ARROW: First look at season three

Excited fans at Comic-Con’s ARROW panel on Friday, July 25, 2014, got their first glimpse of the action-packed series’ third season, including views of Colton Haynes in the Arsenal costume, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer and Karl Yune as Maseo. Season three will see Oliver and Felicity go on a date, Peter Stormare steps in as a new villain taking the Count Vertigo mantel, Ray Palmer (the man that, in the comics, becomes ATOM) competes with Oliver for control of his company and Laurel Lance becomes stronger and more...

BLESSED ARE THE DEAD BY KRISTI BELCAMINO

2014 HarperCollins/Witness Impulse   “My landmarks are morbid.” This is my favorite line from Kristi Belcamino’s debut novel, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD. As Gabriella Giovanni drives around her San Francisco neighborhood, she associates all of her landmarks to the horrors that she reports on. A murder here. A car crash there. It goes on and on. But as Belcamino writes her, Giovanni isn’t haunted by her job as a reporter for the Bay Harold; she breathes it like air. Being a reporter is a calling that has cost her relationship after relationship, yet she gets up each morning knowing that she has a job to do, and loves doing it. Gabriella...

The Innocents: Part Eleven

Click here for previous installments   TWENTY   The cemetery lay on land a developer would die for; oaks grew there and cypress trees and, beside the bluff overlooking the ocean where the five were gathered, purple-flowered succulents. Wil parked the Harley on the downslope and walked the rest of the way, gloved hands in the pockets of his overcoat. Worse places, he kept telling himself. He shook hands with the caretakers and the two longtime friends of Paul’s who still lived in town. After a few attempts, small talk ceased as they waited for the family to arrive. Lisa kept her eyes on the ground. He felt like shit. Parts that...

James Lee Burke is featured in this week’s giveaway Jul25

James Lee Burke is featured in this week’s g...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copy of WAYFARING STRANGER by James Lee Burke From “America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post): A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast. It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation...

THE STOLEN ONES: Owen Laukkanen’s next novel set for March of 2015 Jul24

THE STOLEN ONES: Owen Laukkanen’s next novel...

Putnum is giving plenty of notice to the fans of Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere. They have announced the date and plot for the Owen Laukkanen’s next novel. THE STOLEN ONES will hit shelves on March 17, 2015. When you’ve got nothing left, you’ve got nothing left to lose. Cass County, Minnesota: A sheriff’s deputy steps out of a diner on a rainy summer evening, and a few minutes later, he’s lying dead in the mud. When BCA agent Kirk Stevens arrives on the scene, he discovers local authorities have taken into custody a single suspect: A hysterical young woman found sitting by the body, holding the deputy’s own gun. She has no ID,...

Glorious by Jeff Guinn

Glorious Jeff Guinn G. P. Putnam and Sons May 2014 Glorious, the first book in a trilogy of novels by Jeff Guinn, is a must read for fans who miss westerns. There is an element of “Gunsmoke” with the moralistic sheriff, the ranch element of “The Virginian” and the family element of “The Big Valley.” Readers should not expect a gun blazing story but rather a realistic understanding of what the West was like during that period with intricate character development. The plot is focused on the life of Cash McLendon, the main character. After being left on the streets of Saint Louis in 1872 he must survive with an instinct for self-preservation,...

GOTHAM: New promo site for the GOTHAM CHRONICLE.

DC and Fox TV have put together a promo site for GOTHAM. The site is the home of the Gotham Chronicle and features stories on the characters of the upcoming Fox series. The site also offers the temp and time in Gotham as well as links to the Facebook page and Twitter account. Take a look.

INTRUDERS: BBC America series has new promo

For INTRUDERS, BBC America has put together a fairly impressive bunch of people: Glen Morgan (THE X-FILES) is writer/producer, the show in based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel and stars JOHN SIMM (LIFE ON MARS, DOCTOR WHO), Oscar winner MIRA SORVINO (MIGHTY APPRODITE), JAMES FRAIN (THE WHITE QUEEN, TRUE BLOOD) and TORY KITTLES (TRUE DETECTIVE). INTRUDERS is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, INTRUDERS spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start...