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James Rollins’ THE BONE LABYRINTH is featured in our first giveaway of 2017

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Giveaway | 1 comment

James Rollins’ THE BONE LABYRINTH is featured in our first giveaway of 2017

Happy New Year! 2016 was a crazy year full of high highs and brutally low lows. To start the year off,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are  offering up  James Rollins’ THE BONE LABYRINTH  THE BONE LABYRINTH New York Times Bestselling Author A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA, a mystery that will leave readers changed forever . . . In this groundbreaking masterpiece of...

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HAWKEYE #1 with Kate (and Dan)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Comics | 0 comments

HAWKEYE #1 with Kate (and Dan)

Kate: I’m bored. ::throws dart across room. Hits Hummel between eyes:: Dan: I’m cold. I hate the winter. K: We’ve watched every episode of Veronica Mars. And face it dude: your verbal skills don’t measure up to Kristen Bell. D: Huh? Wha? Oh. K: I rest my case. D: ::shrugs:: K: I need adventure! And snappy repartee! And hot California abs! D: ::flexes in mirror, single tear falls:: I don’t have hot California abs, or even cool Minnesota abs, even. But I do have the new HAWKEYE #1 by Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero. Kate Bishop takes up the...

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St. Louis Noir Interview with Scott Phillips

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Books, Essay | 0 comments

St. Louis Noir Interview with Scott Phillips

St. Louis, especially in recent years, has come to reflect the struggles of many U.S. cities trying to pull out of decades-long decline. The tensions and ambitions among those endeavoring to evolve or just survive have played out in the media as a mere flashpoint; a city that’s barely a curiosity to much of the country which only knows it for its sports teams, beer, and attention grabbing headlines that have dominated the larger narrative. Editor Scott Phillips (THE ICE HARVEST, HOP ALLEY) has assembled a wide array of writers with ties to...

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Review of Archie, Volume 2

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Comics | 0 comments

Review of Archie, Volume 2

Archie, Volume 2 Mark Waid, writer Veronica Fish and Thomas Pitilli, artist It’s been a little while since the first trade of the revamped Archie came out, and now there’s a whole new part of the story in Archie Volume 2. This one, like its predecessor, is packed full of drama but manages to keep it light. Though, if you want all the drama possible, read Betty & Veronica; issue 1 is conveniently tucked in the back of the trade. Archie and Veronica are still trying to sneak around Mr.  Lodge, who hates Archie. Reggie Mantle is dishing dirt...

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W.E.B. Griffin’s CURTAIN OF DEATH Reviewed

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

W.E.B. Griffin’s CURTAIN OF DEATH Reviewed

Curtain Of Death Book three in the Clandestine Operations series W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV G. P. Putnam Dec. 27th 2016 Curtain Of Death by W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV present a fact filled novel about the early days of what will become the CIA. Even though the period between WWII and the Cold War is intense in itself these authors were able to make the plot even more riveting. The story reflects Griffin’s own experiences during the mid 1940s in war torn Germany. It becomes obvious that the clandestine agents must...

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Jessica Treadway’s HOW WILL I KNOW YOU Reviewed

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

Jessica Treadway’s HOW WILL I KNOW YOU Reviewed

How Will I know You Jessica Treadway Grand Central Publishing Dec 6th, 2016 How Will I know You by Jessica Treadway is not just a crime story, but is also has a psychological aspect.  The storyline refers to a small town community where everyone knows everyone else’s business.  This time around, Treadway decided to have multiple narrators telling the story ranging from a teenage girl, black graduate student, a middle-aged art teacher, to a policeman. The plot begins where a high school teenager, Joy Enright, in upstate New York is found in a...

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W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV talk about CURTIAN OF DEATH

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Interviews | 0 comments

W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV talk about CURTIAN OF DEATH

Curtain Of Death by  present a fact filled novel about the early days of what will become the CIA. Even though the period between WWII and the Cold War is intense in itself these authors were able to make the plot even more riveting. Readers navigate through the conflicts within the different US agencies and with the two logistical enemies, Russia and the Nazis.   Elise Cooper:  Can you tell us what is true in the book?   W.E.B. Griffin:  I was there when I was a kid.  I knew and saw a lot.  The Nazi General Reinhard Gehlen, who...

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A Citizen at the Academy

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Books, Essay, Features | 0 comments

A Citizen at the Academy

What does a lifelong student do when he needs to learn about something? Why, go back to school, of course. When I wanted to know more about how the FBI operated, I signed up for the 8-week FBI Citizen’s Academy offered at what was then the regional office, in North Miami, Florida. (Mine has since moved to a snazzy new building in Miramar, a suburb on the edge of the Everglades.) You can look yours up here. It took nearly two years, from the time I applied until my security clearance was approved, for a spot to open up, but it was worth the...

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One Question: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2017?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Features, One Question | 2 comments

One Question: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2017?

Tasha Alexander: The end of 2016. Jedediah Ayres: All the “the Mayans were just a couple years off” op-eds… I mean, America being great again. Laura Benedict: I’m very much looking forward to my son getting his driver’s license. No more Mom Taxi! James Benn: A warm winter season on the Gulf Coast of Florida. CJ Box: Elk steaks. Oh, and two new books coming out (VICIOUS CIRCLE in March, PARADISEVALLEY in July). Alafair Burke: Appearing at Harrogate for the very first time and otherwise having newfound scheduling...

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Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Home Entertainment | 1 comment

Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman

Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman I love looking through bargain and clearance sections for books and DVDS.  On a recent hunt I found a copy of “Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman” (original title was Tráiganme la cabeza de la mujer metralleta).  Made in 2012 in Chile and was directed by Ernesto Díaz Espinoza. With a title like that I HAD to buy it, I just couldn’t leave it there. Two dollars well spent. The hero of the movie is a DJ named Santiago (Matías Oviedo) and will in the bathroom he hears a conversation a local...

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