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Review of PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box

PARADISE VALLEY: Highway Quartet Series Book 4 C. J. Box July 2017 Minotaur Books Pub PARADISE VALLEY by C. J. Box is the final in the Highway Quartet Series. Each book is interconnected starting with BACK OF BEYOND that introduces former sheriff Cody Hoyt. In the next book of the series, THE HIGHWAY, he becomes the mentor of his rookie partner Cassie Dewell as they battle the serial killer the Lizard King. Box has come full circle ending in the same setting that it all began in, Paradise Valley with Cassie driven by events that happened in...

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Mark Pryor’s THE SORBONNE AFFAIR is this week’s featured giveaway

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Mark Pryor’s THE SORBONNE AFFAIR is this week’s featured giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of THE SORBONNE AFFAIR by Mark Pryor Someone is spying on American author Helen Hancock. While in Paris to conduct research and teach a small class of writers, she discovers a spy camera hidden in her room at the Sorbonne Hotel. She notifies the US Embassy, and former FBI profiler Hugo Marston is dispatched to investigate. Almost immediately, the stakes are raised from surveillance to murder when the hotel employee who appears to be responsible for bugging...

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Hazel Gaynor: THE COTTINGLEY SECRET Interview

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Hazel Gaynor: THE COTTINGLEY SECRET Interview

The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor is literally a “fairy” tale. Most everyone can refer back to their childhood and remember their longing for a fairy, whether it was the tooth fairy or Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. Gaynor takes readers back to a world of enchantment with this intriguing mystery. Alternating between 1917 and a hundred years later, the lives of two girls and a modern day woman are intertwined through a Fairy story. Elise Cooper: How did you get the idea for the story? Hazel Gaynor: I’ve known about the Cottingley Fairies hoax,...

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Review of Cynthia Eden’s BEFORE THE DAWN

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

Review of Cynthia Eden’s BEFORE THE DAWN

BEFORE THE DAWN Cynthia Eden HQN Books July 25th, 2017 Cynthia Eden is a unique suspense romance writer. All the books in the Killer Instinct trilogy, including the second installment, Before The Dawn have very creative titles that alert to the heroine; AFTER THE DARK is named after Samantha Dark and BEFORE THE DAWN is named after Dawn Alexander. There is also the premise that explores how someone in law enforcement through their special relationship, are able to see the killer in a way others cannot, allowing readers to be drawn into the...

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Behind the Book: Dana King

Posted by Dana King on Aug 1, 2017 in Behind The Book, Features | 0 comments

Behind the Book: Dana King

I’m from Penns River. Not Penns River by name, but the three small cities that make up the city in my books. Born in one (the hospital has since closed and become an urgent care/testing facility), taken home to another (the apartment has since burned down), and grew up in the third (my parents still live in the house). All three combined cover 16.6 square miles (the rural township that makes up “unincorporated Neshannock County” is another 15.2 with 2,240 people crammed into it.) For comparison purposes, the land area of Manhattan Island is...

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This Day In Crime: IRON LAKE

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Books | 1 comment

This Day In Crime: IRON LAKE

On this day, in 1999, William Kent Krueger released IRON LAKE, his debut novel. Lake introduced the world to Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor, a former sheriff that, at the time of the novel, is separated from his wife and children and in a bit of a mid-live crisis. Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota (population 3,752). Embittered over losing his job as a cop and over the marital meltdown that has separated him from his wife and children, Cork gets by on heavy...

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THE DARK NET BY BENJAMIN PERCY

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

THE DARK NET BY BENJAMIN PERCY

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt August 1, 2017   Change or die. Everything gets updated. We don’t do it that way anymore. We’ve all heard this before. Who remembers phone numbers anymore? Not me. They’re all in my phone. Remember calling a number for the weather report? Not anymore. There’s an app for that. And for banking. And for checking in for your flight to visit your Aunt May. And so on. And so on. But some things never change. Being a good person. Taking care of your family. Protecting the world from the forces of Darkness. Benjamin...

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Ten Best Cop Shows EVER

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Television | 14 comments

Ten Best Cop Shows EVER

Ten Best Cop Shows EVER Honorable Mention: THE SHIELD DRAGNET SOUTHLAND CRACKER CRIME STORY Number Ten: MIAMI VICE Original Run: 1984-1990 Creator: Anthony Yerkovich, Andres Carranza Sure aspects of the show feel dated but it’s a time capsule look at the eighties and it’s highly entertaining. It was also ground breaking in a lot of ways that still influence television today not least of which was the use of music. Iconic and wonderful.         Number Nine: BARNEY MILLER Original Run: 1974-1982 Creators: Danny Arnold and...

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Lori Rader-Day’s THE DAY I DIED is this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Lori Rader-Day’s THE DAY I DIED is this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother’s desperate search for two lost boys Anna Winger knows people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired by companies seeking trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real mess of other people’s lives at arm’s length and on paper. But when...

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K.J. Howe discusses THE FREEDOM BROKER

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

K.J. Howe discusses THE FREEDOM BROKER

The Freedom Broker, K. J. Howe’s debut novel introduces Thea Paris, an elite kidnap and ransom specialist. Shortly after returning from saving a hostage Thea must face her most challenging rescue when her oil-magnate father, Carlos, is kidnapped on a yacht where very few clues are evident. To make matters worse the kidnappers won’t negotiate and only leave cryptic messages in Latin. In search of her father she travels to Africa, Greece, and Turkey and comes into contact with dubious players such as warlords and the Chinese. As the body count...

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