CRIMESPREE ISSUE 58 Feb01

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 58

Issue 58 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with F PAUL WILSON, shipping early February   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE EDITORIAL BY RUTH JORDAN FAVORITES OF 2014 HANGING WITH AYO INTERVIEW WITH F PAUL WILSON BY BRYAN VANMETER FICTION: BAD PRECEDENT BY PATRICK SHAWN BAGLEY FIVE LIST—COP SHOWS BY JAYE WELLS TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE BY KIRA PIEKOFF SLUETHFEST BY REBECCA SWOPE EVERYTHING ON BLACK BY STEPHEN COULTER FOOTPRINTS—BARBARA SERANELLA ODD THOMAS CRAIG’S JOINT REDD FARREL COLEMAN NERO WOLFE ON A&E A LOOK BACK SIN IT TO WIN IT BY STEVE MCQIGGEN DVD REVIEWS Q&A WITH CHARLES TODD—ELISE COOPER...

An Interview with Tony Schumacher

The Darkest Hour is an alternate history, a psychological study, and a thriller all rolled into one fantastic book. It begins with Germany having defeated Europe and now the occupier of Great Britain in 1946. The protagonist is a London police sergeant, John Henry Rossett, a highly decorated British war veteran, who is assigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs, a branch of the SS. He fools himself into believing the false propaganda that his job is to round Jews up for deportation and send them to France as farm laborers. He is a good man who assists evil until he finds a young Jewish child, Jacob, hiding in an abandoned building. Hoping to...

THE WIRE: President Obama talks to David Simon abo...

Something I never thought I would see: President Barack Obama sits down with THE WIRE creator David Simon and talks about the show.

Film Review: ’71 Mar27

Film Review: ’71

’71 Directed by Yann Demange Written by Gregory Burke Starring: Jack O’Connell, Richard Dormer, Sean Harris, Sam Reid ’71 takes place in Belfast at the height of the conflict between two factions of the IRA, the northern Protestants, the northern Catholics, the local constabulary and a squad of British soldiers. And is that enough players for you? There may have been more. Trying throwing them into the dead of night, adding thick accents, having several very confusing riot scenes and a fast-moving plot. Newly arrived in Northern Ireland, a British squad is asked to look for firearms in an especially volatile area. One side...

Ferguson and Simmons are featured in this week’s giveaway Mar27

Ferguson and Simmons are featured in this weekR...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of THE LOST BOYS SYMPHONY by Mark Andrew Ferguson and THE FIFTH HEART by Dan Simmons THE LOST BOYS SYMPHONY by Mark Andrew Ferguson A startingly original, genre-bending literary debut in which a lovesick college student is abducted by other versions of himself from the future. After Henry’s girlfriend Val leaves him and transfers to another school, his grief begins to manifest itself in bizarre and horrifying ways. Cause and effect, once so reliable, no longer appear to be related in any recognizable manner. Either he’s...

Interview with J.D. Rhoades

Interview with J.D. Rhoades Jon: So we’ve known each other almost 20 years, going back to when I first started posting on the rec.art.mystery newsgroup. I always knew you as Dusty. What does the J.D. stand for? J.D. Rhoades: My birth certificate name (or as a friend calls it, my “government name”) is Jerry Delano Rhoades, Jr. My grandpa was a big admirer of FDR. So J.D. is the first two letters of that. I’ve been known as “Dusty” all my life, but when I published my first novel, the editor thought “Dusty Rhoades” lacked the gravitas they wanted for a “serious” crime novelist, so we went round and round on that for a while before settling on...

EMPIRE RISING by Rick Campbell

Empire Rising Rick Campbell St. Martin’s Press Feb. 24, 2015 Empire Rising by Rick Campbell is a riveting military thriller. He uses his personal experience as a retired Navy Commander to write an authentic story regarding submarine warfare. This novel is written in such a way that those who want a gripping story will enjoy it as well as those who want to know about the latest weapon systems. There is a great balance between a good plot, well-developed characters, and a discussion of different weapons. Campbell explained, “I made a conscious decision to balance the level of detail with the most crucial aspect of a thriller, the pace. Many...

February Fever by Jess Lourey

Midnight Ink February 2015   Mira James has had an unbelievable year. She moved from the big city of Minneapolis to small town Battle Lake in outstate Minnesota last May. Since then she has discovered dead bodies every month. Every. Month. Jess Lourey’s latest Murder by Month book staring Mira, FEBRUARY FEVER, takes place in, well, February. That makes at least 9 dead bodies that Mira has stumbled upon since May. She realizes that this is getting a little strange and cringes when she has to flip the calendar to a new month. A new month means the potential for finding a new stiff. Mira developed a serious crush on local eye-candy Johnny...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for March 23rd, 2...

This week’s releases are a mix of foreign mysteries and B films, some long forgotten. MHz has some nice titles, including the characters of Henning Mankell.  BUKOW AND KONIG: Sets 1 & 2 (1971 — Germany) Each three-disc set contains five episodes Formats: DVD ($39.95 each). (MHz Home Entertainment). Alexander Bukow is a veteran cop who doesn’t mind working at the edge of the law to get results. Katrin Konig has a sterling reputation as an analyst and profiler and is esteemed by all who know her for her assessments and concentrated professionalism. Bukow knows the town where they work, Rostock, like his own backyard and...