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CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in News | 0 comments

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67

Crimespree issue 67 featuring Bill Crider, Mickey Spillane   In our next issue we’ve got Bill Crider on the cover, we celebrate Mickey Spillane’s 100th birthday and two articles from Eryk Pruit along with our regular features.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

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Book Review: BOISE LONGPIG HUNTING CLUB

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review: BOISE LONGPIG HUNTING CLUB

When done well, pulpy crime fiction is one of the most entertaining genres in the world. Nick Kolakowski knows how to construct narratives that offer enough action and violence to keep readers interested and enough humor, likeable characters, and mayhem to infuse his work with that highly entertaining, undeniably cinematic feel that only comes from top-notch pulp.  Jake Halligan is a bounty hunter who knows what he’s doing and is almost always in control. However, that changes when he comes home to a dead body stuffed in his gun safe. Since...

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INTERVIEW WITH B. J. Daniels

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH B. J. Daniels

  WRANGLER’S RESCUE by B. J. Daniels is the last in the Montana Cahills series.  It is filled with a little romance, tension, emotion, suspense, and a lot of mystery that involves betrayals, murder, and distrust. The readers try to put the pieces of the puzzle together along with the characters. This story has a new twist as AJ, a city gal turned cowgirl, battles Juliette, a seductive sociopath black widow, while the hero is an ‘aw shucks’ type of shy quiet man. The plot has Cyrus Cahill traveling to Denver to buy a bull.  Approximately...

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BEHIND THE BOOK: N. Lawrence Mann

Posted by N. Lawrence Mann on Dec 10, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

BEHIND THE BOOK: N. Lawrence Mann

I’m a science guy when all is said and done, and as I could never get myself focused enough in grade school or high school to make a career out of it, I am left with only a qualitative understanding of how the universe works. Don’t make me try to dissect formulas on a whiteboard in front of people. I will leave that to the people who actually knew what they wanted to be in grade school and obtained the grades necessary to follow their dreams. But I always love a good conversation about what we, as homo sapiens, know or think we know about the...

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Māwake Crime Review

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Māwake Crime Review | 0 comments

Māwake Crime Review

Kia ora and haere mai; hello and welcome to the third edition of Māwake Crime Review, a new initiative here at Crimespree Magazine in 2018. Each issue I’ll be featuring great crime writers and crime novels from beyond the borders of North America and Europe. For those who missed the first edition, 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’re harnessing that breeze, so to speak: highlighting terrific tales ‘blown in’ for...

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INTERVIEW WITH Darynda Jones

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH Darynda Jones

  SUMMONED TO THIRTEENTH GRAVE by Darynda Jones is number thirteen and the last in the series.  But thirteen is a lucky number for her and those that have followed the Grim Reaper Charley Davidson. This book opens with Charley returning to earth after being exiled for a hundred years in another realm.  But like dog years having a one to seven ratio, there is a one to ten ratio since 100 actually is ten days on earth. After returning the first thing she does is rekindle the desire and love she has for everyone in her family including her...

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The works of Sarah McCoy, Lori Roy are featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

The works of Sarah McCoy, Lori Roy are featured in this week’s giveaway

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page  are offering up copies of MARILLA OF GREEN GABLES by Sarah McCoy and THE DISAPPEARING by Lori Roy MARILLA OF GREEN GABLES A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak—and unimaginable greatness. Plucky and ambitious,...

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INTERVIEW WITH STEVEN F. HAVILL

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH STEVEN F. HAVILL

Mike Barson: LIES COME EASY is now the 23rd entry in your Posadas County Mystery series, dating back to HEARTSHOT, the 1991 debut. Over the years you’ve had some of the original lead characters age out of the series while new, younger ones are introduced. Do you feel it’s important to have a series develop in real time? Steve Havill: I think it’s more interesting that way. When I wrote HEARTSHOT way back when, I wasn’t thinking series, but that’s how it developed. This way, we get a snap shot of entire career...

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INTERVIEW WITH KAREN KATCHUR

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH KAREN KATCHUR

RIVER BODIES by Karen Katchur is part mystery and part police procedural. It is not a “who done it,” but a “why done it” as the characters must come to grips with two brutal murders that occurred two decades apart. There are no solid lines, with a blurring between the good and evil side of each character. But the author successfully weaves in relationships, family dynamics, and loyalty that only enhance the story. The book examines how loyal should someone be and whether the choices people make are to protect others. Each character looks...

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Interview with Joe Clifford

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Interview with Joe Clifford

Kate and Dan Talk To…Joe Clifford Kate & Dan: Congratulations on your new novel THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, out December 3rd from Down and Out books! Alex Salerno is a fascinating, complex character. Please tell us about her, and what makes her story so unique. Joe Clifford: Well, from my POV, this is my first time writing a female protagonist. Which went quite well. I think. (I hope!). Alex, like Jay Porter (my series character), is wounded. I like wounded characters. I like “less than” characters. This goes back to something I read by...

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REVIEW OF BLEAK HARBOR

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF BLEAK HARBOR

BLEAK HARBOR Bryan Gruley Nov 2018 Thomas & Mercer Carey Bleak Peters should be the Princess of Bleak Harbor, Michigan. The City, after all, was founded by her family during the boon of the steel industry—and made them rich, wealth that continued beyond the closing of the steel and timber mills and shipping in the harbor as Bleak Harbor transformed into a summer vacation destination for the wealthy. But Carey’s mother, Serenity Bleak, sole heir of the fortune estimated to be worth several hundred million dollars, has other plans. And...

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