BLACKOUT BY ALEX SEGURA Oct10

BLACKOUT BY ALEX SEGURA

We at Crimespree Magazine are thrilled to present the cover reveal for Alex Segura’s next Pete Fernandez mystery, BLACKOUT. Readers have watched as Pete has battled with addiction and attempted to reinvent himself in his new life as a private investigator. But with BLACKOUT, he may be facing his greatest challenge yet. From Alex, “BLACKOUT is a book about the dark side of obsession. Pete’s obsession with a cold case that’s haunted him throughout his life and drags him back to his hometown when there’s a chance to solve it, Miami’s obsession with a charismatic and dangerous cult leader and his even more...

COLD HARBOR BY MATTHEW FITZSIMMONS

October 10, 2017 Thomas & Mercer   Disclaimer: At the bookstore, I usually hang out on the mystery side of the “Mystery/Thriller” shelf. But sometimes, a reader needs to stretch a bit. COLD HARBOR opens in a very dark place. Matthew Fitzsimmon’s hero Gibson Vaughn is suffering through a brutally enforced solitary confinement. He has no idea where he is, or how long he’s been there. His sanity is crumbling away along the edges. This is no superman, this is a human undergoing a horrid existence. Just as it seems that Vaughn has no alternative but to end his pitiful existence by continuing to bang his head against the floor, he is...

Review of SEEING RED

SEEING RED Sandra Brown August 2017 Grand Central Publishing SEEING RED by Sandra Brown is an intriguing story about redemption and second chances intertwined within a “who done it” mystery. The complexity of the plot originates with the lies and deceit. The saying that fate plays a role in everyday life where someone can be at the wrong place at the wrong time is the starting point for this novel. Twenty-five years ago a bombing at the Dallas Hotel, the Pegasus, leaves 98 dead and 197 wounded. An iconic photo was taken of Major Franklin Trapper rescuing a little five-year-old girl from the building’s ruins. Although he was never the...

Review of Proof of Life

PROOF OF LIFE J. P. Beaumont Book 23 J.A.Jance Sept 5th, 2017 William Morrow Pub PROOF OF LIFE by J. A. Jance brings back retired detective J. P. Beaumont. The difference between these novels and the other series Jance writes is that these blend sarcastic humor within the mystery. Now retired Beaumont (Beau) searches for something to keep him busy. But thanks to his longtime nemesis Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, Beau becomes entangled in an investigation. It seems Cole put in his will that Beau should scrutinize his death. Although ruled an accident, it appears that there are clues that lead to the death possibly being ruled a...

Reviews of Andrew Gross THE ONE MAN and THE SABOTE...

THE ONE MAN Andrew Gross January 2018 (paperback) Minotaur Pub and THE SABOTEUR Andrew Gross August 2017 Minotaur THE ONE MAN and THE SABOTEUR the latest books of Andrew Gross, are a departure from his usual writing genre. Instead of writing thrillers with storylines of criminal activity he has ventured into the historical novel field. Yet, his writing style has not completely changed with these two plots in that they both are thrilling and gripping. The characters must find solutions to their dilemma, and the stories affect the readers’ heart. THE ONE MAN released last year with the paperback version coming out soon, is a story about...

Review of Archie Volume 4

ARCHIE Volume 4 Pete Wood and Jack Morelli, Illustrator Mark Waid, Writer The Archie Comic Publications has produced another volume of their flagship and namesake, ARCHIE. It is now time to see how the return of Veronica will turn out. Another 5 issues of RIVERDALE comes within this volume. Also stored in the back is the first issue of the Archies, Archies own band. Veronica has now completed her round trip back to Riverdale from Switzerland. Time has not been kind to Archie’s relationship with her. They are a little bit awkward towards each other now. The happy magic is gone and things are a little closer to earth. They don’t even know how...