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...

ELEMENTARY Season 2

ELEMENTARY Season 2 Paramount   When this show first aired I was reluctant to watch, I’m generally not a fan of Lucy Liu and the changes they were making seemed arbitrary. After viewing season 1 I revised my opinion and am a fan of the show.   Season 2 was stronger in part I believe because the characters are developing more of a relationship. I really enjoyed the episodes with Mycroft Holmes and hope he will continue to be a recurring character. Johnny Lee Miller also seemed even better than in the first season. I love the recovery angle they have working and having him become a sponsor for another addict really works. Watching...

CRIMINAL MINDS The Ninth Season

CRIMINAL MINDS The Ninth Season Paramount Home Entertainment Release date: August 26th, 2014 I enjoyed this season a lot. Some of the things that were getting on my nerves a bit were actually toned down (such as Garcia’s over cuteness). The characters have all really grown into their roles on the squad and I especially think JJ (played by A.J.Cook) was terrific this season. We come into Season Nine wondering who the new boss will be and if the team will be losing Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) to a desk, not to worry, he’s still in the field. The opening two episodes tie together, The Inspiration and The Inspired had a nice twist which had the...

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. The Complete First Season

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 ABC Studios As a huge fan of the Marvel Comics movies there was no way I wasn’t going to pick this up. I love the character of Agent Coulson played by Clark Gregg. It’s been said before but it’s true, he is kind of the glue connecting all the movies. The first few episodes were fun, not earth shaking, but enjoyable. And then the show started to really get good. It reflected events from the movies and even had cameos. The most notable movie bleed through was post Cap America :Winter Soldier. Shield infiltrated by Hydra and the aftermath of that which included our gang of agents being on the run and not knowing...

Author Work-Spaces: Charboneau, Hyzy, Sakey

Here’s another batch of pictures of places authors work.

NCIS: The Eleventh Season

Paramount Home Entertainment Release Date: August 19th, 2014 NCIS has been consistently one of my favorite shows and the ratings show that I am not alone. I love the combination of camaraderie, drama, humor and the cases are always fun. This season sees the departure of long time team member Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) which I thought was handled really well and personally It didn’t bother me to much as I thought the character was kind of a one trick pony. This of course was flowed by a number of episodes where we see possible replacements come though, fun and gave the show a chance to have some fun. When they did replace her with Ellie...

Film Review: THE TRIP TO ITALY Sep19

Film Review: THE TRIP TO ITALY

Directed by Michael Winterbottom, based on a TV series and the 2010 film THE TRIP Starring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon The success of the 2010 film THE TRIP pretty much assured another adventure for the duo. In the first film, they trudged through the North of England, eating, doing imitations of famous actors, making anxious calls back home, and, most importantly, bonding with each other and making the audience laugh. There is not all that much new in this second film. The duo is now following the path of the 19th century Romantic Poets in Italy. The food is better, if less discussed; their accommodations have been bumped up a notch;...

Steve Ulfelder and Edgar Cantero are featured in this week’s giveaway Sep19

Steve Ulfelder and Edgar Cantero are featured in t...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copies of  WOLVERINE BROS. FREIGHT AND STORAGE by Steve Ulfelder and THE SUPERNATURAL ENHANCEMENTS by Edgar Cantero WOLVERINE BROS. FREIGHT AND STORAGE by Steve Ulfelder Conway Sax is a man on a mission—this time all the way out to Los Angeles, where he has sworn to track down and rescue Kenny Spoon, a washed-up TV star who has been kidnapped by gangsters. Conway, who’s never met Kenny, is doing a favor for Eudora Spoon, a dear friend and fellow member of the Barnburners, the tight-knit maverick AA group whose members Conway has sworn...

Crimespree on Comics: Archer and Armstrong v.1: The Michelangelo Code Sep18

Crimespree on Comics: Archer and Armstrong v.1: Th...

Archer and Armstrong v.1: The Michelangelo Code Writer: Fred Van Lente Penciler: Clayton Henry Colorist: Matt Milla Letterer: Dave Lanphear Cover Artist: Arturo Lozzi, Patrick Zircher “Archer and Armstrong” has one of the best, most underrated writers in comics, a fan favorite artist, and some of the strongest reviews from the past two years. I’ve been dying to read the much ballyhooed revamp of the Valiant Comics classic and am quite glad I did. Obadiah Archer has been training his entire life for a mission from the Lord. His father, a Minister, and mother, a Congresswoman, have spent his 18 years of life readying him for destroying “He...