Recommended This Week…

By the wondrous Jedidiah Ayres, author of PECKERWOOD and D*CKED: Dark Fiction Inspired by Dick Cheney, three books that I have immediately put in my, “Must Obtain” list. THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini                 BURNT TONGUES edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas and Dennis Wydmyer DEATH PANEL: MURDER, MAYHEM AND MADNESS edited by David James Keaton and Cheryl Mullanex...

THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by MIRIAM PARKER is the week’s giveaway!! Aug10

THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by MIRIAM PARKER is the week...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE SHORTEST WAY HOME  by Miriam Parker. About THE SHORTEST WAY HOME: Named a Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple and Redbook “Delightful… effervescent, heady and intoxicating.” -Elin Hilderbrand How far would you got to find the place you belong? Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend about to propose, all she and Ethan have to do is make it through the last couple of weeks of grad school. But when, on a romantic weekend trip to Sonoma, Hannah is spontaneously offered a...

WHAT’S STREAMING: Dark Tourist, Season 1

Dark Tourist hangs like a dark, earthy ornament carved of bone and drollery amongst the vast array of comedy shows on Netflix.  Our tour guide, David Farrier, seems to be an affable, thoughtful and gently curious man who despite seeing all the awfulness this world has to offer, stays open to what he’s experiencing. He is fallible. Sometimes awkward. And very dry. His humor seems to slip past many people he dips into the dark with. He speaks to people who live in some sad/terrifying/strange places and walks through them with some fellow tourists who are as effected as he is and some who are just asinine. People who are drawn to dark...

Winging It

Thirty-four years ago today, on this temporarily warm 12th of April, Tales of the Teen Titans #44 debuted in stores, introducing Dick Grayson‘s second alter ego – Nightwing! Nightwing was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez during a Teen Titans and he continued the tradition of quips, constant self-doubt followed by growth and life on the ledge. “Hey, didn’t I shatter your nose on the boat the other night? Thought so, I always recognize a face. Well, apologize in advance for the massive amount of bridge-work and jaw wiring you’re gonna need.“ –Richard Grayson (Nightwing #145 – Freefall Chapter 6) After...

MidWest WeirdFest Mar04

MidWest WeirdFest

FILMMAKER GUESTS ATTENDING MIDWEST WEIRDFEST 2018 March 1, 2018 Horror, sci-fi, underground, and documentary filmmakers from around North America descend on Eau Claire, Wisconsin on the weekend of March 9-11 to showcase their films at the 2nd annual MidWest WeirdFest. Taking place at the Micon Cinema in downtown Eau Claire, the film festival is a cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird. “Bringing together filmmakers and their audience is one of the most important functions of a film festival,” says festival director Dean Bertram. “That audience members get to interact with the films’...