Steve Hamilton: THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON Tour Dates May25

Steve Hamilton: THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON Tour...

Steve Hamilton has long been known as an exceptional author, but hype behind THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON has raised Steve’s profile to a level that Steve has never had before. Nick Mason is out of prison. After five years inside, he has just been given the one thing a man facing 25-to-life never gets, a second chance. But it comes at a terrible price. Nick Mason is out of prison, but he’s not free. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, he must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It’s the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal kingpin serving a double-life term who still runs an empire from his prison cell....

Longlists for 2016 Dagger Awards May21

Longlists for 2016 Dagger Awards

Yesterday, at Crimefest, the CWA announced the longlists for the 2016 Dagger Awards.  CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER  DODGERS, Bill Beverly, No Exit Press BLACK WIDOW, Christopher Brookmyre, Little Brown AFTER YOU DIE, Eve Dolan, Harvill Secker REAL TIGERS, Mick Herron, John Murray FINDERS KEEPERS, Stephen King, Hodder & Stoughton DEAD PRETTY, David Mark, Mulholland books/Hodder & Stoughton BLOOD SALT WATER, Denise Mina, Orion SHE DIED YOUNG, Elizabeth Wilson, Serpent’s Tail CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER  THE CARTEL, Don Winslow, William Heinemann THE ENGLISH SPY, Daniel Silva, HarperCollins BONE BY BONE, Sanjida Kay, Corvus RAIN DOGS,...

Author Work Spaces: Joe Hart May21

Author Work Spaces: Joe Hart

My workspace. Love being able to look out either of my windows and see the trees, very inspiring and calming. Another shot of my desk and chair.   The wall behind where I sit has this awesome cloth tapestry of the desert and a stormy sky. I love storms, so whenever I get stuck on a particular scene I’ll just spin around and get lost in the picture. Below it is my futon in case the writing wears me out too much and I have to take a nap. The door to my office and two prints of my very favorite monsters. The view outside my window. As soon as summer hits the leaves completely enclose our yard and it’s like a small sanctuary....

Alex Grecian’s LOST AND FOREVER GONE is featured in this week’s giveaway May20

Alex Grecian’s LOST AND FOREVER GONE is feat...

This week,  Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of LOST AND GONE FOREVER by Alex Grecian LOST AND GONE FOREVER Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad returns to their battle with Jack the Ripper, in the gripping new novel by the author of The Yard. Many changes have happened to the Murder Squad. Rash actions have cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, and in response he has set up his own private detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year, and no one knows where he is—though there is a strong suspicion that Saucy Jack has him. Hammersmith has made...

Five Science Fiction & Military Narratives Th...

ALIENS (1986)  Where the first Alien movie was pure SF horror, the second was a straight-up military SF action flick. It was probably the most seminal influence on my teenage brain when it came to storytelling and how to do human drama and action beats. You had a kick-ass protagonist who was unlike any SF hero seen on the screen thus far. The Colonial Marines acted like real grunts—banter, bravado, and spit-in-your-face last stand heroism in battle—and they were all developed characters in their own right, not just cannon fodder. (I have managed to work an ALIENS reference into every Frontlines novel so far. It may be a chapter title, or a...