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Elan Mastai’s ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Elan Mastai’s ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are  offering up the chance to win a copy of  ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS by Elan Mastai   ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS All Our Wrong Todays is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent....

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Review of THE NOWHERE MAN by Gregg Hurwitz

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of THE NOWHERE MAN by Gregg Hurwitz

THE NOWHERE MAN Gregg Hurwitz 2017 Minotaur Books Normally, I advocate being able to just pick up any book in a series and being able to read it. That said, I personally prefer to read a series in order. You can read THE NOWHERE MAN without reading ORPHAN X but I think it’s even better if you read them in order. Gregg Hurwitz is one of my favorite writers. All the reasons I love his books are in this latest novel. The main character, Evan Smoak, is a man of many skills; skills taught to him for a specific purpose. What makes him a great...

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Lisa Gardner’s RIGHT BEHIND YOU is featured in this week’s Giveaway

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Giveaway | 4 comments

Lisa Gardner’s RIGHT BEHIND YOU is featured in this week’s Giveaway

Anytime January sees temps above zero is a good time,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are  offering up RIGHT BEHIND YOU by Lisa Gardner RIGHT BEHIND YOU Lisa Gardner’s next thriller following her runaway New York Times bestseller Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights. Is he a hero? Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash’s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by...

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DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment teaming up!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Comics | 0 comments

DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment teaming up!

BATMAN/SHADOW #1 (1 of 6) Written by STEVE ORLANDO & SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much… The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings...

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Java Lovers: Lee Child chats with Jon Jordan

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

Java Lovers: Lee Child chats with Jon Jordan

Our own Jon Jordan interviews stellar author, Lee Child. Jon: Where do you buy most of your shoes? Lee: London. Can’t beat English bench made shoes. Jon: If you were to just starting singing Led Zeppelin while working or walking or something which Zeppelin song would it be? Lee: Probably Black Dog. Jon: Do you like your pillows firm or soft and how many do you like have when you crash out? Lee: Thin and firm-ish. Two of them. Jon: What is the largest amount of coffee you’ve consumed in one period of being awake? Lee: 36 mugs. Jon:...

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Reading Rebirth

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Comics, Features | 0 comments

Reading Rebirth

For a few years, when I talk comics with my friends (Dan Malmon and my sister Jennifer in particular) when we discuss DC comics the observation we seem to agree on more than anything else is that what has been missing is this: fun, light and the hope. From all indications, Rebirth will be addressing this. Now, I have been reading comics since the late sixties and buying them with my own money since the early seventies. I’ve gone through any number of crisis events and reboots. Through it all, I usually end up enjoying the comics DC has put...

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Amy Poeppel talks about SMALL ADMISSIONS

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Amy Poeppel talks about SMALL ADMISSIONS

SMALL ADMISSIONS Amy Poeppel Atria Pub/Emily Bestler Books Dec 27, 2016 SMALL ADMISSIONS is not just about the process of applying to a private school it is also about how each character looked within to find their faults and strengths.  The core of the story is about friendship and family, disappointments and joy. Elise Cooper:  Where did you get the idea for the story? Amy Poeppel:  It started quite awhile ago, about eight years to be more exact.  After we moved to New York City we started the interview process to see which school was best...

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When Characters Overrule Their Author

Posted by Betty Webb on Jan 15, 2017 in Books, Essay, Features | 0 comments

When Characters Overrule Their Author

When the characters take over a manuscript, that’s usually a good thing – for the reader, anyway. As Stephen King famously said, “How can the author surprise his readers if he can’t surprise himself?” Surprises can have a different impact on the author, though. For instance, when I began DESERT VENGEANCE my new mystery, I had a general idea of the plot: Private Investigator Lena Jones waits in a prison parking lot for the release of the foster father who raped her when she was nine years old. Lena is armed with a large knife called The...

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Review of HER EVERY FEAR

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

Review of HER EVERY FEAR

HER EVERY FEAR Peter Swanson William Morrow Jan 10th, 2017 HER EVERY FEAR by Peter Swanson delves into the human psyche and the mind of a serial killer. The story’s strength is with the character’s thoughts. By having four different narratives readers are able to understand the complete picture of the disturbing circumstances of the plot. Swanson noted, “The idea for this story has been rattling around in my head for awhile. Originally I was going to write it as a romance where two people swapped apartments, never met, but somehow fell in...

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Scream Queens Complete First Season

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Home Entertainment | 0 comments

Scream Queens Complete First Season

SCREAM QUEENS First Season Fox Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy from American Horror Story got together with Ian Brennan of Glee and created this wonderfully camp (on purpose) and fun show. I am a fan of American Horror Story and was delighted to see some of the actresses from that show here.     The plot is pretty simple, a sorority on a small college campus has had some problems over the years, all coming from the fact that the sisters of Kappa Kappa Tau are all horrible people who care about none and as a result over the years people...

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