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BLACKOUT BY ALEX SEGURA

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Books | 0 comments

We at Crimespree Magazine are thrilled to present the cover reveal for Alex Segura’s next Pete Fernandez mystery, BLACKOUT. Readers have watched as Pete has battled with addiction and attempted to reinvent himself in his new life as a private investigator. But with BLACKOUT, he may be facing his greatest challenge yet. From Alex, “BLACKOUT is a book about the dark side of obsession. Pete’s obsession with a cold case that’s haunted him throughout his life and drags him back to his hometown when there’s a chance to...

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COLD HARBOR BY MATTHEW FITZSIMMONS

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

COLD HARBOR BY MATTHEW FITZSIMMONS

October 10, 2017 Thomas & Mercer   Disclaimer: At the bookstore, I usually hang out on the mystery side of the “Mystery/Thriller” shelf. But sometimes, a reader needs to stretch a bit. COLD HARBOR opens in a very dark place. Matthew Fitzsimmon’s hero Gibson Vaughn is suffering through a brutally enforced solitary confinement. He has no idea where he is, or how long he’s been there. His sanity is crumbling away along the edges. This is no superman, this is a human undergoing a horrid existence. Just as it seems that Vaughn has no...

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Q&A with Lisa Scottoline

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Q&A with Lisa Scottoline

DAMAGED; Rosato & DiNunzio Novel Book 4 and   EXPOSED; Rosato & DiNunzio Novel Book 5 Lisa Scottoline August 2017  St. Martin’s Press  Lisa Scottoline deserves a high five for her latest novels DAMAGED and EXPOSED. These back-to-back home-runs hit at reader’s heartstrings with her gripping and riveting storylines and characters. In DAMAGED, a ten-year-old child, Patrick, has fallen under the radar of the government agencies. His needs are not being met regarding dyslexia, abuse in a public school by a teacher’s aide, and having...

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Review of SEEING RED

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of SEEING RED

SEEING RED Sandra Brown August 2017 Grand Central Publishing SEEING RED by Sandra Brown is an intriguing story about redemption and second chances intertwined within a “who done it” mystery. The complexity of the plot originates with the lies and deceit. The saying that fate plays a role in everyday life where someone can be at the wrong place at the wrong time is the starting point for this novel. Twenty-five years ago a bombing at the Dallas Hotel, the Pegasus, leaves 98 dead and 197 wounded. An iconic photo was taken of Major Franklin...

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Review of Proof of Life

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of Proof of Life

PROOF OF LIFE J. P. Beaumont Book 23 J.A.Jance Sept 5th, 2017 William Morrow Pub PROOF OF LIFE by J. A. Jance brings back retired detective J. P. Beaumont. The difference between these novels and the other series Jance writes is that these blend sarcastic humor within the mystery. Now retired Beaumont (Beau) searches for something to keep him busy. But thanks to his longtime nemesis Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, Beau becomes entangled in an investigation. It seems Cole put in his will that Beau should scrutinize his death. Although...

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Reviews of Andrew Gross THE ONE MAN and THE SABOTEUR

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Reviews of Andrew Gross THE ONE MAN and THE SABOTEUR

THE ONE MAN Andrew Gross January 2018 (paperback) Minotaur Pub and THE SABOTEUR Andrew Gross August 2017 Minotaur THE ONE MAN and THE SABOTEUR the latest books of Andrew Gross, are a departure from his usual writing genre. Instead of writing thrillers with storylines of criminal activity he has ventured into the historical novel field. Yet, his writing style has not completely changed with these two plots in that they both are thrilling and gripping. The characters must find solutions to their dilemma, and the stories affect the readers’...

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Charles Todd’s A CASUALTY OF WAR is this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Charles Todd’s A CASUALTY OF WAR is this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of A CASUALTY OF WAR by Charles Todd From New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd comes a haunting tale that explores the impact of World War I on all who witnessed it—officers, soldiers, doctors, and battlefield nurses like Bess Crawford Though the Great War is nearing its end, the fighting rages on. While waiting for transport back to her post, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis from the island of Barbados. Later, when he’s brought...

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Review of Archie Volume 4

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Comics, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of Archie Volume 4

ARCHIE Volume 4 Pete Wood and Jack Morelli, Illustrator Mark Waid, Writer The Archie Comic Publications has produced another volume of their flagship and namesake, ARCHIE. It is now time to see how the return of Veronica will turn out. Another 5 issues of RIVERDALE comes within this volume. Also stored in the back is the first issue of the Archies, Archies own band. Veronica has now completed her round trip back to Riverdale from Switzerland. Time has not been kind to Archie’s relationship with her. They are a little bit awkward towards each...

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Review of Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET

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

Review of Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET

Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET Jesse Stone Book 16 Reed Coleman Sept 12th, 2017 G. P. Putnam’s Sons Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET by Reed Coleman brilliantly intertwines the personal and professional life of Paradise police chief Jesse Stone. Having put Jesse through the ringer in the previous book, DEBT TO PAY, Coleman explores the emotions of guilt and grief in this novel. Jesse is still trying to come to grips after seeing his fiancée, Diana, murdered by the crazed assassin Mr. Peepers. Unfortunately, he turns to the...

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The Continuing Fabulousness of Miss Fisher

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Features, Interviews, Television | 1 comment

The Continuing Fabulousness of Miss Fisher

If you do not already know of her meet Phryne Fisher, the 1920’s detective that took Australia by storm. She came on the scene in 2006, the fabulous character of author Kerry Greenwood. Made into a TV series by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger in 2012, it aired for three seasons and can now be seen on Netflix. Those who enjoy the show and books might get more of Phyrne since the creators are hoping for feature films. Also, this year the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, released an anthology, Bound By Mystery, celebrating its twenty years, with an...

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