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REVIEW OF HOT LUNCH SPECIAL #1

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Comics, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF HOT LUNCH SPECIAL #1

HOT LUNCH SPECIAL Eliot Rahal and Jorge Fornes AfterShock Comics August 8th, 2018   I’m a sucker for provincialism. Minnesota sports. Minnesota beer. Scotch tape. Minnesota… crime? Oh, yes. That puts HOT LUNCH SPECIAL, the new crime drama from Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks, Quantum & Woody) and Jorge Fornes (Amazing X-Men, Wolverine) dropping August 8th from AfterShock Comics, right into my wheelhouse. Reviewing the first issue of a comic is tricky: you have less material to cover than you do in a trade collection or novel. And honestly,...

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INTERVIEW WITH AMY STUART

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH AMY STUART

Still Water by Amy Stuart has a plot as riveting as the rushing river water. This psychological thriller has amateur private investigator, Clare, hunting for a missing mother and son.  But the town is putting up roadblocks with their deceptions. Because this is Clare’s second case she is still learning on the job. Sally and her young son, Matthew have vanished and Clare’s handler, Malcolm, assigned her the task to find out what happened. Luckily for her and the readers, she is a quick learner, able to keep the police and townsfolk at bay with...

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BOOK REVIEW: ONE on ONE

Posted by on Aug 4, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 0 comments

BOOK REVIEW: ONE on ONE

ONE ON ONE Michael Brandman Poisoned Pen Press August 7, 2018 ONE ON ONE by Michael Brandman is the second installment in the new series.  The former original writer of the Jesse Stone series after Robert Parker’s death, decided last year to write a series about a small-town police deputy. Besides a good mystery the author intertwines some social issues as well as an ongoing discussion about assisted suicide.   Legendary Sheriff Burton Steel requested his son Buddy leave his job with LAPD Homicide and come home to become the deputy of...

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Interview with Robert Rosenwald and Barbara Peters: History of Poisoned Pen Press

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Profiles | 0 comments

Interview with Robert Rosenwald and Barbara Peters: History of Poisoned Pen Press

Who were the very first authors you signed for Poisoned Pen Press? Do any of them still remain with you, nineteen years later? The first original mystery we published was ONE FOR SORROW by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer. We have since published ten more John, the Lord Chamberlin mysteries set in 6th century Byzantium. In January we will be publishing THE GUARDIAN STONES, a new work set in 1941. The first title you published was a collection of essays about mystery writers in Arizona, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best...

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THE WASHINGTON DECREE Is Featured In This Week’s Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

THE WASHINGTON DECREE Is Featured In This Week’s Giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE WASHINGTON DECREE by Jussi Adler-Olsen The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series is back, with a terrifyingly relevant stand-alone novel about an America in chaos. “The president has gone way too far. . . . These are practically dictatorial methods we’re talking about.” Sixteen years before Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought...

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INTERVIEW WITH CEECEE FROM DREAMS OF FALLING BY KAREN WHITE

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018 in Books, Character Interviews, Features | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH CEECEE FROM DREAMS OF FALLING BY KAREN WHITE

An interview with CeeCee from Karen White’s Dreams of Falling.   DREAMS OF FALLING Karen White Berkley Pub June 5th, 2018 For those who do not know CeeCee Purnell she is a reflection of her times, growing up during the 1950s and 1960s in the South.  Her life is a plateau, with many ups and downs. Growing up and living in Georgetown, South Carolina, she raises her late friend’s daughter, Ivy, and her daughter, Larkin. CeeCee is grateful that Larkin has returned home after nine self-exiled years to help locate her missing mother, Ivy....

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INTERVIEW WITH J. R. SEEGER

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH J. R. SEEGER

 MIKE4by J. R. Seeger brings to life the work of a CIA operative. Using his own experiences, he is able to tell a realistic story.  His accomplishments include, having served as platoon leader, company commander, and multiple staff assignments in the Airborne Infantry from 1981 to 1985, as well as Chief of Station, Chief of Base, and Unit Chief for the CIA from 1987 to 2004. The fictional plot finds Sue O’ Connell deciding to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become an operative for the CIA. Her assignment is to find terrorists so that SOF...

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WHAT’S STREAMING: Dark Tourist, Season 1

Posted by on Jul 29, 2018 in Features, What's Streaming? | 0 comments

WHAT’S STREAMING: Dark Tourist, Season 1

Dark Tourist hangs like a dark, earthy ornament carved of bone and drollery amongst the vast array of comedy shows on Netflix.  Our tour guide, David Farrier, seems to be an affable, thoughtful and gently curious man who despite seeing all the awfulness this world has to offer, stays open to what he’s experiencing. He is fallible. Sometimes awkward. And very dry. His humor seems to slip past many people he dips into the dark with. He speaks to people who live in some sad/terrifying/strange places and walks through them with some fellow...

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Davis’ THE ADDRESS is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Davis’ THE ADDRESS is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE ADDRESS by Fiona Davis After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she’d make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility—no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can...

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INTERVIEW WITH S. M. STIRLING

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH S. M.  STIRLING

Black Chamber by S. M. Stirling is part alternate history and part thriller involving spies, secret identities, and daring acts. The historical timeline deviates after Taft dies, allowing Theodore Roosevelt to win the presidency instead of Woodrow Wilson. The difference of having Roosevelt at the helm can be felt throughout the book as America considers entering World War I in 1916. Black Chamber is a CIA-type organization, a secret spy agency to protect America.  Luz O’Malley Aróstegui, the cunning spy, is assigned to find how the...

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