INTRUDERS: BBC America series has new promo

For INTRUDERS, BBC America has put together a fairly impressive bunch of people: Glen Morgan (THE X-FILES) is writer/producer, the show in based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel and stars JOHN SIMM (LIFE ON MARS, DOCTOR WHO), Oscar winner MIRA SORVINO (MIGHTY APPRODITE), JAMES FRAIN (THE WHITE QUEEN, TRUE BLOOD) and TORY KITTLES (TRUE DETECTIVE). INTRUDERS is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, INTRUDERS spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start...

Q&A with Tom Young

Elise Cooper: Your bio terrorism scenario seems very realistic and plausible. Is it based on your military experience? Thomas Young: I hope this scenario never really happens where terrorists get their hands on chemical weapons in variety and in quantity. Fortunately, I have never experienced a chemical weapons attack. But my training during twenty years in the Air National Guard included how to respond to that scenario. In chem warfare exercises I learned to recognize symptoms of chem weapons poisoning, how to use protective equipment such as gas masks, and how to administer antidotes. We even practiced flying into a chemical-contaminated...

TCM to honor James Garner next Monday

Turner Classic Movies has announced that, on July 28th, they will honor the late James Garner with a day of his films. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember award-winning actor James Garner on Monday, July 28, with an all-day marathon featuring 12 of his films. The lineup features Garner’s performances in such movies as Toward the Unknown (1956), which marked his film debut; the racing drama Grand Prix (1966); the popular romantic comedy The Thrill of It All (1963); the Paddy Cheyefsky-penned The Americanization of Emily (1964); the groundbreaking drama The Children’s Hour (1961); and the...

SAND AND FIRE by Tom Young

Sand And Fire Tom Young G. P. Putnam and Sons Pub date: July 10th, 2014 Sand And Fire, Tom Young’s latest, is a gripping military thriller. It is obvious with his fifth novel that he has become a proficient author in the military book genre. He does not focus on the Air Force branch, as with his past novels, but details in this thriller what it is like to be a US Marine. Young’s main characters, Colonel Michael Parson and Sophia Gold, from previous novels, take a secondary role in this one. The story centers on Gunnery Sergeant A. E. Blount, a six-foot-eight, formidable warrior, and the grandson of one of the first black Marines. The plot...

David Rosenfelt: Dates for HOUNDED tour Jul20

David Rosenfelt: Dates for HOUNDED tour

David Rosenfelt is doing just a few appearances to support HOUNDED, the latest in his Andy Carpenter series. If none of these are near you, you can contact the stores to reserve a copy. Almost every store is happy to have a copy signed for you. Andy Carpenter isn’t sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn’t expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that’s exactly where he arrives—at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour....

James Garner: 1928-2014 Jul20

James Garner: 1928-2014

Early this morning, word came that James Garner passed away. He was 86. Garner was best known for his portrayal of private investigator Jim Rockford in NBC’s THE ROCKFORD FILES. The series ran from 1974-1980. His awards included the Golden Globe, the people’s Choice, the Screen Actor’s Guild and Emmy awards. Prior to The Rockford Files, he played Bret Maverick in MAVERICK from 1957 to 1962 and reprised the role in the short lived Bret Maverick...

Kaplan brings HOMELAND to bookshelves Jul19

Kaplan brings HOMELAND to bookshelves

Showtime and William Morrow are continuing to work tto build the HOMELAND brand as they prepare for the release of the second book in the series. On October 7th, Andrew Kaplan’s HOMELAND: SAUL’S GAME hits the shelves. HOMELAND: SAUL’S GAME by Andrew KaplanLeading a mission to capture master terrorist, Abu Nazir, CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison discovers a dangerous threat inside the Agency in this thrilling second official prequel novel to Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning hit series Homeland. Damascus, Syria, 2009. Carrie Mathison is leading an operation to capture or kill al Qaeda terrorist, Abu Nazir. But arriving at the...

SHOTS FIRED by C.J. Box

Shots Fired C. J. Box G. P. Putnam’s Sons July 2014 Author C. J. Box has written formidable novels, fourteen in all. With his latest book, Shots Fired, he has exceptionally ventured into the short story realm. The plot lines vary from adventure to crime procedural to historical. There are ten stories, three of them never published, and four include Box’s main character Joe Pickett, although in the story “The Master Falconer” he makes only a cameo appearance. The book opens with “One-Car Bridge” where Joe Pickett must deliver bad news to the manager of the Crazy Z Bar Ranch, that the Game and Fish Commission will not allow the landowner,...

Q&A with Daniel Silva

Like his previous two books, The Heist by Daniel Silva is both a crime mystery and an espionage thriller. This novel begins with a murder investigation surrounding a stolen painting and becomes a quest to hunt down the hidden assets of a Middle Eastern ruler. Once again the hero Gabriel Allon displays his many talents as an art restorer, investigator, and Israeli intelligence operative     Elise Cooper: Why do you think Gabriel Allon is so popular?   Daniel Silva: He is a character with two distinct sides, as an art restorer and an Israeli intelligence agent. He resonates with people because he is a decent human being who is...

HOMELAND: premiere date, 1st promo for season four

Showtime has announced that season four of HOMELAND will debut on October 5th. The season will find Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) assigned to a volatile and dangerous CIA station in the Middle East.