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...

THE LOST KEY by Catherine Coulter & J.T. Elli...

The Lost Key Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison Putnam September 30th, 2014 The Lost Key, the second installment in “A Brit In The FBI Series”, written by Catherine Coulter with J. T. Ellison, is a page-turner. This novel features former Scotland Yard detective, Nicholas (Nick) Drummond, now a rookie at the FBI, and his partner Michaela (Mike) Caine. The plot is extremely insightful in that it will keep the reader thinking about future dangers. Nick is introduced in the first book of the series, The Final Cut. He is able to join the FBI because his mom is an American although he was raised in England. Having been in the Foreign Service and...

Nominees for 2014 Shamus Awards Sep29

Nominees for 2014 Shamus Awards

The Private Eye Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2014 Shamus Awards. Winners will be named during a banquet at Bouchercon in Long Beach, California, on Friday, November 14. Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: LITTLE ELVISES, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime) THE MOJITO COAST, by Richard Helms (Five Star) W IS FOR WASTED, by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) THE GOOD COP, by Brad Parks (Minotaur) NEMESIS, by Bill Pronzini (Forge) Best First P.I. Novel: A GOOD DEATH, by Christopher R. Cox (Minotaur) MONTANA, by Gwen Florio (Permanent Press) BLOOD ORANGE, by Karen Keskinen (Minotaur) BEAR IS BROKEN, by Lachlan Smith (Mysterious Press)...

Pet Spotlight: Laurien Berenson

I’ve had the great good fortune to live my life surrounded by animals which probably explains, at least in part, why I love writing about them so much. I learned at an early age that people can be difficult, but dogs are always just right. My first dog was our family pet, a Springer Spaniel named Gumdrops. My parents believed that dogs and children went together but unfortunately their largesse did not extend to allowing the dog inside the house. Through cold winters and hot summers, Gumdrops lived outside in a wooden dog house. She ate rocks, demolished a plastic swimming pool, and drove my father crazy with her barking. I decided that I...

Elmore Leonard’s 52 PICK-UP coming to Blu-ra...

Kino will be bringing John Frankenheimer’s 52 PICK-UP to Blu-ray. The film, which stars Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover, and Kelly Preston, will be released on February 24th. Based on Elmore Leonard’s exciting bestseller, director John Frankenheimer’s star-filled 52 Pick-Up evokes the chilling reminder that if you have a lot, you have a lot to lose… Life is good for Los Angeles entrepreneur Harry Mitchell (Roy Scheider) – business is great, his home is beautiful, and his wife (Ann-Margret) just might land a seat on the city council. But Harry’s life suddenly spins out of control when a trio...

Q&A with Allison Brennan

Notorious and Dead Heat by New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan are captivating thrillers. While Notorious is the first novel in a new series featuring investigative crime reporter Max Revere, Dead Heat brings back FBI agent Lucy Kincaid. What is an obvious theme with both novels is the determination to bring justice for the victims.   Elise Cooper: Are you attending the Military Book Fair on November 8th in San Diego?   Allison Brennan: Yes. I am very excited about raising money to help our veterans. Many of my male characters are military background based. I have my characters going into law enforcement since about...

Hank Phillippi Ryan: Dates for TRUTH BE TOLD tour Sep26

Hank Phillippi Ryan: Dates for TRUTH BE TOLD tour

Hank Phillippi Ryan continues her Jane Ryland series with TRUTH BE TOLD, the third book in the series. TBT lands on book shelves on October 7th and she starts her tour on that date in Brookline, MA. Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures— reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing,...

Film Review: THE DROP Sep26

Film Review: THE DROP

Directed by Michael R. Roskam Written by Dennis Lehane, based on his short story “Animal Rescue” Starring: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, John Ortiz THE DROP is a terrific film. I can’t think of a better crime movie in recent months. The short story it is based on “Animal Rescue” (from Boston Noir) is a strong place to start. It gives us a terrific setting (Boston becomes Brooklyn in the film, three strong characters, some pretty nasty villains, a cute dog. On top of that, we get a touching love story and not just between the man and the dog. The movie one ups it by getting Tom Hardy to play the...

Books, DVDs from Castle and Lancet are featured in this week’s giveaway Sep26

Books, DVDs from Castle and Lancet are featured in...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copies of RAGING HEAT by Richard Castle and TOKYO KILL by Barry Lancet as well as CASTLE: CASTLE: The Complete Sixth Season After Castle’s stunning romantic proposal to Beckett, what happens next? TV’s magnetic crime-fighting couple faces a whole new set of challenges as they juggle wedding plans and their most intriguing cases yet in ABC’s Castle: The Complete Sixth Season. Beckett’s new job with the Justice Department takes her away from the wisecracking love of her life. But Castle’s devotion to his new fiancée – and her fascinating...