TEN COUNT by Tom Schreck

TEN COUNT Tom Schreck 2014 After the brutal murder of a high school coach, Duffy Dombrowski becomes the grief counselor for the kids. Normally, this would be a run of the mill sort of situation for him, but a few days earlier, one of his patients had described the exact way the coach died. Quickly, he finds himself neck deep in a secret sex culture buried just beneath the surface of the small town. If he ever wants to figure out the truth, he will have to navigate the high school scene, a vixen vice principal, and a world of BDSM that he never thought he would encounter. Who is Duffy? Well, one of the characters in the book describes it...

STRESS FRACTURES by J E Seymour

STRESS FRACTURES J E Seymour 2014 Barking Rain Press In this second book in the series, Seymour continues with her protagonist Kevin Markinson, although it might be more accurate to say that she backs up a step to relate the circumstances which brought him to where we met him in the first book in the series, LEAD POISONING, published in 2010. The action in Seymour’s story focuses on three characters: Markinson himself: twelve year old Danny Rutledge who stumbles on Markinson’s hiding place; and the federal marshal called to the scene of Markinson’s prison escape. Not much of the action in the book involves the various law enforcement...

J.A. Jance: Trailer for COLD BETRAYAL Mar04

J.A. Jance: Trailer for COLD BETRAYAL

Next Tuesday sees the release of COLD BETRAYAL, the tenth book in J.A. Jance‘s Ali Reynolds series. Today, we have a book trailer to whet your appetite for Ali and co. Ali Reynolds’s longtime friend and Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, rushes to the bedside of a young pregnant woman hospitalized for severe injuries after she was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. The girl had been running away from The Family, a polygamous cult with no patience for those who try to leave its ranks. Something about her strikes a chord in Sister Anselm, reminding her of a case she worked years before when another young girl wasn’t so lucky....

In Praise of James Ellroy, 2015 Grand Master Mar04

In Praise of James Ellroy, 2015 Grand Master

From the latest issue of Crimespree on James Ellroy’s Birthday we give to you:   In Praise of James Ellroy, 2015 Grand Master By Craig McDonald A few days back, the reminder came from Mr. Jon Jordan the time had arrived for another Crimespree column. I was also kindly extended the offer to chip in my picks for year’s favorites in books, films, comics and the like. That second is a real struggle for me this round. I didn’t put my foot into the comic pool much at all this year, other than to sample an issue of the new Justice Inc. title to see if someone would finally deliver a compelling comic version of Doc Savage (I can’t say...

PAST CRIMES by Glen Erik Hamilton

Harper Collins March 3rd, 2015 Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton is his debut novel starring Army Ranger Van Shaw. It is a book about family and forgiveness, and how circumstances can affect the interaction between people as they embrace and reject their past. Within that story is an action-packed plot that looks at the different aspects of crime. Donovan, “Dono,” Shaw, Van’s estranged grandfather, raised him to become a thief, following in his footsteps. Having had enough of the criminal world, Van exiled himself, abandoning his illicit past, by joining the army. Van, an Army Ranger returns home to Seattle after ten years in response to a...

Giving Up On An Author Feb26

Giving Up On An Author

When is enough enough? I was in a Target not too long ago and as I am prone to do I wondered through the books. A woman was talking to a friend and holding up the latest Patricia Cornwell novel and actually said: ” I didn’t like the last five so I’m hoping this one is good”  Five books in a row she read by the same author, not liking any of them and yet she is still buying the new one in hardcover. Points added to her score for being a loyal fan, points deducted for being foolish with her money.   I’ve said it before and I will say it again (and again), LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO READ BAD BOOKS.   The sheer...