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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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The Flintstones, vol 1 DC Comics

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Comics | 0 comments

The Flintstones, vol 1 DC Comics

THE FLINTSTONES Vol 1 DC Comics As a kid every day after school I watched cartoons and shows for kids. Batman, Scooby Doo and others. Among them was The Flintstones. I enjoyed the show but have had no desire to watch it in years. The live action movies didn’t really do much for me. I’ve read some comics over the years, but like the show they were more suited to a much younger version of me. Recently DC Comics has brought back a number of cartoon franchises and brought them into the modern times with more readability both for today’s young...

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KILLER FACTS AND FICTION

Posted by Stuart Prebble on Mar 28, 2017 in Books, Essay | 0 comments

KILLER FACTS AND FICTION

One of the best and most familiar pieces of advice given to aspiring authors is to “write what you know.” So when I began to think about the plot of a new novel involving a serial killer, my mind went back some four decades to the only time I’ve been close to a real-life murder investigation. The case was among the most notorious in the history of the British criminal justice system. The so-called “Yorkshire Ripper” was a sadistic psychopath who killed thirteen women over a five year period up to his arrest in 1981. Most of his victims were...

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FORTITUDE Season 1 DVD Review

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Home Entertainment | 0 comments

FORTITUDE Season 1 DVD Review

FORTITUDE Sky Looking at the cover of the DVD set made me think of Whiteout, a fun mystery set in Antarctica based on a graphic novel by Greg Rucka. Going in I was expecting a story set in a cold climate with a lot of outdoors stuff and while those are aspects of the story that is far from all of it. Fortitude is a small town on an island in the arctic circle. It’s supposed to be one of the safest places on earth. A character describes this in a way that makes sense. Paraphrasing: “People who come here need to be able to put a roof over their...

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C.J. Box’s VICOUS CIRCLE Reviewed

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

C.J. Box’s VICOUS CIRCLE Reviewed

Vicious Circle C.J. Box March 21st, 2017 G.P. Putnam’s Sons Vicious Circle by C. J. Box is not the usual mystery/thriller novel. It is reminiscent of the classic old-time western with “High Noon” coming to mind. Besides an intense plot, readers get a flavor for what it is like to live on the Western frontier of Wyoming. Box noted, “The way the previous book ended, I knew Dallas and Brenda Cates will be back, because I made sure to set up a dilemma. It has many of the elements of a classic Western. The bad guy gets out of jail and sets out for...

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Daniel Suarez’ CHANGE AGENT is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Daniel Suarez’ CHANGE AGENT 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 CHANGE AGENT by Daniel Suarez On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle—and his transformation begins…. In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol’s most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform “vanity edits” on human embryos for a price. These illegal procedures augment embryos in ways that are rapidly accelerating human evolution—preying on human-trafficking...

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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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