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The Shortlist for the 2016 Bony Blithe Award

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Awards | 0 comments

The Shortlist for the 2016 Bony Blithe Award

The shortlist has been announced for the 2016 Bony Blithe Award The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award is an annual juried literary prize, presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference for a “book that makes us smile.” The book can be a print or an e-book, submitted by the publisher or the author, published in the previous year. The 2015 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Self-published books are included. All novels must be a minimum of 60,000 words. The author must be a Canadian citizen or permanent...

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Simone St. James’ LOST AMONG THE LIVING Reviewed

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

Simone St. James’ LOST AMONG THE LIVING Reviewed

Lost Among The Living Simone St. James Penguin/Random House April 5th, 2016 Lost Among The Living by Simone St. James is a haunting story. As with her previous books the plot takes place in England during the 1920s and examines the challenges brought upon to those living in the post World War I era. The novel is a great combination of many genres, a riveting historical fiction intertwined with a murder mystery and a touch of the paranormal. Both fans of gothic stories and non-fans can enjoy this book. The plot has several factors that the...

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GOOD BEHAVIOR: TNT offers up 1st promo for Blake Crouch based series

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Television | 0 comments

GOOD BEHAVIOR: TNT offers up 1st promo for Blake Crouch based series

TNT is giving folks an idea as to what they can expect from GOOD BEHAVIOR, the upcoming series that stems from the stories of Blake Crouch. GOOD BEHAVIOR tells the story of Letty Dobesh ( Michelle Dockery), a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, or one bad decision from implosion – which is exactly how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, Letty tries to stay afloat; reunite with her 10-year-old son, who is currently being raised by her mother Estelle (Lusia Strus); and regularly see her substance-abuse counselor, Christian...

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HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS Reviewed

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Films | 0 comments

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS Reviewed

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS Directed by Michael Showalter Written by Laura Terruso and Michael Showalter Starring: Sally Fields, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root, Elizabeth Reaser You say no one actually dresses like Doris, and I say you are wrong because Doris’ doppelganger worked in the office next to me for 20 years. Additionally the glimpse or two I got of that woman’s car similarly spoke to a hoarding disorder. Both of these are features of Doris, as played by Sally Fields in HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS. Although Sally does...

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Owen Laukkanen’s THE WATCHER AT THE WALL is featured in this week’s giveway

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Giveaway | 1 comment

Owen Laukkanen’s THE WATCHER AT THE WALL is featured in this week’s giveway

This week,  Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE WATCHER IN THE WALL by Owen Laukkanen “From the fast-rising, award-winning suspense star, a blistering crime novel that hits close to home. Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint BCA-FBI violent crime task force have handled shocking cases before, but this one is different. Stevens’s daughter, Andrea, is distraught over a classmate’s suicide, but what the two investigators find is even more disturbing—an...

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DOWN THE DARKEST STREET by Alex Segura Reviewed

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

DOWN THE DARKEST STREET by Alex Segura Reviewed

Polis Books April 12, 2016   When we left Pete Fernandez at the end of Alex Segura’s debut novel SILENT CITY, he had just uncovered the identity of the serial killer the Silent Death and rampant corruption in the Miami police department. In the process, he lost his best friend, his job as a sports copy editor with The Miami Times, and a little of himself. DOWN THE DARKEST STREET opens with Pete hitting rock bottom and enrolling in Alcoholics Anonymous. To say that life has been challenging since the Silent Death crashed into Pete’s world...

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Don Winslow wins L.A. Times Book Prize for Mystery

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Awards | 0 comments

Don Winslow wins L.A. Times Book Prize for Mystery

Saturday, at the Los Angeles Festival Of Books, The winners of the 2015 L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced, with Don Winslow being awarded the Mystery/Thriller Prize for THE CARTEL, his follow-up to 2005’s POWER OF THE DOG. Other Finalists THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, Lou Berney (William Morrow) THE SYMPATHIZER, Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press) BULL MOUNTAIN, Brian Panowich (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) THE WHITES, Richard Price (Picador) In addition, James Patterson was presented with the 2015 Innovator Award. James Patterson has left a...

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Sundance Channel, Acorn Media bring THE LAST PANTHERS series to U.S.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Home Entertainment, Television | 0 comments

Sundance Channel, Acorn Media bring THE LAST PANTHERS series to U.S.

Next Wednesday, The Sundance Channel airs the first episode of THE LAST PANTHERS, a British crime drama based on the infamous Pink Panthers, a European gang that preyed on Jewelers. The series theme song is original music by the late David Bowie. You can find the opening credits, featuring said song, below. A daring diamond heist in the south of France bears the hallmarks of the supposedly retired “Pink Panthers,” a gang famed for their bold daylight raids and movie-style getaways. It seems like the perfect crime—until a young girl is killed...

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The New Archie & Jughead Reviewed

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Comics | 0 comments

The New Archie & Jughead Reviewed

Archie, the classic of all classics…rejuvenated. Mark Waid in the new Archie takes all the greatness of the last 75 years and adds nuances for the modern era, for instance, using cell phones to add effect to the breakup of Betty and Archie in the beginning of the story, a break up which sets the emotional stage at Riverdale High. The series starts with the huge fight that has gone for ages, Betty vs Veronica. Archie has just broken up with Betty after the “Lipstick Incident”. The school tries to get them back together through prom but...

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HANGMEN Reviewed

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Films | 0 comments

HANGMEN Reviewed

HANGMEN Directed by Matthew Dunster Written by Martin McDonagh Cast includes. :Josef Davies, James Dryden, Johnny Flynn, Graeme Hawley, John Hodgkinson, Ralph Ineson, Bronwyn James, David Morrissey, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Simon Rouse and Reece Shearsmith. Broadcast from the Royal Court Theater This is a bit different from my usual review. An organization called the National Theater Live (http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ ) is broadcasting plays from the UK into theaters throughout the world, Theater lovers who might never see these...

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