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Behind the Book: Five Locations in Manhattan Where Justice Has Been Served

Posted by Simon Baatz on Jan 16, 2018 in Behind The Book, Books, Features | 0 comments

Behind the Book: Five Locations in Manhattan Where Justice Has Been Served

Everyone who writes anything about the history of New York quickly comes to realize that the city has not always been about office towers and skyscrapers. New York, in the half-century from 1880 to 1930, was distinctive among American cities for the beauty of its architecture but tragically, in the rush to build bigger and higher, the majority of its most striking buildings have disappeared. The destruction of Penn Station in 1963 remains the most notorious demolition of a landmark building but there have been many others. Here are five...

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HANG TIME by S.W. LAUDEN

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

HANG TIME by S.W. LAUDEN

Rare Bird Books January 16, 2018   Someone once said, “Noir is watching someone make mistakes that they know are mistakes, but they continue to make them anyway. Regardless of the consequences.” That is by far the most satisfying answer that I’ve yet found for the “what is noir” question, so I’m sticking with that. With that being the case, HANG TIME, the final book in the Greg Salem trilogy by S.W. Lauden is so damn noir it hurts. After doing battle with a deranged cult leader/drug kingpin in GRIZZLY SEASON, ex-cop/ punk-rock-front-man...

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Behind the Book – Bill Rapp

Posted by Bill Rapp on Jan 15, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Behind the Book – Bill Rapp

There are several stories behind THE HAPSBURG VARIATION. The first is that this novel is a continuation of the tale told in the preceding book, TEARS OF INNOCENCE, which introduced the main character, Karl Baier, at the beginning of his career in the world of intelligence. It was career that began as the United States was emerging as the world’ s foremost power and just beginning to come to grips with the challenges that would present, particularly in war-torn Europe. Having spent  a great deal of time in Berlin–first as a student...

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A NEW SERIES, A NEW FEMALE LEAD

Posted by T.R. Ragan on Jan 14, 2018 in Behind The Book, Features | 0 comments

A NEW SERIES, A NEW FEMALE LEAD

Starting a new series can be challenging and fun. The world I am about to create is a vast, infinite world where I have complete freedom to create and explore, however I wish. The moment a new concept for a story comes to me, my imagination soars with ideas for scenes and characters. I usually have no idea how my book or series will end, and that gives me the freedom to go down unseen paths. For me, the characters are the most important part of every series. The protagonist takes priority, because if I’m going to be inside her head for years...

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Interview with Jeffrey Siger, author of AN AEGEAN APRIL

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Interview with Jeffrey Siger, author of AN AEGEAN APRIL

Mike Barson In Conversation with Jeffrey Siger, author of AN AEGEAN APRIL, ninth in the Inspector Andreas Kaldis  1) When you made the decision to start a crime series, why did you select Greece as the setting for the stories? (I believe that was a first…) Jeff Siger: When I started writing about Andreas Kaldis, I didn’t intend on creating a series.  I thought I’d be writing a stand-alone novel telling the story of a Greek island I knew intimately.  I wanted to write about the people, culture and politics of Mykonos, and only settled...

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Interview of James Rollin

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Interview of James Rollin

THE DEMON CROWN: Sigma Force 12 James Rollins December, 2017 William Morrow THE DEMON CROWN by James Rollins, a Sigma Force novel, blends action, adventure, science and history. Per usual, he takes a unique idea based on some truth and builds a narrative around it. Readers, in typical, Rollins style, learn something, while being entertained at the same time. In this latest novel, the characters see creatures flying through the air wondering if it is a bird, a plane, and then realize they are gigantic wasps. It begins in 1903 when Alexander...

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FALSE WITNESS by Andrew Grant

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Behind The Book, Books, Features | 0 comments

FALSE WITNESS by Andrew Grant

FALSE WITNESS is the third in Andrew Grant‘s Cooper Devereaux series. It is a breakneck thriller in which Cooper Devereaux chases a serial killer…as well as demons from his past.  You’re from Birmingham, England. What made you set your Cooper Devereaux series in Birmingham, Alabama? To make the plot for the first book in the series – FALSE POSITIVE – work, I needed a location with a major city that was close to woods / forests where you could plausibly find old-time ramshackle cabins. I knew that Birmingham, AL would...

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REVIEW OF KRENTZ’S PROMISE NOT TO TELL

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 1 comment

REVIEW OF KRENTZ’S PROMISE NOT TO TELL

PROMISE NOT TO TELL: Cutler, Sutter, Salinas Series Book 2 Jayne Ann Krentz January 2018 Berkley Pub PROMISE NOT TO TELL by Jayne Ann Krentz is a breath-taking story. While the first in the series, WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE, was spell-binding, this book leaves the readers’ heart pounding as it is more of a thriller than a mystery. Krentz delivers an impactful series by focusing each novel on one of three brothers. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but in not reading the first people will miss out on the engaging story of Max Sutter....

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Brad Taylor’s OPERATOR DOWN Is This Week’s Featured Giveaway

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Brad Taylor’s OPERATOR DOWN Is This Week’s Featured Giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of OPERATOR DOWN by Brad Taylor   Former Delta Force Officer and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor delivers a heart-pounding thriller where Pike Logan’s search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa—and tests his loyalties to the Taskforce. It was to be a simple mission. Nothing more than assessing whether a merchant in the fabled Israeli Diamond Exchange was involved in a scheme that...

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Broadchurch Season 3 DVD Review

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Home Entertainment | 0 comments

Broadchurch Season 3 DVD Review

BROADCHURCH Season 3 Momentum Pictures I’m a big fan of British crime dramas and David Tennant so I of course have been keeping up with Broadchurch. Season one was really good with a great mystery to be solved. Season two was good but I thought spent a little too much time in court dwelling on events of season one. Season three has our detectives both working together again in Broadchurch on a new case. This time out they are dealing with a rape case and its impact on the community is heavier than it might be in a bigger place. The case...

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