn fans, this is DEBRIS LINE, the latest thriller from Matthew Fitzsimmons. The first three installments of the Gibson Vaughn series were meticulously plotted, intricate thrillers that read more like literary fiction than the more standard “short sentences/bold action/sullen hero/drinks more coffee”...

INTERVIEW WITH WWI HISTORICAL NOVELISTS

The 100th anniversary ending World War I happened at 11 am on the 11th of November 1918. Around the world November 11th is known by various names including Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and in the US, Veterans Day. Several best-selling historical novelists were interviewed about the effect WWI had on veterans who gallantly fought it.  They want to inform the readers about real facts, events, and issues, such as PTSD, prosthetics, the reaction of the civilian population, the effect on military families, atrocities committed, and integrating back into society. Charles and Caroline Todd write two series, Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford, with...

Behind the Book: Ed Kurtz

On Racist Aliens the Power of Satire Earlier this year, I put out a little social satire book called The Wypipo, released under the pseudonym Kaspar Totmann. The novella posits that all white people on Earth are descended from an ancient alien species—an evil and racist alien species—and they’re beginning to remember and, ahem, change. It generated enough interest and positive response that a sequel is due out this December: The Wypipo 2—Becky Strikes Back. Next summer, I’ll wrap up the trilogy with a third and final volume. It’s damn fun to write and it’s been a thrill to see how well the story has been received so far. Of course, not...

In Memoriam: Author and Founder of Soho Press, Juris Jurjevics Nov10

In Memoriam: Author and Founder of Soho Press, Jur...

Juris Jurjevics is a legend in the publishing world. Full stop. When he started Soho Press with my parents, Laura and Alan Hruska, back in the mid-eighties, he had already made a name for himself as one of the best editors in the industry in New York. In those early days, he brought Soho true credibility, and with Laura, he went on to discover and edit exciting new voices including Edwidge Danticat, Jacqueline Winspear and Dan Fesperman.  By the time I joined my mother at Soho in 2008, Juris had left to pursue writing full-time. But to this day, people still ask me about Juris at conferences and publishing events. Juris and Soho are forever...

INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA FELLOWES

  BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD by Jessica Fellowes brings to life the mid-1920s amid a strong “who done it” mystery.  Fellowes, known for writing the companion books to the Downtown Abbey TV series, has used those skills to write a riveting historical book. This is the second novel that delves into the lives of the aristocratic Mitford household during the Golden Age. During a treasure hunt a murder is discovered.  Arrested is one of the guests’ servants, Dulcie, since she was overheard having an argument with the victim. She had previously been associated with a gang of criminals known as “The Forty Thieves.”  Led by Alice Diamond this group...

Berney’s NOVEMBER ROAD is featured in this week’s giveaway Nov09

Berney’s NOVEMBER ROAD is featured in this w...

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page  are offering up copies of NOVEMBER ROAD by Lou Berney Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America—a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone. Frank Guidry’s luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans’ mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now it’s his turn—he knows too much about the crime of the century: the...

INTERVIEW WITH JULIA LONDON

  SEDUCED BY A SCOT by Julia London is a book about survival and how someone can overcome extraordinary obstacles. The hero and heroine had to overcome their past and learn to move forward. A prominent Scottish family hires a fixer, Nicholas Bain, to help them weather the possible scandal.  Calvin Garbett has arranged for his daughter, unassuming in personality and beauty, to be married to someone whose family will help his business dealings. Falsely accused of enticing the fiancé, the ward, Maura Darby, is taken by Bain to marry an aging bachelor.  Having no other options, she agrees, but silently is plotting to return for her family...

Bolton’s THE CRAFTSMAN is featured in this week’s giveaway Nov02

Bolton’s THE CRAFTSMAN is featured in this w...

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page  are offering up copies of THE CRAFTSMAN by Sharon Bolton Sharon Bolton returns with her creepiest standalone yet, following a young cop trying to trace the disappearances of a small town’s teenagers. Florence Lovelady’s career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago in a small village in Lancashire. Like something out of a nightmare, the victims were buried alive. Florence was able to solve the mystery and get a confession out of Larry before more children were murdered., and he spent the rest of his life in prison....