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Guilty Pleasure? I Don’t Think So

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Guilty Pleasure? I Don’t Think So

I recently received a book to review that was written by an academic and in her introduction she says that reading mysteries is her guilty pleasure. I threw the book down the stairs. I don’t believe there are guilty pleasures when it come to reading or listening or watching. In fact, as long as you are not harming anyone else or a living creature you have no reason for guilt. Wanna dress up as a giant squirrel when you are having grown up fun time? Go for it. If you take an actually squirrel and paint it blue as part of that fun, THAT...

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Jenning’s CODENAME VILLANELLE is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Jenning’s CODENAME VILLANELLE is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of CODENAME VILLANELLE by Luke Jennings   The basis of BBC America’s April 2018 release “Killing Eve,” starring Sandra Oh–A stylish game of spy vs. spy played by Villanelle, a peerless international assassin, and Eve, the fiercely intelligent MI6 analyst whose mission is to take her out Villanelle (a codename, of course) is one of the world’s most skilled assassins. A catlike psychopath whose love for the creature comforts...

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INTERVIEW WITH TINA WHITTLE

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH TINA WHITTLE

NECESSARY ENDS by Tina Whittle highlights Tai Randolph and Trey Seaver, detective partners and partners in life.  Whittle’s writing style pulls readers into the story from page one.  This novel combines an action-packed plot with great banter dialogue and a psychological aspect. Trey Seaver is haunted by the one that got away, a murder of a Hollywood producer’s wife in Atlanta during a filming.  Now, about four years later it appears someone wants the producer, Nick Talbot dead. Trey is asked to investigate since he was one of the officers at...

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BEHIND THE BOOK

Posted by Mary Anna Evans on Apr 2, 2018 in Behind The Book, Features | 0 comments

BEHIND THE BOOK

Memphis? Why Memphis? (Or New Orleans or Sopchoppy…) My eleventh Faye Longchamp archaeological mystery, UNDERCURRENTS, is hitting the streets right…about…now, and it’s set in Memphis, Tennessee. Wherever Faye goes—Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, Mississippi, or Tennessee—she has an adventure that she could have no other place.  There is only one place to explore the ghostly roots of Spiritualism and that place is New York. There is only one place to stand on the Mother Mound of the Choctaw and that place is Mississippi. Faye...

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INTERVIEW WITH C. J. BOX

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH C. J. BOX

THE DISAPPEARED (Joe Pickett Book 18) C. J. Box G.P. Putnam’s Sons March 27th, 2018   THE DISAPPEARED  by C. J. Box has all the elements that readers have come to enjoy in a Joe Pickett novel.  This is a compelling mystery that is action-packed, has details about the western setting, likeable characters, and humorous interaction. Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett has to contend with a new Governor, Colter Allen.  He is continuing the previous practice of retired Governor Spencer Rulon, requesting Pickett to be a troubleshooter. Joe...

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Behind the Book with Lars Kepler

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Behind The Book, Books, Features | 0 comments

Behind the Book with Lars Kepler

Readers might be surprised to learn that the name “Lars Kepler” is actually a pseudonym for two people! How did the identity of “Lars Kepler” come about? The pen name Lars Kepler was actually the key to our collaboration. We were already authors but we really wanted to collaborate. But even though you love each other, are married and have three daughters it’s not just a piece of cake to sit down and write together. The truth is that we had quite a few arguments and failed attempts before we came up with the idea to create a third...

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Lar Kepler’s THE SANDMAN is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Lar Kepler’s THE SANDMAN is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE SANDMAN by Lars Kepler Late one night, outside Stockholm, Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering. Thirteen years earlier, he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, now serving a life sentence in a maximum security psychiatric hospital. Now Mikael tells the police that his sister is still alive and being held by someone he knows only as the Sandman....

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Thriller Foods – Mozambique

Posted by Michael Niemann on Mar 27, 2018 in Features, Recipe | 0 comments

Thriller Foods – Mozambique

When Valentine Vermeulen hunts down the folks who defraud the United Nations, he needs a break every so often. Those breaks usually involve eating a meal. Vermeulen is known to complain about the bad food he often has to put up with. Airports, low rent hotels, shoddy fast food places, you name it. Occasionally, though, he does get to partake of the cuisine of the country he visits. In Illegal Holdings he gets several chances to taste authentic Mozambican food. Early on, he asks Aisa Simango, the executive director of Nossa Terra, for a good...

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INTERVIEW WITH JAMEY BRADBURY

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 1 comment

INTERVIEW WITH JAMEY BRADBURY

THE WILD INSIDE Jamey Bradbury William Morrow Pub March 20th, 2018   THE WILD INSIDE by Jamey Bradbury is part paranormal, part thriller, and part horror. This debut novel is very character driven, specifically with the protagonist Tracy Petrikoff, where readers wonder if everything that happens to her is driven by her imagination, some delusions, or was indeed reality. People meet Tracy, a natural born hunter and trapper who loves the Alaskan wilderness, where she spends her days in the remote forest by her house. She still has not come...

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REVIEW OF BENEATH THE SURFACE

Posted by on Mar 24, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF BENEATH THE SURFACE

BENEATH THE SURFACE (Dive Team Investigations Book 1) Lynn H. Blackburn Revell Pub. March 6th, 2018   BENEATH THE SURFACE by Lynn H. Blackburn has both suspense and romance although it has more of an emphasis on the relationship between the two main characters, Leigh Weston and Ryan Parker. It is interesting how she weaves everything in the plot around the Dive Team, including relationships between the team members, the victim, and the outside experts.  The sarcastic banter between the characters allows for a humorous interlude. Because...

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