Alex Segura Crimespree Interview By Dave White

I hate hot weather. Give me winter and snow any day over the humid, sweaty nonsense that comes in the months of June-August. But, when it comes to crime fiction, the mean streets of Miami—away from the glitz and glamor of the beach—catch my eye. Why? Because Alex Segura and his Private Investigator protagonist, Pete Fernandez, mine those streets for the all the danger, action, and crime you expect in hardboiled fiction. Alex and I sat down at our respective computers and talked about writing process, Pete, and his upcoming novel DANGEROUS ENDS, coming in April from Polis Books. Dave White: At the end of DOWN THE DARKEST STREET, Pete has...

Mark Greaney talks about GUNMETAL GREY

Elise Cooper: How would you describe this story? Mark Greaney: It is a cat and mouse adventure story as people go after this particular guy. Everyone is after Fan, the Chinese government hacker, because if he defects he becomes like a virus to the Chinese. Because Gentry is a contractor the CIA can use him as a deniable asset, remaining on the periphery. He utilizes the CIA and vice versa for them. EC: Does the Gray Man describe his personality and more? MG: He never stands out as an individual. I did not develop the term “Gray Man.” It is someone in the military or intelligence that moves around in a low profile. He physically moves around...

IACW Hammett Prize 2016 nominees Feb09

IACW Hammett Prize 2016 nominees

The International Association of Crime Writers have announced the nominees for the 2016 Hammett Award. THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON by Steve Hamilton (Putnam) THE DRIFTER by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam) THE WHITE DEVIL by Domenic Stansberry (Molotov Editions) REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynki (Mulholland) THE BIG NOTHING by Bob Truluck (Murmur...

Java Lovers: Lee Child chats with Jon Jordan

Our own Jon Jordan interviews stellar author, Lee Child. Jon: Where do you buy most of your shoes? Lee: London. Can’t beat English bench made shoes. Jon: If you were to just starting singing Led Zeppelin while working or walking or something which Zeppelin song would it be? Lee: Probably Black Dog. Jon: Do you like your pillows firm or soft and how many do you like have when you crash out? Lee: Thin and firm-ish. Two of them. Jon: What is the largest amount of coffee you’ve consumed in one period of being awake? Lee: 36 mugs. Jon: If you could play a game with the New York Yankees, what position would you play? Lee: Right field....

Reading Rebirth

For a few years, when I talk comics with my friends (Dan Malmon and my sister Jennifer in particular) when we discuss DC comics the observation we seem to agree on more than anything else is that what has been missing is this: fun, light and the hope. From all indications, Rebirth will be addressing this. Now, I have been reading comics since the late sixties and buying them with my own money since the early seventies. I’ve gone through any number of crisis events and reboots. Through it all, I usually end up enjoying the comics DC has put out. Sure, there were some that left me dropping books from my pull list, but overall I kept reading....

Amy Poeppel talks about SMALL ADMISSIONS

SMALL ADMISSIONS Amy Poeppel Atria Pub/Emily Bestler Books Dec 27, 2016 SMALL ADMISSIONS is not just about the process of applying to a private school it is also about how each character looked within to find their faults and strengths.  The core of the story is about friendship and family, disappointments and joy. Elise Cooper:  Where did you get the idea for the story? Amy Poeppel:  It started quite awhile ago, about eight years to be more exact.  After we moved to New York City we started the interview process to see which school was best for our children.  Unfortunately, my husband and I were really bad at it.  After thinking about it,...