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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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Joseph Finder’s The Switch is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Joseph Finder’s The Switch is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of  THE SWITCH by Joseph Finder The new exhilarating thriller from New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder. Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in the TSA security line at LAX. He doesn’t notice the mix up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator, and that the laptop contains top...

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Mike Maden’s TOM CLANCY’S POINT OF CONTACT Reviewed

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

Mike Maden’s TOM CLANCY’S POINT OF CONTACT Reviewed

Point Of Contact Jack Ryan Jr. Book 3 Mike Maden G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub June 13th, 2017 Tom Clancy’s Point of Contact by Mike Maden brings back the return of Jack Ryan Jr. He has taken over the writings for the Clancy estate, replacing Grant Blackwood. Maden has put his own imprint on Jack Ryan Jr. by making him a solo main character instead of one of many secondary characters. Maden noted, “I received a call from my editor, Tom Colgan, of my paperback Drone series who is also the Tom Clancy editor. Although it was a thrilling day it was also...

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Review of THE REBELLION’S LAST TRAITOR BY NIK KORPON

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 1 comment

Review of THE REBELLION’S LAST TRAITOR BY NIK KORPON

June 1st,2017 Angry Robot Genre is just a method to tell a bookseller or librarian where to shelve your novel. But the beauty of genre is really, how can you bend it, how can you play with it and bend it to your story’s needs? A western can take place in modern day times, with riders on motorcycles instead of horses. A murder mystery can take place in a castle in the misty depths of the past. And with THE REBELLION’S LAST TRAITOR, Nik Korpon gives us a political thriller dressed in the trappings of ravaged dystopian future. Korpon gives us...

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Review of THE SWITCH

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

Review of THE SWITCH

THE SWITCH Joseph Finder June 13th, 2017 Dutton Pub. Joseph Finder is the king of the conspirator authors. In THE SWITCH he explores the issues of national security and privacy, where they overlap, and how they affect each other. This plot comes straight out of the headlines, but unlike real life it comes to conclusions and solutions. One bad decision has a consequence on future events, as in a domino effect. Finder noted, “While I was writing this book, all this information was being discussed about Hillary Clinton. I made my senator...

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Behind the Book: Researching BLOOD FOR WINE

Posted by Warren C. Easley on Jun 19, 2017 in Behind The Book, Features | 0 comments

Behind the Book: Researching BLOOD FOR WINE

Ordinarily, research is the bane of my writing life. Doing the grunt work, then deciding what to leave in and what to leave out, is simply not as satisfying as writing the prose that will eventually be my next book. Good research takes time, too, and time is always in short supply. I’d rather be crafting dialogue or honing a descriptive passage than chasing down whether a Glock 17 has a safety or if DNA can be extracted from a human hair. However, the research I did for BLOOD FOR WINE—the latest Cal Claxton Oregon Mystery—was a labor of love...

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Interview with Chevy Stevens

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

Interview with Chevy Stevens

Elise Cooper: Chevy Stevens is not your real name? Chevy Stevens: Yes. I did not want to use my real name when I wrote my first book because I was self-conscious. Chevy came from a nickname used by my father and Steven is the name of my brother. My real name is Rene Unischewski, a complicated name to say the least. It is something I had to spell out my entire life so I chose an easier name. EC: How did you get the idea for the story? CS: As I was writing another story I second-guessed myself, because I was not connecting with the characters....

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Power

Posted by Malcolm Mackay on Jun 17, 2017 in Essay | 0 comments

Power

Power, money and respect. In the world of organised crime these are the end goals that people pursue, but they are not equal and they don’t walk hand in hand. In crime fiction we’ve spent countless words picking apart and examining the guts of that triangle, as well as how the three sides connect. As with any industry you can have respect without wealth or influence; a hardworking and likable person can be broadly admired without ever rising to consequence just as a rich person can be considered profoundly lazy and hatefully stupid. Respect...

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Can’t Leave Rachel Out! 

Posted by Michael A. Kahn on Jun 17, 2017 in Essay, Features | 0 comments

Can’t Leave Rachel Out! 

I wrote my first novel—GRAVE DESIGNS—on a dare from my wife. I was a young lawyer in a big Chicago law firm at the time, and I had no grand plan beyond finishing the manuscript and trying to see whether I could interest a publisher. And thus when my agent announced that she’d received an offer from the publisher for the next two books in the series, my puzzled response was, “What series?” “The Rachel Gold series, Mike. She’s a terrific character, perfect for a series.” And so it began. DEATH BENEFITS was the No. 2 in the series, FIRM...

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Retro-Review of IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH THE CONFEDERATE DEAD

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

Retro-Review of IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH THE CONFEDERATE DEAD

IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH THE CONFEDERATE DEAD James Lee Burke 1993 Hyperion A Representation of Pure New Orleans Literature While filming a Civil War movie in the swamps of Louisiana, the crew stumbles on the skeletal remains of a murder victim. When detective Dave Robicheaux shows up on the set, he immediately recognizes it as the remains of an African American man he saw fleeing white men back in 1957 and becomes fixated on the case at once. However, a criminal element who has been funding the movie has also come into New Orleans and...

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Chloe Esposito’s MAD is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Chloe Esposito’s MAD is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of  MAD by Chloé Esposito MAD In this compulsively readable debut, set between London and Sicily over one blood-drenched week in the dead of summer, an identical twin reveals the crazy lies and twists she’ll go through to not only steal her sister’s perfect life, but to keep on living it. Alvie Knightly is a trainwreck: aimless, haphazard, and pretty much constantly drunk. Alvie’s existence is made even more futile in contrast to that of her identical and perfect...

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