CRIMESPREE ISSUE 56 May30

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 Innocents: Part Nine

Click here for previous installments   SIXTEEN   Wil waited until they’d finished breakfast to explain about the danger; afterward, in the silence, he took her hand. “I just think it would be a good idea for you to stay with your parents. A few days, Leese. Till Zavala’s finished.” Lisa looked at him. “This is our house, Wil.” “I know. But this is different, that must be obvious.” “Nobody can find La Conchita,” she joked, “even our friends. I don’t want to leave. What I want to do is help.” “You’ll be helping by leaving.” “No, I’ll be running away. There must be something I can do.” He was in no mood. “Zavala knows who I am,...

David Rosenfelt: Dates for HOUNDED tour Jul20

David Rosenfelt: Dates for HOUNDED tour

David Rosenfelt is doing just a few appearances to support HOUNDED, the latest in his Andy Carpenter series. If none of these are near you, you can contact the stores to reserve a copy. Almost every store is happy to have a copy signed for you. Andy Carpenter isn’t sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn’t expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that’s exactly where he arrives—at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour....

James Garner: 1928-2014 Jul20

James Garner: 1928-2014

Early this morning, word came that James Garner passed away. He was 86. Garner was best known for his portrayal of private investigator Jim Rockford in NBC’s THE ROCKFORD FILES. The series ran from 1974-1980. His awards included the Golden Globe, the people’s Choice, the Screen Actor’s Guild and Emmy awards. Prior to The Rockford Files, he played Bret Maverick in MAVERICK from 1957 to 1962 and reprised the role in the short lived Bret Maverick...

Kaplan brings HOMELAND to bookshelves Jul19

Kaplan brings HOMELAND to bookshelves

Showtime and William Morrow are continuing to work tto build the HOMELAND brand as they prepare for the release of the second book in the series. On October 7th, Andrew Kaplan’s HOMELAND: SAUL’S GAME hits the shelves. HOMELAND: SAUL’S GAME by Andrew KaplanLeading a mission to capture master terrorist, Abu Nazir, CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison discovers a dangerous threat inside the Agency in this thrilling second official prequel novel to Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning hit series Homeland. Damascus, Syria, 2009. Carrie Mathison is leading an operation to capture or kill al Qaeda terrorist, Abu Nazir. But arriving at the...

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Burcell, Stanley and Loehfelm Jul19

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Burcell, Stanley and Loehfelm

Once again we look into the inner sanctum of authors. Click on photos to see larger.   Robin Burcell: I have two desks. One in the forefront is a treadmill desk (where I will one day install either a standing desk or a properly mounted keyboard. But it works for now!). In the mirror opposite it is my sitting desk. They are literally back-to-back. I move from one to the other quite often during the day. But to make sure that I put in at least a couple of miles walking, my email is only set up on the treadmill desk.     Kelli Stanley: Attached is a photo of a portion of one of my desktops. It requires explanation. My actual...

SHOTS FIRED by C.J. Box

Shots Fired C. J. Box G. P. Putnam’s Sons July 2014 Author C. J. Box has written formidable novels, fourteen in all. With his latest book, Shots Fired, he has exceptionally ventured into the short story realm. The plot lines vary from adventure to crime procedural to historical. There are ten stories, three of them never published, and four include Box’s main character Joe Pickett, although in the story “The Master Falconer” he makes only a cameo appearance. The book opens with “One-Car Bridge” where Joe Pickett must deliver bad news to the manager of the Crazy Z Bar Ranch, that the Game and Fish Commission will not allow the landowner,...

Q&A with Daniel Silva

Like his previous two books, The Heist by Daniel Silva is both a crime mystery and an espionage thriller. This novel begins with a murder investigation surrounding a stolen painting and becomes a quest to hunt down the hidden assets of a Middle Eastern ruler. Once again the hero Gabriel Allon displays his many talents as an art restorer, investigator, and Israeli intelligence operative     Elise Cooper: Why do you think Gabriel Allon is so popular?   Daniel Silva: He is a character with two distinct sides, as an art restorer and an Israeli intelligence agent. He resonates with people because he is a decent human being who is...

HOMELAND: premiere date, 1st promo for season four

Showtime has announced that season four of HOMELAND will debut on October 5th. The season will find Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) assigned to a volatile and dangerous CIA station in the Middle East.