CRIMESPREE ISSUE 55 Feb15

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 55

CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE 55 GUEST EDITORIALS by ERIN MITCHELL AND KATE MALMON KATHY REICHS INTERVIEW HARRY HUNSICKER INTERVIEWED COVER STORY BEN LEROY AND ALISON DASHO JIMMY PALMIOTTI INTERVIEW FICTION: GRANNY MINE by R. MARQUEZ FIVE LIST BY MICHAEL ROBOTHAM JED AYRES INTERVIEWED STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES INTERVIEW LIAR LIAR BY LISA UNGER NELE NEUHUAS INTERVIEW PET SPOTLIGHT BY JT ELLISON AUTHOR PHOTOS BY ERICA LISA BRACKMAN INTERVIEW BIG AND LOUD BY FRANK DE BLASÉ BEHIND THE BOOK—DICK WOLF BEHIND THE BOOK – ELSIABTH ELO FICTION: SCANDAL IN THE WIND by MICHAEL WASHBURN REED COLEMAN CRAIG MCDONALD MYSTERY TOWN WITH LINDA BROWN EYE ON HOLLYWOOD...

First poster for THE EQALIZER

The folks at Columbia Pictures have released the first poster for director Antoine Fuqua’s THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in a big screen version of the CBS series featuring Edward Woodward. Washington headlines as McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are...

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn based film Apr16

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn bas...

We now get the first real look at GONE GIRL, David Fincher’s cinematic take on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel. GONE GIRL unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick kill his wife? In addition to Affleck and Pike, GG stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Kim...

Harold Adams: The Man Who Came to Our Party and Ate All Those Cookies Apr16

Harold Adams: The Man Who Came to Our Party and At...

Harold Adams died on April 4, 2014. He was 91. In all, Harold wrote an impressive sixteen mystery novels in his depression era South Dakota “Carl Wilcox” series, plus two novels featuring Kyle Champion. He was a three-time nominee for The Private Eye Writers of America “Shamus Award”, winning for The Man Who Was Taller Than God. We first met Harold way back in 2003 when we were organizing our first “Write of Spring” author party. Fortune had smiled on us—we had just found out that Five Star was publishing a new Harold Adams book, The Fourth of July Wake. It was his first book in three years, and his second Kyle Champion (When Rich Men Die,...

Five Songs that Inspired and Influenced Blessed ar...

I cannot imagine writing a novel that doesn’t have music mentioned in it. My debut mystery, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD, also mentions the theme song for the Cops TV show, but that probably doesn’t count. I include music in my novels to not only set a mood, but, also, sometimes, to make a subtle statement. Here are my five songs in the order they appear in Blessed are the Dead. 1. UB40’s “Red, Red Wine” My character, Italian-American newspaper reporter Gabriella Giovanni has pushed back her own personal tragedy for years but in this book she’s going to have to confront that dark past. Driving home one night, she has the first premonition of this...

EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross Apr15

EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross

EVERYTHING TO LOSE Andrew Gross April 22nd 2014 William Morrow Thriller is a word that is thrown around a lot these days as it has become a favorite of marketing folks (just like noir). What Andrew gross is writing truly is a thriller. He’s got pacing and a sense of urgency running through his books like fire follows gasoline. In EVERYTHING TO LOSE he sets up a wonderful story with Hilary Cantor in what starts out as a blessing is disguise only to discover she may have cursed herself. Hilary’s life has taken a bad turn lately, due in large part to a husband who walks out on her and their son who is suffering from Asperger’s. By sheer chance...

TALES FROM THE THIN BLUE LINE 9 Apr15

TALES FROM THE THIN BLUE LINE 9

Heavy raindrops beat the roof of the unmarked squad car I was riding in like a tom-tom. I didn’t like it. No one did. We detectives would see each other on the street or at various precincts, and stop to whine about it. As one could figure, those nights were slow for cops; everyone stayed inside. Of course, that didn’t happen on every chilly, rainy springtime night. Some of those nights were notoriously busy. One of those nights was a nightmare for every human being who was forced to be at a particular crime scene in one of thousands of neighborhood blocks in the city. A dispatch came over the main police radio – the high ban,...

NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES Apr13

NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES

Publisher: Archie Comics Publication date: 2013 Listen up, folks! It’s time you all check out the new and resurgent RED CIRCLE COMICS. Red Circle Comics may to not be a household name to the non-comics crowd, it’s a fair bet even your Aunt Alice has heard of Red Circle’s parent company. You know, Archie Comics? You heard me right. The Riverdale Gang and the heroes of Red Circle are really one big family. While publishing tried and true superhero fair for decades, their capes have never been as big a hit for them as Archie has been. The last time we saw a major push by Red Circle was during the 90’s boom, when DC comics licensed the...

WARRIORS by Ted Bell

WARRIORS Ted Bell April 1st, 2014 William Morrow Best-selling author Ted Bell’s latest book Warriors delves into the dangers of an emerging China. This spy thriller brings back his main character, Alex Hawke who is not the ordinary super spy. In this novel Hawke plays a supporting role to the gripping plot, which Bell uses as a sounding board to wake-up his readers. The plot begins when a rogue Chinese military general kidnaps American scientist William Lincoln Chase and his family. Chase is known for his research on creating weapons that will alter the global balance of power. Intertwined with this are the sub-plots that have Scotland Yard...