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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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Latest from Sara Paretsky, Chloe Esposito are featured in this week’s giveway

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Latest from Sara Paretsky, Chloe Esposito are featured in this week’s giveway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of  FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky and MAD by Chloe Esposito   FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky Award-winning, bestselling Sara Paretsky brings her legendary investigator V. I. Warshawski back in a puzzling case that will take the private investigator out of her comfort zone and into deadly new territory as she searches for a young film student and a former film star who are on the run in the heart of the Midwest LEE CHILD says she’s “a genius.” P.D. JAMES...

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FIVE CLUES THAT YOU’RE READING A BRIAN FREEMAN THRILLER

Posted by Brian Freeman on Apr 19, 2017 in Five Things | 0 comments

FIVE CLUES THAT YOU’RE READING A BRIAN FREEMAN THRILLER

• THE WEATHER IS BAD One of the many things that impresses me about Michael Connelly is that he manages to bring drama and suspense to Los Angeles, where the sun is always shining. You’d think that the criminals would simply put down their guns and say, “Wow, what a gorgeous day. Let’s go to the beach.” My own criminals (and heroes) have to slog through truly awful weather. I wrote about so much snow and ice in my early books that Minnesota readers began urging me to write a summer book to talk about some of our good weather. I did—but then I...

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Submissions Open for Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award!

Posted by Sisters in Crime on Apr 17, 2017 in Awards | 0 comments

Submissions Open for Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award!

SISTERS IN CRIME OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017 ELEANOR TAYLOR BLAND CRIME FICTION WRITERS OF COLOR AWARD The award benefits an emerging writer of color in the crime fiction genre  4/14/17 – Sisters in Crime (SinC) announced today that submissions open April 15, 2017 for the fourth annual Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, which honors the memory of pioneering African-American crime fiction author Eleanor Taylor Bland with a $1,500 grant to an emerging writer of color, male or female, who has not yet published a...

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WRITER TYPES PODCAST: EPISODE 4

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Features | 1 comment

WRITER TYPES PODCAST: EPISODE 4

WRITER TYPES PODCAST: EPISODE 4 By S.W. Lauden and Eric Beetner “Start a podcast,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. So we did, and they were right.* It’s hard to believe that we’re already posting the fourth episode of our monthly crime and fiction podcast, Writer Types. What started as a fun way to pass the time in a San Diego-bound Prius, has grown into something we’re both pretty proud of. A lot of that has to do with the team we’ve assembled—including our reviewers Kate and Dan...

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Jeffery Deaver talks about THE BURIAL HOUR

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Jeffery Deaver talks about THE BURIAL HOUR

The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver incorporates his usual writing style with misdirection and plot twists. The subject matter is timely and relevant, taking into account the many concerns of the Western world. Although the plot begins in New York the main setting is in Italy, where the classics play an important role, intertwining Greek G-ds with legendary musical compositions of “The Blue Danube,” “The Nutcracker,” and “Danse Macabre.” The plot begins with the abduction of a business executive in Manhattan by someone known as “The Composer.”...

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Behind the Book: KJ Howe’s THE FREEDOM BROKER

Posted by KJ Howe on Apr 14, 2017 in Books, Essay | 1 comment

Behind the Book: KJ Howe’s THE FREEDOM BROKER

Have you ever heard the term response consultant? If you aren’t familiar with this term, you’re not alone. There are about twenty-five to thirty people in the world who do this job—although the number of responders is growing because kidnapping has become an international crisis, especially in certain hot zones. Response consultants work for private companies in the kidnapping and ransom field, and they provide support and guidance to hostages and their families. These experts risk their own lives to help others, and my character Thea Paris...

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Meg Gardiner’s UNSUB is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Meg Gardiner’s UNSUB is featured in this week’s giveaway

Howdie fellow mystery fans, are your taxes done? If not, you are like yours truly in waiting until the last minute. This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are  offering up the chance to win a copy of UNSUB By Meg Gardiner     A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier. Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at...

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BURNING BRIGHT by Nick Petrie Reviewed

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

BURNING BRIGHT by Nick Petrie Reviewed

BURNING BRIGHT Nick Petrie 2017 Putnam   BURNING BRIGHT by Nick Petrie is the kind of follow up one hopes for when you read a really good debut novel. Last year’s THE DRIFTER has been embraced by readers and reviewers alike and BURNING BRIGHT justifies our enthusiasm.   Peter Ash is back. As the novel opens he hiking the Redwood forests of the Pacific Northwest. He’s been living minimally since the close of the Drifter. Far from the maddening crowd if you will and then comes the bear. Running for his life Ash spots a tree and begins to climb....

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A Trio Of Great Non-Fiction Crime Books

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

A Trio Of Great Non-Fiction Crime Books

Brothers and sisters, I have spent many hours lurking in the shadows of book stores and libraries and thrift stores and rummage sales hunting, stalking and acquiring books. I regret nothing. NOTHING. The halls of our castle are covered with shelves full of books. The largest portion of these books are mystery and crime fiction. It’s my favorite genre, my jam, my go to source for escape. But brothers and sister, more than mystery do I read and love. Within these walls are books of tales true, biographies, history and pop culture. Books with...

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