Help Us Name a New Column by Chris Holm! Jul24

Help Us Name a New Column by Chris Holm!

We are going to be featuring a regular column from author Chris Holm starting in our next issue, # 61. We love Chris and his writing. His new book THE KILLING KIND is coming out soon! So, we thought about it, talked to Chris, thought about it with Chris and thought some more. We can’t think of a name for the column that we are happy with.   We want something clever and awesome to match Chris.   So, we turn to you faithful readers. Leave your suggestion in the comments, and also email it to Jon@crimespreemag.com   The winner that we pick with Chris will get 1 free year of Crimespree and a signed copy of THE KILLING KIND...

THE DARKEST HEART By Dan Smith Reviewed

THE DARKEST HEART Dan Smith Aug 8 2015 Pegasus Crime Escaping the violence that plagues Rio de Janerio’s slums leads Zico, a seasoned assassin, down a path darker than his childhood memories, delivering him to the heart of Brazil’s lawless jungle while wrapping a moral dilemma around the reader’s soul. Author Dan Smith’s fifth crime fiction novel brims with a linear narrative that punctures the psyche, forcing goodness to become inseparable from evil, leaving the reader to question if they’re not one in the same. Zico’s “living nightmare” gasps its first breath when he agrees to slit the throat of human rights activist, Sister Dolores...

SKIES OF ASH by Rachel Howzell Hall Reviewed

SKIES OF ASH Rachel Howzell Hall 2015 Forge There are authors that evoke emotion or a sense of place immediately with their writing. Rachel Howell Hall with her second book has already done this for me, I am transported right into LA when I read her books, I feel the sun on my back and hear the noise of the streets. I feel the frustration of her characters. Elouise Norton, Lou, is a homicide cop in LA and she is working the streets she learned to know growing up. In this second outing Lou and her partner Colin Taggert are investigating a fire that left a family dead, all but the father who seems to have rushed back in to save his family. As...

ANT-MAN Jul18

ANT-MAN

If you are a fan of comics then Ant-Man will entertain you and make you happy. If you know nothing about Ant-Man you will find a lot to entertain you and make you happy. I’ve been aware f Ant-Man for a long time and while occasionally in the comics he’s involved in an interesting story line the idea of giving him a solo movie baffled me. Then I saw a trailer and read a little background and I was curious. I saw a second trailer and was intrigued. So I went opening weekend. I’m glad I did as I think the movie was really well done. I will endeavor to do a spoiler free bit on my thoughts of the movie. Scott Lange is a ex-con, the film shows...

THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW by Brad Melzter

Damn you Brad Meltzer. I picked up THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW (Grand Central) to read for an hour or so before bed. Well, that was a mistake, though my mine not Mr. Meltzer’s. I ended up getting out of bed, making coffee and reading the book in basically one sitting. Full of real history that Meltzer researches like the scholar of America he is, cover-ups and conspiracies and no stop action this is one hell of a ride. A severed arm found in the rose garden sets off a string of problems, not the least of which is someone sneaking onto the white house grounds. Beecher White (from THE INNER CIRCLE and THE FIFTH ASSASSIN) is called in and his life...