CRIMESPREE ISSUE 58 Feb01

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 58

Issue 58 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with F PAUL WILSON, shipping early February   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE   EDITORIAL BY RUTH JORDAN FAVORITES OF 2014 HANGING WITH AYO INTERVIEW WITH F PAUL WILSON BY BRYAN VANMETER FICTION: BAD PRECEDENT BY PATRICK SHAWN BAGLEY FIVE LIST—COP SHOWS BY JAYE WELLS TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE BY KIRA PIEKOFF SLUETHFEST BY REBECCA SWOPE EVERYTHING ON BLACK BY STEPHEN COULTER FOOTPRINTS—BARBARA SERANELLA ODD THOMAS CRAIG’S JOINT REDD FARREL COLEMAN NERO WOLFE ON A&E A LOOK BACK SIN IT TO WIN IT BY STEVE MCQIGGEN DVD REVIEWS Q&A WITH CHARLES TODD—ELISE...

PAST CRIMES by Glen Erik Hamilton

Harper Collins March 3rd, 2015 Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton is his debut novel starring Army Ranger Van Shaw. It is a book about family and forgiveness, and how circumstances can affect the interaction between people as they embrace and reject their past. Within that story is an action-packed plot that looks at the different aspects of crime. Donovan, “Dono,” Shaw, Van’s estranged grandfather, raised him to become a thief, following in his footsteps. Having had enough of the criminal world, Van exiled himself, abandoning his illicit past, by joining the army. Van, an Army Ranger returns home to Seattle after ten years in response to a...

Film Review: BLACK SEA Feb27

Film Review: BLACK SEA

BLACK SEA Directed by Kevin Macdonald Written by Dennis Kelly Starring: Jude Law This is a tidy little suspense film that might be missed by people who may like it. We were pleasantly surprised at how nicely it filled a February afternoon. Jude Law (in a very good performance) plays a Captain Robinson, a fellow whose been put out to pasture by the salvage company he works for. He and two friends are approached about salvaging treasure from a German U-boat that has been undersea since WW II, full of Russian gold bullion intended to buy off Nazi aggression. Robinson puts together his team and it’s not long before things go awry on the...

Sansom, Strauss and Swierczynski are featured in this week’s giveaway Feb27

Sansom, Strauss and Swierczynski are featured in t...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of LAMENTATION by CJ Sansom ,  THE DEATH OF CAESAR by Barry Strauss, and CANARY by Duane Swierczynski   LAMENTATION by CJ Sansom As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart. Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government. As heretics are hunted across London, and radical Protestants are burned at the stake, the Catholic party focuses its...

Giving Up On An Author Feb26

Giving Up On An Author

When is enough enough? I was in a Target not too long ago and as I am prone to do I wondered through the books. A woman was talking to a friend and holding up the latest Patricia Cornwell novel and actually said: ” I didn’t like the last five so I’m hoping this one is good”  Five books in a row she read by the same author, not liking any of them and yet she is still buying the new one in hardcover. Points added to her score for being a loyal fan, points deducted for being foolish with her money.   I’ve said it before and I will say it again (and again), LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO READ BAD BOOKS.   The sheer...

Bale, Pike slated for THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE Feb26

Bale, Pike slated for THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE

John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee appears ready to return to the big screen. Almost two years after Dennis Lehane was hired to adapt THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE, the project has two leads to go with a director. Variety is reporting that Rosamund Pike (GONE GIRL, JACK REACHER) is joining Christian Bale (Nolan’s BATMAN trilogy, AMERICAN HUSTLE) to star in THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE, the first novel to feature MacDonald’s iconic protagonist. Travis is a former navy man that lives on a houseboat (the Busted Flush) and acts as a “salvage consultant” and helps folks out for a large fee. He is described as a “knight in slightly tarnished...

Bouchercon 2015: Anthony Award ballot details Feb26

Bouchercon 2015: Anthony Award ballot details

In an effort to ensure that all attendees get a chance to vote, the fine folks behind Bouchercon have asked us to pass this along: To all Bouchercon attendees: If you were registered for the Long Beach Bouchercon last year, or the one upcoming in Raleigh, you will be receiving ballots in a day or so, (Saturday, Feb 28) to nominate books and stories for the 2015 Anthonys to be awarded in Raleigh in October. They are trying something new, and testing the process for future Bouchercons, using a survey site called Survey Monkey to send and collate the nominations. Those who have attended past Bouchercons may be familiar with the surveys you...

SPIDER-GWEN with Kate (and Dan) Feb26

SPIDER-GWEN with Kate (and Dan)

::Dan comes home and the Asylum in St. Paul has a distinct odor. It smells distinctly like the Minnesota State Fair:: Dan: I know I’m going to regret asking this, but why does it smell like the Great Minnesota Get Together? Kate: I nailed a huge presentation at work today! So to celebrate, I get to eat ALL THE CORN DOGS. ::holds up corn dog stick:: D: You don’t like corn dogs. You won’t eat them when we go to the State Fair, why would you make them at home? Now our house smells like the State Fair in the middle of the winter, and we can’t open the windows because it’s 100 degrees below zero. Everything smells like corn dogs and there isn’t...

Lakefly Writers Conference Feb25

Lakefly Writers Conference

Aspiring authors in Wisconsin may want to check this out: Everyone has a story to tell. Let us help you tell it. That’s the motto of the Oshkosh Area Writers Club, who sponsor the Lakefly Writers Conference in Oshkosh. Coinciding with the lakefly hatch on Lake Winnebago, the event is being held on Saturday, May 9th, 8:30am-4pm at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Presenters include New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry, fantasy writer Scott Lynch, horror maven Richard Thomas, poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser, comedian Carl Strong, a police detective who analyzes crime scenes, and many other writing experts in fields ranging from...