Blackwood & Grenier featured in this week’s giveaway Jan30

Blackwood & Grenier featured in this weekR...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of SEE HOW SMALL by Scott Blackwood, and 88 DAYS TO KANDAHAR by Robert L. Grenier SEE HOW SMALL A riveting novel about the aftermath of a brutal murder of three teenage girls, written in incantatory prose “that’s as fine as any being written by an American author today.” (Ben Fountain) One late autumn evening in a Texas town, two strangers walk into an ice cream shop shortly before closing time. They bind up the three teenage girls who are working the counter, set fire to the shop, and disappear. SEE HOW SMALL tells...

Angelina Mirabella, Edith Pearlman are featured in this week’s giveaway Jan23

Angelina Mirabella, Edith Pearlman are featured in...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of THE SWEETHEART by Angelina Mirabella, and HONEYDEW by Edith Pearlman THE SWEETHEART A debut, coming-of-age novel in which a teenage girl from Philadelphia leaves her old life behind to become The Sweetheart, one of America’s most infamous female wrestlers. It’s 1953 and seventeen-year-oldLeonie Putzkammer is cartoonishly tall and curvaceous, destined to spend the rest of her life waiting tables and living with her widowed father, Franz, in their Philadelphia row house. Until the day legendary wrestling promoter Salvatore Costantini...

Elane Gorokhova, Harriet Lane featured in this week’s giveaway Jan16

Elane Gorokhova, Harriet Lane featured in this wee...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of RUSSIAN TATTOO BY ELENA GOROKHOVA, AND HER BY HARRIET LANE RUSSIAN TATTOO by Elena Gorokhova An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs—the memoir that “leaves you wanting more” (The Daily Telegraph, UK). In A Mountain of Crumbs Elena Gorokhova describes coming of age behind the Iron Curtain and leaving her mother and her Motherland for a new life in the United States. Now, in Russian Tattoo, Elena learns that the journey of an...

SAINT ODD and Odd Thomas Plus a Contest for Books!

ODD THOMAS to SAINT ODD I’ve been a fan of Dean Koontz for a long time. He’s one of those authors who actually take up almost three full and wide book shelves in our home. I’ve always enjoyed his way with characters and his books have never failed to keep me on the edge of my seat. To date Koontz has sold over 450 MILLION books world wide. He’s written a larger number of books than some people will read in their life time. The first Odd Thomas book of the series, named ODD THOMAS came out in 2003. It had a little different vibe to it yet because of his ability to write great characters I felt right at home in this world of...

George Pelecanos, Thomas Perry featured in this week’s giveaway Jan09

George Pelecanos, Thomas Perry featured in this we...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of A STRING OF BEADS by Thomas Perry, and THE MARTINI SHOT by George Pelecanos A STRING OF BEADS After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, née Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New York-or so she thinks. One morning as she comes back from a long run, Jane is met by an unusual sight: all eight clan mothers, the female leaders of the Seneca clans, parked in her driveway in two...

Steve Israel and Catherine Ryan Hyde are featured in this week’s giveaway Jan02

Steve Israel and Catherine Ryan Hyde are featured ...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of THE GLOBAL WAR ON MORRIS by Steve Israel, and PAY IT FORWARD by Catherine Ryan Hyde THE GLOBAL WAR ON MORRIS A witty political satire ripped from the headlines and written by Congressman Steve Israel, who’s met the characters, heard the conversations, and seen the plot twists firsthand. Meet Morris Feldstein, a pharmaceutical salesman living and working in western Long Island who loves the Mets, loves his wife Rona, and loves things just the way they are. He doesn’t enjoy the news; he doesn’t like to argue. Rona may want to change...