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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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Pet Spotlight: A.E. Wasserman and Topper

Posted by A.E. Wasserman on Jul 22, 2018 in Features, Pet Spotlight | 0 comments

Pet Spotlight: A.E. Wasserman and Topper

The Tale of Topper Topper, my Border Collie* muse, can indeed be amusing, but he is also murderous. He entices me to kill people, (in my historical mysteries/thrillers) then promptly helps me solve the deadly crime. He knows where both the bones and the bodies are buried. My muse has his methods. He takes me with him for long mountain hikes on the weekends, up through forests to the high meadows. Away from urban urgencies.  Topper and I follow a trail toward the top of Mount Pinos in the Los Padres National Forest. It’s there that characters...

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INTERVIEW WITH IRIS AND ROY JOHANSEN

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH IRIS AND ROY JOHANSEN

  Double Blind by Iris and Roy Johansen is a heart stopping story.  This series has a very original premise and this novel, in particular, has a killer that is unique.  Blind from birth, the main character, Kendra Michaels, regained her sight at the age of twenty. Now she is able to use her extensively distinct senses and acute analytical skills to help the FBI thwart bad guys. This case literally came to her after a woman is found dead with an envelope having Kendra’s name on it.  It contains a memory stick of a wedding video.  What...

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INTERVIEW WITH LINDA CASTILLO

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH LINDA CASTILLO

A GATHERING OF SECRETS (Kate Buckholder Book 10) Linda Castillo Minotaur Books July 10th, 2018   A GATHERING OF SECRETS by Linda Castillo is a powerful story. From the very first page, when a young Amish woman commits suicide, the plot takes on a dark and gripping tone, a very thought-provoking novel.  Bur readers should not be surprised considering Castillo books are always insightful and riveting. The story begins with Amish teenager Emma Miller hanging herself and then fast forwards six months where Painter Mills police chief Kate...

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INTERVIEW WITH AMY MYERSON

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH AMY MYERSON

The Bookshop of Yesterdays Amy Meyerson Harper Collins Pub. June 12th, 2018                The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson is part mystery and part drama involving family dynamics.  It is a shout out to those who love books and bookstores since the main mystery is centered around both, and comes about with riddles from book quotes. Clues to the scavengers’ hunt are found in the classics of the past, The Tempest, Jane Eyre, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Frankenstein, Fear of Flying, Persuasion, The Grapes of Wrath, and Bridge to...

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Fesperman’s SAFE HOUSES is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Fesperman’s SAFE HOUSES is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of SAFE HOUSES by Dan Fesperman “One of the great espionage novels of our time.” –Lee Child In this gripping new work of suspense from the author of The Double Game, a young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA’s operations in postwar Berlin and goes on the run for her life; years later she’s gruesomely murdered along with her husband, and her daughter begins to chase down these startling secrets from her...

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INTERVIEW WITH BEATRIZ WILLIAMS

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

INTERVIEW WITH BEATRIZ WILLIAMS

THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams combines romance, secrecy, and suspense.  As with all her books she concentrates on a mystery, the murder of a rich playboy, and social issues, class conflicts. Intertwined within the plot are complex relationships that connect all the characters. The setting plays an important role in this novel, just as it had in William’s blockbuster novel, A HUNDRED SUMMERS. Both take place on an island with an obvious clash between the haves and have nots, where all are determined to keep the outside world from its...

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BOOK REVIEW: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 0 comments

BOOK REVIEW: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Alan Jacobson Open Road Media Pub June 19, 2018             DARK SIDE OF THE MOON by Alan Jacobson is another “OPSIG Team Black” adventure.  This story will literally take people to a new dimension.  Readers will feel they are on a journey on F-18 fighter planes and a trip to the moon while combating espionage, the dark secrets of the moon, and kidnapping. Jacobson commented, “After reading this article about Apollo 17 bringing back moon rocks I had an idea that maybe they could be used for...

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REVIEW OF POTTER’S FIELD BY ROB HART

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF POTTER’S FIELD BY ROB HART

POTTER’S FIELD Rob Hart July 10, 2018 Polis Books   Some people seem to never grow up. For Ash McKenna’s, that meant spending his days in an eternal funk, unable to crawl out of the emotional pit he found himself in after the death of his firefighter father during the 9/11 tragedy. Spiraling out control, Ash kept himself in booze and pills by doing odd jobs for local New York crime boss Ginny Tonic. A self-described “blunt instrument,” Ash would just need to be pointed at a person, place, or thing. Then he’d punch it until it would...

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REVIEW OF THE CON ARTIST BY FRED VAN LENTE

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF THE CON ARTIST BY FRED VAN LENTE

  It’s 2018 and it’s a fact that geeks now rule the world. Marvel rules the theatres, everyone and their mother knows who Iron Man and Black Widow are, and it’s a good chance your humble reviewer is typing this while wearing a Captain America t-shirt (SPOILERS: it’s true). Super-heroes have always been a part of American culture, but it’s always been with a bit of a snide side-eye from the jocks and cool kids. Not anymore. The geeks won, and now we walk with our ironically-chunky-eye-glasses wearing heads held high. But let’s not forget...

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Review of WATCH THE GIRLS by Jennifer Wolfe

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of WATCH THE GIRLS by Jennifer Wolfe

WATCH THE GIRLS by Jennifer Wolfe Grand Central July 2018 Liv Hendricks had a promising television career when she was a teen actress known as Olivia Hill. She and her difficult and seldom-sober sister played on the popular TV show “The Hills Have PIs.” But when the girls’ younger sister Miranda disappeared, Liv dropped out of the public eye completely. It was only when her financial situation forced her return to television that she found herself playing on a campy Scooby-Doo-esque reality show called “Bullsh?t Hunters.” But their missing...

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