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CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in News | 3 comments

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 62

Crimespree issue 62 featuring JC Lane aka Judy Clemens   Our next issue will be shipping in a couple weeks, Judy Clemens is on the cover with an interview from Caroline Todd.  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are lots of interviews and great articles.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

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Review of NOTHING SHORT OF DYING

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of NOTHING SHORT OF DYING

NOTHING SHORT OF DYING Erik Storey 2016 Simon and Schuster When it comes to crime fiction, escaping the clichés necessary to write a novel with mass appeal while also offering a unique, fresh reading experience is almost impossible to achieve. Erik Storey’s NOTHING SHORT OF DYING, however, pulls it off, and the author does so in a way that is even more impressive: with his debut. Rough men, violence, guns, shady pasts, a new love interest, and drugs are all classic elements that can be found in this narrative, but Storey uses them wisely...

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Chevy Stevens’ NEVER LET YOU GO Reviewed

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

Chevy Stevens’ NEVER LET YOU GO Reviewed

Never Let You Go Chevy Stevens St. Martins Press March 14, 2017 Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens is a compelling read. It explores the brutality of domestic violence including obsession, entrapment, control, and manipulation. Readers will go through the same emotions as the characters of fear, love, and courage. More than anything this is a character driven novel. The strength of the story lies with the love story between a mother, Lindsey, and a child, Sophie. They were very likeable, believable, and realistic, with their relationship...

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Review of WHEN FALCONS FALL & WHERE THE DEAD LIE

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of WHEN FALCONS FALL & WHERE THE DEAD LIE

WHEN FALCONS FALL C.S. Harris March 7th, 2017 (book 11) WHERE THE DEAD LIE April 4th, 2017 (book 12) Berkley Pub       C. S. Harris has two books being published back-to-back. WHEN FALCONS FALL comes out on March 7th and WHERE THE DEAD LIE  on April 4th. As with all her books the thread is a mystery surrounded by a historical event, periodic details, and memorable settings. Anyone who likes historical mysteries with imperfect heroes and heroines will enjoy these books. Harris uses her expertise of having a Ph.D in European...

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Review of BLUE MADONNA

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of BLUE MADONNA

BLUE MADONNA James R. Benn 2016 Soho Crime 1942, war has been declared and Billy Boyle is a Second Lieutenant fresh from Officers’ Candidate School and on his way to England. He’s never been outside his native and beloved Boston where he serves as one of the youngest and newest police detectives. Thanks to his mother’s meddling and a distant family relationship, Billy is assigned to a general’s command thinking this will keep him safe. But “Uncle Ike” has different plans for Billy. General Eisenhower, the shirt-tail relation, creates the...

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Ian Rankin’s Knots And Crosses Turns 30

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Books | 0 comments

Ian Rankin’s Knots And Crosses Turns 30

March 19th 1987 saw the first of the John Rebus books hit the book shelves and it was the beginning of an amazing career both for the character and the author. Ian Rankin is now one the best selling mystery authors in the world and among readers he is always a favorite.   Like Ian, John Rebus lives and works in Edinburgh. Ian has become something of a celebrity appearing on numerous TV shows and is often sought out for his opinions on numerous topics.  My thinking is that it’s because Ian is a really clever and lovely man.  ...

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BLIND TO SIN BY DAVE WHITE

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

BLIND TO SIN BY DAVE WHITE

Polis Books 2017 Writing an ongoing series can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, fans can be comforted by reading the continuing adventures of their favorite rough-and-tumble PI’s, or watching justice get served on the latest Dick Wolf television show. But chances are, you’re not going to see much in the way of character growth in these long running series. Many of the protagonists are frozen in time: young and virile enough to have a million more adventures, and self-contained enough for any airport traveler to pick up any of their...

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Branding – Book Covers

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Books | 2 comments

Branding – Book Covers

As both a reader and a person who knows industry professionals I hear the term branding used a lot. Branding is an important tool when marketing both books and an author. It’s part of the reason that when you hear the name David Morrell or Clive Cussler you immediately think of thrillers. There are a lot of aspects of branding but what I want to touch on is the books themselves and in particular the way they look. Walking into a bookstore or viewing books online covers play a big part. As a reader I have always loved looking to my shelves and...

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Daniel Kraus’ THE DEATH & LIFE OF ZEBULON FINCH, Volume Two is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Daniel Kraus’ THE DEATH & LIFE OF ZEBULON FINCH, Volume Two is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are  offering up the chance to win a copy of THE DEATH AND LIFE OF ZEBULON FINCH, VOLUME TWO by Daniel Kraus A murdered teen is resurrected to walk the earth for more than a century in the second and final book in the sweeping epic that Entertainment Weekly called “utterly riveting.” Zebulon Finch has faced more violence, lust, and heartbreak than any other seventeen-year-old in history. But nothing can prepare him for what is coming next. Half a century has passed since Zebulon Finch...

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Review of CITY OF ANGELS

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of CITY OF ANGELS

CITY OF ANGELS Kristi Belcamino Polis Books May 2017 “Nikki” Black, a 17-year-old runaway, escaped from a bad home situation in the Midwest, to an even worse situation in L.A. When the book opens, Nikki’s new “boyfriend” is attempting to force her into the porn industry. With a little luck and some steel toed boots, Nikki escapes, taking a 12-year-old named Rain with her. When Nikki suggests that they find a cop to help Rain, the girl takes off. Now alone on the streets of L.A. with only the clothes on her back, Nikki finds herself at the...

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Review of JUGHEAD, Vol II

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Comics, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of JUGHEAD, Vol II

JUGHEAD,VOLUME 2 Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North March 14th, 2017 Archie Comic Publications Almost 8 months have passed since the first collection of Jughead comic books, in the form of Jughead, Volume 1, came hot off the presses and now the time has come for the next installment. The art may have changed but happily the man (or burger eating machine) portrayed has not. Jughead Jones has his summer spirit in full swing with his career of playing video games with Hot Dog, his trusty hound, at his side; that is, until his father tells him to...

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