BRUTALITY by Ingrid Thoft Reviewed

Brutality Ingrid Thoft P. Putnam June 23rd, 2015   Brutality by Ingrid Thoft is a captivating crime novel.  Besides the mystery of a “who done it murder,” the author raises questions about sports brain injuries.  This plot explores the theoretical and practical, the balance between loving the sport, in this case, soccer, and the compelling evidence of the dangers involved in playing it. The story has soccer mom Liz Barone attacked in her kitchen, where she eventually dies from her injuries.  Private investigator Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz’s mother to find the attacker. Through her investigation Ludlow finds out that Liz is suing her alma...

An Interview with J.T. Ellison

What Lies Behind begins with Dr. Samantha (Sam) Ownes awakened by a police investigation in her Georgetown neighborhood. Her friend, homicide detective Darren (Fletch) Fletcher, asks her to look over the evidence and help solve the murder/suicide case. Instead, she discovers hidden toxic substances, which turns the case upside down. As they try to figure out what is happening Fletch and Sam are summoned to the State Department. In typical Washington DC fashion, they find themselves up against red tape, smoke and mirrors, and a one-sided discussion. Sam and Fletch must navigate between the different agencies to thwart the terrorists and find...

Clare Mackintosh visits BBC Breakfast Jul26

Clare Mackintosh visits BBC Breakfast

Earlier this month, Clare Mackintosh visited the set of BBC America to talk about I LET YOU GO, her debut novel, and talked a bit about what comes next. ILYG is currently available in the U.K. and will be released in the U.S. in 2016. A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed...

Author Work Spaces: Richard Kadrey

Editor’s note: In the time we have been looking at the offices/work spaces of authors, we have seen some interesting stuff. Some very plain, some chocked full of this and that. But I don’t think anything is quite like what we have today. Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim novels, has been kind enough to give us a glimpse into his own rather unique pad.      I’ll admit it. My office is complete chaos. But I like it that way. I’m one of those people who loses track of everything the moment I try to make my space clean and logical. I think I write that way too. I have a million ideas floating around in the clutter...

Shane Kuhn’s HOSTILE TAKEOVER is featured in this week’s giveaway Jul24

Shane Kuhn’s HOSTILE TAKEOVER is featured in...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of HOSTILE TAKEOVER by Shane Kuhn. HOSTILE TAKEOVER Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet—his wife—in Hostile Takeover, the exciting sequel to Shane Kuhn’s bestselling debut The Intern’s Handbook, which the New York Post called “a sexy, darkly comic thriller.” At the end of The Intern’s Handbook, John tracks down his nemesis Alice but instead of putting a bullet in her head, he puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Together, they execute a hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., the...