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Lost And Gone Forever Reviewed

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Lost And Gone Forever Reviewed

LOST AND GONE FOREVER by Alex Grecian Publisher G. P. Putnam Sons It has been a year since we have last seen the Murder Squad of Scotland Yard and much has happened. Nevil Hammersmith is no longer with the squad, due to a combination of a dogged persuit of Walter Day and several decisions that didn’t agree with the head of the squad. No one has seen Day for a year, but his friends and family haven’t given up hope. Worst of all, no one has sighted the infamous Jack the Ripper in the same amount of time, leaving the greatest villian...

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BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE slated for August release.

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Home Entertainment | 0 comments

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE slated for August release.

The buzz around the upcoming home entertainment (Industry talk for DVD and Blu-ray releases) release of BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is considerable. The source material is an Iconic Batman story that is as dark as dark can be and the animated feature film apparently is faithful enough to the source material to snag an R rating. The film features Batman regulars Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill and is directed by Sam Liu, whose animated Batman work has earned him an Emmy Award. Warner has decided that there has been enough teasing and has released...

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Kimberly McCreigh’s OUTLIERS Reviewed

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Kimberly McCreigh’s OUTLIERS Reviewed

Outliers Kimberly McCreigh Harper Collins May 3rd, 2016 Outliers by Kimberly McCreight is the first in a series for young adults. Having changed gears from writing mysteries for adults she still maintains, in the first part of the book, her ability to draw out the different relationships between characters, including the bond between a mother and daughter. The story went from a psychological thriller that focused on grief and friendship to a conspiracy theory mystery. McCreight noted, “Writing a young adult mystery is not much different than...

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Behind The Book: Janet Kole

Posted by on May 15, 2016 in Books, Profiles | 0 comments

Behind The Book: Janet Kole

A few years ago, I discovered that I don’t like practicing law any more. I used to love my work and my clients. But the days are gone when providing legal advice is a service. Now, it is a business, and a cutthroat one at that. In order to do something about my dissatisfaction, I transformed myself into a full-time writer. I retired from my mid-size law firm, and decided to write and sell books. I’ve never regretted my decision for a minute. After 30 years of practicing law, mostly in big firms, I became a stay at home writer. I write...

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SUNSET SONG Reviewed

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Films | 0 comments

SUNSET SONG Reviewed

Sunset Song Directed by Terence Davies Written by Terence Davies based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon Starring: Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Tavendale, Daniela Nardini Sunset Song is a classic in Scottish literature. It took a director very sure of himself to adhere so closely to both the text and the style of film-making that would render it authentic. This makes for some slow patches, but there was no other way to tell the story. Written in 1932, it traces the life of a Scottish farm girl from 1910 until the end of the first...

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Behind the Book: My Time Inside

Posted by Jane Corry on May 13, 2016 in Features | 0 comments

Behind the Book: My Time Inside

There are three stories that stand out in my head from my time as writer in residence of a high-security male prison. The first is when I met a man who wrote the most beautiful poetry in immaculate sloping script. X was rather frightening to look at but when you spoke to him, he seemed as gentle as a lamb. During the two years that I knew him, X told me about his life. It was a sad tale of being in and out of care. He then told me how he had murdered a man and rung 999 to report his own crime. Poetry helped X come to terms with his past and...

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Laura Lippman’s WILDE LAKE is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Giveaway | 1 comment

Laura Lippman’s WILDE LAKE is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of WILDE LAKE by Laura Lippman   WILDE LAKE Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected—and first female—state’s attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It’s not the kind of case that makes headlines, but peaceful...

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Ace Atkins talks about SLOW BURN, THE INNOCENTS

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Interviews | 0 comments

Ace Atkins talks about SLOW BURN, THE INNOCENTS

  Ace Atkins will have two books coming out in the next few months. Slow Burn brings back Robert B. Parker’s character, private investigator Spenser, and Atkins’ Quinn Colson series, The Innocents. Coincidentally each book cover and plot has elements of fire. Slow Burn, published the first week in May, begins with a church on fire. Spenser is hired to find out who is behind a series of fires that appear to be set intentionally. With the help of his trusted ally Hawk, his apprentice, Sixkill, and his psychologist girlfriend Susan it...

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The Alex Grecian Interview

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Books, Interviews | 0 comments

The Alex Grecian Interview

Kate: Congratulations on the upcoming release of LOST AND GONE FOREVER!  This is your 5th book about Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad. What can readers expect from the Murder Squad and Jack the Ripper’s ongoing saga? Alex: This one finally brings Jack’s saga to an end. (He’s disturbingly easy for me to write, which is probably why I kept him around for the three most recent books, but he’s not the most pleasant fellow to have around, so I’m glad to see the back of him now.) Meanwhile, Walter Day hasn’t been himself lately, and Nevil Hammersmith...

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Nancy Allen’s THE WAGES OF SIN Reviewed

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 1 comment

Nancy Allen’s THE WAGES OF SIN Reviewed

The Wages of Sin Nancy Allen Witness Impulse April 26th, 2016 The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen is the third book of the series that takes place in Southwest Missouri. It is not necessary to read the previous books to understand the plot and characters. Readers will get a very good understanding of how personalities affect court proceedings. The main issues explored are the death penalty, domestic violence, and child witnesses. The novel opens with a pregnant woman being beaten to death by her boyfriend who is high on drugs. Because the...

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