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CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in News | 0 comments

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67

Crimespree issue 67 featuring Bill Crider, Mickey Spillane   In our next issue we’ve got Bill Crider on the cover, we celebrate Mickey Spillane’s 100th birthday and two articles from Eryk Pruit along with our regular features.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

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Sacks’ YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Giveaway | 1 comment

Sacks’ YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS is featured in this week’s giveaway

After taking time off from Bouchercon 2018, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page return with copies of YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS by Michelle Sacks   Doting wife, devoted husband, cherished child. Merry, Sam, and Conor are the perfect family in the perfect place. Merry adores the domestic life: baking, gardening, caring for her infant son. Sam, formerly an academic, is pursuing a new career as a filmmaker. Sometimes they can hardly believe how lucky they are. What perfect new lives they’ve built. When Merry’s childhood...

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INTERVIEW WITH SEAN PARNELL

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH SEAN PARNELL

MAN OF WAR by Sean Parnell is an exciting and action-packed thriller.  He is able to draw upon his past experiences as a combat veteran to create a realistic storyline. It is a warning of sorts on what could happen if a terrorist is able to get their hands on a nuclear bomb. Readers are introduced to Eric Steele, a tough as nails combat veteran who becomes part of a clandestine organization, known as “The Program” that answers only to the President of the US. Operators combine their combat experiences with actionable intelligence to root out...

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INTERVIEW WITH ALLISON BRENNAN

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH ALLISON BRENNAN

  Abandoned by Allison Brennan takes the Maxine (Max) Revere stories to a whole new level. She is able to create a suspenseful and exciting plot centered around this fascinating character’s background. In this latest she explores why her mother deserted her shortly before her tenth birthday. The disappearance of her mother, Martha, has haunted Max for years. It has been seven years since she last heard from her and this has left her in a state of limbo. Getting information from another investigator, Sean Rogan, Max feels this clue, a...

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SHORT FICTION: THE CATHCART CIRCLE JOB by GORDON BROWN

Posted by Gordon Brown on Sep 17, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

SHORT FICTION: THE CATHCART CIRCLE JOB by GORDON BROWN

When the parcel arrived that morning, I hadn’t had time to open it and consigned it to the top drawer on my bedside cabinet until later that night when, whisky in hand, I retrieved it and opened it to reveal a sheaf of typed paper. The front page read: The Definitive Guide—How to Rob a Train. A Manual By Thomas Lionel Walker Armstrong The memory of Thomas comes flooding back with the force of a slap to the back of the head with a shovel. Thomas Lionel Walker Armstrong had once given me a lift in an ancient Fiat 500, saving me from some men...

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INTERVIEW WITH J. A. JANCE

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH J. A. JANCE

  FIELD OF BONES by J. A. Jance is an intriguing dark mystery.  Jance shows why she is a such a prolific writer, able to balance the gruesome case with the added personal life of Brady, that at times offers comic relief. The book begins as Sheriff Joanna Brady is waiting election results.  Threatening to derail her re-election are personal tragedies and her pregnancy. This third time up for election, it appears the vote count will be close. But the baby had other plans and chose to come before all the votes have been counted.  Luckily it...

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REVIEW of BURNING RIDGE

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW of BURNING RIDGE

BURNING RIDGE (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery Book 4) Margaret Mizushima Crooked Lane Books Sept 11th, 2018   BURNING RIDGE by Margaret Mizushima is a fast-paced and engrossing police procedural.  It features Matti Cobb and her K-9 German Shepherd partner Robo, which makes these stories appealing to not only those who enjoy mysteries, but also to animal lovers. Having done her homework, the author spoke with and shadowed those that train dogs.  “I have a friend who retired from training tracking dogs.  She allowed me to watch her train for...

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INTERVIEW WITH WARREN C. EASLEY

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH WARREN C. EASLEY

Interview by Michael Barson with Warren Easley 1) Having now reached the sixth book in your Cal Claxton series, what’s the single most important thing you’ve learned about writing crime novels? Warren Easley: Wow, that’s a tough question! I’ve learned so many important things through the course of the series. For example, from Barbara Peters, my editor, I learned the importance of tying up every loose end in the story. For a reader, loose ends are like a sliver under a nail! I’ve also learned how smart my readers are—if I...

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INTERVIEW WITH BEATRIZ WILLIAMS, LAUREN WILLIG, KAREN WHITE

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH BEATRIZ WILLIAMS, LAUREN WILLIG, KAREN WHITE

THE GLASS OCEAN by the three Amigos, aka Team W, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White, is a captivating mystery that has as its backdrop the Lusitania and its sinking. As with all good teamwork they effectively created a story that blends their three styles into one. Readers take a journey with the characters as the suspense ratchets up to that fateful day when the Germans sank the Lusitania in 1915, leaving people to wonder who will live and who will die. Telling the story are three women narrators, two a century in the past, and...

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Interview with Judy Penz Sheluk

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 3 comments

Interview with Judy Penz Sheluk

PAST & PRESENT has a different tone than your other series The Glass Dolphin Mysteries. What was the inspiration for this series? I started writing SKELETONS IN THE ATTIC (book 1 in the Marketville Mysteries) while I was shopping for a publisher for THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE (book 2 in the Glass Dolphin Mysteries). Everyone told me to write the sequel, but I couldn’t bring myself to write a second book in a series if the first book didn’t sell. The idea for SKELETONS IN THE ATTICS came to me while waiting in my lawyer’s office with my...

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INTERVIEW WITH McKENNA TATE FROM “A TALL, DARK COWBOY CHRISTMAS” BY MAISEY YATES

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 in Books, Character Interviews, Features | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH McKENNA TATE FROM “A TALL, DARK COWBOY CHRISTMAS” BY MAISEY YATES

A TALL, DARK COWBOY CHRISTMAS (A Gold Valley Novel Book 2) Maisey Yates HQN Pub September 25th, 2018   Thank you for doing this. You have had some hard knocks in your life. You appear to have trust issues considering how your mother abandoned you at an early age and you went through foster care.  Now you are on a quest to find your birth father and to find friends who you can form a bond with to get a sense of belonging. It was interesting how you went to an abandoned cabin at a Dude Ranch to find shelter; yet, you found a life for...

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