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BURNING BRIGHT by Nick Petrie Reviewed

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

BURNING BRIGHT by Nick Petrie Reviewed

BURNING BRIGHT Nick Petrie 2017 Putnam   BURNING BRIGHT by Nick Petrie is the kind of follow up one hopes for when you read a really good debut novel. Last year’s THE DRIFTER has been embraced by readers and reviewers alike and BURNING BRIGHT justifies our enthusiasm.   Peter Ash is back. As the novel opens he hiking the Redwood forests of the Pacific Northwest. He’s been living minimally since the close of the Drifter. Far from the maddening crowd if you will and then comes the bear. Running for his life Ash spots a tree and begins to climb....

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A Trio Of Great Non-Fiction Crime Books

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

A Trio Of Great Non-Fiction Crime Books

Brothers and sisters, I have spent many hours lurking in the shadows of book stores and libraries and thrift stores and rummage sales hunting, stalking and acquiring books. I regret nothing. NOTHING. The halls of our castle are covered with shelves full of books. The largest portion of these books are mystery and crime fiction. It’s my favorite genre, my jam, my go to source for escape. But brothers and sister, more than mystery do I read and love. Within these walls are books of tales true, biographies, history and pop culture. Books with...

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Owen Laukkanen’s THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS Reviewed

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 1 comment

Owen Laukkanen’s THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS Reviewed

The Forgotten Girls Stevens and Windermere book six Owen Laukkanen G. P. Putnam’s Sons March 14th, 2017 The Forgotten Girls by Owen Laukkanen is an action driven story. As with his other books, readers should be aware that this author does not shy away from ghastly issues, fictionalizing them for even more suspense. It is apparent that Laukkanen’s go to subject is the mistreatment of women. The author noted, “I always find it fascinating to write stories about the alpha male, some who are angry men that feel women owe them something. This...

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The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day

William Morrow April 11, 2017 Sometimes the most arbitrary decisions can have the biggest impact on our lives. The protagonist in THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day, , makes one of these seemingly arbitrary decisions. Anna Winger selects Parks, Indiana, as the next city she and her son move to because it has a Dairy Bar, just like the one she worked at in her small hometown in northern Wisconsin. This choice sets her on a path that will put her life and her son’s life in danger. Anna Winger is a handwriting analyst who gets called to assist the...

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THE CLASH

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Features | 2 comments

THE CLASH

April 8th, 1977 and I’m 13 going on 14. A band from England releases an album, self-titled after the band. The Clash. The way I perceive music takes a drastic change. Up to this point I liked a lot of music and at this age I was starting to be influenced by people at school and more and more by the radio. My primary listening choices were what would now be considered classic rock. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Foghat, Supertramp and other bands of the day. The Punk scene had not really hit big in the Midwest just yet.  By the end...

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Betty Webb talks about DESERT VENGENCE

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Betty Webb talks about DESERT VENGENCE

Desert Vengeance, as with all Betty Webb books has a gripping plot while studying the psyche of those she writes about, intertwining human rights issues. In this installment the subject matters of sexual abuse and foster parenting are explored. The novel recounts how a nine year old, Lena Jones, repeatedly was raped every week by her foster parent, Brian Wycoff. To make matters worse, his wife was an enabler, knowingly looking the other way. Lena is waiting to exact revenge for his crimes on the day he is released from prison. She has every...

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Q&A with Daniel Cole

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Q&A with Daniel Cole

RAGDOLL is one of the year’s most talked-about debut novels, and with good reason. Author Daniel Cole was good enough to answer some questions for us… You were a paramedic before (while?) writing RAGDOLL. Was there a particular policeperson you encountered who inspired Wolf? I can’t say that there was. Wolf is just a combination of all my favourite heroes/anti heroes rolled into one, but then grounded by the trivias of everyday life as well. He’s part Captain Mal Reynolds, part Sawyer from Lost. There’s some Martin Riggs from...

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Daniel Cole’s RAGDOLL is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Daniel Cole’s RAGDOLL is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are  offering up the chance to win a copy of RAGDOLL by Daniel Cole   A pulse-pounding procedural with a dark sense of humor, RAGDOLL follows a volatile detective as he tracks down a murderer before he becomes its next victim One body. Six victims. William Fawkes, a controversial detective known as The Wolf, has just been reinstated to his post after months of psychological assessment following allegations of a shocking assault. A veteran of the force, Fawkes thinks he’s seen it...

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JASON STARR: FINISHING YOUR FIRST CRIME NOVEL (AN ONLINE COURSE)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

JASON STARR: FINISHING YOUR FIRST CRIME NOVEL (AN ONLINE COURSE)

Finishing Your First Crime Novel An Online Course with Jason Starr April 17 – May 22, $250 Been kicking around an idea for a crime novel but not sure where to start? Always wanted to take a workshop but can’t make it to The Center for Fiction week after week? Never fear! International bestselling author Jason Starr is here to help with Finishing Your First Crime Novel, a six session online course starting on April 17th. It’s all the benefits of a regular class with none of the inconvenience: access weekly lectures on your schedule while...

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Lego Interview With Alex Segura

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Lego Interviews | 0 comments

Lego Interview With Alex Segura

click on pictures to see larger DANGEROUS ENDS comes out April...

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