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...

Shortlists for 2014 Davitt Awards Aug19

Shortlists for 2014 Davitt Awards

The lovely folks at  Sisters in Crime Australia have announced the shortlists for the  2014 Davitt Awards. These prizes are named for Ellen Davitt, the author of Australia’s first mystery novel, Force and Fraud (1865), and honor the best in Australian  crime/mystery fiction by women. The nominees are: Best Adult Novel: DARK HORSE, by Honey Brown (Penguin Books Australia) NEFARIOUS DOINGS, by Ilsa Evans (Momentum Press) A BITTER TASTE, by Annie Hauxwell (Penguin Books Australia) WEB OF DECEIT, by Katherine Howell (Pan Macmillan Australia) Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (Picador Books) THE DYING BEACH, by Angela Savage (Text) Best Young Adult...

An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd

AN UNWILLING ACCOMPLICE Charles Todd William Morrow August 11th, 2014 An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd is a great read. Not only does it have a riveting mysterious plot but it also has details about English society during World War I. Since this month marks the 100th anniversary of the war people might want to read this book to immerse themselves in that era.   The plot begins with World War I nurse Bess Crawford on leave to accompany a wounded soldier, Sergeant Jason Wilkins, to Buckingham Palace, where he’s to be decorated by the King. Her duties include escorting him back to the hotel and prepping him for his journey back....

Richard Kadrey: Dates for THE GETAWAY GOD tour Aug18

Richard Kadrey: Dates for THE GETAWAY GOD tour

THE GATEWAY GOD, Richard Kadrey’s latest Sandman Slim novel hits stores on August 26th. End times are here again A half-human, half-angel with a bad rep and a worse attitude—we are talking abuout the former Lucifer here—James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya—the insatiable, destructive old gods. But their imminent invasion is just one of Stark’s problems, as L.A. descends into chaos, and a new evil stalks the city. No ordinary killer, the man known as St. Nick takes Stark deep into a conspiracy that stretches from Earth to Heaven and Hell. Further...

2014 Traverse City Film Festival Aug18

2014 Traverse City Film Festival

The 10th year of the Traverse City Film Festival took place on July 29-August 3 in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. The brain child of film maker, Michael Moore, each year has seen the festival grow in the number of films offered, venues, attendees, and prestige. Nearly one million tickets have been purchased in those ten years. Film lovers attend from across the country, combining it with a vacation in a truly gorgeous part of Michigan. Aside from the many traditional venues, free films are offered nightly on a giant screen on the beach and on a floating boat. There are free movies every day and plenty of films for children. There is...

BLACK PANTHER: THE CLIENT

Marvel Comics 1998   Look around you. We live in a Golden Age of comics. Think about it: Superman t-shirts are sold at Old Navy stores. I have two. Superhero movies are guaranteed MEGA HITS every year! Guardians of the Galaxy just made 100 million on opening weekend. I say again: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Geek culture isn’t geek culture anymore; it’s just culture. Amazing, isn’t it? I invite you to sit back and remember a time not that long ago, when comics were not king. Back in 1998, Marvel Comics were just coming out of the throes of bankruptcy. Looking for a way to regain that spark of something special, Marvel outsourced four of...

THE BLACK HOUR by Lori Rader-Day

THE BLACK HOUR Lori Rader-Day 2014 Seventh Street Books Sociology Professor Amelia Emmet, was shot in a college hallway on campus by a student she didn’t even know. Amelia’s colleagues were more concerned about the negative effects or backfire this shooting would leave on the college’s reputation, then the brutal shooting of one of their own. Amelia upon leaving the hospital after months of recovery felt betrayed and abandoned from everyone she thought she knew. Who’s responsible for the act that actually deceived her and left her with a life changing horror? The many questions she needs answered of “Why me”, and how that left her with a...

Flashback: Korean Noir – The films of Chan-wook Park Aug17

Flashback: Korean Noir – The films of Chan-w...

Korean Noir The Films of Chan-wook Park   For a couple of years now, (thanks in no small part to Quentin Tarantino) the films of Chan-wook Park are being seen by an American audience for the first time. And frankly, if I’ve seen five great films this year, three of them belong to Chan-wook Park. So why haven’t you heard of him? He’s one of the most decorated directors in Asia. Due to the notoriously skewed purchase and release tactics of U.S. distributors, the three films below were released domestically all within the last year. Remember, this is the industry that took a year and a half to release Zhang Yimou’s brilliant Hero a...

SIN CITY A DAME TO KILL FOR:  new promo looking at Ava Lord Aug17

SIN CITY A DAME TO KILL FOR: new promo looking at ...

Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and the folks at Dimension Films are offering up a new for their upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. This clip, which debuted on MoviePhone, focuses on Eva Green’s Ava Lord. The second SIN CITY film opens in theaters on August 22, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jamie Chung, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Julia Garner and Stacy...