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...

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...

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: NORM BREYFOGLE VOL.1

DC Comics 2015   Everyone has “their” Batman artist. For some, the answer is Jim Aparo. Others will always proclaim their love for Neal Adams or Marshall Rogers. For me, my Batman will always be Norm Breyfogle. I was never a huge Batman guy since Marvel Comics had a pretty firm hold on my weekly allowance back in the late ‘80’s. But this was around the time that the Batman movie was exploding in theatres, and the Bat was EVERYWHERE. We all had Batman t-shirts and posters and stickers and Trapper-Keepers and and and … well. Batman was everywhere. So I started reading Detective Comics. And there was the creative team of Alan Grant, John...

Author Workspace: Shane Kuhn Aug29

Author Workspace: Shane Kuhn

My desk is my world most of the time, so I go to great lengths to cultivate that world in the most inspiring way. My brain responds well to constant stimuli and I try to feed it like an unruly bear that may decide to maul me if faced with an empty picnic basket. Hence, I have three stylized paintings of three of my all time favorite films, a motivational poster using the exploded view of a bullet as a metaphor for creativity, my feather in the cap Boston Globe review for Hostile Takeover, and various objets that symbolize some of the loose screws you might find rattling round my brain. Finally, young Alex is always there to remind me...

Koryta’s LAST WORDS is featured in this week’s giveaway Aug28

Koryta’s LAST WORDS is featured in this week...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of LAST WORDS by Michael Koryta   LAST WORDS The newest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta. Markus Novak just wants to come home. An investigator for a Florida-based Death Row defense firm, Novak’s life derailed when his wife, Lauren, was killed in the midst of a case the two were working together. Two years later, her murderer is still at large, and Novak’s attempts to learn the truth about her death through less-than-legal means and jailhouse bargaining have put his job on the line. Now...