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REVIEW OF BLEAK HARBOR

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF BLEAK HARBOR

BLEAK HARBOR Bryan Gruley Nov 2018 Thomas & Mercer Carey Bleak Peters should be the Princess of Bleak Harbor, Michigan. The City, after all, was founded by her family during the boon of the steel industry—and made them rich, wealth that continued beyond the closing of the steel and timber mills and shipping in the harbor as Bleak Harbor transformed into a summer vacation destination for the wealthy. But Carey’s mother, Serenity Bleak, sole heir of the fortune estimated to be worth several hundred million dollars, has other plans. And...

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BOOK REVIEW: LET THE DEAD KEEP THEIR SECRETS

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

BOOK REVIEW: LET THE DEAD KEEP THEIR SECRETS

  LET THE DEAD KEEP THEIR SECRETS by Rosemary Simpson brings to life New York City during the 1880s in a historical mystery. It is rich in the culture of the time with a riveting Colombo type crime.  Readers know who has done it and seek clues with the characters to find the proof. The plot opens with New York opera singer Claire Buchanan calling on the investigative services of Prudence MacKenzie and her partner, Geoffrey Hunter. Claire shows up at their door begging them to find out exactly how her twin sister, Catherine, and newborn...

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Thomas’ BLOOD IS BLOOD is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Giveaway | 1 comment

Thomas’ BLOOD IS BLOOD is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page  are offering up copies of BLOOD IS BLOOD by Will Thomas In 19th century London, Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn are renowned private enquiry agents, successfully employed by the highest levels of Her Majesty’s government as well as private citizens. Their success, however, has led to their acquiring a powerful group of enemies, many of whom are determined to have their revenge. At least one of those enemies is responsible for a bombing of their offices that puts Cyrus...

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INTERVIEW WITH KARNA SMALL BODMAN

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH KARNA SMALL BODMAN

TRUST BUT VERIFY by Karna Small Bodman brings to life the inner workings of the White House in a financial thriller. Realistic political intrigue and suspense mirrors the current issues. The story is propelled by her past experiences as deputy press secretary and senior director/spokesperson for the National Security Council, in the Reagan Administration. The plot has Russian oligarchs with the help of the Russian mafia attempting to create havoc within the United States.  First, they attempt to kill Samantha Reid, the Director of the White...

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INTERVIEW WITH AMANDA FLOWER

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH AMANDA FLOWER

PREMEDITATED PEPPERMINT by Amanda Flower is a delectable read. People are treated to an intriguing mystery with likeable characters, some kooky, a charming setting, and humorous dialogue that will put a smile on reader’s faces. The main character, Bailey King, returns to Harvest Ohio in Holmes County to help take care of her Amish grandmother after the death of her grandfather. She takes over the running of the family shop, Swissmen Sweets. In this story, Bailey is preparing peppermint treats for their booth at the Yuletide in Harvest...

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Gaynor’s THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Gaynor’s THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page  are offering up copies of THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Hazel Gaynor “They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.” 1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and...

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Book Review: LIES COMES EASY

Posted by on Nov 22, 2018 in Books, Features, Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review:  LIES COMES EASY

  LIES COMES EASY by Steven Havill brings back Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman. This is the 23rd book in the Posadas County, New Mexico mystery series. “I wrote Estelle as a savvy investigator.  She started out in the Sheriff’s Department at the age of twenty-one.  I think of her as tough, protective, and self-contained.  She is a hands-on officer who is very brave.  But she is a very private person who loves her family and has a good relationship with her husband. I think people should read all the books if they really want to get to know...

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INTERVIEW WITH LYNN BLACKBURN

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH LYNN BLACKBURN

  In Too Deep by Lynn Blackburn blends romance, suspense, and a riveting subject matter, human labor trafficking. Although the first book of the series was good, this book should be rated excellent. The novel begins with a partially submerged car that drives off a bridge, killing the woman occupant, where readers might think of Chappaquiddick. After recovering the body, the Carrington North Carolina dive team finds an encrypted laptop, and an unsettling connection with investigator Adam Campbell concerning a message written on the woman’s...

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The one about Bill Maher by Ruth Jordan

Posted by on Nov 18, 2018 in Comics, Essay | 0 comments

The one about Bill Maher by Ruth Jordan

“The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning. Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess,” Maher wrote. “The assumption everyone had back [when I was a kid], both the adults and the kids, was that comics were for kids, and when you grew up you moved on to big-boy books without the pictures.” You, Sir are a part of the problem not a part of the solution. Adult Americans who read comic books? 92% of us are better educated than 3/4 of the population.  “I...

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Lisa Gardner, Max Allan Collins featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Lisa Gardner, Max Allan Collins featured in this week’s giveaway

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page  are offering up copies of LOOK FOR ME by Lisa Gardner and SCARFACE AND THE UNTOUCHABLE by Max Allan Collins LOOK FOR ME THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates. You won’t be able to put it down—and it will haunt you long after you turn the final page.”—Shari Lapena “A complex crime scene, a missing girl, a ticking clock: no one writes a more page-turning, gut-wrenching thriller.”—Tess Gerritsen In #1 New York Times bestselling...

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