How well do John Connelly and Jennifer Ridyard kno...

As John Connelly and Jennifer Ridyard prepare for the release of EMPIRE, the 2nd book in the Chronicles Of The Invaders series, Simon & Schuster sat them down to see just how well John knows his co-writer.

Republic of Doyle: Season Two

Republic of Doyle: Season Two Acorn Media Release date: October 14th, 2014 Starring: Allan Hawco, Sean McGinley, Linda Boyd, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O’Brien, Marthe Bernard I have to thank Acorn Media for bringing REPUBLIC OF DOYLE to my attention. While I keep my eyes on British TV for promising shows, I tend to forget that Canada also produces some fine programs. I shouldn’t, seeing as I was a big fan of DA VINCI’S INQUEST and the short-lived INTELLIGENCE. While not as serious as those two shows, ROD delivers some enjoyable P.I. tales that mix drama with a sense of wry humor that reminds me of THE ROCKFORD FILES. The series is set, and...

Mick Fleetwood, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana are featured in this week’s giveaway Dec19

Mick Fleetwood, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana...

This week, we get musical! Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of RESPECT by David Ritz, THE UNIVERSAL TONE by Carlos Santana, and PLAY ON by Mick Fleetwood RESPECT: The Life Of Aretha Franklin The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz. Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was...

ASYLUM CITY by Liad Shoham

Asylum City Liad Shoham (Translator Sara Kitai) Harper Collins Dec. 9th, 2014 Liad Shoham’s latest book, Asylum City, has a riveting plot that involves a mystery based around social issues. This is not a typical thriller since the reader is engrossed not only in the crime plot but also the current issue facing Israelis, seeing the predicament through the eyes of the characters.  The story begins with the murder of activist Michal Poleg in her Tel Aviv apartment. The policewoman assigned to the case, Anat Nachmias, wonders which of the possible suspects could be the perpetrator. Was her killer a disgruntled African immigrant? Or the lawyer...

NOIR AT THE BAR: Next Minnesota event announced Dec17

NOIR AT THE BAR: Next Minnesota event announced

The dark, but delightful, folks behind the fantastic Noir At The Bar series have announced the next St. Paul date and location. On January 22nd, NATB will hit The Bent Brewstillery and will feature  Kristi.Belcamino,Kent Gowran, Daniel B. O’Shea, Jeff Shelby, and Frank Wheeler Jr. In addition Killing Joke Films Head Paul Von Stoetzel will be on hand and has hinted at a special sneak preview of YOUR BLIND SPOT, a Killing Joke Films short from Paul and the aforementioned Frank Wheeler Jr. So mark your calendars and come out for a good time with some damn fine...