CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59 Apr14

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59

Issue 59 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Dana Cameron, should be shipping late April. The Crimespree crew threw a bunch of questions at Dana, and she also wrote a great piece just for us.  The issue also has an interview with Kristi Belecamino and all our regular features. This looks to be a really fun issue we think you’ll love! The cover photo was by James Goodwin, a friend of the Crimespree family and all around great guy.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE     And you can order the COOKING WITH CRIMESPREE cook book RIGHT...

The Shortlist for 2015 Bony Blithe Award Apr25

The Shortlist for 2015 Bony Blithe Award

The shortlist has been announced for the 2015 Bony Blithe Award The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award is an annual juried literary prize, presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference for a “book that makes us smile.” The book can be a print or an e-book, submitted by the publisher or the author, published in the previous year. The 2015 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2014. Self-published books are included. All novels must be a minimum of 60,000 words. The author must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. No YA or noir. THE CORPSE WITH THE PLATINUM HAIR by Cathy Ace (Touchwood...

MUSSELED OUT by Barbara Ross

Musseled Out by Barbara Ross Number 3 of the Maine Clambake series Kensington (320 pages) Publication Date: April 28, 2015 Julia Snowden can’t catch a break. She’s worked hard to get the Snowden Family Clambake back in the black, but their financial security won’t last long if “Mussel King” David Thwing successfully expands his empire to include Busman’s Harbor. At first, Julia’s happy to let her bullish brother-in-law battle Thwing on the Snowdens’ behalf, but then the Mussel King turns up dead, Sonny’s alibi proves full of holes, and Julia’s forced to wonder if her family is about to lose more than just their livelihood. Musseled...

The Shortlists for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards Apr25

The Shortlists for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the shortlists for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards. The awards will be presented, on May 28th, at the Arthur Ellis Gala in Toronto. Best Novel Brenda Chapman, Cold Mourning, Dundurn Press Barbara Fradkin, None so Blind, Dundurn Press C.C. Humphreys, Plague, Doubleday Canada Maureen Jennings, No Known Grave, McClelland & Stewart Alen Mattich, Killing Pilgrim, House of Anansi   Best First Novel Janet Brons, A Quiet Kill, Touchwood Editions Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press M.H. Callway, Windigo Fire, Seraphim Editions Eve McBride, No Worst, There Is None, Dundurn Press Sam Wiebe,...

Film Review: LE JOUR SE LEVE (DAYBREAK) Apr24

Film Review: LE JOUR SE LEVE (DAYBREAK)

LE JOUR SE LEVE (DAYBREAK) Directed by Marcel Carne Written by Jacques Viot Starring: Jean Gabin, Jules Berry, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty LE JOUR SE LEVE debuted in 1939 and quickly ran into trouble. Almost immediately it fell into the hands of the Vichy regime and numerous changes were made to make it more palatable to fascist standards of the time. The film now making the rounds of art houses has been fully restored with all the missing parts reinstated. And what a terrific film it is. Gabin plays a sand-blaster in a working class French town who murders another man and barricades himself in his sixth floor room where he considers the...

WAYWARD PINES: Watch the pilot!

For those that are chomping at the bit to see the characters of Blake Crouch come to life, we bring you the pilot for Blake’s WAYWARD PINES! In the first-ever global preview event, Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox International Channels have announced that they are offering a free preview of the premiere episode of “Wayward Pines” for one week beginning tonight (12:00am ET/PT) through Thursday, April 30 (11:59 PM ET/PT) in advance of the series’ global premiere. The episode is also available to watch free on FOX On Demand via participating pay-TV providers, including AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter, Cox,...

Gaylord and Mitzner are featured in this week’s giveaway Apr24

Gaylord and Mitzner are featured in this week̵...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of WHEN WE WERE ANIMALS by Joshua Gaylord and LOSING FAITH by Adam Mitzner WHEN WE WERE ANIMALS by Joshua Gaylord A small, quiet Midwestern town, which is unremarkable save for one fact: when the teenagers reach a certain age, they run wild.   When Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood, she wouldn’t have guessed she would become a kind suburban wife, a devoted mother. In fact, she never thought she would escape her small and peculiar hometown. When We Were Animals is Lumen’s confessional: as a well-behaved and...

MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci

Memory Man by David Baldacci Grand Central Publishing April 21st, 2015 Memory Man by David Baldacci is a compelling novel. This new series is a fascinating characterization, featuring Detective Amos Decker who has unique abilities. Although Baldacci’s other series are gripping thrillers this new one is more powerful as readers immediately will root for Decker as he attempts to overcome his past demons. The plot explains how a career ending football injury induced synesthesia, a neurological condition, which gave Decker symptoms that include remembering everything, counting in colors, and seeing time as pictures in his head. Unfortunately,...

Alex Grecian’s THE HARVEST MAN

From the Buzz Bin Another chapter in the ongoing tales of The Scotland Yard Murder Squad from Alex Grecian, HARVEST MAN (Putnam) is another great book from this new master of historical mysteries. The team is in disarray as DI Day is out with an injury and Hammersmith has been released from the force. This makes it a bit hard for them to chase a new serial killer who is proving to be relentless. And Hammersmith might be onto a case that proves the Ripper is back. Grecian builds suspense like a mast architect designing a skyscraper leaving no detail out. One of our favorites of the year so...