New SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR promo

Dimension Films has released a new trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. With a cast consisting of Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jamie Chung, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Julia Garner and Stacy Keach, Rodriguez and Miller head back to Miller’s acclaimed graphic novels. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. Mark August 22nd on...

Q & A with Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross has written another intriguing book with his latest, Everything To Lose. As with most of his books he explores the question of how someone’s life can change in a brief moment. These random acts and their resulting consequences lead to dire penalties.   The plot has a down on her luck mother, Hilary Cantor witnessing a car accident while driving on a road she had never taken before. Having just lost her job, caring for her handicapped son with Asperger Syndrome, and having a deadbeat husband she makes a fatal decision. In a weak moment she takes the money hoping to prevent her financial ruin. This act entangles her in a...

THE AUSCHWITZ ESCAPE by Joel Rosenberg

Joel C. Rosenberg Tyndale Publishers Currently Available The Auschwitz Escape is a riveting novel by best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg. Using the Holocaust as a backdrop it becomes a psychological, political, and historical thriller intertwined with the mystery of how the concentration camp victims escape and whether they will survive. As Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28th is observed, readers can reflect on this powerful story that is about the choices made in the course of one’s life. Through the contrast of the characters Rosenberg highlights the different attitudes and reactions of those involved in this nightmarish part of...

EVERY SECRET THING: Danielle MacDonald interviewed at Tribeca Apr23

EVERY SECRET THING: Danielle MacDonald interviewed...

Danielle MacDonald spoke with We Live Films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Danielle plays Alice Manning in the film of Laura Lippman’s EVERY SECRET THING.

Anne Frasier: 5 (ok, 6) Albums I Love

SISTER LOVERS by Big Star: Really, this album never gets old. I CAN HEAR THE HEART BEATING AS ONE by Yo La Tengo : I appreciate Yo La Tengo more all the time. More than I did a decade ago. LEONARD COHEN by Leonard Cohen: This is not an unusual favorite. I’m guessing a lot of people love it. Suzanne? You’ve got the river and you’ve got boats and you’ve got tea and oranges. AFTER THE GOLD RUSH by Neil Young: I’m a huge Neil Young fan and I’d have a hard time picking my favorite album. Such lyrics. NASHVILLE SKYLINE by Bob Dylan: Some of my favorite Dylan songs are on this album. IT’LL END IN TEARS by...

50 CHILDREN by Steven Pressman

50 CHILDREN: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany Steven Pressman Harper Collins April 22, 2014 Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28th emphasizes the response of Americans to the widespread persecution of the Jews in Europe. A recently published book by Steven Pressman, 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany, is a gripping story. The author superbly intertwines the events of the Nazi tyranny towards the Jews with the theme of hope, showing how two Jewish Americans, Gil and Eleanor Krause became involved with rescuing...

PENNY DREADFUL: Who We Are promo

An erotically-charged, profoundly unsettling new saga, PENNY DREADFUL completely reinvents literature’s most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul — even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. PENNY DREADFUL debuts, on Showtime, on May 11th.

Shortlist announced to 2014 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award Apr22

Shortlist announced to 2014 Bony Blithe Light Myst...

The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award is an annual juried literary prize, presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference for a “book that makes us smile.” The book can be a print or an e-book, submitted by the publisher or the author, published in the previous year. The 2012 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2013. Self-published books are included. All novels must be a minimum of 60,000 words. The author must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. No YA or noir. The judges came up with five books for this year’s shortlist: GOLD WED by Vicki Delany (Dundurn) FRAMED FOR MURDER by Cathy...

Flashback: Cooking with Rick Riordan Apr20

Flashback: Cooking with Rick Riordan

I’m old enough to remember when Rick Riordan was known for writing great PI novels. I was a fan from the first book, BIG RED TEQUILA. We ask Rick around issue 2 to do an article for us on food. This is what he sent! Jon Brunch with Rick Riordan Texas Style Most of us have no trouble imagining an author typing away on the computer keyboard but what about his free time? A typical Sunday morning finds Rick Riordan hard at work on his latest Tres Navarre mystery or his new children’s series. His mother, realizing all work and no play makes Rick– well you get the picture– hosts our weekly brunch. After a few hours of writing Rick...

Veronica Mars praises  Ellie Hatcher Apr20

Veronica Mars praises Ellie Hatcher

Veronica Mars, world class detective, offers up her thoughts on NYPD (and Literary creation of Alafar Burke) Ellie Hatcher