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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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World War 2 on the British Home Front: Criminal Villains

Posted by Mark Ellis on Oct 21, 2017 in Behind The Book, Books | 0 comments

World War 2 on the British Home Front: Criminal Villains

I write a crime series set in World War 2 London. It features Frank Merlin, a tough Scotland Yard detective battling domestic crime as his country struggles for survival against Germany’s might. I chose this period as the setting for my books not only because of a long-standing fascination with the war, but also because the wartime years were a boom period for crime in Britain. Between 1939 and 1945, reported crime in England and Wales grew by nearly sixty per cent. There were a number of key factors behind this rise. The blackout and the...

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Interview with Charles Todd

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Interview with Charles Todd

A CASUALTY OF WAR; Bess Crawford Book 9 Charles Todd September 2017 William Morrow A CASUALTY OF WAR by Charles Todd is a winner. This Bess Crawford mystery has the war coming to a close. The story explores the impact World War I had on all who witnessed it: officers, soldiers, doctors, and battlefield nurses. Fans of Bess will not be disappointed as she is still as independent, steadfast, intelligent, and resilient as ever. Per usual she seeks justice and works within societal norms where readers are able to absorb events that are researched...

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Review of Marcia Clark’s SNAP JUDGEMENT

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

Review of Marcia Clark’s SNAP JUDGEMENT

SNAP JUDGEMENT Samantha Brinkman Book 3 Marcia Clark 2017 Thomas & Mercer SNAP JUDGEMENT by Marcia Clark is another winner. With each installment her books get better and better as she blends a riveting story with legal nuances. In this book she manages to cover a multitude of subjects from revenge porn to child sexual abuse to human trafficking. Clark spoke about the increase in revenge porn and how it “is becoming a common way for “exes” to smack the people who reject them. When I was working I dealt with people like that. The boyfriend...

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Attica Locke’s BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Attica Locke’s BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules–a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two...

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Memories Tried & Maybe Not So True

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Books, Essay | 0 comments

Memories Tried & Maybe Not So True

How reliable is memory? According to neuroscientists, not very. While we may view any particular memory as a continuous film of a past scene, those who study how the brain processes describe it as something more like a collage. As a 2012 Psychology Today article summarized, every time we conjure a memory, we are not so much reviewing a complete set of stored data as re-configuring a complex scene from disparate parts. In other words, every memory is newly re-assembled, and even if the pieces are accurate they may be prone to reinterpretation....

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Nights in Dark Metal: How to read Dark Nights: Metal & What’s Behind It All

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Comics | 0 comments

Nights in Dark Metal: How to read Dark Nights: Metal & What’s Behind It All

When Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo got together to write DC Dark Nights: Metal, epic would be a world most easily applied.  With a story that harkens back to the New 52 Batman and the Court of Owls, we see Batman and many other heroes span the multiverse of Batmen (yes, you read that correctly) to solve multiple mysteries. What do dionesium, electrum, promethium, Nth metal and The Court of Owls have to do with it? (What is dionesium – what is electrum– what is promethium – what is Nth metal)  What is the Dark Multiverse?...

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TODAY IS THE DAY WE KILL DAN MALMON

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Charity | 0 comments

TODAY IS THE DAY WE KILL DAN MALMON

Wait. That sounded better in my head. Anyway. Today is the day. KILLING MALMON is out in the world. And holy crap is this a weird feeling. Kate and I have been fans of crime and mystery fiction in all of its many forms for as long as we both can remember. Books. Comics. Movies. All of it. (Remember: THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THE BOOK is a thriller, after all.) We were introduced to this community first through social media, and then through Crimespree Magazine. And life was good. Hanging out. Reading books and comics. Meeting up with folks at...

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Charles Todd: The A CASUALTY OF WAR Interview

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

Charles Todd: The A CASUALTY OF WAR Interview

A Casualty Of War Bess Crawford Book 9 Charles Todd William Morrow September 26th, 2017 A Casualty Of War by Charles Todd is a winner. This Bess Crawford mystery has the war coming to a close. The story explores the impact World War I had on all who witnessed it: officers, soldiers, doctors, and battlefield nurses. Fans of Bess will not be disappointed as she is still as independent, steadfast, intelligent, and resilient as ever. Per usual she seeks justice and works within societal norms where readers are able to absorb events that are...

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Joe Ide’s IQ is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Giveaway | 2 comments

Joe Ide’s IQ is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of IQ by Joe Ide A resident of one of LA’s toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood’s high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can’t or won’t touch. They call him IQ. He’s a loner and a high school...

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BLACKOUT BY ALEX SEGURA

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Books | 0 comments

We at Crimespree Magazine are thrilled to present the cover reveal for Alex Segura’s next Pete Fernandez mystery, BLACKOUT. Readers have watched as Pete has battled with addiction and attempted to reinvent himself in his new life as a private investigator. But with BLACKOUT, he may be facing his greatest challenge yet. From Alex, “BLACKOUT is a book about the dark side of obsession. Pete’s obsession with a cold case that’s haunted him throughout his life and drags him back to his hometown when there’s a chance to...

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