CRIMESPREE ISSUE 55 Feb15

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 55

CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE 55 GUEST EDITORIALS by ERIN MITCHELL AND KATE MALMON KATHY REICHS INTERVIEW HARRY HUNSICKER INTERVIEWED COVER STORY BEN LEROY AND ALISON DASHO JIMMY PALMIOTTI INTERVIEW FICTION: GRANNY MINE by R. MARQUEZ FIVE LIST BY MICHAEL ROBOTHAM JED AYRES INTERVIEWED STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES INTERVIEW LIAR LIAR BY LISA UNGER NELE NEUHUAS INTERVIEW PET SPOTLIGHT BY JT ELLISON AUTHOR PHOTOS BY ERICA LISA BRACKMAN INTERVIEW BIG AND LOUD BY FRANK DE BLASÉ BEHIND THE BOOK—DICK WOLF BEHIND THE BOOK – ELSIABTH ELO FICTION: SCANDAL IN THE WIND by MICHAEL WASHBURN REED COLEMAN CRAIG MCDONALD MYSTERY TOWN WITH LINDA BROWN EYE ON HOLLYWOOD...

Big and loud: My Favorite Writers by Frank De Blase Apr20

Big and loud: My Favorite Writers by Frank De Blas...

The other night I had the opportunity to speak as a special guest at a ladies monthly book club meeting. You know the deal; they all read the same book then get together to discuss its finer points. This month’s selection was my debut novel for Down & Out Books, PINE BOX FOR A PIN-UP. OK, look, I know what you’re thinking: a suburban hen party, plenty of merlot, and healthy snacks that no one touches as long as the chocolate/peanut clusters hold out, where they gossip about whoever didn’t show up and punctuate it all here and there with discussion of 50 shades of some Agatha Higgins cozy yawn. I was flattered yet wary and somewhat...

Hilary Davidson: Tour dates for BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS

Hilary Davidson just celebrated the release of BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS, her new stand alone and fourth overall book. Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping . . . and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom? Desmond Edgars, Dominique’s big brother, has looked out for his wayward sister ever since their mother was convicted of murdering many years ago, so when he receives a frantic phone call from Dominique in the...

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: George Pelecanos, Frank Bill

This is our fourth  in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger.

COLD IN JULY: 1st trailer for Lansdale based film Apr18

COLD IN JULY: 1st trailer for Lansdale based film

IFC Films has released the trailer for COLD IN JULY, Jim Mickle’s film based on the Joe Lansdale film. How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hal) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled...

Throwback DVD Review – ZODIAC

Zodiac 2007 Paramount Directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith’s non-fiction book Zodiac Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. Based on Robert Graysmith’s book of the same name, Zodiac is a psycho- sociological exploration of the investigation surrounding the serial killer in 1960’s San Francisco Bay area. The film explores interactions the killer had with the media while moving from a fast paced storyline of murder and first-hand accounts, to an unresolved cold-case, into a disheartened picture of the ways people coped with the heightened reality created by the Zodiac murders. However, the mystery is...

An Interview with Max Allan Collins

Back in issue 21 of Crimespree we talked to Max Allan Collins about a project he was undertaking. The project was taking the books that Mickey Spillane had started but not finished and get them into print. Some were more done than others but Al has been working away at it along with writing his own books. We thought we’d check I with Mr. Collins to see how the work is going. Jon: We talked about this project at Love Is Murder back in 2007. So now about 7 years later, how far along are you into getting the books finished and to publishers? Max: I would say I’ve completed the first, most important phase, which was to complete the manuscripts...

Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in this week’s giveaway Apr18

Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in t...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to receive copies of  STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs and THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur—tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered....

HACKVIST #1 Apr17

HACKVIST #1

Hacktivist #1 Achaia Comics It’s something we could all use. It’s definitely something we all want. A social network that’s totally unhackable. YourLife is the way to connect to everyone that is revolutionizing the entire world. Two brilliant young men have created this all for us. So we can be in together even just online. Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the minds that have broken crafted this incredible system. Beyond the shareholders and “likes” they are Hacktivists. People who use their considerable knowledge and technology to create uprisings. They are the good guys behind a glowing computer screen changing the world. But no matter how...