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INTERVIEW WITH WENDY WALKER

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH WENDY WALKER

  EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker is a psychological thriller about two sisters. This dysfunctional family adds a whole new meaning to this word. Judy Martin always used her beauty and charm to manipulate her family, requiring her daughters to flatter her to win her affection. Threatening her fragile ego are her daughters’ looks. Now the family’s life has been in limbo since the two daughters have been missing for three years. Cass, then 15, and her 17-year-old sister Emma disappeared in the night. Only one sister resurfaces randomly,...

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REVIEW OF DON’T LOOK BACK

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF DON’T LOOK BACK

DON’T LOOK BACK by Dawn Ryder ends the “Unbroken Heroes Series” with a bang. This suspenseful story is full of political intrigue that started six books ago. The plot relies heavily on events from previous books in the series, basically wrapping up the loose ends of those operatives in the covert organization Shadow Ops. “I wanted the Shadow Ops team to take on messy cases.  They understand absolute power corrupts absolutely.  They see how ambition can be a credit to someone, but it can also be its Achilles heel.  It can bring out...

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BOOK REVIEW: THE ANCIENT NINE

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 0 comments

BOOK REVIEW: THE ANCIENT NINE

THE ANCIENT NINE by Ian Smith is based on his time as a Harvard student in the 1980s.  Readers might think of a fraternity, where male students rush to join, in this case it is called “punched.” As with fraternities there is hazing, sexism, and underage drinking. But these “final clubs” are not fraternities but are actual secret societies that have been in existence since the 1700s, with many of the rules of its members very archaic. This conjures up a story of what Brad Meltzer might write. Harvard University conjures up images of a very...

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REVIEW OF JUNKIE LOVE by JOE CLIFFORD

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF JUNKIE LOVE by JOE CLIFFORD

JUNKIE LOVE is a very difficult book to review. Originally published in 2013, it is less an autobiography and more a stylized account of author Joe Clifford’s last year of being homeless and battling drug addiction in San Francisco. Primarily set in and around the San Francisco area, JUNKIE LOVE tells the story of Clifford’s quick decent from New England-bred rock-and-roll hopeful, to 9-5 printshop office worker and nighttime party animal, to homeless shooting gallery resident. It’s a shocking fall made all the more brutal due to the fact...

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INTERVIEW WITH MAXINE REVERE FROM ABANDONED BY ALLISON BRENNAN

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Books, Character Interviews, Features | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH MAXINE REVERE FROM ABANDONED BY ALLISON BRENNAN

  Thank you for doing this. You have had some hard knocks in your life. Your mother left you just before your tenth birthday and then disappeared off the face of the earth a few years later.  Raised by your grandparents you became an independent, strong, determined, person who has little regard for those who are dishonest. Now you use those skills as a cable TV investigative reporter to help solve Cold Cases. Let’s start out by going back in time. Elise Cooper: Some of those who know you described how you are ruled by your past, driven,...

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BEHIND THE BOOK – TERRENCE McCAULEY

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Features | 1 comment

BEHIND THE BOOK – TERRENCE McCAULEY

Writing Thrillers and Westerns:  If It’s Good Enough for Elmore Leonard, It’s Good Enough for Me   ‘Does anyone read Westerns anymore?’   ‘Why would you waste your time writing one of those? They’re so boring and predictable, not to mention racist.’   Those are only some of the questions I fielded after I told people I had the good fortune of striking a two-book deal with Kensington for a new western series. WHERE THE BULLETS FLY was published in September 2018 and the sequel, DARK TERRITORY, will be coming out in 2019. Both...

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Stroby’s SOME DIE NAMELESS is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Stroby’s SOME DIE NAMELESS is featured in this week’s giveaway

As we head into fall, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page give you a chance to snag a good one as we offer up copies of SOME DIE NAMELESS by Wallace Stroby Ray Devlin is retired, living a simple life off the grid in Florida, when a visit from an old colleague stirs some bad memories–and ends with a gunshot. Soon Devlin is forced to again face a past he’d hoped to leave behind, as a member of a mercenary force that helped put a brutal South American dictator into power. Tracy Quinn is an investigative reporter at a...

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Lori Rader-Day’s UNDER A DARK SKY

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Books | 0 comments

Lori Rader-Day’s UNDER A DARK SKY

Lori Rader-Day has been on tour for her new book UNDER A DARK SKY. Just off an Anthony Award win at Bouchercon World Mystery Mystery convention her latest book is getting even more buzz than her first two books which were amazing. I caught up with her in Milwaukee at Boswell Book Company and got to see her interviewed by Carole Barrowman who is a champion for the mystery genre and an author in her own right. It was a very nicely done interview with insights into the writing process and some really funny moments.  UNDER A DARK SKY is a locked...

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INTERVIEW WITH IRENE KENNEDY FROM VINCE FLYNN’s RED WAR BY KYLE MILLS

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Books, Character Interviews, Features | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH IRENE KENNEDY FROM VINCE FLYNN’s RED WAR BY KYLE MILLS

Vince Flynn’s Red war (Mitch Rapp book 15) Kyle Mills Atria/Emily Bestler Books Sept 25th, 2018 INTERVIEW WITH DR. IRENE KENNEDY FROM VINCE FLYNN’s RED WAR BY KYLE MILLS, A VINCE FLYNN NOVEL Thank you for doing this.  You are so greatly respected and admired, the first female CIA Director.  Our adversaries consider you a formidable foe. But it has to be tough on your family with you spending long hours combating America’s adversaries with Mitch Rapp.     Elise Cooper: How is your son Tommy and your adopted dog Shirley? Dr. Irene...

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INTERVIEW WITH WENDY TYSON

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH WENDY TYSON

Wendy Tyson is an author who finds inspiration in her areas of expertise: law and psychology. A lawyer and former therapist, she now writes three fictional series—the Greenhouse and Allison Campbell mysteries for Henery Press and the Delilah Percy Powers crime novels for Down & Out Books. The bestselling Greenhouse Mysteries draw upon Wendy’s experiences living and working on a micro-farm in the Philadelphia area; she and her family now make their home in Vermont. Wendy’s short fiction has appeared in literary journals and anthologies...

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