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Down & Out Books Announces a New Imprint: Shotgun Honey

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Books | 0 comments

Down & Out Books Announces a New Imprint: Shotgun Honey

  Down & Out Books announced today that Shotgun Honey will join the company as an imprint focused on its current specialty of flash fiction, novellas, and anthologies. Ron Earl Phillips, the publisher and managing editor of Shotgun Honey, will continue in the same role for the imprint. “I’ve been a fan of Ron and Shotgun Honey for many years,” said Eric Campbell, publisher of Down & Out Books. “When the opportunity came up to merge our companies under the Down & Out Books brand, I immediately took steps to make it happen. I...

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IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Giveaway | 0 comments

IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW is featured in this week’s giveaway

Because of Christmas and New Year, this will be the last giveway of 2016 and it is, in my opinion, a pretty damn cool one:  This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering up a chance to win  IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW edited by Lawrence Block IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW: Stories Inspired By The Paintings Of Edward Hopper A truly unprecedented literary achievement by author and editor Lawrence Block, a newly-commissioned anthology of seventeen superbly-crafted stories inspired by the paintings of Edward...

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AudioFile Editors’ choices for Top Mystery Audiobooks of 2016

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Books, Gift Guide, Reviews | 0 comments

AudioFile Editors’ choices for Top Mystery Audiobooks of 2016

This year Crimespree Magazine is partnering with AudioFile Magazine to announce the AudioFile Editors’ choices for Top Mystery Audiobooks of 2016. The year has been packed with great recordings of excellent mysteries, thrillers and crime novels; I’m sure narrowing it down to this final list was a challenge, so without further ado, we present to you, the AudioFile winners: A GREAT RECKONING, the twelfth Inspector Gamache novel, written by Louise Penny and narrated by Robert Bathurst. Here’s a sample of the recording,...

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Jayne Ann Krentz talks about WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Interviews | 1 comment

Jayne Ann Krentz talks about WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE

When All The Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz leaves readers spell bound. This story has two plotlines that come together at the end. A private investigator, Max, is hired to find out why a woman was possibly murdered and in the course of his investigation links up with Charlotte Sawyer whose sister has disappeared. Together they search for answers and connect the death and disappearance to an on-line based investment club and Jocelyn’s past of being a rape victim. They find that power, privilege, an escalating serial rapist, and a...

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Confessions of an Old School Private Eye

Posted by David G. Wilson on Dec 9, 2016 in Books, Essay, Features | 0 comments

Confessions of an Old School Private Eye

Following a thirty-year career working as an investigator for criminal defense attorneys I wrote a book called Not Just Evil.  The book describes the arrest and trial of William Edward Hickman for the kidnap and murder of Marion Parker.  Hickman abducted Parker from her school in Los Angeles on December 15th 1927 in what the L.A. Times described as “the most horrible crime of the 1920’s.” Within a week after picking up the ransom and delivering the mutilated body of the victim, Hickman was arrested by Echo Oregon Chief of Police Tom Gurdane...

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David Wilson’s NOT JUST EVIL is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Giveaway | 0 comments

David Wilson’s NOT JUST EVIL is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering up a chance to win  NOT JUST EVIL by David Wilson   NOT JUST EVIL This searing true crime narrative captures all of the courtroom drama of California’s first insanity plea, sparked in 1927 by a crime that horrified the nation and a trial that transfixed it, putting Hollywood’s influential young movie industry on the stand for one deranged man’s murder of a young girl. For readers of true crime sagas like Tinseltown and Little Demon in...

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The Angel Luis Colon Interview

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Interviews | 0 comments

The Angel Luis Colon Interview

Note: Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited. Dan & Kate: Congratulations on the release of your second novella, NO HAPPY ENDINGS! What can readers expect from the adventures of your newest creation, Fantine Park? Angel Luis Colon: THE GREATEST STORY EVAH. Oh, sorry. Excited. Well, thanks for the kind words for one! As for Fantine, man, she gets put through the ringer a bit, what with having to rob a sperm bank that’s a front for a much more insidious (and gross) operation while trying to ensure her...

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Tom Clancy’s TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE Reviewed

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Tom Clancy’s TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE Reviewed

True Faith and Allegiance The 17th Jack Ryan Novel Mark Greaney G.P. Putnam Dec 6th, 2016 Tom Clancy’s True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney explores the world of cyber threats and cyber security. Government officials have been talking about these dangers for a decade; yet, it seems it has been all talk and no action, that is until Jack Ryan Sr. became President. The plot begins with seemingly random acts against America’s military and national security officials. First, an armed man in a crowded restaurant attacks U.S. Navy Commander...

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NO HAPPY ENDINGS By Angel Luis Colon

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

NO HAPPY ENDINGS By Angel Luis Colon

Down and Out Books December 2016   In July 2015, Angel Luis Colon introduced the world to Blacky Jaguar, a tornado of impulsive destruction dressed in a black leather jacket and wearing a pompadour. THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR was one of my favorite reads of last year, and I’ve been waiting impatiently for a follow-up from Colon. And now as 2016 draws to a close, Colon introduces us all to his newest creation: Fantine Park, the protagonist in NO HAPPY ENDINGS. Colon seems to know all the coolest people. While Jaguar is an Irish thug who...

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Patricia Cornwell Talks About Chaos

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Interviews | 0 comments

Patricia Cornwell Talks About Chaos

Elise Cooper: Since your main characters involve the police do you want to give a shout out to them? Patricia Cornwell: Yes, and those in the military as well. As with all professional groups, there are bad and unethical people, but there are also those, for the most part, who did exactly what they should do and do a fine job. The cops I know are not like the ones in the videos. The ones I know are those who you would want showing up at your house if something terrible happened. EC: You seem to be very supportive of those in the police? PC: I...

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