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Peter Robinson’s WHEN THE MUSIC’S OVER Reviewed

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

Peter Robinson’s WHEN THE MUSIC’S OVER Reviewed

When The Music’s Over Peter Robinson William Morrow Aug 9th, 2016 When The Music’s Over by Peter Robinson is an intense mystery. It does not sugar coat and will not be construed as politically correct. The story is inspired by newspaper accounts of true-life incidents concerning abuse of women. It resonates today especially for people who can remember Germany when so many women were sexually harassed during the 2016 New Year’s Eve celebration by men of Arab or North African heritage, as well as the abuse of women by celebrity men. Tackling...

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11.22.63 Miniseries

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in Television | 0 comments

11.22.63 Miniseries

11.22.63 Warner Bros. Home Video Adapting Stephen King can be a tricky thing. For my money it is best done in a longer format on TV and preferably on cable. This mini-series ran on HULU and making me very happy was released on DVD. The book was great and loads of fun but I’m going to look at this as it’s own entity. The tale opens in a small town in Maine with High School English teacher Jake Epping (James Fanco) signing divorce papers and kind of wondering about his life. A friend of his Al (played by Chris Cooper) who runs a diner gives him...

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Catherine Coulter’s INSIDIOUS Reviewed

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

Catherine Coulter’s INSIDIOUS Reviewed

Insidious Catherine Coulter Gallery Books Aug 9th, 2016 INSIDIOUS by Catherine Coulter brings back FBI agents Savich and Sherlock, as well as introducing Special Agent Cam Wittier and Detective Daniel Montoya. As with most of her books there are two plot lines that keep readers engaged. What makes the FBI series special is the blending of humor within the riveting storylines. In INSIDIOUS, the humor starts even before page one. In the Acknowledgments section she thanks Ski Ludwikowski (a longtime reader) for “recommending Sherlock’s birthday...

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Harley Quinn: The bad gal with a heart of tarnished gold

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in Comics | 0 comments

Harley Quinn: The bad gal with a heart of tarnished gold

  Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel. The delightful mistress of mayhem first appeared in 1992’s Batman the animated Series episode in the seventh episode called “Joker’s Favor”, created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini*. At that point she was a mere devoted sidekick to the overtly psychotic Joker. One would think he would steal the show. Yet despite his antics, Harley developed her own following. A year later, she made her first appearance on paper in the comic based on the series**. In the twenty four years that have...

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Jon Interviews Writing Maven Wendy Corsi Staub

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in Interviews | 0 comments

Jon Interviews Writing Maven Wendy Corsi Staub

Jon: I want to start by digging into something that kind of blows my mind. You’ve written over eighty books. You have at least two books a year coming out. What is your schedule like?  Do you have time for anything besides writing? Wendy Corsi Staub: The short answers are hectic, and no. When I say I work seven days a week, 12-14 hours a day in my home office, I’m not exaggerating. When I’m not traveling, that is what I’m doing. It’s not ideal, and I worry that it’s going to kill me, but it’s been necessary. I’ve honestly had to sacrifice...

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Ian Reid’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Ian Reid’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid   I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS I’m Thinking of Ending Things is one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read. Iain Reid has crafted a tight, ferocious little book, with a persistent tenor of suspense that tightens and mounts toward its visionary, harrowing final pages” (Scott Heim, award-winning author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear). You...

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Interview with a Death Investigator, Part I of II

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Interview with a Death Investigator, Part I of II

Some of the images and written descriptions may be difficult for some of our readers to view. Please use caution. Joseph Scott Morgan is a man in the truest sense. He was a death investigator from 1985 to 2005, first in New Orleans then in Atlanta. Think about that for a second… 20 years on the front lines, staring into the abyss. Then, like the man said, the abyss looked back. Long and hard. Joe, as I like to call him, was medically retired in 2005 with PTSD. Now, what makes him a man to me is that he went through all that and came out...

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The Joy of Anticipation: Writing and Reading a Series

Posted by Lise McClendon on Aug 18, 2016 in Books, Essay | 0 comments

The Joy of Anticipation: Writing and Reading a Series

When you pick up a book in a series you’ve read before, there is a moment of joy, the anticipation of renewed pleasure, like the days leading up to your birthday when you were a kid. Here come the goodies! There will be cake and ice cream and presents! With a mystery novel the eagerness for the next book in the series can be powerful. Why can’t she write faster? What’s he doing off writing a stand-alone? I need my visit from my old friends and I need it NOW. My first books were series mysteries where the main character solves the problem of...

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THE LAST SHIP’s Elisabeth Rohm talks about season three

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Interviews, Television | 0 comments

THE LAST SHIP’s Elisabeth Rohm talks about season three

Elisabeth Rohm has been acting since 1997. People might know her for her portrayals of Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn in the TV series “Law & Order,” DA Amanda Taylor in “Stalker,” Polito in the movie “American Hustle,” Peggy in the movie “Joy,” and now Allison Shaw in the TNT series “The Last Ship,” now in its third season. The show’s plot has the world recovering from a global virus pandemic that nearly destroyed the population. This third season involves two plots, an action adventure that has a U.S. naval destroyer...

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2016 Traverse City Film Festival

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Events, Films | 0 comments

2016 Traverse City Film Festival

Traverse City Film Festival The 2016 Traverse City Film Festival began on July 25 and ended on July 30. Michael Moore and his crew did something no mainstream festival has ever done in this country —100% of the films in the Official US Section of the festival (fiction and documentary) were from women directors. The 12th annual festival screened 120 feature films and 107 shorts, welcomed over 123,000 admissions across the festival’s 12 different venues, offered classes in its TCFF Film School, and held panels, parties and podcasts throughout a...

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