CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59 Apr14

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59

Issue 59 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Dana Cameron, should be shipping late April. The Crimespree crew threw a bunch of questions at Dana, and she also wrote a great piece just for us.  The issue also has an interview with Kristi Belecamino and all our regular features. This looks to be a really fun issue we think you’ll love! The cover photo was by James Goodwin, a friend of the Crimespree family and all around great guy.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE     And you can order the COOKING WITH CRIMESPREE cook book RIGHT...

2015 Arthur Ellis Award winners May29

2015 Arthur Ellis Award winners

Last night, at the Arthur Ellis Gala in Toronto, The Crime Writers of Canada presented the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards. Best Novel C.C. Humphreys, Plague, Doubleday Canada Rest of the Shortlist Brenda Chapman, Cold Mourning, Dundurn Press Barbara Fradkin, None so Blind, Dundurn Press Maureen Jennings, No Known Grave, McClelland & Stewart Alen Mattich, Killing Pilgrim, House of Anansi   Best First Novel Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press Rest of the Shortlist Janet Brons, A Quiet Kill, Touchwood Editions M.H. Callway, Windigo Fire, Seraphim Editions Eve McBride, No Worst, There Is None, Dundurn Press Sam Wiebe, Last of the...

Finalists for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction May29

Finalists for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fict...

Earlier this week, the finalists were announced for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The award, from The American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and the University of Alabama Law School, is presented to the novel that “best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change.”  Finalists: MY SISTER’S GRAVE by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer) TERMINAL CITY by Linda Fairstein (Dutton) THE SECRET OF MAGIC by Deborah Johnson...

Film Review: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA May29

Film Review: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA Written and Directed by Oliver Assayas Starring: Juliet Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz I was planning to review the new AVENGERS movie but after seeing it, decided that there was no sense spoiling it with faint praise (at best) for those who wanted to see it. So instead, an art movie, which few of you will probably have access to or care to see. Juliet Binoche plays Maria Anders, a seasoned actress who is asked to star in a play. It’s a revival of a play where she had the ingénue role many years earlier. Now she will play the older female role and Chloe Grace Moretz will play the part she once played...

FLAME OUT by MP Cooley Reviewed

FLAME OUT M.P. Cooley May 2015 William Morrow While out on patrol, June Lyons stumbles on a fire at the abandoned Sleep-Tite factory. As the fire starts to rage, she realizes there is a woman inside—and on fire. June manages to get the badly burned woman out, but the building is beyond saving. Sorting through the charred remains, a false wall is found with barrels of toxic chemicals hidden away behind it. Work for the EPA, not the cops—except one of the barrels holds the mummified remains of a woman. Could it be the body of the previous owner’s wife, murdered thirty years ago and never found? Or one of the young women who went missing...

Steve Berry’s THE PATRIOT THREAT is featured in this week’s giveaway May29

Steve Berry’s THE PATRIOT THREAT is featured...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE PATRIOT THREAT: Special Writer’s Cut Edition by Steve Berry THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry The Patriot Threat continues the Cotton Malone series with his next riveting, history-based thriller The 16th Amendment to the Constitution is why Americans pay income taxes. But what if there were problems associated with that amendment? Secrets that call into question decades of tax collecting? In fact, there is a surprising truth to this hidden possibility. Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within...

SO NUDE, SO DEAD by Ed McBain

It’s no secret that Ed McBain was a favorite author around these offices so when Hard Case Crime announced McBain first crime novel being brought back after 50 years we were a bit excited. SO NUDE, SO DEAD. OK, you already have me with the title. A piano prodigy wakes up next to a dead body, a fellow performer. Ray Stone has even more problems though, both he and the dead Eileen are addicts and this will making talking to the cops problematic. On the run from the cops and hoping to find the killer we get to follow Ray on a crazy ride. Loved every word of this book....

DEAD TO ME By Mary McCoy reviewed

DEAD TO ME Mary McCoy 2015 Hyperion Alice used to worship her older sister Annie. But Annie walked out of the family and hasn’t been heard from for four years…until today. Alice and her older sister Annie grew up in a Hollywood household. Their parents weren’t famous or anything, but their father worked publicity for a studio, and so the girls spent a lot of time alone together while their parents flitted from party to party. When Annie was deemed old enough, she was dolled up and trotted out to the parties, to sing and entertain the guests. But one night everything went wrong. After a huge fight with their father, Annie left and never came...

THE HARVEST MAN by Alex Grecian May27

THE HARVEST MAN by Alex Grecian

The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian G. P. Putnam May 19th, 2015 The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian portrays Scotland Yard Murder Squad detectives pursuing a violent serial killer. The main plot has the detectives targeting The Harvest Man, while a secondary plot has detective Walter Day trying to find Jack the Ripper. These series of books includes a mystery, some historical facts, and explores the new techniques of evidence gathering. The plot begins where the previous book, The Devil’s Workshop, ends. Readers new to this series might want to start with the previous book to gain a better understanding of the characters and their motivations....