STARSKY & HUTCH: The Complete Series set for ...

Mill Creek has announced that, on November 10th, they will be releasing STARSKY AND HUTCH: The Complete Series. First Time ALL 4 Seasons Are Available In One Package! Since its debut season the popular detective series Starsky & Hutch, produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg and starring Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul was a breakout hit. By Season Two, their way-cool Gran Torino, jive-talking informant Huggy Bear (Antonio Fargas), the boss man Capt. Harold Dobey (Mention Bernie Hamilton) and even Starsky’s cable knit, belted sweater were on their way to becoming icons of 70s cool. The show’s outrageous style and...

REMAINS OF INNOCENCE by J.A. Jance

REMAINS OF INNOCENCE Harpercollings July 22, 2014   Remains Of Innocence has J. A. Jance once again writing a great storyline. Before starting this book readers might want to download the novella, The Old Blue Line, that offers a backstory on Joanna Brady’s husband Butch Dixon. Both involve murder mysteries that are very suspenseful. The Old Blue Line has Butch being a person of interest when his ex-wife is found murdered. It also explains how the relationship between Joanna and Butch began. What makes the story even more interesting is Jance’s incorporation of technology into the plot. She shows the positives, helping the police find...

John Connolly on his forthcoming WOLF IN WINTER

John Connolly talks about WOLF IN WINTER, his forthcoming Charlie Parker novel. WOLF IN WINTER lands on bookshelves on October 28, 2014.

Pet Spotlight: Connie Knight

Two Cats and a Plot   When I’m working on a book, I stay at home where my cats are my only company. I wander through the house, thinking about things, and looking for my cup of coffee. I might end up in the kitchen to make a fresh cup. My current book introduces a new character in my mystery series. She’s returning to her mother’s home town, but she’s not used to the country. As she drives down old dirt roads, things take her by surprise. She saw…um, something I saw once…a furniture van in a pasture, with two guys herding some cattle in its direction. My young character might realize that a furniture van isn’t right for cattle. Might...

A look at upcoming books from Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods will release two new books in the next few months. Out this July is CUT AND THRUST, and being published in October is PARIS MATCH. Both books have as the main character Stone Barrington with a supporting cast of recurring characters. In many ways Paris Match is a continuation of the main plot of Cut And Thrust. Political junkies will love the story in CUT AND THRUST since it is a true “political” thriller. This novel is a realistic glimpse of the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing at a political convention where no candidate has enough delegates to secure the nomination. The First Lady and CIA Director Kate Rule Lee is...

Flashback: My Favorite Crime Film Jul27

Flashback: My Favorite Crime Film

This originally appeared in issue ten (Jan/Feb 2006) When Jeremy asked me to write about my all-time favorite crime movie, interestingly one of the first films I thought of was Get Shorty. It’s certainly one of the most enjoyable crime movies I’ve ever seen. Director Barry Sonnenfeld captures the humor of Elmore Leonard brilliantly because the actors never play the script for laughs. All of the characters take themselves ultra-seriously which makes the deadpan crime farce even funnier. The whole cast shines, in particular John Travolta as a mobster/Hollywood wannabe, Gene Hackman as the desperately sleazy film producer, and, best of all,...

GOTHAM: New Comic-Con trailer

As is par for the course, there is plenty of news/pictures/trailers coming out of San Diego’s Comic-Con. For GOTHAM, the upcoming Fox series set in Gotham City before the start of Batman, we have a clip that makes references to a number of items and characters that are part of Batman folklore.

Q&A with Jeff Guinn

Elise Cooper: Do you think this book is a realistic look at the western frontier?   Jeff Guinn: Yes, which is why I included blowing dust, bad whiskey, and smelly outhouses. Seriously, conditions in that region were very extreme and hard. Anyone who survived out there in one way or another was a hero, both men and women. What was written in this book reflects what was going on all over the frontier. That is why I included the quote, ‘The simplest conveniences in civilized places were complicated in Glorious.’   EC: Did you want to contrast Saint Louis and Glorious?   JG: Yes. Saint Louis was the line of de-embarkation with...

ARROW: First look at season three

Excited fans at Comic-Con’s ARROW panel on Friday, July 25, 2014, got their first glimpse of the action-packed series’ third season, including views of Colton Haynes in the Arsenal costume, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer and Karl Yune as Maseo. Season three will see Oliver and Felicity go on a date, Peter Stormare steps in as a new villain taking the Count Vertigo mantel, Ray Palmer (the man that, in the comics, becomes ATOM) competes with Oliver for control of his company and Laurel Lance becomes stronger and more...

James Lee Burke is featured in this week’s giveaway Jul25

James Lee Burke is featured in this week’s g...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copy of WAYFARING STRANGER by James Lee Burke From “America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post): A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast. It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation...