TCM to honor James Garner next Monday

Turner Classic Movies has announced that, on July 28th, they will honor the late James Garner with a day of his films. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember award-winning actor James Garner on Monday, July 28, with an all-day marathon featuring 12 of his films. The lineup features Garner’s performances in such movies as Toward the Unknown (1956), which marked his film debut; the racing drama Grand Prix (1966); the popular romantic comedy The Thrill of It All (1963); the Paddy Cheyefsky-penned The Americanization of Emily (1964); the groundbreaking drama The Children’s Hour (1961); and the...

Recipe: Kate White’s Olive Cream Pasta Jul22

Recipe: Kate White’s Olive Cream Pasta

Here at Crimespree Castle in lovely downtown Milwaukee we are currently putting together a cook book. Here is one of the featured recipes from the ever amazing Kate White From Kate White, author of Eyes on You: Olive Cream Pasta I love traveling for all the obvious reasons—the pure bliss of being someplace new and exciting, all the sights to be seen and discoveries to be made, and of course the amazing food you can encounter both from smart planning and a bit of sheer luck. But there’s another crazy reason I love to take off for parts unknown. I do some of my best mystery writing when I’m in a new location, particularly if it’s over 80...

SAND AND FIRE by Tom Young

Sand And Fire Tom Young G. P. Putnam and Sons Pub date: July 10th, 2014 Sand And Fire, Tom Young’s latest, is a gripping military thriller. It is obvious with his fifth novel that he has become a proficient author in the military book genre. He does not focus on the Air Force branch, as with his past novels, but details in this thriller what it is like to be a US Marine. Young’s main characters, Colonel Michael Parson and Sophia Gold, from previous novels, take a secondary role in this one. The story centers on Gunnery Sergeant A. E. Blount, a six-foot-eight, formidable warrior, and the grandson of one of the first black Marines. The plot...

Tales From The Blue Line 23 Jul22

Tales From The Blue Line 23

I was initially assigned to the general duty section of the Detective Bureau. We investigated every kind of major felony, but mostly kept track of burglaries in our respective areas. Three of us were assigned to the same unit, to cover the days when one of us was off. We got to be good friends, and socialized a lot. We all had young kids and typical Norman Rockwell type families. We were all married. One of our wives was a registered nurse who worked at a local hospital, the others were homemakers. We were seasoned veterans, but there are always investigations that are beyond one’s ability to anticipate. I believe it’s called...

The Innocents: Part Nine

Click here for previous installments   SIXTEEN   Wil waited until they’d finished breakfast to explain about the danger; afterward, in the silence, he took her hand. “I just think it would be a good idea for you to stay with your parents. A few days, Leese. Till Zavala’s finished.” Lisa looked at him. “This is our house, Wil.” “I know. But this is different, that must be obvious.” “Nobody can find La Conchita,” she joked, “even our friends. I don’t want to leave. What I want to do is help.” “You’ll be helping by leaving.” “No, I’ll be running away. There must be something I can do.” He was in no mood. “Zavala knows who I am,...

David Rosenfelt: Dates for HOUNDED tour Jul20

David Rosenfelt: Dates for HOUNDED tour

David Rosenfelt is doing just a few appearances to support HOUNDED, the latest in his Andy Carpenter series. If none of these are near you, you can contact the stores to reserve a copy. Almost every store is happy to have a copy signed for you. Andy Carpenter isn’t sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn’t expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that’s exactly where he arrives—at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour....

James Garner: 1928-2014 Jul20

James Garner: 1928-2014

Early this morning, word came that James Garner passed away. He was 86. Garner was best known for his portrayal of private investigator Jim Rockford in NBC’s THE ROCKFORD FILES. The series ran from 1974-1980. His awards included the Golden Globe, the people’s Choice, the Screen Actor’s Guild and Emmy awards. Prior to The Rockford Files, he played Bret Maverick in MAVERICK from 1957 to 1962 and reprised the role in the short lived Bret Maverick...

Kaplan brings HOMELAND to bookshelves Jul19

Kaplan brings HOMELAND to bookshelves

Showtime and William Morrow are continuing to work tto build the HOMELAND brand as they prepare for the release of the second book in the series. On October 7th, Andrew Kaplan’s HOMELAND: SAUL’S GAME hits the shelves. HOMELAND: SAUL’S GAME by Andrew KaplanLeading a mission to capture master terrorist, Abu Nazir, CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison discovers a dangerous threat inside the Agency in this thrilling second official prequel novel to Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning hit series Homeland. Damascus, Syria, 2009. Carrie Mathison is leading an operation to capture or kill al Qaeda terrorist, Abu Nazir. But arriving at the...