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Author Work Spaces: Joseph Finder

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Profiles | 0 comments

Author Work Spaces: Joseph Finder

  JOSEPH FINDER is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous novels, including The Fixer, Suspicion, Vanished, and Buried Secrets. Finder’s international bestseller Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include Paranoia and High Crimes, which both became major motion pictures.  His latest, GUILTY MINDS, came out on July 19th. He i a founding member of the International Thriller Writers Association, is active in the Boston Book Festival, the...

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Review of THE GATES OF JANUS by Ian Brady

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of THE GATES OF JANUS by Ian Brady

THE GATES OF JANUS Ian Brady 2015 Feral House You are reading this review in CrimeSpree Magazine, which means I’m into crime. I find crime fascinating. However, my wheelhouse is Organized Crime. Serial killers were never a thing I found myself drawn to in the past. When it comes to killing, there are things I understand and things I don’t. When I read something like, “Ralphie was shot 2x in the head and was left in the trunk of a car. The boss ordered it because Ralphie was skimming drug profits,” – that I...

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HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Reviewed

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Films | 0 comments

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Reviewed

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Directed by Taika Waititi Written by Barry Crump Starring Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Reima Te Wiata A boy who’s been shuffled from foster home to foster home finds a nurturing environment with an older couple in the New Zealand bush. When his foster mother dies, the father (Neill) reluctantly takes in the boy. The social worker, assigned to the case, finds this arrangement, untenable and this leads to a long chase through the bush country. This is the plot in general but it fails to account for the humor,...

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Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Awards | 0 comments

Clare Mackintosh wins 2016 Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year

Tonight, it was announced that Clare Mackintosh has been awarded the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for I LET YOU GO.   Clare Mackintosh said: “I first came to Harrogate as an unpublished author so to win this award tonight is a dream come true. I would like to thank my publishers and agent for supporting me, everybody who has read and recommended I Let You Go, and the crime writing community for their endless encouragement.”   The 2016 Award is sponsored by T&R Theakston Ltd and supported by WHSmith and...

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Tracy Rees’ AMY SNOW is featured in this week’s giveway

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Tracy Rees’ AMY SNOW is featured in this week’s giveway

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of Tracy Rees’s AMY SNOW. AMY SNOW Winner of the UK’s Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, this page-turning debut novel follows an orphan whose late, beloved best friend bequeaths her a treasure hunt that leads her all over Victorian England and finally to the one secret her friend never shared. It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the...

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J.C. Lane’s TAG YOU’RE DEAD Reviewed

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

J.C. Lane’s TAG YOU’RE DEAD Reviewed

TAG YOU’RE DEAD J.C. Lane Poisoned Pen Press July 5th, 2016 Tag You’re Dead By J.C. Lane, a pen name for Judy Clemens, is a riveting thriller. She takes the playground game and evolves it to fit into today’s technology-oriented society. Readers might relate to this as a darker version of the very popular new game, Pokeman Go. This is a game where the stakes could not be any higher, considering the runners’ lives are at risk. It will play into people’s worst fears since it seems very plausible how someone can be kidnapped and forced to...

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Daniel Silva’s THE BLACK WIDOW Reviewed

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Daniel Silva’s THE BLACK WIDOW Reviewed

THE BLACK WIDOW Daniel Silva July 12, 2016 Harper THE BLACK WIDOW by Daniel Silva, besides being an intoxicating thriller, is also a warning for Americans. While reading the book it appears that real life events mesh with fiction. The undercurrent of reality is front and center as evidenced by the author himself who wrote in the forward, “I take no pride in my prescience. I only wish that the murderous, millenarian terrorism of the Islamic State lived solely on the pages of this story.” The plot begins with ISIS detonating a massive bomb in...

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Five Movies That Get Me In The Mood To Write

Posted by Shaun Harris on Jul 20, 2016 in Five Things | 0 comments

Five Movies That Get Me In The Mood To Write

  I don’t believe in writer’s block, but I do believe in writer’s malaise. Sometimes I just can’t get my ass in gear. When that happens I find that certain movies get the creative juices flowing and I can always rely on these five to get me sprinting to the keyboard. This isn’t a list of my favorite movies. Gun to my head I’d say that honor goes to Miller’s Crossing, but ask me next week and I might say The Great Escape or Chinatown. And this isn’t a list of great movies about writing, of which there...

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN: First Trailer

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Films | 0 comments

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN: First Trailer

Based on Paula Hawkin’s novel, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon, with Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) directing. In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery...

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Gerry Schmitt’s LITTLE GIRL GONE Reviewed

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Gerry Schmitt’s LITTLE GIRL GONE Reviewed

Little Girl Gone Gerry Schmitt Berkeley Pub July 5th, 2016 Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt is the first book in her new Afton Tangler series. This mystery about a baby kidnapping is not a who-done-it since early on readers know who is the perpetrator. This author is also known as “cozy mystery writer,” Laura Childs, but a warning: there is nothing cozy about this plot. The mystery comes in as people try to figure out along with the protagonists how they are going to solve the case, given the clues the author provides. The reason for her pen...

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