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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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Pettus’ EXIT STRATEGY is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Pettus’ EXIT STRATEGY is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page  are offering up copies of EXIT STRATEGY by Charlton Pettus Sometimes you just need to escape. For crooked politicians, military brass from third-world nations, and white-collar criminals looking to avoid either prison or a deadlier form of payback, there’s Exit Strategy. With just one call, Exit Strategy helps these wealthy-but-wanted types disappear completely. They can fake your death, give you a new name and face, and launder whatever ill-gotten funds you need to establish a new life...

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FIVE THINGS you didn’t realize you were dying to know about collective nouns

Posted by Charlton Pettus on Oct 19, 2018 in Features, Five Things | 0 comments

FIVE THINGS you didn’t realize you were dying to know about collective nouns

Let’s go with the old journalism five Ws. What: You know them, collective nouns, also known as terms of venery, are those singular words we use to label groups of things, like a pride of lions, a school of fish or a quiver of arrows. When they are familiar we scarcely notice them, they’re just words, right? But often they are poetry: a murmuration of starlings, an ascension of larks, a lamentation of swans, a murder of crows. Or comedy: a slouch of models, a heep of sycophants, a whored of prostitutes.  Collective nouns appeal to the stuffy,...

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INTERVIEW WITH B. J. DANIELS

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

INTERVIEW WITH B. J. DANIELS

Rogue Gunslinger and Rugged Defender (The Clementine Sitsters Book 2 and Book 3) B. J. Daniels Sept/Oct 2018 Harlequin Intrigue Pub. Rogue Gunslinger and Rugged Defender, the second and third books of the Clementine Sisters series by B. J. Daniels blends a great plot, setting, and characters. People cannot imagine how this author can improve, but each book in this series just keeps getting better. In Rogue Gunslinger, T.J. Clementine is a mystery author that is being stalked. Receiving mail from one particular fan escalates into threats...

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Review of TOWNIES by Eryk Pruitt

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of TOWNIES by Eryk Pruitt

TOWNIES AND OTHER STORIES OF SOUTHERN MISCHIEF Eryk Pruitt Polis Books October 16, 2018   There are people who write stories and then there are storytellers. There is a skill to creating characters, location, and plot, but storytellers take these to a new level. It’s their turns of phrase and a relatable cast that sets them apart. Eryk Pruitt proves that he is one of these modern-day storytellers in his short story collection TOWNIES AND OTHER STORIES OF SOUTHERN MISCHIEF. In “The Hoodoo of Sweet Mama Rosa”, a local kid tries to get his...

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FIVE THINGS about NANTUCKET COUNTERFEIT: A Henry Kennis Mystery and Steven Axelrod

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Features, Five Things | 0 comments

FIVE THINGS about NANTUCKET COUNTERFEIT: A Henry Kennis Mystery and Steven Axelrod

1) Your protagonist, Henry Kennis, has to be the world’s most literate police chief, bar none. How did you decide to create a cop who writes poetry on the side?  Steven Axelrod: First of all, I write poetry myself — very much like the accessible reality-based verse that Henry composes, which is not really in fashion now. The wife of one of my MFA program professors, a very prominent modern poet, read NANTUCKET FIVE-SPOT (which was written as my creative thesis) and remarked. “I love the fact that hero is such a bad poet! So...

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FIVE THINGS – AN EMPIRE FOR RAVENS by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer

Posted by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer on Oct 13, 2018 in Features, Five Things | 0 comments

FIVE THINGS – AN EMPIRE FOR RAVENS by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer

1) The John the Lord Chamberlain series, of which this is the 12th installment, was the very first novel published by Poisoned Pen Press back in 1999… How did you and Eric manage to connect with the Press, since they had virtually no track record back then? It’s an interesting not to say unlikely story. Poisoned Pen Press was founded in 1997 and that same year published A-Z Murder…Goes Classic, a collection of papers read at a crime conference in Arizona. The topic was what makes a mystery a classic, and the compilation was...

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Recommended This Week…

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Features, Recommended, Recommened | 0 comments

Recommended This Week…

By the wondrous Jedidiah Ayres, author of PECKERWOOD and D*CKED: Dark Fiction Inspired by Dick Cheney, three books that I have immediately put in my, “Must Obtain” list. THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini                 BURNT TONGUES edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas and Dennis Wydmyer DEATH PANEL: MURDER, MAYHEM AND MADNESS edited by David James Keaton and Cheryl Mullanex...

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INTERVIEW WITH KAREN ROSE

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

INTERVIEW WITH KAREN ROSE

With DEATH IS NOT ENOUGH Karen Rose has out done herself. This story highlights love and friendship, romance and passion, gruesome murder, frustrating injustice, with an engaging hero/heroine. Although Rose’s readers have seen Thomas Thorne and Gwyn Weaver in previous books this novel is their story.  Thorne actually gives defense attorneys a good name, always attempting to help those unfairly charged, as was the case when he was young. His backstory is very compelling, having been falsely accused while in high school. It seems Déjà vu when...

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Schepp’s SLOWLY WE DIE is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Schepp’s SLOWLY WE DIE is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page  are offering up copies of the 2017 Swedish Crime Novel of the Year SLOWLY WE DIE by Emile Schepp. A tragic incident on the operating table leaves a patient damaged for life and leads a young surgeon to abandon his profession as a physician… Now, years later, a series of senseless, gruesome murders are rocking the same medical community.  THEN MURDEROUS REVENGE… The weapon? A surgical scalpel.  But who exactly is preying on these victims? And why? What does this grisly pattern reveal? And...

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BEHIND THE BOOK by Gary McPherson

Posted by Gary McPherson on Oct 10, 2018 in Behind The Book, Features | 0 comments

BEHIND THE BOOK by Gary McPherson

Starting my writing career later in my life, I could easily point to a plethora of influences throughout my past that ultimately helped mold me into the writer I am today. However, I can point to five musical influences that motivated me to write JOSHUA AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH as well as the Berserker Series. The song “Monster,” by Skillet on the “Awake” album, has always been a favorite of mine. The song is such a metaphor for many internal and external struggles. It represents internal conflict and our desire to overcome the worst of our...

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