CRIMESPREE ISSUE 65 Apr21

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 65

Crimespree issue 65 featuring Nick Petrie   Our next issue is ready,Nick Petrie is on the cover .  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are lots of interviews and great articles.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

An Interview with Laura Griffin

Elise Cooper: Why did you decide to write a series centered on the SEAL community? Laura Griffin: I first became interested after reading some autobiographical books written by SEALs. I decided to have a SEAL character in the book, Beyond Limits, from my “Tracer Series.” I was lucky enough to view the training area in Coronado, touring the base and speaking with some retired SEALs. This allowed me to have a feel for the area of San Diego. This series is less about forensics and more of an action and adventure story. I hope this series showcases all the great things they do, since I have a ton of respect for them. I enjoyed writing about...

Kent Anderson’s GREEN SUN is featured in thi...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of GREEN SUN by Kent Anderson   A true and personal history of American violence, Green Sun is the long-awaited return of Kent Anderson, who counts Michael Connelly, James Ellroy, George Pelecanos, and James Patterson among his fans. Oakland, California in 1983, churns with racial conflict and violent crime. Officer Hanson is a white cop in a one-man squad car, more concerned with dispensing justice as he sees it than with enforcing the California penal code. He’s returned to police work after trying graduate school and teaching English literature....

Part II, Interview with John Douglas and Mark Olsh...

MINDHUNTER John Douglas and Mark Olshaker October 24th, 2017 Gallery Books Media Tie-In edition   MINDHUNTER by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker gives an insider’s view of FBI’s elite serial crime unit. Douglas was the youngest agent not just as a lecturer at Quantico, but also at FBI Headquarters. His resume is impressive having spent four years in the military, holds numerous graduate degrees, was a member of the SWAT team, a hostage negotiator, and the FBI’s criminal profiler pioneer. With the bestselling book and now a Netflix original series, people are taken behind the scenes of some of the most gruesome and challenging cases. FBI...

THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by KRISTEN LEPIONKA

Minotaur Books 2017   Kristen Lepionka has introduced the world to Roxane Weary and made me love the PI genre all over again. Lepionka’s protagonist is a straight-up, no apologies Private Investigator in the fine tradition of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and Jessica Jones. That is something that has seemed to be a rarity of late. She’s not an ex-military do-gooder, neither is she an un-licensed friend who is just trying to help out. She isn’t an ex-cop trying to live a peaceful life, and she sure isn’t a nosy reporter. These are all great ideas for a series hero, but it’s almost like the genre has been a bit ashamed of its investigative...

Part I, Interview with John Douglas and Mark Olsha...

MINDHUNTER John Douglas and Mark Olshaker Gallery Books, Media Tie-In edition October 24th, 2017 MINDHUNTER a bestselling book and now a Netflix original series, take people behind the scenes of some of the most gruesome and challenging cases. FBI profilers gather up crime scene evidence to help predict the type of personality who commits serial murders. Through interviews with some of the most ghastly killers such as Charles Manson, Edmund Kemper, and the Son of Sam, to mention a few, Douglas determines their motives, attempting to figure out why they did what they did and why in such a particular manner. Elise Cooper: The Netflix show has...

4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK

Black Mask Studios 2017   Sometimes, if you want to stop the bad thing from happening, you have to do the bad thing yourself. Paige, Walter, Berger, and Stretch are a group of pre-teens who spend their days playing games. Video games, role playing games, you name it. They hang out, they curse, they rag on each other. Paige is the leader, Stretch is her best friend. Walter is super smart and super shy. And Berger is a motor-mouth who is everyone wishes would just shut up. The beginning of childhood’s end was signaled when a group of criminals show up at Paige’s house, looking for her dad. The thugs barge into the living room, and a...

Interview with Laura Griffin

  TOUCH OF RED and COVER OF NIGHT by Laura Griffin have plots with an intricate suspense, and well-developed characters. The intensity on the pages is prevalent in the story along with the character’s relationships. TOUCH OF RED is part of the Tracer series and COVER OF NIGHT is part of the SEAL series, but each can by read as a stand-alone. COVER OF NIGHT starts off with a bang when journalist Karly Bonham witnesses a terrorist attack in Thailand. Sent on an assignment to interview the US Ambassador to Thailand she is packing up to leave and realizes Islamic Jihadists are taking the Ambassador and his daughter as hostages. After...

THE GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING Is featured In This Week’s Giveaway Dec01

THE GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING Is featured In This W...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of THE GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING by Simon Baatz.   From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world. In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York. Nesbit, just sixteen years old, had recently moved to the city. White was forty-seven and a principal in the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. As the foremost architect of his day, he was a celebrity, responsible for...