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...

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton ...

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton Viking (240 pages) April 14, 2015 Summer has returned to the tiny English village of Finch, and while Lori Shepherd should be enjoying the sunny countryside with her new baby daughter—or at the very least preparing for a visit from her husband’s odious aunts—she can’t help but obsess about Finch’s real estate crisis. Sure, it’s only two empty cottages, but Lori’s positive their continued vacancy is the result of a nefarious plot. Mind you, she has no idea who’s the architect of said plot or what it entails, but she’s determined to get to the bottom of the matter and save her beloved village...

Minnesota Book Award Winner for Genre Fiction Apr18

Minnesota Book Award Winner for Genre Fiction

Tonight, the Friends Of The St. Paul Library presented the Minnesota Book Awards at a gala event at the Historic Union Depot in St. Paul. Awards were presented in eight categories, but I am posting the one that pertains to us: The Best Genre Fiction THE SECRET OF PEMBROOKE PARK by Julie Klassen Other nominees: FALLEN ANGEL by Chuck Logan THE LIFE WE BURY by Allen Eskens STRONGWOOD: A Crime Dossier by Larry Millet...

Lisa Scottoline TV appearance on Philadelphia NBC ...

Lisa Scottoline recently made an appearance on the Philadelphia NBC affiliate to talk about EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, her latest thriller. Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric’s entire world begins to...

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WEEP by Kristi Belcamino rev...

Blessed Are Those Who Weep by Kristi Belcamino Harper Collins April 7th, 2015 Blessed Are Those Who Weep by Kristi Belcamino is an excellent crime novel. From the very first page readers are grabbed with the storyline. The theme is very relevant to real-life since it concentrates on when to let go. There are multiple sub-plots that center around obsession: a killer obsessed with obtaining his form of justice, and the main character obsessed with her personal life. The book opens with San Francisco Bay Area reporter Gabriella Giovanni stumbling onto a horrific crime scene with only one survivor, a baby girl. After experiencing this butchery...

EVERY SECRET THING: new trailer and release date Apr17

EVERY SECRET THING: new trailer and release date

A year after debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, EVERY SECRET THING resurfaces with a new trailer and a national release date of May 15th. The film is based on the Laura Lippman novel of the same name and stars Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald. When a young girl in a small town goes missing, the crime resembles a similar disappearance from seven years prior that ended in tragedy. Police officer Nancy Gates (Elizabeth Banks) , still haunted by the outcome of that case, believes the answers to this present-day kidnapping lie with the previous crime’s perpetrators: two now-teenaged girls named Alice...

Film Review: DANNY COLLINS Apr17

Film Review: DANNY COLLINS

DANNY COLLINS Directed and Written by Dan Fogelman Starring: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale Has there ever been a movie about the life of a singer where an actor (or even someone dubbing for him) sang so little? I can’t think of one. In DANNY COLLINS, Al Pacino plays a washed-up rocker who now, at best, performs as a lounge act. He has a signature song but not much else. But when his agent (Plummer) brings him a recently discovered letter from John Lennon applauding Collins’ talent back in the seventies, Danny begins to examine his life. As he prepares to revive his career, he...

Kate Mulgrew, Chigozie Obioma are featured in this week’s giveaway Apr17

Kate Mulgrew, Chigozie Obioma are featured in this...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew and THE FISHERMEN by Chigozie Obioma BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew An actress’s deeply moving account of the price and rewards of a passionate life. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew “how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil,” Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred. Determined to...

An Interview with Kristi Belcamino Apr16

An Interview with Kristi Belcamino

Blessed Are Those Who Weep by Kristi Belcamino is the third Gabriella Giovanni mystery. It is a story dealing with betrayal, manipulation, cover-up, and obsession. It has a gripping plot and believable characters. Although many social issues are discussed it is done through a riveting action packed story. Gabriella finds a horrific crime scene with only one survivor, a baby girl covered in the blood of her family members. The intensity begins with the very first page and does not let up. Elise Cooper:  A large part of this book is how Gabriella handles her miscarriage. Did you know someone who went through this emotional experience?  ...