Review of Cynthia Eden’s BEFORE THE DAWN Aug01

Review of Cynthia Eden’s BEFORE THE DAWN

BEFORE THE DAWN Cynthia Eden HQN Books July 25th, 2017 Cynthia Eden is a unique suspense romance writer. All the books in the Killer Instinct trilogy, including the second installment, Before The Dawn have very creative titles that alert to the heroine; AFTER THE DARK is named after Samantha Dark and BEFORE THE DAWN is named after Dawn Alexander. There is also the premise that explores how someone in law enforcement through their special relationship, are able to see the killer in a way others cannot, allowing readers to be drawn into the dark minds of the psychopathic characters. Her next book, the conclusion to the Killer Instinct series,...

This Day In Crime: IRON LAKE Aug01

This Day In Crime: IRON LAKE

On this day, in 1999, William Kent Krueger released IRON LAKE, his debut novel. Lake introduced the world to Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor, a former sheriff that, at the time of the novel, is separated from his wife and children and in a bit of a mid-live crisis. Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota (population 3,752). Embittered over losing his job as a cop and over the marital meltdown that has separated him from his wife and children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop on Chicago’s South Side, there’s not much that can...

Lori Rader-Day’s THE DAY I DIED is this week’s giveaway Jul28

Lori Rader-Day’s THE DAY I DIED is this week...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother’s desperate search for two lost boys Anna Winger knows people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired by companies seeking trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real mess of other people’s lives at arm’s length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a ransom note left behind at a murder scene in the small town...

K.J. Howe discusses THE FREEDOM BROKER Jul27

K.J. Howe discusses THE FREEDOM BROKER

The Freedom Broker, K. J. Howe’s debut novel introduces Thea Paris, an elite kidnap and ransom specialist. Shortly after returning from saving a hostage Thea must face her most challenging rescue when her oil-magnate father, Carlos, is kidnapped on a yacht where very few clues are evident. To make matters worse the kidnappers won’t negotiate and only leave cryptic messages in Latin. In search of her father she travels to Africa, Greece, and Turkey and comes into contact with dubious players such as warlords and the Chinese. As the body count rises, the clock for rescuing is ticking down for Thea and company. Elise Cooper: How did you get...

Review of Kathy Reich’s TWO NIGHTS Jul22

Review of Kathy Reich’s TWO NIGHTS

TWO NIGHTS Kathy Reichs Bantam Pub July 11th, 2017 TWO NIGHTS has writer Kathy Reichs venturing into new territory. This novel’s plot line and characters do not delve into forensic anthropology as with the Temperance Brennan series, the basis for the hit TV show Bones. What both have in common are main characters that bring justice to the families and the victims, whether dead or alive. The featured character, Sunday Night, is the direct opposite of Temperance Brennan in many ways. She is not a scientist, but ex-military and an ex-cop who never wants to follow the rules. Physically and emotionally scarred from her troubled childhood she has...