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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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INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINA DODD

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINA DODD

  DEAD GIRL RUNNING by Christina Dodd is a sprint read, a fast-paced page-turner.  Those who liked her VIRTUE FALLS novels will love this first book of a new series.  It does not have the paranormal element or much romance, but the mystery is action-packed. The novella is an introduction to the book, explaining Kellen’s time in Afghanistan, how she sustained the injury for a medical discharge, and how she recovered.  In addition, the novella storyline introduces readers to the Monument Men that searched for artifacts taken by the Nazis. ...

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Interview with C.J.Box

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Interview with C.J.Box

Mike Barson: We are now 18 volumes along in the Joe Pickett saga, and he and the girls seem to be aging almost in real time. How old are you prepared to let Joe get? Hopefully the Wyoming Game Service doesn’t have an enforced age limit for its wardens. C.J.Box: As you know, the novels happen in real time and Joe Pickett is now 52.  Not all of the books take place a year from the last (sometimes they’re a few months from the previous book or even back-to-back) so I foresee Joe Pickett going for a long time.  I think when Joe Pickett is...

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REVIEW OF THE SAINT OF WOLVES AND BUTCHERS

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF THE SAINT OF WOLVES AND BUTCHERS

THE SAINT OF SONS AND BUTCHERS Alex Grecian G.P. Putnam’s Sons April 17, 2018   With his latest novel author Alex Grecian is moving in a new direction with a new series, a new era, and a new setting, Kansas. Another book that took place in that state, Wizard of Oz has a famous line “Lions, Tigers, and Bears. Oh My.” Replace that with THE SAINT OF SONS AND BUTCHERS and readers have the title of this new book. This intriguing story involves Travis, a man who chases down evil-doers with help from his trusting companion, a dog named Bear,...

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Shortlists for 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Awards | 0 comments

Shortlists for 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the shortlists for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards. The winners of the awards, that honor Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing,  will be announced at The Arts and Letters Club Toronto on Thursday, 24 May, 2018 BEST CRIME NOVEL The Winners’ Circle, by Gail Bowen, publisher McClelland & Stewart The Party, by Robyn Harding, publisher Gallery/Scout Press The White Angel, by John MacLachlan, publisher Gray Douglas and McIntyre Sleeping in the Ground, by Peter Robinson, publisher McClelland & Stewart...

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Dickey’s BAD MEN AND WICKED WOMEN is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Dickey’s BAD MEN AND WICKED WOMEN is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of BAD MEN AND WICKED WOMEN by Eric Jerome Dickey   Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s latest sensual, thrilling novel. As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it...

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REVIEW of WARNING LIGHT

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW of WARNING LIGHT

WARNING LIGHT (Zac Miller Book 1) David Ricciardi Berkley Press April 17th, 2018     WARNING LIGHT by David Ricciardi creates a Jack Ryan type character that is on the run from Iranians.  Readers are reminded of a former TV series The Fugitive, with this novel being a 21st Century re-make, foreign style. The protagonist, Zac Miller, has to become a survivalist in order to escape. Ricciardi enjoys the outdoors and wanted to write about something “I know about and I am at home around nature.  I spend a lot of time in the woods and...

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INTERVIEW WITH K. J. HOWE

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH K. J. HOWE

SKYJACK will elevate author K. J. Howe to a level close to Tom Clancy.  She follows up her riveting debut novel, THE FREEDOM BROKER, with another gripping thriller featuring kidnap and ransom expert Thea Paris. Her assignment is to escort two orphaned African brothers, Jabari, 12, and Ayan, 9, to their new adoptive parents in London. The children had been forced into soldiering after seeing their mom and dad murdered by Boko Haram. Now they will finally have a chance at a better life, a real childhood, and education. In route, the chartered...

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Kiernan’s TOO CLOSE TO BREATHE is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Giveaway | 1 comment

Kiernan’s TOO CLOSE TO BREATHE is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of TOO CLOSE TO BREATHE by Olivia Kiernan   In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months ago, Frankie’s pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn’t keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from...

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Winging It

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Comics, Features | 0 comments

Winging It

Thirty-four years ago today, on this temporarily warm 12th of April, Tales of the Teen Titans #44 debuted in stores, introducing Dick Grayson‘s second alter ego – Nightwing! Nightwing was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez during a Teen Titans and he continued the tradition of quips, constant self-doubt followed by growth and life on the ledge. “Hey, didn’t I shatter your nose on the boat the other night? Thought so, I always recognize a face. Well, apologize in advance for the massive amount of bridge-work and jaw...

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Book Review: ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Comics, Essay | 0 comments

Book Review:  ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN THE DELUXE EDITION April 2018 DC Comics From the DC Comics page on the book: “Join us for the 80th anniversary celebration of the most important comic book in American history: ACTION COMICS #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman! It’s an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring the debuts of not just the Man of Tomorrow, but also Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude and more! See the work of generations of top writers and artists on the original...

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