CRIMESPREE ISSUE 56 May30

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 56

CRIMESPREE 56 CONTENTS EDITORIAL TALES FROM THE BLUE LINE by ROB RILEY AYO ONATADE—ON SIMON BRETT THE FIVE LIST: KRISTI BELCAMINO FICTION: A SEALED FATE by JERRY SANVILLE COVER STORY: REED FARREL COLEMAN Interview by TOM SCHRECK BEHIND THE BOOK : MERRY JONES BEHIND THE BOOK: JENNY MILCHMAN THE FUNNY SDE OF GORE: NP SIMPSON CATCHING UP WITH MAX ALLAN COLLINS OWEN LAUKKANEN INTERVIEW by KATE AND DAN MALMON ANTHONY NEIL SMITH INTERVIEWED BY KENT GOWRAN BEHIND THE BOOK: KRISTI BELCAMINO ERIN’S READING ROUND UP QUICK FIVE WITH ALEX GRECIAN AUTHOR WORKSPACES—REOBERT CRAIS THE “F” WORD WITH FRANK DE BLASÉ REED MYSTERYTOWN WITH LINDA BROWN AMY...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Body to be dug up Apr01

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Body to be dug up

In an alarming story a new publisher who will be reissuing all of the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has planned a series of events to launch the new versions of the books. As part of the plan to bring in more fans they plan to exhume the body of the famous writer and have the remains in a glass case at the events. “With renewed popularity in Sherlock Holmes it just seems like the right thing to do” spokesperson Ima Ginary said i a press release. “People who are just discovering the books should have a chance to meet the author” At least two events are being planned for London and 6 other locations through out the...

Declan Hughes is a Writer-In-Residence

Declan Hughes, writer, is now Declan Hughes, writer-in-residence. The seat is at the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, a perfect place for the multifaceted and charming Mr Hughes. Mr Hughes took a BA in English and Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin where he co-founded Rough Magic Theatre Company in 1984, and was Artistic Director until 1992. Mr Hughes’ next book, ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE, will be published by Severn House in February, for those in the UK, and June for those in the US.   Clare Taylor arrives home after a wild week in Chicago to discover that the house has been stripped bare and there’s no sign of her...

Dark Horse loses Star Wars Comics to Marvel Jan03

Dark Horse loses Star Wars Comics to Marvel

The Disney folks have done a lot of things to entertain me over the years but I think I say somewhat safely that they are kind of control freaks. A friend of ours works at one of the parks as a princess and she’s not allowed to say anywhere on the internet that she does, though she can post pics of her dressed up and refer to the pics as her friend “princess ________”. I get this to a point. MGM tried to screw with Disney so it is no surprise that Walt would not let them use Mickey to dance with Gene Kelly which prompted a switch for the movie Anchor’s Away to use our cartoon  mouse friend from Tom and Jerry. I do...

Hard Case to publish lost Block novel Oct10

Hard Case to publish lost Block novel

Word came this today that Hard Case Crime will be publishing BORDERLINE, a Lawrence Block novel that has been out of print for over 50 years. The book will also feature a very cool new cover by Michael Koelsch. On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide—with fatal results. You’ll meet MARTY—the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with… MEG—the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds… LILY—the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by… CASSIE—the redhead with her own private agenda… and WEAVER—the madman, the killer with a straight...

Jo Nesbø to take pseudonym Oct10

Jo Nesbø to take pseudonym

Jo Nesbø, who has had massive success under his own name, will become somebody else. Nesbø will publish BLOOD ON THE SNOW in the fall of 2014, with BLOOD ON THE SNOW 2 (a title that will almost certainly change) following in spring of 2015. British publisher Harvill Secker announced the move. Jo has sold over 19 million books worldwide and is best known for his Harry Hole series, as well as HEADHUNTERs (which was made into a successful foreign language film). His next novel, SONS, will be published in...