GONE GIRL: Vow promo Aug26

GONE GIRL: Vow promo

Directed by David Fincher and based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, GONE GIRL unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? GONE GIRL lands in theaters on October...

GOTHAM: 21 minute The Legend Reborn Featurette

September 22nd is the date that the city of The Batman undergoes a rebirth of sorts. GOTHAM begins with the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents and follows Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and gives viewers a look at the people that will ultimately become the iconic DC characters Batman, Catwoman, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and more. So to get folks pumped for the premiere, the folks at Fox are presenting The Legend Reborn, a 21 minute...

To Age Or Not To Age Aug25

To Age Or Not To Age

  To Age or Not to Age? By Kira Peikoff              In my new book NO TIME TO DIE, Zoe Kincaid, a 20-year-old college dropout, has long endured a mystifying ailment that has stunted her development. The truth will shock her: she’s biologically stopped aging, and her DNA may hold the key to unlocking a secret sought since the dawn of time: why do we age and die? But with some powerful people willing to kill, soon Zoe finds herself at the center of a dangerous manhunt with epic consequences.             I created the character of Zoe after learning about the real-life case of Brooke Greenberg, an adolescent girl who had inexplicably...

Flashback: Perfection…and How To Achieve it Aug24

Flashback: Perfection…and How To Achieve it

PERFECTION And How to Achieve It Walter Satterthwait A few years ago, I was visiting my brother in St. Petersburg, Florida. One particular evening he had a business appointment, so I decided to go out and have a beer. The nearest bar was a small, tidy, neighborhood place, the sort of sports bar that keeps the Lakers game’s volume strangled down, while letting Wynona wail away in the background. There were a lot of those elegant neon Budweiser and Miller Lite signs lurking about, some of them elegantly blinking. Three empty seats stood at the center of the bar. I sat down in the middle one and ordered a Sam Adams. I was about halfway through...

Q&A with Charles Todd

An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd is a great read. Not only does it have a riveting mysterious plot but it also has details about English society during the World War I period. Since this month marks the 100th anniversary of the war people might want to read this book to immerse themselves in that era. The plot has Bess along with her good family friend Simon setting out to solve the mysterious disappearance of a soldier under her care, as well as attempting to restore Bess’s reputation and clear her name.     Elise Cooper: Did you decide to attend the Military Book Fair on November 8th on the USS Midway because your plots...

Film Review: BOYHOOD Aug22

Film Review: BOYHOOD

BOYHOOD Written and Directed by Richard Linklater Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater What could have turned out to be little more than a gimmick instead provides us with one of the great films of 2014 with BOYHOOD. Twelve years ago, Linklater found a six year old boy, Ellar Coltrane, and filmed the first sequences in BOYHOOD. His film, based somewhat on his own childhood, offers the ups and downs of being a kid in Texas in the 21st century. Coltrane manages to be mostly likable and mostly an average kid, quite an achievement. His parents (Arquette and Hawke) are flawed but well meaning. Although...

Ridley Pearson & Kieran Shea are featured in this week’s giveaway Aug22

Ridley Pearson & Kieran Shea are featured in ...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copies of THE RED ROOM by Ridley Pearson and KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY by Kieran Shea   THE RED ROOM by Ridley Pearson “This installment is all about impossible escapes and elusive spycraft….Another hit in this knockout thriller series featuring nonstop danger, casually clever descriptions of exotic locales, evolving characterization, and evenhanded sociopolitical commentary. Recommended for every beach bag.” —Booklist In the newest international thrill ride from New York Times-bestselling author Ridley Pearson, John Knox and Grace Chu,...

Stuart Neville: THE FINAL SILENCE Tour Dates Aug20

Stuart Neville: THE FINAL SILENCE Tour Dates

Stuart Neville is preparing to return to the U.S. to promote THE FINAL SILENCE. Rea Carlisle—daughter of influential Stormont politician Graham Carlisle—has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn’t take her long to clear out the dead man’s remaining possessions, but one of the upstairs rooms remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open, she discovers inside a chair, a table, and a leather-bound book, its pages filled with a host of chilling mementos, locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea wants to go straight to the police but her father intervenes. Graham Carlisle has...