CRIMESPREE ISSUE 56 Jun30

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 56

CRIMESPREE 56 CONTENTS EDITORIAL TALES FROM THE BLUE LINE by ROB RILEY AYO ONATADE—ON SIMON BRETT THE FIVE LIST: KRISTI BELCAMINO FICTION: A SEALED FATE by JERRY SANVILLE COVER STORY: REED FARREL COLEMAN Interview by TOM SCHRECK BEHIND THE BOOK : MERRY JONES BEHIND THE BOOK: JENNY MILCHMAN THE FUNNY SDE OF GORE: NP SIMPSON CATCHING UP WITH MAX ALLAN COLLINS OWEN LAUKKANEN INTERVIEW by KATE AND DAN MALMON ANTHONY NEIL SMITH INTERVIEWED BY KENT GOWRAN BEHIND THE BOOK: KRISTI BELCAMINO ERIN’S READING ROUND UP QUICK FIVE WITH ALEX GRECIAN AUTHOR WORKSPACES—REOBERT CRAIS THE “F” WORD WITH FRANK DE BLASÉ REED MYSTERYTOWN WITH LINDA BROWN AMY...

Film Review: BOYHOOD Aug22

Film Review: BOYHOOD

BOYHOOD Written and Directed by Richard Linklater Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater What could have turned out to be little more than a gimmick instead provides us with one of the great films of 2014 with BOYHOOD. Twelve years ago, Linklater found a six year old boy, Ellar Coltrane, and filmed the first sequences in BOYHOOD. His film, based somewhat on his own childhood, offers the ups and downs of being a kid in Texas in the 21st century. Coltrane manages to be mostly likable and mostly an average kid, quite an achievement. His parents (Arquette and Hawke) are flawed but well meaning. Although...

Ridley Pearson & Kieran Shea are featured in this week’s giveaway Aug22

Ridley Pearson & Kieran Shea are featured in ...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copies of THE RED ROOM by Ridley Pearson and KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY by Kieran Shea   THE RED ROOM by Ridley Pearson “This installment is all about impossible escapes and elusive spycraft….Another hit in this knockout thriller series featuring nonstop danger, casually clever descriptions of exotic locales, evolving characterization, and evenhanded sociopolitical commentary. Recommended for every beach bag.” —Booklist In the newest international thrill ride from New York Times-bestselling author Ridley Pearson, John Knox and Grace Chu,...

Stuart Neville: THE FINAL SILENCE Tour Dates Aug20

Stuart Neville: THE FINAL SILENCE Tour Dates

Stuart Neville is preparing to return to the U.S. to promote THE FINAL SILENCE. Rea Carlisle—daughter of influential Stormont politician Graham Carlisle—has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn’t take her long to clear out the dead man’s remaining possessions, but one of the upstairs rooms remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open, she discovers inside a chair, a table, and a leather-bound book, its pages filled with a host of chilling mementos, locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea wants to go straight to the police but her father intervenes. Graham Carlisle has...

THE LAST SHIP: Q&A with producer Hank Steinberg Aug20

THE LAST SHIP: Q&A with producer Hank Steinbe...

  Hank Steinberg the co-creator, executive producer, and a writer for the thrilling TV series The Last Ship discussed his new show. With great characters and plots the show has the crew of a US naval destroyer forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth’s population. The interview with Hank Steinberg is below.   Elise Cooper: Rumor has it you will be attending the Military Book Fair (www.militarybookfair.org) in San Diego on November 8th at the USS Midway. True?   Hank Steinberg: I’ve had the pleasure of working on the San Diego Navy Base extensively with the Commanders...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Aug20

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease is benefiting from this promotion in raised awareness and a lot more donation than they’ve had in the past. “As of Wednesday, August 20, The ALS Association has received $31.5 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 20). These donations have come from existing donors and 637,527 new donors to The Association.” I did it and I thought I would link to some of the others that have done it. Michael Connelly’s is...

5 Forgotten Writers Whose Works Inspired Me When I...

  5 Forgotten Writers Whose Works Inspired Me When I Was Much Younger   When I say certain writers are forgotten, that doesn’t mean they’re unknown. It just means that hardly anyone reads them these days. Some of them were famous in their time. Some were considered quite literary, but they never made it into college classrooms, or if they did, they were soon removed. Some of the things they wrote might not even be any good, but that didn’t matter to me at the time I was reading them, and it doesn’t matter to me now. Why? When I was growing up, nobody ever told me that there were good books and bad books and mediocre books. There were...

Shortlists for 2014 Davitt Awards Aug19

Shortlists for 2014 Davitt Awards

The lovely folks at  Sisters in Crime Australia have announced the shortlists for the  2014 Davitt Awards. These prizes are named for Ellen Davitt, the author of Australia’s first mystery novel, Force and Fraud (1865), and honor the best in Australian  crime/mystery fiction by women. The nominees are: Best Adult Novel: DARK HORSE, by Honey Brown (Penguin Books Australia) NEFARIOUS DOINGS, by Ilsa Evans (Momentum Press) A BITTER TASTE, by Annie Hauxwell (Penguin Books Australia) WEB OF DECEIT, by Katherine Howell (Pan Macmillan Australia) Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (Picador Books) THE DYING BEACH, by Angela Savage (Text) Best Young Adult...

An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd

AN UNWILLING ACCOMPLICE Charles Todd William Morrow August 11th, 2014 An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd is a great read. Not only does it have a riveting mysterious plot but it also has details about English society during World War I. Since this month marks the 100th anniversary of the war people might want to read this book to immerse themselves in that era.   The plot begins with World War I nurse Bess Crawford on leave to accompany a wounded soldier, Sergeant Jason Wilkins, to Buckingham Palace, where he’s to be decorated by the King. Her duties include escorting him back to the hotel and prepping him for his journey back....