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Jeff Abbott’s BLAME Reviewed

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

Jeff Abbott’s BLAME Reviewed

Blame Jeff Abbott Grand Central Publishing July 18th, 2017 Blame by Jeff Abbott is a psychological thriller. The good news for fans is that he writes the plot with the same intensity as the Sam Capra novels. This stand-alone explores in a gripping fashion the “what if mystery” that happens after a car crash. Abbott noted Sam Capra is on a sabbatical and “is taking a well deserved time off. Before writing the Sam series I wrote stand-alones. In Blame I rewrote scenes because the body count was rising like in a Sam novel. I decided to make this...

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Review of EVERGLADE, fifth installment in the Selena series

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of EVERGLADE, fifth installment in the Selena series

EVERGLADE Greg Barth July 2017 All Due Respect At the opening of EVERGLADE, our “hero” is arising from a blackout in her front yard.  Selena is plenty on the drinks and drugs and sex.  Pleasure guides her movements, including those that have created her killing spree borne of well-earned vengeance.  She likes killing those that have wronged her, almost as much as she likes bourbon and cocaine. EVERGLADE finds her running the local drug trade…well.  However, she finds her breaking point and wants out.  Thing is, when you are...

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Behind the Book: Eating Dinner With Ninjas

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Behind The Book, Features | 0 comments

Behind the Book: Eating Dinner With Ninjas

When I started writing Betrayal at Iga, I knew the story would take my protagonists, ninja detective Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo, away from their usual stomping grounds in 16th century Kyoto and into the mountainous province of Iga—historical home of the infamous Iga ninja ryu. Although my protagonist, Hiro, is fictitious, the Iga ninja clan was very real. The ninjas of Iga were spies and assassins, trained not only in killing but in various methods of espionage. During the 16th century, the clan was run by Hattori...

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Susan Spann’s BETRAYAL AT IGA is featured in this week’s giveway

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Susan Spann’s BETRAYAL AT IGA is featured in this week’s giveway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of BETRAYAL AT IGA by Susan Spann Autumn, 1565 After fleeing Kyoto, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo take refuge with Hiro’s ninja clan in the mountains of Iga province. But when an ambassador from the rival Koga clan is murdered during peace negotiations, Hiro and Father Mateo must find the killer in time to prevent a war between the ninja clans. With every suspect a trained assassin, and the evidence incriminating not only Hiro’s...

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Meg Gardiner The UNSUB Interview

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Meg Gardiner The UNSUB Interview

  Unsub by Meg Gardiner is the first in a new series with detective Caitlin Hendrix. She is asked to join the homicide unit because of who she knows. Twenty years ago the Prophet terrorized the city and haunted the detective trying to capture him who also happens to be Caitlin’s father. Wanting to pick Mack Hendrix’s brain those working the case feel his daughter would be the best person for the job. Unfortunately, this “unsub” has returned with a vengeance. As with her father, he is playing with Caitlin’s mind, teasing and taunting her....

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K.J. Howe’s THE FREEDOM Broker is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

K.J. Howe’s THE FREEDOM Broker is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of  THE FREEDOM BROKER by K.J. Howe Elite kidnap and ransom negotiator Thea Paris must use all her skills and experience for the most urgent and challenging rescue mission of her life: her father’s.  There are twenty-five elite kidnap and ransom (K&R) specialists in the world. Only one is a woman: Thea Paris. And she’s the best in the business. Twenty years ago, a terrified young boy was abducted in the middle of the night by masked intruders while...

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Philip Kerr Interview

Posted by Christina Ward on Jun 29, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Philip Kerr Interview

Crime writing is predicated upon Something Happening. Theft, murder- acts that violate our mutually agreed upon social contract. Philosophically, the definition of ‘crime’ is fluid. My learned friend at the Pritzker Museum and Library of Military History, Martin Billheimer, astutely wrote that “What we call crime is the right of power to private means.” When presented with the question, is this crime?’ The next questions must be: On whose authority? Who decides how and when to enforce laws? And then, what if, the...

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Susan M. Boyer / LOWCOUNTRY BONFIRE Interview

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Susan M. Boyer / LOWCOUNTRY BONFIRE Interview

A North Carolina native and lifelong Southerner, Susan M. Boyer has got that hospitality thing down—and it’s won her a legion of readers who treat each book as a coming home of sorts. Boyer’s charmingly cozy Liz Talbot mysteries are steeped in the deep-rooted traditions of her heritage, and have earned her USA Today bestseller status by virtue of their popularity. The first, LOWCOUNTRY BONFIRE, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and was also nominated for the...

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And Another Review of THE SWITCH

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

And Another Review of THE SWITCH

THE SWITCH Joseph Finder June 12, 2017 Dutton Joseph Finder’s fourteenth novel starts simply enough: Michael Tanner – owner of a boutique coffee roaster in Boston – accidentally swaps computers with a US Senator from Illinois. The senator’s computer contains stolen top secret NSA files. Senator Robbins must retrieve the files in order to save her career and Presidential ambitions. It’s a classic story: Tanner has stumbled onto a secret, and the reader expects him to be hunted by a ruthless killer. But fortunately the premise is...

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Beatriz Williams talks about COCOA BEACH

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Beatriz Williams talks about COCOA BEACH

  COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams is a historical novel that blends a riveting mystery with a bit of romance. The story goes back and forth within a five-year period, from 1917 to 1922. The meat of the suspense has Virginia trying to find out if her husband was really killed in a fire or did he just disappear. Now during the early days of prohibition she travels with their daughter to Florida to settle his affairs and find out the truth, including the possibility that he was a rum smuggler. Unwilling to listen to the warnings of a...

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