THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE HELLFIRE CLUB by JAKE TAPPER May31

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE HELLFIRE CLUB by J...

THE HELLFIRE CLUB by Jake Tapper A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950’s D.C. in this “potent thriller” (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper. Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts...

INTERVIEW WITH WENDY WALKER

The Night Before Wendy Walker St. Martin’s Press May 14th, 2019 The Night Before by Wendy Walker Is a first-class psychological thriller with a lot of twists. Interestingly the premise begins with on-line dating that creates a tension-filled, suspenseful mystery. The plot delves into childhood memories, family relationships, secrets, lies, and betrayals. The story alternates between three time periods.  The day of Laura Lochner’s blind-date, the day after, which has her sister, Rosie Ferro, searching for her, and a few months earlier with Laura in therapy sessions speaking to Dr. Kevin Brody. When Laura does not return home,...

INTERVIEW WITH AMANDA QUICK

Tightrope Amanda Quick Berkley Press May 7th, 2019 Tightrope is a fabulous mystery, typical of what readers have come to expect from Amanda Quick also known as Jayne Krentz. This action based plot has secrets, betrayals, Hollywood actors, circus characters, spies, gangsters, and a sweet romance, although the focus is more on the suspense than the romance. The plot has Amalie Vaughn putting the past behind her, especially the recent attack from the Death Catcher, a serial killer who targeted trapeze artists. She decides to remake herself by moving to Burning Cove California. Using her entire inheritance Amalie buys a mansion with the...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: SEAL TEAM SIX by Don Mann and Ralph Pezzulo May24

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: SEAL TEAM SIX by Don M...

Enter below for a chance to win SEAL TEAM SIX: HUNT THE LEOPARD by Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo Thomas Crocker’s SEAL Team Six crew deploys to the Nigerian jungle to combat arms and human trafficking by Boko Haram, in Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo’s latest fiercely authentic military thriller. The charismatic Boko Haram leader Ratty Festus, also known as the Leopard, has been terrorizing drought-ridden northeastern Nigeria: raiding villages, blowing up government buildings, and kidnapping schoolgirls. When Thomas Crocker and his Black Cell team, who are in the country on a special training mission, hear about a...

INTERVIEW WITH S. M. Stirling

Theater Of Spies ( Black Chamber World War I Alternate History Book 2) S. M. Stirling Penguin Random House Pub. May 7th, 2019 Theater OF Spies by S. M. Stirling brings back US operatives Luz O’Malley and her love interest Ciara Whelan.  They are sent to Germany to find out about a new weapons system the Germans have developed.  These American secret agents are the only thing between the Germans winning World War I and the Americans being able to foil them. This second book in the Black Chamber series has less action and more intelligence methods as well as the relationship factor between Luz and Clara.  Besides having to...

Shortlist Announced for Crime Novel of the Year 20...

THEAKSTON FESTIVAL ROUNDS UP SIX SUSPECTS ON CRIME NOVEL AWARD SHORTLIST The shortlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, has been announced. As usual, it’s spectacular! Belinda Bauer – Snap Steve Cavanagh – Thirteen (will be released in the US on August 13) Mick Herron – London Rules (will be released in the US on June 5) Val McDermid – Broken Ground Liam McIlvanney – The Quaker (will be released in the US on September 17) Khurrum Rahman – East of Hounslow Belinda Bauer, a previous winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for her...

Movie Review: JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM

It’s wonderful to sit in a full theater and hear people reacting to scenes with the same glee and awe that you do. This movie knows what it is: an action romp that gleefully strains reality and has some of the finest fight choreography and cinematography (Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”) you’ll see. And Wick’s nemesis (beyond any soul rending existential doubt he may) is as cheesy as the bottle clinking bad guy in The Warriors. But much more deadly. Yes, there is a plot. And it is expanded upon and advanced. In JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM we see Wick after what is barely over a week of near non-stop mayhem. He’s...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: PLAY WITH FIRE BY WILLIAM SHAW May17

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: PLAY WITH FIRE BY WILL...

Enter below for a chance to win PLAY WITH FIRE by William Shaw In hedonistic 1960s London, a police detective investigates the unexpected connections between two suspicious deaths: a call girl and a rock star. It’s the summer of ’69, and the hard-living rock stars of the British Invasion still rule London. When former Rolling Stone Brian Jones turns up dead, floating in the pool of his palatial home while the party continues around him, Detective Sargeant Cathal Breen is called away from his former partner, now girlfriend–who quit the force when she became pregnant with his child–to take the case....