Latest from Michael Sears, Michael Robotham are featured in this week’s giveaway Feb05

Latest from Michael Sears, Michael Robotham are featured in this week’s giveaway...

This week, Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copies of SAVING JASON by Michael Sears and LIFE OR DEATH by Michael Robotham SAVING JASON To save the ones he loves – he must risk everything. The electrifying new novel by the author of the award-winning Black Fridays. Jason Stafford used to be a hot Wall Street trader, went too far, and paid for it in prison. Now a financial investigator, he’s been asked to look into rumors of a hostile takeover of his firm, but he has no idea it will turn his whole life upside down. Suddenly embroiled in a grand jury investigation of Mob-related activities on Wall Street, and threatened by some very serious men, he is thrust into witness protection with his young autistic son. And then his son disappears. Has he been kidnapped, or worse? With no choice but to act, Stafford has no choice but to come out of hiding and risk everything to save his son, his firm, his pregnant girlfriend—and himself. About The Author: Michael Sears was sixty-one when his first novel, Black Fridays, was published. After nine years as a professional actor, he got an MBA from Columbia University and spent more than twenty years on Wall Street, rising to become the managing director in the bond trade and underwriting divisions of Paine Webber and, later, Jefferies & Co., before heeding his father’s advice: “When it stops being fun, get out.” He did so in 2005, and returned to what had always given him the greatest joy—writing—studying at NYU and the New School. The temptations that drag down some of his characters are well known to him, as are the insider-trading perils that form the core of the new novel. The autism is known to him, too, from his extended family, and he has seen the struggles and the rewards. Sears holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, and he lives in Sea Cliff, New York, with his wife, artist Barbara Segal. They have two sons. LIFE OR DEATH Why would a man serving a long prison sentence escape the day before he’s due to be released? Audie Palmer has spent ten years in a Texas prison after pleading guilty to a robbery in which four people died and seven million dollars went missing. During that time he has suffered repeated beatings, stabbings and threats by inmates and guards, all desperate to answer the same question: where’s the money? On the day before Audie is due to be released, he suddenly vanishes. Now everybody is searching for him – the police, FBI, gangsters and other powerful figures – but Audie isn’t running to save his own life. Instead, he’s trying to save someone else’s. Michael Robotham has created the ultimate underdog hero, an honorable criminal shrouded in mystery and ready to lead readers on a remarkable chase.   About The Author: Michael Robotham is author of  Life  or Death, Watching You, Say You’re Sorry, Bleed for Me, Shatter, and other novels of suspense. His novels have  been translated into 23 languages. He is a twice winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s Crime Novel of the Year and has twice been twice shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger (THE NIGHT FERRY 2007 and SHATTER 2009) and twice for t A former investigative journalist who has worked in Britain, Australia and the US, Robotham is one of the world’s most acclaimed authors of thriller fiction. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters. To be entered in the drawing shoot an email over to Jon?@crimespreemag.com (remove the question mark) And put CONTEST in the subject line. Also please put your address in the body of the email. We will pick the winners on February...

William Shaw’s A SONG FOR THE BROKENHEARTED is featured in this week’s Giveaway Jan29

William Shaw’s A SONG FOR THE BROKENHEARTED is featured in this week’s Giveaway...

This week, Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of A SONG FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by William Shaw   A SONG FOR THE BROKENHEARTED The earthshaking decade of the 1960s comes to a sweeping and dangerous close, as William Shaw’s detective duo battle the most powerful members of London society. After being wounded in the line of duty, Detective Sergeant Breen recuperates on the family farm of his former partner, Helen Tozer. To fill the long and empty hours, he reviews the open case file for a murder that has haunted Helen for years: that of her younger sister. Breen discovers that the teenage victim had been having a secret affair with James Fletchet, the son of an affluent local landowner, celebrated for his service in Kenya during the Mau Mau Uprising. Breen and Tozer return to London’s Criminal Investigation Division, where their questions about Fletchet’s past are met with resistance and suspicion. The deeper they probe, the more people they implicate in their investigation. New Scotland Yard doesn’t look kindly upon breaking rank, and it’s only a matter of time before Breen and Tozer make themselves a target. Shaw’s stirring, heartfelt and diabolically plotted mystery series is everything a reader looks for: enveloping, invigorating, and wonderfully entertaining.   About The Author: William Shaw is the author of several non-fiction books including Westsiders: Stories of the Boys in the Hood, about a year spent with the young men of South Central Los Angeles, and A Superhero For Hire, a compilation of columns in the Observer Magazine. A Song from Dead Lips – published in the US as She’s Leaving Home – is his first fiction book. Starting out as assistant editor of the post-punk magazine ZigZag, he has been a journalist for The Observer, The New York Times, Wired, Arena and The Face and was Amazon UK Music Journalist of the Year in 2003. To be entered in the drawing shoot an email over to Jon?@crimespreemag.com (remove the question mark) And put CONTEST in the subject line. Also please put your address in the body of the email. We will pick the winners on February...

ZERO FOOTPRINT is featured in this week’s giveaway Jan22

ZERO FOOTPRINT is featured in this week’s giveaway...

This week, Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of ZERO FOOTPRINT by Simon Chase with Ralph Pezzullo     ZERO FOOTPRINT A dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting. Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions–this is the life of today’s private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world’s top military operatives, and since retiring from outfits like US Navy SEAL TEAM Six and the UK’s Special Boat Service, they have devoted their lives to executing sensitive and hazardous missions overseas. Working at the request of U.S. and British government entities as well as for private clients, he takes on jobs that require “zero footprint,” with no trace of their actions left behind. Chase delivers first-hand accounts of tracking Bin Laden in Afghanistan and being one of the first responders after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. We see his teams defuse terrorist bombs, guard dignitaries, and protect convoys traveling through perilous territory–and then there are the really big jobs: top-secret “zero footprint” missions that include searching for High Value Targets and setting up arms shipping networks. The missions in Zero Footprint will shock readers, but so will the personal dangers. Chase and the men he works with operate without government backup or air rescue. If they die serving their country–they remain anonymous. There are no military honors or benefits. Contractors like Simon Chase are the unsung heroes in the war against terrorism, a strong, but largely invisible force–until now.   About The Author: Simon Chase is the pen name of a former member of the elite Royal Marine Commandos. He was recruited into the British Special Forces, serving in the Special Boat Squadron (SBS). While there he carried out top secret missions around the world working alongside the CIA and DEA. More recently, he has worked with a close-knit team of U.S. Special Forces operatives to provide high-level protection and intervention services for individuals, corporations and governments all over the globe. Ralph Pezzullo is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He is also the author of radio plays, poetry and articles. He has had over a dozen plays produced in NYC and across the country including Wilderness of Mirrors (winner of the Center International Theater Award in 1994) and Tail of the Tiger (Kesselring Committee Citation in 1987); and is the recipient of five Jerome Foundation playwriting fellowships. He has written for television (Miami Vice, The Learning Channel) and radio (The Swamp Fox – National Public Radio). He is the co-author of At the Fall of Somoza (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994) and numerous poems published in Visions, American Writing, Green Fuse, Slant, Blue Light Red Light and others. His novel, The Testimony of Miguel, was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize in 2000; The Resurrection of Thomas Leer was a semi-finalist for the Faulkner Prize for fiction in 1999. His screenplay An Unacceptable Person won a Writer’s Guild East Foundation Award in 1989 and Flashback (written with Steve Fife) was named “Best Screenplay” by the 2000 New York Independent Film & Video Festival. To be entered in the drawing shoot an email over to Jon?@crimespreemag.com (remove the question mark) And put CONTEST in the subject line. Also please put your address in the body of the email. We will pick the winners on January...

Sam Hawkin’s THE NIGHT CHARTER is featured in this week’s giveaway Jan15

Sam Hawkin’s THE NIGHT CHARTER is featured in this week’s giveaway...

This week, Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE NIGHT CHARTER by Sam Hawken     THE NIGHT CHARTER Camaro answers to no one–until a bad deal saddles her with a young charge. “The deadliest female protagonist since Jon Land’s Caitlin Strong and Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander.”–Booklist Exactly one year ago, Camaro Espinoza killed five bad men in New York City and fled town. Now she’s keeping a low profile in Miami, running night charter catch-and-release fishing trips off the coast. It’s a simple life for a former combat medic. But it wasn’t easy to come by. Camaro plans to do everything she can to hold onto it.   Trouble comes knocking in the form of Parker Story, a man in over his head with all the wrong people. Parker wants to book Camaro’s boat to run a small errand off the coast of Cuba. Camaro knows she shouldn’t get involved. But Parker’s got a teenaged daughter named Lauren, and Parker’s associates have threatened to harm her if the mission doesn’t go off without a hitch. Camaro has never met the girl. Barely seen her picture. But that doesn’t mean she can ignore her plight.   Camaro’s used to being wanted–by men good and bad, by soldiers wounded on the field of battle, by the long arm of the law. But she’s never been needed before. Not the way Lauren needs her. Joining forces with Parker, Camaro soon finds herself in the midst of double crosses, international intrigue, broken promises and scattered bullets. Even a skilled warrior like herself may not be able to escape unscathed.   About The Author: Sam Hawken is the author of the prize-listed, bestselling Borderland Trilogy novels from Serpent’s Tail and the upcoming Camaro Espinoza series from Mulholland Books. When not writing, Hawken is a husband and the father of a son with autism. He encourages donations to the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. To be entered in the drawing shoot an email over to Jon?@crimespreemag.com (remove the question mark) And put CONTEST in the subject line. Also please put your address in the body of the email. We will pick the winners on January...

Kristi Belcamino, James Rollins are featured in this week’s giveaway Dec18

Kristi Belcamino, James Rollins are featured in this week’s giveaway...

As Christmas creeps ever closer, Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to snag your own gift in the form of BLESSED ARE THE DEAD, BLESSED ARE THE MEEK, BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WEEP, and BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN by Kristi Belcamino and THE BONE LABYRINTH by James Rollins     BLESSED ARE THE DEAD To catch a killer, one reporter must risk it all … San Francisco Bay Area newspaper reporter Gabriella Giovanni spends her days on the crime beat, flitting in and out of other people’s nightmares, yet walking away unscathed. When a little girl disappears on the way to the school bus stop, her quest for justice and a front-page story leads her to a convicted kidnapper, Jack Dean Johnson, who reels her in with promises to reveal his exploits as a serial killer. But Gabriella’s passion for her job quickly spirals into obsession when she begins to suspect the kidnapper may have ties to her own dark past: her sister’s murder. Risking her life, her job, and everything she holds dear, Gabriella embarks on a quest to find answers and stop a deranged murderer before he strikes again. BLESSED ARE THE MEEK A rash of high-profile murders all point to reporter Gabriella Giovanni’s boyfriend, Detective Sean Donovan, when investigators uncover a single link in the deaths: Annalisa Cruz. A decade ago, Cruz seduced Donovan away from a life as a monk, and though their relationship soured long ago … her passion for him has not. As the investigation continues, it becomes increasingly clear that any man who gets involved with Cruz soon ends up dead, including a dot-com millionaire, the mayor of San Francisco, and a police officer. Donovan, the only man to have dated Cruz and survived, is arrested for the murders and dubbed a jealous ex, leaving Gabriella scrambling to find the real killer without ending up as the next body headed for the morgue. Gabriella’s search ultimately unearths a dark secret that Donovan had intended to take to the grave. Faced with the knowledge of this terrible truth, Gabriella must tie the past and present together to clear Donovan’s name. BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WEEP San Francisco Bay Area reporter Gabriella Giovanni stumbles onto a horrific crime scene with only one survivor—a baby girl found crawling between the dead bodies of her family members. Reeling from the slaughter, Gabriella clings to the infant. When Social Services pries the little girl from her arms, the enormity of the tragedy hits home. Diving deep into a case that brings her buried past to the forefront, Gabriella is determined to hunt down the killer who left this helpless baby an orphan. But one by one the clues all lead to a dead end, and Gabriella’s obsession with finding justice pulls her into a dark, tortuous spiral that is set to destroy everything she loves … BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN San Francisco Bay Area reporter Gabriella Giovanni has finally got it all together: a devoted and loving boyfriend, Detective Sean Donovan; a beautiful little girl with him; and her dream job as the cops’ reporter for the Bay Herald. But her success has been hard-won and has left her with debilitating paranoia. When a string of young co-eds starts to show up dead with suspicious Biblical verses left on their bodies—the same verses that the man she suspects kidnapped and murdered her sister twenty years ago had sent to her—she begins to question if the killer is trying to send her a message. It is not until evil strikes Gabriella’s own family that her worst fears are confirmed. As the clock begins to tick, every passing hour means the difference between life and death to those Gabriella loves… About The Author Kristi Belcamino is a Macavity and Anthony Award-nominated author of four crime fiction books, a newspaper cops reporter, and an Italian mama who makes...

Latest from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and L.J. Oliver are featured in this week’s giveaway Dec11

Latest from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and L.J. Oliver are featured in this week’s giveaway...

This week, Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of MYCROFT HOLMES by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and THE HUMBUG MURDERS by L.J. Oliver   MYCROFT HOLMES A new novel written by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Yet this most British of civil servants has strong ties to the faraway island of Trinidad, the birthplace of his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent, and where his fiance´e Georgiana Sutton was raised. Mycroft’s comfortable existence is overturned when Douglas receives troubling reports from home. There are rumors of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Upon hearing the news, Georgiana abruptly departs for Trinidad. Near panic, Mycroft convinces Douglas that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take… Written by NBA superstar Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and screenwriter Anna Waterhouse, Mycroft Holmes reveals the untold story of Sherlock’s older brother. This harrowing adventure changed his life, and set the stage for the man Mycroft would become: founder of the famous Diogenes Club and the hidden power behind the British government. About The Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for Time Magazine and The Washington Post, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times best-selling author, he says he wants to offer his perspective on how we can work together to solve some of these issues. His current projects are the HBO documentary film, Minority of One: The Life Story of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar released on November 3, 2015. His debut novel Mycroft Holmes — a mystery novel and the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes’s savvy older brother — debuted in September, 2015. THE HUMBUG MURDERS Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol investigates a shocking murder—before he becomes the next victim—in this playful mystery in a new series from a New York Times bestselling author. Scrooge considers himself a rational man with a keen sense of deductive reasoning developed from years of business dealings. But that changes one night when he’s visited by the ghost of his former boss and friend, Fezziwig, who mysteriously warns him that three more will die, and ultimately Ebenezer himself—if he doesn’t get to the bottom of a vast conspiracy. When he wakes the next day, Scrooge discovers that not only is Fezziwig dead, but he’s under arrest as all evidence points toward himself: Scrooge’s calling card was found in the cold, dead hand of Fezziwig’s body, and someone scribbled “HUMBUG” in blood on the floor nearby. Now, Scrooge must race against the pocket watch to clear his name, protect his interests, and find out who killed his last true friend—before the “Humbug Killer” strikes again. Joining Scrooge in his adventures is a spunky sidekick named Adelaide, who matches his wits at every turn, plus the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Belle, Pickwick, and even Charles Dickens himself as a reporter dealing in the lurid details of London’s alleyway crimes. Full of action and wry humor, The Humbug Murders is a fun take on a classic character—Scrooge as you’ve never seen him before. About The Author: L.J. Oliver is the combined pen name of New York Times bestselling author Scott Ciencin and acclaimed author Elizabeth Wilson. Visit them on the web at ScroogeMysteries.com. Ciencin wrote over ninety novels in the...