Syndicate Books to Publish Complete Works of Margaret Millar Oct28

Syndicate Books to Publish Complete Works of Marga...

Crimespree pal Paul Oliver has some exciting news. His Syndicate Books has reached an agreement with Craig Tenney at Harold Ober Associates and the estate of Margaret Millar to publish the MWA Grandmaster’s complete works in North America. Millar (1915-1994) was the author of 27 books and a pioneer of the modern psychological thriller. Millar’s novel Beast in View won the 1956 Edgar Award for Best Novel and she was the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award in 1983. In 1965 she was selected by the Los Angeles Times as “Woman of the Year.” Syndicate Books will publish all 27 of Millar’s books in ten...

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 57 Oct05

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 57

Issue 57 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Chelsea Cain is shipping the first week of November.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE   Below is a sample of the interior  

CONCRETE ANGEL: Cover art for Patricia Abbott’s debut novel Sep17

CONCRETE ANGEL: Cover art for Patricia Abbott̵...

Senior Film Critic Patricia Abbott will be releasing her debut novel, with Polis Books, in the Summer of 2015. We are pleased as punch to present the cover art for CONCRETE ANGEL. Eve Moran has always wanted “things” and has proven both inventive and tenacious in both getting and keeping them – she lies, steals, cheats and swindles, paying little heed to the cost of her actions on those who love her. When Eve kills a man she picks up in a shoe repair shop, she persuades her twelve year-old daughter, Christine, to confess to the crime. The girl, compelled by love, dependency and circumstance, is caught up in her mother’s deceptions and find...

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...