COLD IN JULY: 1st trailer for Lansdale based film Apr18

COLD IN JULY: 1st trailer for Lansdale based film

IFC Films has released the trailer for COLD IN JULY, Jim Mickle’s film based on the Joe Lansdale film. How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hal) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled...

Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in this week’s giveaway Apr18

Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in t...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to receive copies of  STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs and THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur—tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered....

LONGMIRE: First 2 seasons coming on Blu-ray

Warner is packaging the first two seasons of LONGMIRE together on Blu-ray. LONGMIRE: The Complete First and Second Seasons lands in stores on May 27th. Long shadows of secrets and murder hang over Absaroka County, Wyoming, jurisdiction of the tough and brooding Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), in the spell-binding collection of the first two seasons of the hit mystery series based on Craig Johnson’s best-selling novels, presented in stunning 1080p HD on Blu-Ray Disc. Struggling since his wife’s death a year ago, and at the urging of his attorney daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman), Walt knows he must turn his life around....

First poster for THE EQALIZER

The folks at Columbia Pictures have released the first poster for director Antoine Fuqua’s THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in a big screen version of the CBS series featuring Edward Woodward. Washington headlines as McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are...

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn based film Apr16

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn bas...

We now get the first real look at GONE GIRL, David Fincher’s cinematic take on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel. GONE GIRL unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick kill his wife? In addition to Affleck and Pike, GG stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Kim...

Harold Adams: The Man Who Came to Our Party and Ate All Those Cookies Apr16

Harold Adams: The Man Who Came to Our Party and At...

Harold Adams died on April 4, 2014. He was 91. In all, Harold wrote an impressive sixteen mystery novels in his depression era South Dakota “Carl Wilcox” series, plus two novels featuring Kyle Champion. He was a three-time nominee for The Private Eye Writers of America “Shamus Award”, winning for The Man Who Was Taller Than God. We first met Harold way back in 2003 when we were organizing our first “Write of Spring” author party. Fortune had smiled on us—we had just found out that Five Star was publishing a new Harold Adams book, The Fourth of July Wake. It was his first book in three years, and his second Kyle Champion (When Rich Men Die,...

Five Songs that Inspired and Influenced Blessed ar...

I cannot imagine writing a novel that doesn’t have music mentioned in it. My debut mystery, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD, also mentions the theme song for the Cops TV show, but that probably doesn’t count. I include music in my novels to not only set a mood, but, also, sometimes, to make a subtle statement. Here are my five songs in the order they appear in Blessed are the Dead. 1. UB40’s “Red, Red Wine” My character, Italian-American newspaper reporter Gabriella Giovanni has pushed back her own personal tragedy for years but in this book she’s going to have to confront that dark past. Driving home one night, she has the first premonition of this...

WARRIORS by Ted Bell

WARRIORS Ted Bell April 1st, 2014 William Morrow Best-selling author Ted Bell’s latest book Warriors delves into the dangers of an emerging China. This spy thriller brings back his main character, Alex Hawke who is not the ordinary super spy. In this novel Hawke plays a supporting role to the gripping plot, which Bell uses as a sounding board to wake-up his readers. The plot begins when a rogue Chinese military general kidnaps American scientist William Lincoln Chase and his family. Chase is known for his research on creating weapons that will alter the global balance of power. Intertwined with this are the sub-plots that have Scotland Yard...

The Beauty of Horror Apr13

The Beauty of Horror

This article comes from issue 2. Award-winning author Kent Kreuger talks about his life-long love of horror films.   When I was a kid, during the “duck and cover” years of the 1950’s, the most common pastime in the world was contemplating its end, which we all pretty well figured would come from nuclear holocaust. The threat of the atom bomb hung over us, poised like a big shoe about to crush us all like cockroaches. In fact, it would have been better if we had been cockroaches because, myth had it, those fast, filthy bugs were among the few creatures likely to survive in an environment poisoned by radiation. One thing was for certain:...

Q&A with Elizabeth Haynes Apr12

Q&A with Elizabeth Haynes

Under A Silent Moon, Elizabeth Haynes’ latest book, differs from her previous books.  While her other books were more stand-alone psychological thrillers this one can be classified as a series police procedural. What makes this novel intriguing is the way she presents the crime investigation, through the source documents. Intertwined throughout the novel is fictional source material, including police reports, phone messages, interviews, witness statements, emails, forensic reports analysis documents, and charts, which Louisa Smith, as the formidable DCI, uses in the course of heading the investigation of the two victims. This novel allows...