Finalists for 2015 Derringer Awards Mar02

Finalists for 2015 Derringer Awards

Occasional Crimespree contributor Gerald So and the folks at The Short Mystery Fiction Society have announced the finalists for our 2015 Derringer Awards: For Best Flash (Up to 1,000 words) Joseph D’Agnese, “How Lil’ Jimmie Beat the Big C” (Shotgun Honey, May 12, 2014) Rob Hart, “Foodies” (Shotgun Honey, May 2, 2014) Jed Power, “Sweet Smells” (Shotgun Honey, July 28, 2014) Eryk Pruitt, “Knockout” (Out of the Gutter Online, August 31, 2014) Travis Richardson, “Because” (Out of the Gutter Online, May 15, 2014)* Melissa Yuan-Innes, “Because” (Fiction River:...

PAST CRIMES by Glen Erik Hamilton

Harper Collins March 3rd, 2015 Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton is his debut novel starring Army Ranger Van Shaw. It is a book about family and forgiveness, and how circumstances can affect the interaction between people as they embrace and reject their past. Within that story is an action-packed plot that looks at the different aspects of crime. Donovan, “Dono,” Shaw, Van’s estranged grandfather, raised him to become a thief, following in his footsteps. Having had enough of the criminal world, Van exiled himself, abandoning his illicit past, by joining the army. Van, an Army Ranger returns home to Seattle after ten years in response to a...

Sansom, Strauss and Swierczynski are featured in this week’s giveaway Feb27

Sansom, Strauss and Swierczynski are featured in t...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of LAMENTATION by CJ Sansom ,  THE DEATH OF CAESAR by Barry Strauss, and CANARY by Duane Swierczynski   LAMENTATION by CJ Sansom As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart. Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government. As heretics are hunted across London, and radical Protestants are burned at the stake, the Catholic party focuses its...

Bale, Pike slated for THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE Feb26

Bale, Pike slated for THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE

John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee appears ready to return to the big screen. Almost two years after Dennis Lehane was hired to adapt THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE, the project has two leads to go with a director. Variety is reporting that Rosamund Pike (GONE GIRL, JACK REACHER) is joining Christian Bale (Nolan’s BATMAN trilogy, AMERICAN HUSTLE) to star in THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE, the first novel to feature MacDonald’s iconic protagonist. Travis is a former navy man that lives on a houseboat (the Busted Flush) and acts as a “salvage consultant” and helps folks out for a large fee. He is described as a “knight in slightly tarnished...

Bouchercon 2015: Anthony Award ballot details Feb26

Bouchercon 2015: Anthony Award ballot details

In an effort to ensure that all attendees get a chance to vote, the fine folks behind Bouchercon have asked us to pass this along: To all Bouchercon attendees: If you were registered for the Long Beach Bouchercon last year, or the one upcoming in Raleigh, you will be receiving ballots in a day or so, (Saturday, Feb 28) to nominate books and stories for the 2015 Anthonys to be awarded in Raleigh in October. They are trying something new, and testing the process for future Bouchercons, using a survey site called Survey Monkey to send and collate the nominations. Those who have attended past Bouchercons may be familiar with the surveys you...