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Lisa Scottoline talks about EXPOSED

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Lisa Scottoline talks about EXPOSED

Lisa Scottoline deserves a high five for her novels Damaged and Exposed. These back-to-back homeruns hit at reader’s heartstrings with her gripping and riveting storylines and characters. In Damaged, released last year with the paperback version out August 1st, a ten-year-old child, Patrick, has fallen under the radar of the government agencies. His needs are not being met regarding dyslexia, abuse in a public school by a teacher’s aide, and having to endure classmates’ bullying. Law partner Mary DiNunzio is hired to fend off a lawsuit...

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Peter Blauner’s PROVING GROUND is this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Peter Blauner’s PROVING GROUND is this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of PROVING GROUND by Peter Blauner Edgar Award-winner Peter Blauner introduces New York police detective Lourdes Robles tracking the case of a murdered criminal defense attorney and his Iraq war veteran son.After ten years, Edgar Award-winner and New York Times bestseller Peter Blauner is back. After spending a decade writing for TV, Peter Blauner bursts back onto bookshelves with a quintessential New York City crime novel that is as much about family and second...

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Writer Types Podcast: Episode 8

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Books | 0 comments

Writer Types Podcast: Episode 8

Writer Types Podcast: Episode 8 By S.W. Lauden and Eric Beetner “More author interviews! Longer author interviews!” We asked our listeners to take a quick survey and this was the overwhelming feedback we received. And we heard you loud and clear. Thanks to everybody who participated, your valuable feedback will help us make our crime and mystery podcast even better. We’ll also be tweaking a few segments in the coming months, and trying a couple of new ones—starting with Episode 8, which dropped this week. As always, please make sure to let us...

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Erin Kelly’s HE SAID/SHE SAID is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Erin Kelly’s HE SAID/SHE SAID is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of HE SAID/SHE SAID by Erin Kelly On the eve of a solar eclipse, a couple forced into hiding discovers that they can no longer run from their past in this taut psychological suspense novel. In the summer of 1999, Kit and Laura travel to a festival in Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun. Kit is an eclipse chaser; Laura has never seen one before. Young and in love, they are certain this will be the first of many they’ll share. But in the hushed moments after...

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Q&A with C.J. Box for PARADISE VALLEY

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Q&A with C.J. Box for PARADISE VALLEY

Michael Barson: While this is only the second novel to feature your serial killer the Lizard King as the lead villain, it also features characters who appeared in the two previous Cassie Newell thrillers. Did you conceive of this work as a trilogy from the beginning? CJ Box: Not really. I don’t work that far ahead. When the Lizard King and Cassie Dewell were introduced in THE HIGHWAY (and appeared again in BADLANDS) I wasn’t planning an epic concluding novel. Both of those books (as well as BACK OF BEYOND, the first of what has become known...

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Interview with Karin Slaughter

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Interview with Karin Slaughter

THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter bares no bones. This emotional crime mystery delves into family, grief, regret, and guilt. Known for not sugar coating the violence, Slaughter writes a dark and graphic story, but this only adds to the intensity. Twenty-eight years ago two sisters, Charlie and Sam, were at home with their mother, Gamma when two masked men entered the house. They shot Gamma dead, pushed out Sam’s eyelids, shot her in the head, and buried her alive, while Charlie ran for her life and endured her own horrific attack. Fast...

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Bryan’s Summer Reading List

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

Bryan’s Summer Reading List

With my first semester of Masters English studies looming in the near future, it is time to put novels back on the shelf and turn my attention back to Shakespeare and Dante for a while. There is never enough time to read everything, as every book lover knows, whether bound by other studies or not. However, before I return to essays and literary critique, I wanted to highlight some of the amazing books I read in between semesters. • SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE and CATS CRADLE by Kurt Vonnegut I had never read a Vonnegut novel before and thought it was...

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CONEY ISLAND AVENUE Behind the Book

Posted by J. L. Abramo on Aug 15, 2017 in Behind The Book, Features | 0 comments

CONEY ISLAND AVENUE Behind the Book

A SHORT HISTORY OF GRAVESEND The street where I was born and raised in Gravesend, and those surrounding, was populated by Italian immigrants and their first-generation American children with very few exceptions—one of those exceptions being my mother who was a Russian-Jew from Kiev. The Dutch were the first to colonize the western edge of what was then The Long Island, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Long Island Sound and the East River. Breuckelen originally included six parishes—the first, Gravesend, was settled in 1643 by English...

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Q&A with Ace Atkins

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Q&A with Ace Atkins

Michael Barson: Ten years ago you were carving out your career with a series of historical crime novels that revisited iconic events and characters from the past, beginning with WHITE SHADOW in 2006. Those were very good books, but each one was a battle for attention and sales. Now here you are a decade later with not one but two successful series, the award-nominated Sheriff Quinn Colson, and Robert B. Parker’s Spenser. Did you ever see this coming? Ace Atkins: At that time, I actually vowed to never write a series ever again. I was...

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Review of MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz

MAGPIE MURDERS Anthony Horowitz 2017 HarperCollins Magpie Murders opens in the present day, with editor Susan Ryeland curled up in bed in her London flat. She has wine, snacks, cigarettes, and appropriate mystery-reading weather, rain. She’s settling in with the latest manuscript of the ninth Atticus Pünd mystery, Magpie Murders, written by her publisher’s highest grossing and most irascible author, Alan Conway. Four pages later, we leave Susan behind, and the Atticus Pünd mystery begins. This novel within a novel starts with a new, nearly...

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