CRIMESPREE ISSUE 60 Jul14

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 60

Crimespree issue 60 featuring Sean Chercover! Editorial – Ruth Jordan Hanging With Ayo On The Road—BEA by Katrina Holm Cover Story SEAN CHERCOVER Science in The Courts by Lynne Raimondo Why Do You Write So Dark? Patti Abbott Crist for the Twitter Mill Rob Hart FICTION—THE SMELL OF GOLD by Anna Sykora Linda Fairstein Interview Ace Atkins Interview Craig’s Joint Reed Coleman Building a Character by Kevin Egan Mystery Town with Linda Brown Q & A With John Sanford Q & A With Joseph Kanon The Second Book—Lori Rader-Day Jeff Tindall Behind the Book—Stephen Hunter DVD Reviews Buzz Bin Book Reviews Q & A With Joseph Finder...

Author Workspace: Shane Kuhn Aug29

Author Workspace: Shane Kuhn

My desk is my world most of the time, so I go to great lengths to cultivate that world in the most inspiring way. My brain responds well to constant stimuli and I try to feed it like an unruly bear that may decide to maul me if faced with an empty picnic basket. Hence, I have three stylized paintings of three of my all time favorite films, a motivational poster using the exploded view of a bullet as a metaphor for creativity, my feather in the cap Boston Globe review for Hostile Takeover, and various objets that symbolize some of the loose screws you might find rattling round my brain. Finally, young Alex is always there to remind me...

Koryta’s LAST WORDS is featured in this week’s giveaway Aug28

Koryta’s LAST WORDS is featured in this week...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of LAST WORDS by Michael Koryta   LAST WORDS The newest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta. Markus Novak just wants to come home. An investigator for a Florida-based Death Row defense firm, Novak’s life derailed when his wife, Lauren, was killed in the midst of a case the two were working together. Two years later, her murderer is still at large, and Novak’s attempts to learn the truth about her death through less-than-legal means and jailhouse bargaining have put his job on the line. Now...

DC Entertainment: Graphic Novel and DVD/Blu-Ray Sets Aug27

DC Entertainment: Graphic Novel and DVD/Blu-Ray Se...

DC Comics has started to put out some great combo packages combining their wonderful trade comics and the animated moves based on them. I got a copy of JLA EARTH 2 and loved it. The graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly is one of my favorites. I’ve been a fan of the Crime Syndicate going back to my youth and this updated version is so fun. The way the bad guys snark and snipe at each other goes a long way towards developing characters who back in the 60s were very one dimensional. Here they are full blown characters and really disturbed, at least in our world view. The way the Justice League reacts to them is terrific and I love...

A PATTERN OF LIES by Charles Todd Reviewed

A Pattern of Lies Charles Todd William Morrow August 18th, 2015 A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd has the main character Bess Crawford deeply involved in solving a “who done it.” As with all the books this strong female nurse is put in a situation where she has to help solve a case that is always surrounded in mystery. An added bonus is learning what it was like living during the World War I era. In this book readers are immersed in the culture of 1918. This includes how the medical profession began to use specialists, and how prisoners were not allowed to see their families, a decision determined by the police. The plot begins with Bess...

Mystery One: One Chick’s Story Aug25

Mystery One: One Chick’s Story

Mystery One; One Chick’s Story What is a bookstore? Well that depends upon whom you are. The very first time I became aware of Mystery One was at the 1999 Bouchercon where Richard Katz was the host dealer. I met a boy at that convention. I do not say this trying to make myself seem younger but rather because Richard and Jon together will always be boys. Enthusiastic about all of the same things, excited for the next thing to happen, their friendship is the stuff of legend. There’s no doubt that Mystery One is as much my “Milwaukee home” as the Castle because I was comfortable there first. Yes my first date with himself was at Mystery One...

Behind The Book: THE FURY

Behind the scenes of THE FURY If a grief-blinded cop can’t find the terrorist who murdered her husband, millions will die in a nerve-gas strike on the United States. The Fury is a work of fiction, hatched entirely by my overly caffeinated brain. But many of my fictional scenes, from the cataclysmic destruction of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform to the Creamsicle-orange dress and stilettos worn by my hero, undercover police detective Superstition “Sue” Davis, were inspired by real events. Some were a hoot. Most would give sane people coronaries. All were fascinating, so Crimespree thought you’d be interested in a behind-the-scenes peek at...

Last Days of Mystery One Aug23

Last Days of Mystery One

This coming Saturday Mystery One Books in Milwaukee will open its doors for business one last time. And while the store will live on doing on line sales and occasional events it’s the end of an era. If you love mystery this is a good chance to stop in and pick up some books cheap. There is a whole wall of paperbacks for $1 each and more great bargains. It’s also a chance to wish Richard well and to say thanks. For me it’s going to be really weird not having the store around anymore. When I went in the first time with my mother in 1994 I was still drinking. Over the years Richard and Mystery One were there for a lot of changes in my life....

Film Review: THE GIFT Aug23

Film Review: THE GIFT

THE GIFT Written and Directed by Joel Edgerton Starring: Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, Rebecca Hall Leaving some tragedies behind them, a young couple (Bateman and Hall) move back to Simon’s hometown and take possession of a new house and a new job. Almost at once, the couple runs into Gordon, Simon’s high school friend. Thus begins a series of surprise visits, gifts and interventions that leave the couple uneasy. Simon recalls he was called “Gordo, the Weirdo” in high school and the name seems to fit. Whether Gordon is truly weird or it is Simon who wants to peg his as that unfolds in the next two hours. And at the...