CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62 Feb18

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62

Crimespree issue 62 featuring GREGG HURWITZ   Our next issue will be shipping in a couple weeks, Gregg Hurwitz is on the cover with an interview from Ruth Jordan.  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are some fun interviews including  Rob Hart, Reed Farell Coleman and Alafair Burke plus features from Alex Segura, Lori Rader-Day, Rob Brunet, Nicholas Petrie and more along with reviews and our other regular features.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

MAGGIE’S PLAN Jul01

MAGGIE’S PLAN

Maggie’s Plan Directed by Rebecca Miller Written by Karen Rinaldi Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore,  Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph Maggie’s Plan is a whimsical romantic comedy about a young woman (Gerwig) seduced by the seemingly erudite novelist- to-be played by Ethan Hawke. He’s married to a professor (Julianne Moore) and father to two. This fact isn’t much of a deterrent to either of the lovers, who marry, give birth to a daughter, and proceed to grow bored with each other. The more bored of the two, Maggie, concocts a plan to reunite him with his former wife. Her plan is not clever; there is nothing...

Audiobooks from Spencer Kope & Brad Taylor are featured in this week’s giveaway Jul01

Audiobooks from Spencer Kope & Brad Taylor ar...

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is giving away audiobooks of  COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope and  GHOSTS OF WAR by Brad Taylor .   COLLECTING THE DEAD A brilliant debut mystery about an FBI agent and tracker with a special ability on the trail of a vicious serial killer. Magnus “Steps” Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are particularly needed, he works as a tracker. The media dubs him “The Human Bloodhound,” since Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow...

Brad Taylor’s GHOSTS OF WAR

Ghosts Of War Brad Taylor Dutton Pub. June 28th, 2016 Ghosts Of War by Brad Taylor blends humor, action, and history. Anyone who was a fan of the late legendary thriller author Vince Flynn should read Taylor, the heir apparent to the Mitch Rapp series with his Pike Logan books. The realistic scenarios, technology, and military operations keep the plot moving and insightful. Asked about the humorous scenes the author responded, “Maybe because I am a smart aleck. While writing something might strike me as funny so I put it in the book. Regarding the believability, I make sure I always go back and answer every question. For example, when...

PREACHER: AMC orders a second season

Midway through it’s freshman season, PREACHER has earned enough love from AMC to garner a second season. AMC has announced that they have ordered a second season consisting of 13 episodes, three more than the current season. This is a tremendous success for a project that has spent over 20 years languishing in Hollywood. In that time, it has bounced from series to film and had Sam Mendes and James Marsden attached to it. It wasn’t until Seth Rogen (KNOCKED UP, SUPERBAD)  stepped up that things really started moving. The TV series is not 100% faithful to the comics, but it captures the spirit and is worth...

Sean McFate’s SHADOW WAR

SHADOW WAR Sean McFate William Morrow May 10th, 2016 SHADOW WAR is the debut novel by Sean McFate. Unlike other thrillers involving geo-politics this does not have a covert organization sanctioned and working secretly with those in the US government. This Tom Locke series involves an organization that hires private contractors/mercenaries to complete missions. The many characters do not do it for love of country, but are “for-profit warriors.” The main character, Tom Locke, is based on McFate’s own experiences. Both served in the 82nd Airborne division of the United States Army as paratroopers, and later worked as a private military...

I Hate Fairyland Vol1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young Reviewed Jun30

I Hate Fairyland Vol1: Madly Ever After by Skottie...

When Dan and I travel, we like to imagine what it would be like to live in the city we’re visiting. We would have moved to Boston in a heartbeat. Tampa and St. Petersburg had possibilities. St. Louis and Kansas City… not so much. (Sorry, Missouri.) Playing “Pretend to live in a city” is way different from “I live here now”. The first game means you get to sleep in your own bed at the end of the adventure. The later game involves boxes and trucks and sweat and crabbiness and it’s not fun. In I HATE FAIRLAND, written and drawn by Skottie Young, 8 year old Gertrude wishes that she could live in Fairyland. As luck would have it, her wish is...

Beatriz Williams’ A CERTAIN AGE Reviewed

A CERTAIN AGE Beatriz Williams William Morrow June 28th, 2016 A CERTAIN AGE by Beatriz Williams is part mystery, part historical, and part romance that is based upon Richard Strauss’ opera, Der Rosenkavalier. It has a gripping plot involving family secrets, an unsolved murder, intrigue, and scandal during the l920s. The title is a metaphor for the time period and the age of each character that is very relevant to the story line. The narrative alternates between the perspective of Sophie Fortescue and Theresa Marshall with each chapter beginning with a quote from the actual journalist and humorist Helen Rowland. As the story unfolds readers...

Al Coronel talks about season three of THE LAST SH...

The Last Ship has just aired its first episode for the third season on TNT. The story has the crew of a naval destroyer confronting the reality of their existence in a dangerous new world where a global virus pandemic nearly destroys the world population. Al Coronel has a significant role, playing one of the leading antagonists. For those not familiar with him, he is a native of Los Angeles, high school athlete, retired Marine, Salsa dancer, and now an actor who gets to work via motorcycle. The interview with Coronel discusses his Marine experiences and his new role. Elise Cooper: Please discuss your military background. Al Coronel: I...