SHE RIDES SHOTGUN by JORDAN HARPER

HarperCollins/ECCO June 2017   Sometimes, you’ve just got to believe the hype. For the last five months, I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from people I trust for Jordan Harper’s debut novel SHE RIDES SHOTGUN. Harper had already caused a stir with his short-story collection LOVE AND OTHER WOUNDS, so hopes were high for his forthcoming novel. That’s the thing about social media: when you tend to hang out with like-minded folks, everyone seems to have the same likes and dislikes that you do. We all dig the same stuff, look forward to the same books, rave about the same movies. This book was on my list, and it was just a matter of...

TODAY IS THE DAY WE KILL DAN MALMON Oct19

TODAY IS THE DAY WE KILL DAN MALMON

Wait. That sounded better in my head. Anyway. Today is the day. KILLING MALMON is out in the world. And holy crap is this a weird feeling. Kate and I have been fans of crime and mystery fiction in all of its many forms for as long as we both can remember. Books. Comics. Movies. All of it. (Remember: THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THE BOOK is a thriller, after all.) We were introduced to this community first through social media, and then through Crimespree Magazine. And life was good. Hanging out. Reading books and comics. Meeting up with folks at once a year conferences. Writing reviews and hand-selling books to strangers because...

BLACKOUT BY ALEX SEGURA Oct10

BLACKOUT BY ALEX SEGURA

We at Crimespree Magazine are thrilled to present the cover reveal for Alex Segura’s next Pete Fernandez mystery, BLACKOUT. Readers have watched as Pete has battled with addiction and attempted to reinvent himself in his new life as a private investigator. But with BLACKOUT, he may be facing his greatest challenge yet. From Alex, “BLACKOUT is a book about the dark side of obsession. Pete’s obsession with a cold case that’s haunted him throughout his life and drags him back to his hometown when there’s a chance to solve it, Miami’s obsession with a charismatic and dangerous cult leader and his even more...

COLD HARBOR BY MATTHEW FITZSIMMONS

October 10, 2017 Thomas & Mercer   Disclaimer: At the bookstore, I usually hang out on the mystery side of the “Mystery/Thriller” shelf. But sometimes, a reader needs to stretch a bit. COLD HARBOR opens in a very dark place. Matthew Fitzsimmon’s hero Gibson Vaughn is suffering through a brutally enforced solitary confinement. He has no idea where he is, or how long he’s been there. His sanity is crumbling away along the edges. This is no superman, this is a human undergoing a horrid existence. Just as it seems that Vaughn has no alternative but to end his pitiful existence by continuing to bang his head against the floor, he is...

THE DOWNSIDE By Mike Cooper Reviewed

Mysterious Press September 5, 2017   In the 21st century, we are used to thinking of theft as mainly a cybercrimes issue. Credit card numbers, social security numbers… these are the kinds of data most at risk today. But there is still a place for the old school thief. The thief that takes physical THINGS, not just data. And sometimes, those things are really big. And really, really heavy. Finn is that thief. A career criminal who just got out of prison after spending seven years locked away after a failed train robbery in New Mexico, Finn wants nothing more than to stay on the lawful side of the bars and find  out who sold out his crew...