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INTERVIEW WITH OWEN LAUKKANEN

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH OWEN LAUKKANEN

    GALE FORCE by Owen Laukkanen is a realistic story where readers take the journey with the characters as they board the ship, and feel the splash of the waves. It is an attest to the author’s writing style he is able to make an intense adventure story of a maritime salvage operation. The plot has McKenna Rhodes inheriting the Gale Force, a salvage boat, after her father died in violent weather on the open seas. Hearing about a salvage operation, she and the crew decide to attempt a rescue of a freighter, the Pacific Lion, which...

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Sweazy’s SEE ALSO PROOF is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Sweazy’s SEE ALSO PROOF is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of SEE ALSO PROOF by Larry D. Sweazy   Marjorie Trumaine, a freelance indexer from rural North Dakota in the 1960s, risks her life to help local law enforcement track down a missing, disabled girl. Dickinson, North Dakota, 1965. It’s a harsh winter, and freelance indexer Marjorie Trumaine struggles to complete a lengthy index while mourning the recent loss of her husband, Hank. The bleakness of the weather seems to compound her grief, and then she...

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Mackay’s FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE ENDING is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Mackay’s FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE ENDING is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE ENDING by Malcolm Mackay   Martin Sivok is in trouble. Tied to a chair, plastic strips biting his wrists, inside a deserted warehouse. . . There are only so many ways this scenario can end, most of them badly. For now his best hope is figuring out who put him here–and staying conscious long enough to confront them. To stay awake he reviews the past year of his life: evading the law in the Czech Republic by running to...

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REVIEW OF LOVE & WAR

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Features, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW OF LOVE & WAR

  ALEX & ELIZA has taken the world by storm.  Whether the play by Lin-Manuel Miranda or the novels by Melissa De La Cruz, people are craving for more information about the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza Schuyler. The first in the series, ALEX & ELIZA, and its sequel, LOVE & WAR emphasize the romance more than the historical, as the author brings to life the love story of these two Revolutionary figures. Melissa wants to emphasize, “Alex is a creation based on an historical figure.  I consider him...

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Bouchercon Anthony Award NOMINATIONS

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Awards, Features | 0 comments

Bouchercon Anthony Award NOMINATIONS

ANTHONY AWARD NOMINATIONS  REGISTER HERE!   BEST NOVEL  THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny THE FORCE by Don Winslow BEST FIRST NOVEL  HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE by Kellye Garrett SHE RIDES SHOTGUN by Jordan Harper THE DRY by Jane Harper RAGGEDd; or, THE LOVELIEST LIES OF ALL by Christopher Irvin THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by Kristen Lepionka BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL UNCORKING A LIE by Nadine Nettmann BAD BOY BOOGIE by Thomas Pluck WHAT WE WRECKEN by...

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Movie Review: Avengers Infinity War

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Films | 0 comments

Movie Review: Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War Review by Sean Robert Lay 2007 seems like a long time ago. Movies based upon Marvel comic books were grasping for air and had one foot in their grave. Brett Ratner had just destroyed the X-Men, Daredevil was a total garbage pile, Hulk was an (slight pun intended) abomination and Peter Parker had just emo danced all over our broken hearts. An announcement was made in that year everyone scoffed at immediately. Marvel wanted their chance to make their mark with what few properties they hadn’t prostituted away to other...

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INTERVIEW WITH JAMES PHELAN

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Books, Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH JAMES PHELAN

  THE AGENCY by Australian author James Phelan is making a big splash here in the United States.  Anyone who likes the action continuing at a harrowing pace will enjoy this story. There is also enough fun dialogue between the characters to put a smile on readers’ faces. This prequel introduces Jed Walker, a former Lt. Colonel in the Air Force who has decided to join the CIA.  Although it is the fifth book in the series, Americans will be able to read them in order since all the books are coming out for the first time this year.  Set in...

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Jake Tapper’s THE HELLFIRE CLUB is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Jake Tapper’s THE HELLFIRE CLUB is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE HELLFIRE CLUB by Jake Tapper   The debut political thriller from Jake Tapper, CNN’s chief Washington correspondent and the New York Times bestselling author of The Outpost— 1950’s D.C. intrigue about a secret society and a young Congressman in its grip Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of...

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INTERVIEW WITH JON TALTON

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 1 comment

INTERVIEW WITH JON TALTON

Jon Talton is a fourth-generation Arizonan, the author of 11 novels, and a former columnist for the Arizona Republic. Talton now lives in Seattle, where he is the economics columnist for the Seattle Times and writes the blog Rogue Columnist. His latest novel, THE BOMB SHELTER,  is now. Mike Barson: The jumping-off point for the story is the bombing death of a Phoenix newspaper reporter some forty years ago. Is that a case that has long fascinated you? If so, why? Since I began the David Mapstone Mysteries, readers have encouraged me to take...

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Cover Reveal for RECORD SCRATCH by J.J. Hensley

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Essay | 0 comments

Cover Reveal for RECORD SCRATCH by J.J. Hensley

Ah, book covers. They can be such a source of stress for traditionally published authors who may have a limited amount of control of what image graces the cover of his or her book. Of course, by the time my first novel got picked up for publication, my wife and I had all sorts of ideas and were more than willing to share them with the publisher. When I finally got the long-awaited email letting me know it was time to select the cover art, I let them know our mental warehouse was overflowing with concepts. Fantastic concepts. Brilliant...

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