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...

Richard Castle Interviewed

(This interview was conducted last spring before Castle went missing) RAGING HEAT, the latest Nikki Heat novel from Kingswell is on sale Sept 16th. You can follow him on Twitter @WriteRCastle. And tune in on ABC Sept 29th to find out the latest! Erica Ruth Neubauer: How much do you think the Nikki Heat series is like your real-life relationship with Detective Beckett? Richard Castle: I like to think I draw from the best parts of our adventures to give my readers an unforgettable experience with every novel. A ruggedly handsome writer following a smart, sexy Detective… you can’t get more real-life than that! ERN: Does it change how you feel...

Pet Spotlight: Linda O. Johnston

I’d like to introduce you to my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Lexie and Mystie. They’ve owned me for a while and have me very well trained. Oh, you mean I’m supposed to train them? Maybe so. But since I’m now a full-time writer and am home a lot of the time, I’ve gotten used to their demands for attention, including wanting to go out, to play, and to get treats and lots and lots of hugs. They’re Cavaliers, after all. I’ve had Cavaliers for many years. I saw one on the Underground on my first trip to London and immediately fell in love. I came back to the U.S. and researched them. At the time...

Be Local Everywhere Hits Minnesota Sep15

Be Local Everywhere Hits Minnesota

When a friend calls you to help out on the weekend, it usually means that friend is moving and you’re being recruited to haul a couch up and down a couple flights of stairs. The natural instinct is to say, “No, sorry I can’t help you. I’m organizing my spice rack this weekend.” You might go so far as to say, “Oh, I’d love to help you, but I have a paper due for school on Monday”, even though you’ve been out of school for 20 years. But then there are times when a friend calls you to help out on the weekend and it’s for something a bit more important than a positioning a piece of furniture. When Tyrus Books publisher Ben LeRoy calls you to...

WHITE COLLAR: USA moves up final season to Novembe...

WHITE COLLAR fans won’t have to wait until 2015 for Peter and Neal’s final go-around. USA has moved the sixth, and final, season up to November. The six-episode season will begin on Thursday, Nov. 6. “From its inception, White Collar captured a massive and loyal following, in large part due to the incredible on-screen chemistry between [Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay], who deserve credit for one of the most brilliantly performed ‘bromances’ in all of television,” network president Chris McCumber said. “The series also benefited from smart writing and an extraordinarily talented supporting cast, who helped it become a fan favorite...

MURDER IN THE FIRST: TNT orders second season

After a fairly successful first season. MURDER IN THE FIRST will be coming back for a second go around. On Friday, TNT announced they were ordering a second season for the Steve Boucho (NYPD BLUE, HILL STREET BLUES). The series stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson as San Francisco Homicide Detectives and followed them as they investigated two seemingly unrelated murders. The mystery deepened, however, when they found that both murders had a common denominator in a Silicon Valley wunderkind. Season one had a fairly strong cast with Tom Felton, Steven Weber, James Cromwell and Richard Schiff. Like the first season, the second will consist...

BLACKLIST: The Complete First Season

BLACKLIST: The Complete First Season Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Release date: Aug 12th, 2014 I was very excited about this show, the little I saw leading up to it looked great and I really enjoy James Spader. I was almost afraid to watch because I was afraid I may have built it up to much in my head before seeing it. That fear was mis-placed. I love this show. The first episode grabbed me from the beginning. Raymond “Red” Reddington is a former US Agent who dropped off the radar years ago and went on to become The Concierge of Crime, facilitating criminals across the globe in various endeavors. He’s had a spot on the most wanted...

Film Review: CALVARY Sep12

Film Review: CALVARY

CALVARY Written and Directed by John Michael McDonagh Starring Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Chris O’Dowd, M. Emmet Walsh, Aiden Gillen In the opening scene of CALVARY Father James is listening to the confession of a parishioner who tells him he was repeatedly molested as a child, and although that particular priest is dead, he intends to murder Father James in a week’s time. Although the priest knows who the parishioner is we do not, so the film functions, at its lowest level, as a whodunnit. Each character who crosses the screen in the next two hours is angry enough to have threatened the priest. But as its highest level,...

Peter May featured in this week’s giveaway Sep12

Peter May featured in this week’s giveaway

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copies of  THE BLACKHOUSE and THE LEWIS MAN by Peter May THE BLACKHOUSE From acclaimed author and dramatist Peter May comes the Barry Award-winning The Blackhouse, the first book in the Lewis Trilogy-a riveting mystery series set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis that bears similarities to a brutal killing on the mainland, Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod is dispatched to the Outer Hebrides to investigate, embarking at the same time on a voyage...