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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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INTERVIEW WITH Reavis Wortham

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH Reavis Wortham

MIKE BARSON: This is the seventh novel in the Red River Mystery series, and it opens in 1968, one of the most interesting years ever. Although you lived through that time as a teen, how did you research the specifics of the period to get it right for the novel? REAVIS WORTHAM: Part of that may be because a significant portion of the novel is based on the true story of a CIA experiment in California back in 1950. To conduct a simulation of a biological warfare attack, the U.S. Navy sprayed large quantities of a seemingly harmless bacteria over...

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BEHIND THE BOOK: David Corbett

Posted by David Corbett on Aug 18, 2018 in Behind The Book, Features | 0 comments

BEHIND THE BOOK: David Corbett

Something More Than a MacGuffin Transforming Doc Holliday’s love letters into a Hitchcockian trope helped fulfill a lifelong ambition to bring those letters to life Long before I had any idea a concept like “antihero” existed, I found everything about Doc Holliday fascinating. Whether I encountered him in film, TV, or the books I devoured about the disappearing frontier, it was obvious he possessed a unique place in the national imagination. He not only epitomized the American West’s “Good bad man,” that iconic frontier Frankenstein...

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REVIEW OF ONLY TO SLEEP

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF ONLY TO SLEEP

ONLY TO SLEEP: A PHILIP MARLOWE NOVEL Lawrence Osborne 7/24/2018 Hogarth   “…there are some of us who can dream backward to the splendid years. There is an occasional glimpse of the old times here, and maybe it’s the last glimpse we’ll ever enjoy,” (2) reminisces the erstwhile private eye Philip Marlowe in Lawrence Osborne’s ONLY TO SLEEP. And look back we must—if only to acknowledge:  the Philip Marlowe of Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) and his renowned works THE BIG SLEEP (1939) and FAREWELL, MY LOVELY (1940) is no more. Look anew we...

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INTERVIEW WITH MARTA PERRY

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH MARTA PERRY

Shattered Silence by Marta Perry flawlessly intertwines a mystery with contemporary themes, while giving a sprinkling of the Amish culture.  She illuminates the differences between the Amish community and the larger urban society. The plot begins with new divorcee Rachel Hartline attempting to touch base with her ex-husband, Paul, to discuss putting their home up for sale. After catching him trying to download some sensitive company information things go very awry for her. First, she must deal with Paul’s disappearance, and then a private...

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PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE UPRISING Is This Week’s Giveaway!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE UPRISING Is This Week’s Giveaway!

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE UPRISING by Raymond A. Villareal This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult with the local police, it’s an impossibility that threatens her understanding of medicine. Then, more bodies, dead from an...

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Road to Las Vegas or How I Created an Ex-magician Card Cheat who Repos Exotic Animals

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Road to Las Vegas or How I Created an Ex-magician Card Cheat who Repos Exotic Animals

A little advice for new parents: the perfect way to get your newborn to fall asleep is by binge watching 70’s era private eye tv shows. Stick to TV shows, though. Clint Eastwood’s Magnum seems to be too loud for a 3-week-old regardless of the volume on your set. Also stick to the 70’s. Imagine my surprise when I found that the good people at FX would create a show with a cute title like “Terriers” yet fill it with potty-mouthed low-lifes (By the way, Terriers is the greatest single season of television ever and I will fight anyone who says...

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INTERVIEW WITH CATHERINE MCKENZIE

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH CATHERINE MCKENZIE

THE GOOD LIAR by Catherine McKenzie has a theme of betrayal with the backdrop of a horrific tragedy.  Readers will be reminded of 9/11 or the Oklahoma City bombing, and the victims, those that died and those that survived.  The story is told through the lives of the women affected, characters that present different faces, the public one and a masked one that they hope to keep secret. When a gas explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of the women are forever altered. Over 500 people killed and thousands more have been wounded. To...

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INTERVIEW WITH B. J. DANIELS

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH B. J. DANIELS

  HARD RUSTLER by bestselling author B. J. Daniels brings to life the Montana countryside in her latest novel.  Readers will enjoy the characters, setting, and mystery. The plot is a modern-day version of past Westerns. The story begins with a city gal, Annabelle (Annie) Clementine, traveling back to her home town of Whitehorse Montana.  After high school, she decided to escape the monotony to become a famous model, leaving her love interest behind.  Now, thirteen years later, she is back to sell her late grandmother’s house and to get...

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Parker’s THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Parker’s THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE SHORTEST WAY HOME by Miriam Parker 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 marketing job at a family-run winery and doesn’t immediately refuse, their meticulously planned...

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INTERVIEW WITH VALENTINA GIAMBANCO

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

INTERVIEW WITH VALENTINA GIAMBANCO

SWEET AFTER DEATH by Valentina Giambanco is a riveting police procedural with a fascinating look at small town life. The opening bone-chilling scene has a brutal murder that sets the stage for the rest of the novel. Seattle detectives Alice Madison and Kevin Brown along with crime scene investigator Amy Sorensen are sent to the town of Ludlow to help the very small police force investigate the killing of a well-respected doctor. The brutality of the cold winter weather matches the horrific way the doctor was killed. Ludlow is located a few...

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