DIRK GENTLY’S DETECTIVE AGENCY: 2 trailers f...

With Elija Wood and Samuel Barnett starring, Robert Cooper (STARGATE SG-1 and other SG series) and Max Landis (MR RIGHT) bring Douglas Adams’ DIRK GENTLY’S DETECTIVE AGENCY to BBC America. DIRK is actually the first Adams novel I ever read, so it holds a dear place in my heart. The trailer seems to capture the spirit of Adam’s bizarre novel, hopefully the series delivers. Dirk and Todd wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. Here is the complete...

The works of Doug Johnstone are featured in this week’s giveaway Aug26

The works of Doug Johnstone are featured in this w...

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE JUMP and GONE AGAIN by Doug Johnstone THE JUMP A tense new noir thriller from the author whose fans include Ian Rankin and Irvine Welsh Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her teenage son, Ellie lives in the shadows of the Forth Road Bridge, lingering on its footpaths and swimming in the waters below. One day she talks down another suicidal teenager, Sam, and sees for herself a shot at redemption, the chance to atone for her son’s death. But even with the best intentions, she can’t foresee the...

Alix Rickloff’s SECRETS OF NANREATH HALL Rev...

Secrets Of Nanreath Hall Alix Rickloff William Morrow Aug 2nd, 2016 Secrets Of Nanreath is the debut historical novel by Alix Rickloff. This intriguing mystery involves family secrets revolving around the triumphant and tragic lives of a mother and daughter as they search for their identities. Within the backdrop of both World Wars readers will understand the time period and how the wars affected the British population and the class system. This mother/daughter story is told in alternating chapters. Rickloff shows how one generation’s actions and decisions will affect the other. The mother Katherine, who lives during World War I, leaves her...

This Day in Crime: ONE FOR THE MONEY Aug24

This Day in Crime: ONE FOR THE MONEY

On this day, in 1994, Janet Evanovich published ONE FOR THE MONEY, the first book in the now insanely popular Stephanie Plum series. Now at closing in on the 23rd novel in the series, nobody predicted Janet would have this sort of success. Since that first novel, Janet has sold tens of millions of books and saw katherine heigl bring Stephanie to the big screen…sadly, that turned out to be a bad thing. Heigl was about as Jersey as I am. Regardless, Janet’s fan remain and ensure that each Stephanie books hits the best-seller’s list. Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In...

Five Things: Poison Soup for the Noirish Soul

If you’re like me (Sam the Eagle voice: “And you MUST be”) you have a noirish soul. Like any kind of a soul, this occasionally needs tending to, looking after, I mean. Feeding, like a racehorse from Hell or a bonsai tree somebody gave you once but nobody really wants anymore and you’d get rid of it but, like, you can’t just throw away a dang tree, right?, especially a bonsai tree. Why, it might have a spirit in it. Maybe even a long lost relative. Hell, I forgot what I was talking about (see Item 5 below). Oh, yeah, noir things. Nourishment for the noirish soul. Five things, in fact. Here they are: 1. Movie: Out of the Past (1947): Even...