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INSPECTOR LEWIS Series 8

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Home Entertainment | 0 comments

INSPECTOR LEWIS Series 8

INSPECTOR LEWIS Series 8 PBS This is the last of the Inspector Lewis and while I’m sorry it’s ending it went out on a high note. This set has three stories so it’s a little shorter than I would like it made up for it with great writing and acting and does a wonderful job of wrapping up the whole series. Lewis is working as a consultant and is a bit worried he may be found redundant by the new captain. Hathaway is doing well and while he can work just fine without Lewis they definitely work better as a team. As with Inspector Morse, Lewis...

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Supergirl Season One

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Home Entertainment | 0 comments

Supergirl Season One

SUPERGIRL Season One Warner Home Video   I love comics and so of course I am loving all the comic based TV shows. DC has been doing a great job and there newest addition Supergirl is so good on so many levels. It’s great to see them have a female lead who can really carry the show with seemingly no effort. I also love the rest of the cast and the great story telling.   Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is the cousin of Superman and was originally put in a ship as Krypton was exploding so she could watch out for her cousin Kal-El. The ship...

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This Date In Crime: Karin Slaughter’s BLINDSIGHTED

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Profiles | 0 comments

This Date In Crime: Karin Slaughter’s BLINDSIGHTED

On this date, in 2001, Karin Slaughter went from a promising name to a bonafide force to be reckoned  with in the crime genre. Karin, prior to releasing Blindsighted, was the next big thing, in addition to signing a major deal stateside, but also secured distribution rights in a number of European countries. Fortunately, her novel was no mere flash in the pan and wowed readers around the world. A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it’s only when town...

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Nominees for 2016 Anthony Awards

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Awards | 0 comments

Nominees for 2016 Anthony Awards

With Bouchercon just around the corner, the nominees for the Anthony Awards have been announced and the list is pretty impressive. While I am thrilled for everyone involved, I am especially pumped to see Crimespree’s Senior Film Critic, Patti Abbott, up for best first novel.  Also making her Anthony debut is Crimespree’s technical guru, Erin Mitchell. BEST NOVEL Night Tremors – Matt Coyle (Oceanview) The Killing Kind – Chris Holm (Mulholland) The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink) The Nature of the Beast – Louise...

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Rhys Bowen talks abour CROWNED AND DANGEROUS

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Interviews | 0 comments

Rhys Bowen talks abour CROWNED AND DANGEROUS

Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen opens with Lady Georgiana Rannoch and the Honorable Darcy O’ Mara trying to elope in Scotland even though she is thirty-fifth in line for the British crown and he is Catholic. En route he learns that his father is accused of killing a wealthy American who bought the O’Mara estate. To save Georgie from scandal, Darcy ends his engagement to her and returns home to County Kildare, Ireland. Because Georgie and Darcy do have access to the crime scene readers are able to take a believable journey with them as...

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HELL OR HIGH WATER Reviewed

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Films | 2 comments

HELL OR HIGH WATER Reviewed

Hell or High Water Directed by David Mackenzie Written by Taylor Sheridan Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster,  Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham Hell or High Water makes a good case for the notion that a Western can be as relevant today as ever. Several times I had to remind myself that it was a contemporary film because west Texas looks much the same as it did in The Last Picture Show. And it nearly looks the same as fifty years earlier. Poor, dusty, desolate, and yet a good cinematographer (Giles Nuttgens ) can find beauty in it. Toby and Tanner...

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Andrew Martin’ THE YELLOW DIAMOND is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Andrew Martin’ THE YELLOW DIAMOND 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 THE YELLOW DIAMOND by Andrew Martin   THE YELLOW DIAMOND The author of the beloved Jim Stringer series turns from Edwardian railways to contemporary London: Mayfair – home of the super-rich Detective Superintendent George Quinn — Mayfair resident and dandy with a razor-sharp brain — has set up a new police unit, dedicated to investigating the super-rich. When he is shot in mysterious circumstances, DI Blake...

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American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin Reviewed

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 1 comment

American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin Reviewed

Patty Was A Punk….. American Heiress Jeffrey Toobin Doubleday 8/2016 As I read this, I could hear punk rock. 2 songs in particular. Judy is a Punk by The Ramones which references the SLA and She by The Misfits which was inspired by Patty Hearst and her story. Both are fitting, 2.00-2.30 long punk songs because the story of Patty was a loud short violent blast. Let’s rewind.     Everyone knows about the 1960s. It started with JFK and The Beatles and and grew into hippies, peace and love. You had Vietnam, Woodstock,...

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THE OMEGA MEN: THE END IS HERE

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Comics | 0 comments

THE OMEGA MEN: THE END IS HERE

THE OMEGA MEN: THE END IS HERE DC Comics Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda give this group of DC heroes new life in a 12 issue story that is amazing. In 1981 the original version of The Omega Men was an offshoot of some of the cosmic space tales in The New Teen Titans. It was fun and the stories made the DC universe bigger. But at it’s heart it was another super team. Enter King and Bagenda. They took this team book and reimagined the whole premise inserting moral issues and politics that are relevant to the last 100 years of mankind. The Omega...

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Crimespree’s Bouchercon City Guide For New Orleans

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Events | 1 comment

Crimespree’s Bouchercon City Guide For New Orleans

Bouchercon City Guide By Bryan VanMeter Hey out there! If you’re like me, you’re probably getting pretty excited about Bouchercon in a couple weeks. However, unlike me, you probably don’t live in this amazing city. So before you arrived, I wanted to give you a couple of my favorite hot spots to hit. For the most part, I didn’t include places that are splashed all over travel guides. You can find info for those easily enough and these are well worth your time. The following is a collection of some of my favorite things near the Bouchercon...

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