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Chloe Esposito’s MAD is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Chloe Esposito’s MAD is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of  MAD by Chloé Esposito MAD In this compulsively readable debut, set between London and Sicily over one blood-drenched week in the dead of summer, an identical twin reveals the crazy lies and twists she’ll go through to not only steal her sister’s perfect life, but to keep on living it. Alvie Knightly is a trainwreck: aimless, haphazard, and pretty much constantly drunk. Alvie’s existence is made even more futile in contrast to that of her identical and perfect...

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Interview with Haylen Beck / Stuart Neville

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Interview with Haylen Beck / Stuart Neville

Jon: Stuart, this book is really different than anything I’ve read by you. Is that why you are publishing under a pseudonym? Stuart: Yes, but it’s also to do with the American setting. It’s one of the peculiarities of crime fiction that authors tend to become associated with a locale. Ian Rankin is inseparable from Edinburgh, for example. I’ve become associated with Belfast, for better or worse, and only RATLINES varies from that – and even then, Dublin’s only eighty miles away. So to set a book in Arizona was quite a departure in itself. And...

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Review of THE SWITCH

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of THE SWITCH

THE SWITCH Joseph Finder June 13th, 2017 Dutton Pub. Joseph Finder is the king of the conspirator authors. In THE SWITCH he explores the issues of national security and privacy, where they overlap, and how they affect each other. This plot comes straight out of the headlines, but unlike real life it comes to conclusions and solutions. One bad decision has a consequence on future events, as in a domino effect. Finder noted, “While I was writing this book, all this information was being discussed about Hillary Clinton. I made my senator...

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DANGEROUS ENDS BY ALEX SEGURA

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

DANGEROUS ENDS BY ALEX SEGURA

Polis Books April 11, 2017 In DANGEROUS ENDS by Alex Segura, Pete Fernandez has made a good life for himself in Miami. He’s working full time as a private investigator tracking down deadbeat dads for unpaid child support or catching people committing insurance fraud. The days are long and mundane, but the work is steady. Things have settled into a nice routine. That all changes when Pete’s reporter friend, Kathy Bentley, comes to him looking for help. Kathy has been hired to write a book about former Miami-Dade narcotics officer Gaspar...

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Writer Types: Episode 6

Posted by S.W. Lauden and Eric Beetner on Jun 14, 2017 in Podcast | 0 comments

Writer Types: Episode 6

Summer is here, and with it comes the mad scramble to figure out what you’ll be reading by the pool, at the beach or on that long plane ride. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of good books coming your way in the next few months. That’s a big focus for Episode 6 of our crime and mystery podcast, Writer Types. We’ve got a fantastic interview with Meg Gardiner about her excellent new release, “UNSUB.” We catch up with genre-bending author John Rector about his latest, “THE RIDGE.” Jordan Harper tells us a little about his highly-anticipated debut...

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Karen Dionne talks about THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Karen Dionne talks about THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER

THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER Karen Dionne G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub June 13th, 2017 THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER by Karen Dionne delves into what life is like for a child of a long-term kidnap victim. Anyone that has wondered about Amanda Berry or Jaycee Dugard should read this story. These women were kidnapped, raped, and bore a child while being interned in a prison of hell. But what happens to the child conceived under these conditions? This is the ultimate love/hate story between a child, Helena, and her parents. By beginning each...

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Printer’s Row 2017—Bloodshed at the MWA Tent

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Printer’s Row 2017—Bloodshed at the MWA Tent

  You’re dying to know about the bloodshed, aren’t you? I’m sorry to tell you you’ll have to keep reading. I’m burying the lead on that one. Aren’t I the worst? Here’s a chalk outline to keep you until then.           I’ve never had the pleasure to attend Printer’s Row in Chicago before, and it was basically catnip for book lovers. Stalls lining several streets in the shadow of gorgeous art deco buildings where the publishing industry used to reside in downtown Chicago. And those stalls. Publishers and...

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Ten Writing Lessons From Krav Maga

Posted by Rob Hart on Jun 9, 2017 in Books, Essay, Features | 0 comments

Ten Writing Lessons From Krav Maga

When I started taking Krav Maga my writing pal James Queally asked if I was taking it because I wanted to more accurately write about throwing a punch. I told him, no, that’s ridiculous. I was doing it because I was afraid of my daughter. She’s two and a half now. It’s like living with Leatherface. Peril in every direction. I’ve been doing it for a year and passed the test for P1 (there are five practitioner levels). Not to say I’m proficient in any of this—a lot of the time I still feel like Bambi slipping on the ice, sliding into a...

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The Birth of a Thriller

Posted by Karen Robards on Jun 9, 2017 in Books, Essay | 0 comments

The Birth of a Thriller

Forget Nancy Drew. When I was twelve years old my favorite book series featured Bond, James Bond. Not that I was supposed to be reading Ian Fleming’s books. They were written for adults, as my mother would have told me while confiscating the book if she’d caught me, and I wasn’t one. But my father, an orthodontist, had a den that he used as a home office. In that den was a wall of built-in bookshelves. On those bookshelves were the books that he read. The first of those books that I snuck off the shelves was Doctor No. I read it in my bed,...

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James Ziskin’s CAST THE FIRST STONE is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

James Ziskin’s CAST THE FIRST STONE is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of  CAST THE FIRST STONE by James Ziskin February 1962: Tony Eberle has just scored his first role in a Hollywood movie, and the publisher of his hometown newspaper in upstate New York wants a profile of the local boy who’s made good. Reporter Ellie Stone is dispatched to Los Angeles for the story. But when she arrives on set to meet her subject, Tony has vanished. The director is apoplectic, Tony’s agent is stumped, and the producer is found murdered. Ellie is on...

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