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RED RIGHT HAND By Chris Holm

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Books | 0 comments

RED RIGHT HAND By Chris Holm

This past weekend at Bouchercon Chris Holm won the Anthony Award for Best Novel for THE KILLING KIND. He joins a list of authors who have put out some amazing books and the list of books is like a “what to read” if you love mysteries. If you read THE KILLING KIND you know why people love it. Last Tuesday before Bouchercon started RED RIGHT HAND, the sequel to THE KILLING KIND came out, and let me tell you, it’s a barn burner. It’s like Led Zeppelin, one album is great, the next even better. ( So maybe this is Chris’s Physical Graffiti?)...

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BOUCHERCON 2016: THE FEELS

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Events | 4 comments

BOUCHERCON 2016: THE FEELS

  Bouchercon, you hit like a truck. Since Bouchercon 2016 was held in New Orleans (or NOLA, as the locals say,) perhaps the thing that hit me was a zombie, or even a pissed off Swamp Thing. Whatever. The point is, Bouchercon has come and gone. And left me with THE FEELS. And a ton of laundry. If you’re reading this, then chances are you know that Bouchercon is the name of the worldwide mystery conference. Held annually in any number of host cities, Bouchercon is a fan-friendly event that gives readers the chance to meet, greet, and drink...

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Sean Murray talks about NCIS and season fourteen

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Television | 1 comment

Sean Murray talks about NCIS and season fourteen

NCIS is a police procedural airing on CBS. It is based on the special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that investigates all major criminal offenses. It is now in its fourteenth season and has been the number one dramatic show on TV since 2010. Having been with the series since its first year Sean Murray’s character, Agent Timothy McGhee has grown to become an important part of the series. McGhee’s main function is to help with the technology needed for the investigations. Below is an interview with Murray. Elise Cooper:...

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Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay Reviewed

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay Reviewed

Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay Reed Farrel Coleman Sept 13th, 2016 G.P. Putnam’s Sons Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay by Reed Farrel Coleman ingeniously creates a cat and mouse story. In bringing back the serial killer, assassin, and terrorist Mr. Peepers the plot reveals more of Police Chief Jesse Stone’s personality, as he must chase down his nemesis while saving those he loves. Two books ago, The Devil Wins, Jesse struggled to capture Mr. Peepers who eventually escaped. Now, after a major crime boss is murdered, Jesse suspects it’s the...

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2016 Shamus Award Winners

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Features | 1 comment

2016 Shamus Award Winners

Last night, in New Orleans, the Private Eye Writers of America handed out the 2016 Shamus Awards. Best Original Private Eye Paperback CIRCLING THE RUNWAY by J.L. Abramo. Down & Out Books Other finalists THE LONG COLD by O’Neil De Noux. Big Kiss Productions SPLIT TO SPLINTERS by Max Everhart. Camel Press THE MAN IN THE WINDOW by Dana King. Independent RED DESERT, Clive Rosengren by Moonshine Cove Publishing Best First Private Eye Novel THE DO-RIGHT by Lisa Sandlin. Cinco Puntos Press Other finalists THE RED STORM by Grant Bywaters. St....

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2016 Anthony Award Winners

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Awards | 0 comments

2016 Anthony Award Winners

Tonight, at Bouchercon New Orleans, the 2016 Anthony Awards were handed out. There was an extremely strong batch of contenders, with Chris Holm (The Killing Kind) taking home the Best Novel Award. BEST NOVEL The Killing Kind – Chris Holm [Mulholland] Other nominees: Night Tremors – Matt Coyle [Oceanview] The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink] The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny [Minotaur/Sphere] What You See – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge] BEST FIRST NOVEL Past Crimes – Glen Erik Hamilton...

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SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU Reviewed

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Films | 0 comments

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU Reviewed

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU Directed and Written by Richard Tanne Starring: Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers If Barack Obama were running for his second term this year, this would fall into the category of a campaign film. It offers little in the way of a critique of either Michelle Robinson or Barack Obama. Both are seem through the hazy summer light of 1989. Yet we don’t mind. Or at least I didn’t. It was perfect late summer viewing and a fine two-hander from two actors I haven’t seen before. This was the summer they met: Michelle,...

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Graham Moore’s THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Giveaway | 1 comment

Graham Moore’s THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering up a chance to win a copy of LAST DAYS OF NIGHT by Graham Moore   THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT A historical legal thriller centered on the key personalities who fought the “War of the Currents”—Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Westinghouse’s young, talented lawyer, Paul Cravath. It’s John Grisham meets The Alienist. New York, 1888. The miracle of electric light is in its infancy, and untold glory (and untold riches) await the man who can power the...

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Review of Hard-Core: Life of My Own by Harley Flanagan

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 1 comment

Review of Hard-Core: Life of My Own by Harley Flanagan

HARD-CORE: LIFE OF MY OWN Harley Flanagan 2016 Feral House  Harley Flanagan has been on my radar for years. Less for the music of the Cro Mags and more for the fact that for as long as I can remember, he has shown up in pictures and been mentioned in articles ranging from Hardcore to 70s/80s NYC to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to tattoos. His name has been mentioned in discussions I’ve had with fans of punk rock to the dude who taught me how to properly deadlift (Yo Ben, dat be you) and more. So many instances of reading a quote or seeing a snippet of...

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Review of THE EMERALD LIE

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of THE EMERALD LIE

THE EMERALD LIE Ken Bruen September 6, 2016 Mysterious Press Jack Taylor is typically a disaster of a man, teetering between always-tenuous sobriety and dedicated addiction to alcohol and…well, whatever’s handy. Jack drank himself off of Ireland’s police force, the Garda Siochana, twelve novels ago, and he’s been spending his time as a freelance investigator…when he can lift his head off of the bar. THE EMERALD LIE doesn’t spend any time allowing Taylor to flirt with sobriety. The tale picks up shortly after the events of GREEN HELL, with...

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