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Review of HER EVERY FEAR

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of HER EVERY FEAR

HER EVERY FEAR Peter Swanson William Morrow Jan 10th, 2017 HER EVERY FEAR by Peter Swanson delves into the human psyche and the mind of a serial killer. The story’s strength is with the character’s thoughts. By having four different narratives readers are able to understand the complete picture of the disturbing circumstances of the plot. Swanson noted, “The idea for this story has been rattling around in my head for awhile. Originally I was going to write it as a romance where two people swapped apartments, never met, but somehow fell in...

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Scream Queens Complete First Season

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Home Entertainment | 0 comments

Scream Queens Complete First Season

SCREAM QUEENS First Season Fox Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy from American Horror Story got together with Ian Brennan of Glee and created this wonderfully camp (on purpose) and fun show. I am a fan of American Horror Story and was delighted to see some of the actresses from that show here.     The plot is pretty simple, a sorority on a small college campus has had some problems over the years, all coming from the fact that the sisters of Kappa Kappa Tau are all horrible people who care about none and as a result over the years people...

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Ingrid Thoft talks about DUPLICITY

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Ingrid Thoft talks about DUPLICITY

Elise Cooper:  Where did you get the idea for the story? Ingrid Thoft:  In the Seattle area there was a Church that imploded.  Although the Covenant Rising Church was Evangelical what was put forth in the book could be applied to any religion.  I wondered what happens to people when the cornerstone of their experience doesn’t turn out to be what they thought.  I am fascinated with the idea of mega churches where it is about faith, but also is about money and power, especially those personalities that rise to the top who are very charismatic....

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The Literature of Cynicism: How Fracking Makes for Great Noir Fiction

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Books, Essay, Features | 0 comments

The Literature of Cynicism: How Fracking Makes for Great Noir Fiction

If you Google the most polluted sites in the United States, the vast majority of them are the direct result of the bygone days of heavy industry: steel, mining, and, of course, oil. The success of these industries through the 19th and 20th centuries made the United States into the economic superpower it is today. On the other hand, when you consider the cost, you realize that the success of the nation has come through physically converting itself into currency, like a man who becomes wealthy by selling his own limbs and organs. The sort of...

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Bruce Buff’s THE SOUL OF THE MATTER is featured in this week’s giveaway

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Bruce Buff’s THE SOUL OF THE MATTER 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 THE SOUL OF THE MATTER by Bruce Buff THE SOUL OF THE MATTER A scientist’s claim that he’s found the secrets of the universe’s origin encoded in DNA sparks a race against time to uncover the truth in this fast-paced thriller of science and faith, power and murder, loss and redemption. Former government cyber-intelligence analyst Dan Lawson receives a call from his estranged friend Stephen Bishop, a renowned geneticist, who claims to...

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Ingrid Thoft’s DUPLICITY Reviewed

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

Ingrid Thoft’s DUPLICITY Reviewed

Duplicity Ingrid Thoft Book 4 of the Fina Ludlow Series G.P. Putnam and Sons Jan 10th, 2017 Duplicity by Ingrid Thoft is an informative and gripping novel about abuse. It brings back Fina Ludlow, an outcast in her own family, and a fighter for justice. It is very interesting how Thoft intertwines a murder mystery while having readers question organized religion and abuse. There are many similarities where people learn facts about a community or person; yet, choose to ignore it. These two seemingly unrelated plots come together as Fina must...

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Review of THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY and Q&A with Karen White

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Books, Interviews, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY and Q&A with Karen White

THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY Tradd Street Series, Book Five Karen White Jan 10, 2017 Berkley Pub THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY by Karen White is part paranormal, mystery, historical, with a little romance. Readers will be kept enthralled with the scenes of historic Southern houses and spooky happenings. The mystery begins after a young woman, Jayne Smith, is bequeathed a home in Charleston by someone she does not know. Questions arise as to why she randomly inherited this house and what is her relationship with the spirits who do not want her to...

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The Shanghai Five — Favorite Lawyers in Crime Fiction

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Books, Essay | 0 comments

The Shanghai Five — Favorite Lawyers in Crime Fiction

“You should have let me live. You’re going to need a good lawyer.” — Marco Bannister’s dying words in THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI Lately I’ve been pulling some of my smelly books from the shelf. These are the oldies that crackle when you fold back the cover and shed those brittle little dog-ear whirlybirds when you ruffle the pages. There’s often an inscription on the title page reminding you that these smudgy gems started life as gifts for “Addie” or “Thom.” The smell is that moldy...

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Review of THE SEVENTH PLAGUE

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of THE SEVENTH PLAGUE

THE SEVENTH PLAGUE James Rollins Sigma Force book 11 Dec 2016 William Morrow Pub. THE SEVENTH PLAGUE by James Rollins blends scientific intrigue with a small dose of historical mystery. Unlike his other books, this one has more of an emphasis on the science, both physical and biological. However, readers of Rollins’ books always learn from interesting facts within a gripping story and this novel is no different. This as well as the other books always has scenes between Commander Grayson Pierce and his father who, has Alzheimer’s’ disease....

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James Rollins’ THE BONE LABYRINTH is featured in our first giveaway of 2017

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Giveaway | 1 comment

James Rollins’ THE BONE LABYRINTH is featured in our first giveaway of 2017

Happy New Year! 2016 was a crazy year full of high highs and brutally low lows. To start the year off,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are  offering up  James Rollins’ THE BONE LABYRINTH  THE BONE LABYRINTH New York Times Bestselling Author A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA, a mystery that will leave readers changed forever . . . In this groundbreaking masterpiece of...

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