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CRIMESPREE ISSUE 65

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in News | 3 comments

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 65

Crimespree issue 65 featuring Nick Petrie   Our next issue is ready,Nick Petrie is on the cover .  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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Interview with Karin Slaughter

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Interview with Karin Slaughter

THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter bares no bones. This emotional crime mystery delves into family, grief, regret, and guilt. Known for not sugar coating the violence, Slaughter writes a dark and graphic story, but this only adds to the intensity. Twenty-eight years ago two sisters, Charlie and Sam, were at home with their mother, Gamma when two masked men entered the house. They shot Gamma dead, pushed out Sam’s eyelids, shot her in the head, and buried her alive, while Charlie ran for her life and endured her own horrific attack. Fast...

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Bryan’s Summer Reading List

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

Bryan’s Summer Reading List

With my first semester of Masters English studies looming in the near future, it is time to put novels back on the shelf and turn my attention back to Shakespeare and Dante for a while. There is never enough time to read everything, as every book lover knows, whether bound by other studies or not. However, before I return to essays and literary critique, I wanted to highlight some of the amazing books I read in between semesters. • SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE and CATS CRADLE by Kurt Vonnegut I had never read a Vonnegut novel before and thought it was...

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CONEY ISLAND AVENUE Behind the Book

Posted by J. L. Abramo on Aug 15, 2017 in Behind The Book, Features | 0 comments

CONEY ISLAND AVENUE Behind the Book

A SHORT HISTORY OF GRAVESEND The street where I was born and raised in Gravesend, and those surrounding, was populated by Italian immigrants and their first-generation American children with very few exceptions—one of those exceptions being my mother who was a Russian-Jew from Kiev. The Dutch were the first to colonize the western edge of what was then The Long Island, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Long Island Sound and the East River. Breuckelen originally included six parishes—the first, Gravesend, was settled in 1643 by English...

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Q&A with Ace Atkins

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Q&A with Ace Atkins

Michael Barson: Ten years ago you were carving out your career with a series of historical crime novels that revisited iconic events and characters from the past, beginning with WHITE SHADOW in 2006. Those were very good books, but each one was a battle for attention and sales. Now here you are a decade later with not one but two successful series, the award-nominated Sheriff Quinn Colson, and Robert B. Parker’s Spenser. Did you ever see this coming? Ace Atkins: At that time, I actually vowed to never write a series ever again. I was...

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Review of MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz

MAGPIE MURDERS Anthony Horowitz 2017 HarperCollins Magpie Murders opens in the present day, with editor Susan Ryeland curled up in bed in her London flat. She has wine, snacks, cigarettes, and appropriate mystery-reading weather, rain. She’s settling in with the latest manuscript of the ninth Atticus Pünd mystery, Magpie Murders, written by her publisher’s highest grossing and most irascible author, Alan Conway. Four pages later, we leave Susan behind, and the Atticus Pünd mystery begins. This novel within a novel starts with a new, nearly...

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Review of Rhys Bowen’s ON HER MAJESTY’S FRIGHTFULLY SECRET SERVICE

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

Review of Rhys Bowen’s ON HER MAJESTY’S FRIGHTFULLY SECRET SERVICE

On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service A Royal Spyness Mystery (Book 11) Rhys Bowen August 1st, 2017 Berkley Pub On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen is a delightful read. It combines an old fashioned who done it mystery with social commentary, humor, true 1930s historical content, and fun loving characters. The plot begins with Lady Georgiana (Georgie) Rannoch, 35th in line to the British throne, traveling to London to meet with Queen Mary. During this time period anyone in line for the British throne could not...

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William Christie’s A SINGLE SPY is this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Giveaway | 1 comment

William Christie’s A SINGLE SPY is this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of A SINGLE SPY by William Christie During WWII, young Russian spy with divided loyalties, under deep cover in Nazi Germany, uncovers an assassination plot that could change the course of history Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov, an orphan and a thief, has been living by his wits and surviving below the ever-watchful eye of the Soviet system until his luck finally runs out. In 1936, at the age of 16, Alexsi is caught by the NKVD and transported to Moscow. There, in the...

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Benjamin Percy Signing

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Books, Events | 0 comments

Benjamin Percy Signing

Went to a great signing tonight. Benjamin Percy was in town for THE DARK NET and signed at Boswell Book Company. After being introduced he talked about the inspiration for the book, he read and he answered questions. And there were some good questions. THE DARK NET is a terrific read and I would recommend it to all. Benjamin has a great reading voice and his inflections were spot on. If I didn’t already love the book this signing would have been enough to make me buy it. And I’ll tell you what, this book is in my top five of the...

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Review of PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box

PARADISE VALLEY: Highway Quartet Series Book 4 C. J. Box July 2017 Minotaur Books Pub PARADISE VALLEY by C. J. Box is the final in the Highway Quartet Series. Each book is interconnected starting with BACK OF BEYOND that introduces former sheriff Cody Hoyt. In the next book of the series, THE HIGHWAY, he becomes the mentor of his rookie partner Cassie Dewell as they battle the serial killer the Lizard King. Box has come full circle ending in the same setting that it all began in, Paradise Valley with Cassie driven by events that happened in...

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Mark Pryor’s THE SORBONNE AFFAIR is this week’s featured giveaway

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Mark Pryor’s THE SORBONNE AFFAIR is this week’s featured giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of THE SORBONNE AFFAIR by Mark Pryor Someone is spying on American author Helen Hancock. While in Paris to conduct research and teach a small class of writers, she discovers a spy camera hidden in her room at the Sorbonne Hotel. She notifies the US Embassy, and former FBI profiler Hugo Marston is dispatched to investigate. Almost immediately, the stakes are raised from surveillance to murder when the hotel employee who appears to be responsible for bugging...

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