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  

Film Review: PRIDE Oct31

Film Review: PRIDE

PRIDE Directed by Matthew Warchus Written by Stephen Beresford Starring Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay, Faye Marsay, Imelda Staunton You would have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by PRIDE. In 1984, miners in Wales are in the midst of a mining strike largely caused by Thatcher’s complete indifference to their hard lot. A group of gay Londoners back in England are moved by the Welsh miner’s plight but also looking for an opportunity to bring their personal strife to public attention. AIDS had begun to impact the British gay population by then. So the gay activists organize themselves into a...

Hunter Davies is featured in this week’s giveaway Oct31

Hunter Davies is featured in this week’s giv...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE BEATLES LYRICS: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs by Hunter Davies THE BEATLES LYRICS The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime — songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery. These original...

MAYBE I SHOULD JUST SHOOT YOU IN THE FACE

2014 ZELMER PULP PRESS  Sometimes, reviewing books for Crimespree really is the best job ever. I get to read and review cool stuff that I probably would have gone out and read anyway. But would I have gone out and taken a flyer on something new? Maybe…or maybe not. Strange as it sounds, it can be kind of scary diving into a short story collection that is filled with authors that are all brand new to you. So when a package wrapped in a jet-black bow lands on your doorstep with a giant neon arrow that reads, “Hey, dummy! This is a package of THE NEW STUFF. READ ME NOW IF YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU.” Well, you pick it up with sweaty hands…...

Five that influenced me: Trey R Barker

Mom’s bookshelves were a wonderland of universes. Harlan Ellison’s Again, Dangerous Visions (the title of which scared me to death when I was exceedingly young), Fahrenheit 451, The Stand, Down To A Sunless Sea. Simak and Clarke, Hemingway and Steinbeck; Bruce Catton’s Civil War trilogy: Mr. Lincoln’s Army, Glory Road, and A Stillness at Appomattox. Our house was the biggest library on the block and she made sure I had a public library card when I was in elementary school. She looked at every book selection I made from both the public and school libraries, read most of them, and even read the first book I ever checked out on my own with...

Syndicate Books to Publish Complete Works of Margaret Millar Oct28

Syndicate Books to Publish Complete Works of Marga...

Crimespree pal Paul Oliver has some exciting news. His Syndicate Books has reached an agreement with Craig Tenney at Harold Ober Associates and the estate of Margaret Millar to publish the MWA Grandmaster’s complete works in North America. Millar (1915-1994) was the author of 27 books and a pioneer of the modern psychological thriller. Millar’s novel Beast in View won the 1956 Edgar Award for Best Novel and she was the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award in 1983. In 1965 she was selected by the Los Angeles Times as “Woman of the Year.” Syndicate Books will publish all 27 of Millar’s books in ten...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for October 28th,...

An old feature returns. Starting today, we will give you a look at the notable home entertainment releases that are either crime related or simply pique our interest. This week’s releases include the characters of Agatha Christie, PD James, John Le Carre, Jonathon Gash, Ann Cleeves, Elmore Leonard and Marcus Sakey. Also of note is Shout! Factory’s WKRP IN CINCINNATI: The Complete Series release that features most of the original music. A MOST WANTED MAN (2014) Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi, Mehdi Dehbi, Neil Malik Abdullah Format: DVD ($26.98), Blu-ray ($29.99) Extra: The Making of A Most Wanted...

ABC developing U.S. WIRE IN THE BLOOD series Oct27

ABC developing U.S. WIRE IN THE BLOOD series

ABC is looking to bring the world of Val McDermid‘s Tony Hill to the U.S. Deadline is reporting that a U.S. version is being developed with A.M. Homes (THE L WORD) writing and joining Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman (DETROIT 1-8-7), Todd Lieberman (DETROIT 1-8-7), Laurie Zaks (CASTLE) and Sandra Jobling (exec producer for the highly successful British version) on the production side. All have solid track records, but I am especially pleased to see the folks behind the under-rated DETROIT 1-8-7 on board. In addition to Mandeville, ABC Studios and Endemol Studios are on board. While Hill remains front and center, it sounds like...

Pet Spotlight: Jessie Chandler, Ollie and Fozzy Be...

  Yo! Ollie here. Our Keeper, Jessie, is gone. Me and my big bro Fozzy Bear are very hungry half-King Charles Spaniel/half-Shih Tzu masters of the realm. I just turned two-years-old last month. Our Keepers threw me a big birthday party with hats that I thought were pretty stupid, and Frosty Paws, which I did not think were stupid. However, a frozen tongue feels funny. Where do you think our Keeper is, Fozzy Bear?   Who cares, Ollie? I’m in the zone. Maxing and relaxing upside down on this soft, comfy blanket the Keepers accidentally left on the floor. I’m waiting for one of the Keepers to come along and give me tummies. That’s...