Roy’s THE DISAPPEARING is featured in this week’s giveaway Jun15

Roy’s THE DISAPPEARING is featured in this w...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE DISAPPEARING by Lori Roy   When Lane Fielding fled her isolated Florida hometown after high school for the anonymity of New York City, she swore she’d never return. But twenty years later, newly divorced and with two daughters in tow, she finds herself tending bar at the local dive and living with her parents on the historic Fielding Plantation. Here, the past haunts her and the sinister crimes of her father–the former director of an infamous boys’ school–make her as unwelcome in town as she was the day she left....

The time I almost, sorta, really did meet Anthony ...

This story is about a New York minute. I know it’s a real story and not my imagination because many friends have recalled the night in question in their memories of the man. Scene: Partners in Crime Dateline: April, 2008 Event: a celebration of Mystery during Edgar Week It was hot, I remember. I also remember being downright giddy and why not? Jon and I had followed the Edgar’s like most people follow the Oscars since the year we were married. We were in New York. We were going! Friends were nominated! Friends were all around us. Among the attendees was a gentleman, a very tall gentleman, who made it his mission to assure that...

REVIEW OF JAR OF HEARTS BY JENNIFER HILLIER

JAR OF HEARTS JENNIFER HILLIER MINOTAUR BOOKS JUNE 12, 2018 High school best friends Georgina Shaw, Angela Wong, and Kaiser Brody were living their best lives. School, sports, and 7-11 Slurpies. Life took a severe left turn when sixteen-year-old Georgina, Geo to her friends, met 21-year-old Calvin James in that 7-11 parking lot. She fell for him instantly and completely. She knew the relationship was wrong. She knew he shouldn’t make her feel bad. She knew he shouldn’t be so mean to her. She knew he shouldn’t hit her. But she loved him and she thought he loved her, too. Then one night, Angela was murdered, and buried in the woods. In...

Writing Our Way To Where We Belong

“Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me. That’s what people really want, if they’re telling the truth.” – Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook When my brother-in-law was young, his dad went through a period of frustration over a household item that was routinely misplaced. They had an old hamper for their laundry to go in and it had a removable lid. Mr. Edwards would come home from work to find that the hamper’s lid had been left lying on the floor. This...

INTERVIEW WITH BETH WHITE

A REBEL HEART by Beth White brings to light the Reconstruction Era. It is a valuable tale of love and forgiveness between the characters and as a nation. Readers will be sympathetic not to the brutal plantation slave owner, but to those who became collateral damage. The daughters, Selah, Joelle, and Aurora, want a roof over their head and food in their stomachs, while the freed slaves attempt to use their skills to make a living. The mystery involves Yankee, Levi Riggins, a retired Union officer, now a Pinkerton agent, who goes undercover as a hotel management agent, to investigate several train robberies and explosives. Selah agrees to his...

INTERVIEW WITH KAREN WHITE

  DREAMS OF FALLING by Karen White once again proves why readers have fallen in love with her books.  Blending together friendships, betrayal, loyalty, and forgiveness over three generations makes for a gripping plot.  At the heart of the mystery are the secrets each character is hiding. This is a story about three generations of women and is told from the perspective of Ceecee, Ivy, and Larkin. The main story goes from the present day (2010) to 1951 flashbacks. Set in Georgetown, South Carolina, the story begins as Larkin returns home to help locate her missing mother, Ivy, and realizes there is a dark secret centering around the...

Finder’s THE SWITCH is featured in this week’s giveaway Jun08

Finder’s THE SWITCH is featured in this week...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE SWITCH by Joseph Finder New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder’s timely, electrifying new thriller about a simple mix-up that throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions. Michael Tanner picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line, a mistake he doesn’t notice until he arrives home in Boston. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him, and he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. When Senator Susan...

INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA BRADLEY

  JUSTICE BETRAYED by Patricia Bradley is the third book in the Memphis Cold Case series.  Any series set in Memphis must eventually delve into its famous resident, Elvis Presley.  Bradley combines a riveting mystery with some fun facts about the Elvis Week that includes a tribute contest. Homicide detective Rachel Sloan must endure interviewing an Elvis impersonator, Vic Vegas, who wants her to look into the death of his friend, another impersonator that happened years ago.  He entices her by claiming that his death is related to her mother’s murder, which has never been solved.  After Vic turns up dead she and her supervisor,...