Beatriz Williams talks about A CERTAIN AGE

A CERTAIN AGE Beatriz Williams June 28th, 2016 William Morrow 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...

Grant Blackwood’s DUTY AND HONOR Reviewed

DUTY AND HONOR Grant Blackwood June 14th, 2016 G.P. Putnam DUTY AND HONOR by Grant Blackwood brings back the Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan Jr. This story explores a murder centered around a German connection. The plot has an organization whose major recruiting technique is to kidnap children and then release them to grateful parents who become part of a neo-warfare plan. Those who do not freely go along have themselves or their family subjected to torture, drug addiction, and brain washing. The philosophy is to have private armies answerable to no government, no laws, and no rules of engagement. Jack was suspended from The Campus, a covert...

Chitra Banerjee is featured in this week’s giveaway Jun24

Chitra Banerjee is featured in this week’s g...

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS by Chitra Divakarun BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another—a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love. The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family’s situation means...

Brad Meltzer’s THE HOUSE OF SECRETS Reviewed

THE HOUSE OF SECRETS Brad Meltzer June 7th 2016 Grand Central Publishing THE HOUSE OF SECRETS by Brad Meltzer with Tod Goldberg is the first book in a riveting new thriller series. Most authors are well known for their writing style and Meltzer is no different, as he has become the king of the conspiracy mystery. Not only does this plot hold the reader’s attention, but it also keeps them off balance and navigating through the twists and turns. Espionage, government corruption, family secrets, blackmail, betrayal, murder, and a historical conspiracy are all incorporated into the plot. The main protagonist is Hazel Nash. Meltzer has done with...

Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in the first trailer for NEVER GO BACK Jun22

Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in the first tr...

Paramount has released on the first trailer for NEVER GO BACK, the second film featuring Tom Cruise as Lee Child‘s Jack Reacher. NGB is based on the 18th novel in the Jack Reacher series. Joining him this time around is Cobie Smulders (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, THE L WORD) as Major Turner. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back follows the title character as he returns to Virginia to meet the head of his former unit. But she’s missing, he’s being charged with a crime committed nearly 20 years ago, and he may even have a daughter. Making things right will lead him on a cross-country chase to uncover the truth – and maybe even a family....