CRIMESPREE ISSUE 57 Oct05

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 57

Issue 57 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Chelsea Cain is shipping the first week of November.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE   Below is a sample of the interior  

Republic of Doyle: Season Two

Republic of Doyle: Season Two Acorn Media Release date: October 14th, 2014 Starring: Allan Hawco, Sean McGinley, Linda Boyd, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O’Brien, Marthe Bernard I have to thank Acorn Media for bringing REPUBLIC OF DOYLE to my attention. While I keep my eyes on British TV for promising shows, I tend to forget that Canada also produces some fine programs. I shouldn’t, seeing as I was a big fan of DA VINCI’S INQUEST and the short-lived INTELLIGENCE. While not as serious as those two shows, ROD delivers some enjoyable P.I. tales that mix drama with a sense of wry humor that reminds me of THE ROCKFORD FILES. The series is set, and...

Film Review: TOP FIVE Dec19

Film Review: TOP FIVE

TOP FIVE Written and Directed by Chris Rock Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle union, J. B. Smoove, Kevin Hart A few years ago, Chris Rock made an insightful movie called BAD HAIR. It looked at the impact that white culture’s ideas of beauty has on African-Americans, especially where hair is concerned. It was funny but also pithy. In that film, he served as the narrator rather than a character, a role that worked better for him. The same humor and pithyness is true with TOP FIVE, which also has some common plotting with the recent BIRDMAN. In both films, the stars (Keaton and Rock) have made their reputation from playing...

Mick Fleetwood, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana are featured in this week’s giveaway Dec19

Mick Fleetwood, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana...

This week, we get musical! Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of RESPECT by David Ritz, THE UNIVERSAL TONE by Carlos Santana, and PLAY ON by Mick Fleetwood RESPECT: The Life Of Aretha Franklin The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz. Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was...

ASYLUM CITY by Liad Shoham

Asylum City Liad Shoham (Translator Sara Kitai) Harper Collins Dec. 9th, 2014 Liad Shoham’s latest book, Asylum City, has a riveting plot that involves a mystery based around social issues. This is not a typical thriller since the reader is engrossed not only in the crime plot but also the current issue facing Israelis, seeing the predicament through the eyes of the characters.  The story begins with the murder of activist Michal Poleg in her Tel Aviv apartment. The policewoman assigned to the case, Anat Nachmias, wonders which of the possible suspects could be the perpetrator. Was her killer a disgruntled African immigrant? Or the lawyer...

Gotham By Midnight with Kate (and Dan) Dec18

Gotham By Midnight with Kate (and Dan)

D: Yeesh… K: What’s up, Slim? You’re looking a bit whiter than usual. What’s the matter, your Docker pants not as wrinkle-free as you like them to be? ::snicker:: D: WhaHUH? Wrinkled pants? Ah, CRAP. K: HA HA MALMON WRINKLE PANTS HA HA D: Ok, this day sucks. K: Toughen up, Malmon. Your pants will be ok. But really, what’s wrong? You do look a bit pasty. D: You know what’s some twisted shit? I just binge watched THE CHRISTMAS CAROL, MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL, NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. I feel like I’ve got angels getting their wings while they’re invading Christmas Town while Bob Cratchit the Frog commits suicide and...

NOIR AT THE BAR: Next Minnesota event announced Dec17

NOIR AT THE BAR: Next Minnesota event announced

The dark, but delightful, folks behind the fantastic Noir At The Bar series have announced the next St. Paul date and location. On January 22nd, NATB will hit The Bent Brewstillery and will feature  Kristi.Belcamino,Kent Gowran, Daniel B. O’Shea, Jeff Shelby, and Frank Wheeler Jr. In addition Killing Joke Films Head Paul Von Stoetzel will be on hand and has hinted at a special sneak preview of YOUR BLIND SPOT, a Killing Joke Films short from Paul and the aforementioned Frank Wheeler Jr. So mark your calendars and come out for a good time with some damn fine...

TOP DOG by Maria Goodavage

TOP DOG: THE STORY OF MARINE HERO LUCCA Maria Goodavage 2014 Dutton Publishers Dogs always seem to be an intricate part of people’s lives. Maria Goodavage’s latest book, TOP DOG: THE STORY OF MARINE HERO LUCCA, is a true story that is also a riveting thriller with action-packed scenes, heart-pounding combat sequences, high tension, and suspense. It is the story of two heroes, one male and one female, one four-legged and her handler. The author shows the passionate relationship between a military working dog and its partner. TOP DOG is the story of a German Shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix, Lucca, and her dog handlers, Marine Staff Sergeant...

Mythbreaker by Stephen Blackmoore

Abaddon Books December 2014 There have been many, many, many gods during the course of human existence. I’m not talking about just the Big Three (God, Allah, and Yahweh) and the pantheon of Greco-Roman gods. We’ve got the Norse gods (like that hottie of the silver screen, Thor), the Native American deities, and the gods of Africa and China. Every culture has some greater power that rules the people in some capacity. Whether or not the people of the culture buy what the god is selling is the subject matter for a different magazine or blog. The question here is what happens if all of the gods, ALL OF THEM, are booted from their heavenly homes...