In Conversation with Dennis Palumbo about HEAD WOU...

Mike Barson: HEAD WOUNDS is the fifth novel in your series about psychologist Daniel Rinaldi, who consults with the Pittsburgh police. Unlike some authors, you do not write a new book every year… Is that because you spend a lot of time doing research for each new entry? Dennis Palumbo: Research is always an important aspect of each novel, but the primary reason for the gap between books is that I have a full-time private therapy practice (35-40 patients a week). So my writing time is pretty much limited to lunch hours and the weekends. I’d love to put out a new book every year, but given my current clinical schedule, it’s...

2018 BARRY AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Barry Award winners will be announced September 6, 2018 at the St. Petersburg Bouchercon Opening Ceremonies. Anyone who subscribes or reads Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine is eligible to vote.  The Deadline for votes is August 6, 2018.  One vote per category for a total of four possible votes.  You may vote by e-mailing your choices to george@deadlypleasures.com   Best Novel THE LATE SHOW, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER, Karen Dionne (Putnam) EXIT STRATEGY, Steve Hamilton (Putnam) THE FORCE, Don Winslow (Morrow) PRUSSIAN BLUE, Philip Kerr (Putnam) MAGPIE MURDERS, Anthony Horowitz (Harper)   Best...

Interview with Nick Petrie, author of LIGHT IT UP

LIGHT IT UP: Peter Ash Book 3 Nick Petrie Jan 16, 2018 G. P. Putnam’s Sons LIGHT IT UP by Nick Petrie is the third installment of the Peter Ash series. It is a fascinating story, but what makes this book special are the many layers. It has an action-packed plot intertwining guns, drugs, and money. But it also probes the subject of returning soldiers. People might think of Peter Ash as a clone of Lee Child’s character Jack Reacher, but in actuality the only similarity is that both are wandering characters. Ash’s military life and his current status as a veteran with PTSD are thoughtfully explored and unlike Reacher Petrie’s character has...

Review of Oath OF HONOR by Lynette Eason

OATH OF HONOR: Blue Justice Series Book 1 Lynette Eason January 2nd, 2018 Revell Publishers OATH OF HONOR by Lynette Eason is the first in a new series. This thrilling story is a shout out to those in law enforcement who put their lives on the line each and every day to keep everyone safe. The action never ceases as the plot combines a mystery, criminal investigation, politics, gang wars, shootings, and bad cops. What makes this story stand out is that Eason also brings to life engaging and well-developed characters, including some who have a subtle romance. The plot begins with childhood friends who are now police partners, Izzy St. John...

Māwake Crime Review: Bringing you superb crime wri...

Kia ora and haere mai; hello and welcome to this first edition of Māwake Crime Review, a new initiative here at Crimespree Magazine. Each issue I’ll be featuring some great crime writers and crime novels from beyond the borders of North America and Europe. Why? Because the mystery world is a big and broad place, and there are superb stories being told all over the map. Māwake is a word from the Māori language (the indigenous people of my home country, New Zealand) which translates to ‘south-east sea breeze’. In this column we’ll be harnessing that breeze: highlighting terrific tales ‘blown in’ for crime-loving readers from the southern and...