INTERVIEW WITH THE TODDS

A Cruel Deception (Bess Crawford Book 11) Charles Todd Oct 22nd, 2019 William Morrow Pub A Cruel Deception by Charles Todd brings back Bess Crawford in a riveting mystery.  As always tidbits of the historical context of the war allows readers to feel as if they were transported in time to another place and era. As Bess is pondering her future at wars end, she is asked by her Matron to travel to France to find out what has happened to her son Lawrence Minton. He is a WWI veteran who is supposed to be sitting in on the Paris peace talks but seems to have gone missing. After tracking Lawrence down in a small village, Bess discovers he’s...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY Oct25

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY

To be entered in the drawing, send an email to:  Jon@crimespreemag.com Put CONTEST in the subject line. Please include your address in the body of the email. THE NEXT REALIGNMENT by Frank J. DiStefano An astute analysis of today’s political chaos showing that the current period of disruptive change is part of a recurring pattern in American politics. What’s happening to American politics? Old political norms seem to be slipping away. Politics has progressively become angrier, new movements keep butting into the public square, and more and more of the unwritten rules that governed American politics for decades have fallen...

INTERVIEW WITH TIM MALEENY

1) It’s been over ten years between your last Cape Weathers novel, GREASING THE PINATA, and the publication of BOXING THE OCTOPUS. What made you set aside the series for so long? And what brought you back to writing a new entry? Real life sometimes gets in the way of fiction. After moving my family from San Francisco to New York City, I reluctantly decided to take a break from writing novels until everyone got settled and my schedule was under control. Little did I realize that when you live in New York, your schedule is never under control, but I finally got behind a keyboard long enough to finish my latest novel. Also, BOXING THE OCTOPUS...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE BURN by KATHLEEN KENT Oct18

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE BURN by KATHLEEN K...

To be entered in the drawing, send an email to:  Jon@crimespreemag.com Put CONTEST in the subject line. Please include your address in the body of the email. THE BURN by Kathleen Kent There’s not much that can make Detective Betty Rhyzyk flinch. But the wounds from her run-in with the apocalyptic cult The Family are still fresh, and she’s having trouble readjusting to life as it once was. She’s back at work as a narcotics detective, but something isn’t right–at work, where someone has been assassinating confidential informants, or at home, where she struggles to connect with her loving wife, Jackie. To...

INTERVIEW WITH NELSON DEMILLE AND ALEX DEMILLE

The Deserter (Brodie/Taylor Book 1) Nelson and Alex DeMille Simon & Schuster Pub. October 22nd, 2018 The Deserter by prolific author Nelson DeMille is co-written with his son, Alex DeMille.  Readers will not be disappointed.  After all, what is there not to like with a DeMille novel.  It has a thrilling mystery, engaging characters, and humorous/sarcastic banter. The story seems to be based on Bowe Berghdal, a US soldier stationed in Afghanistan who walked away from his post, had two of his peers killed trying to find him, and was caught by the Taliban who kept him in supposed captivity. But then the plot takes a twist and turn. Delta...

BOOK REVIEW ALWAYS LOOK TWICE

Always Look Twice (Uncommon Justice Book 2) Elizabeth Goddard Revell Pub. October 1st, 2019 Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard is the second in the series about the McKade brothers. This action packed romantic suspense delves into family, friendships, second chances, and personal growth, with many twists and turns. The plot begins with Harper Reynolds who is attempting to heal her mind and soul by photographing nature scenes instead of crime scenes. Unfortunately for her as she is taking telephoto pictures of a Grizzly Bear, she inadvertently captures a murder being committed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “I wrote the Grizzly Bear scene...

INTERVIEW WITH LAURIEN BERENSON

Here Comes Santa Paws by Laurien Berenson blends a cozy mystery with fantastic characters along with tidbits about dogs.  As the story progresses readers attempt to solve this “who done it” murder right with the main character Melanie, ever the amateur sleuth. The plot begins with Melanie’s Aunt Peg calling her to announce someone left three Australian Shepherds puppies in the Christmas stockings at the end of her driveway. While visiting her Aunt and playing with the puppies Melanie gets a frantic call from her good friend Claire Travis, now married to Melanie’s ex-husband.  Taking on a personal shopper gig in the affluent town of New...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO by WALTER MOSLEY Oct11

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO b...

To be entered in the drawing, send an email to:  Jon@crimespreemag.com Put CONTEST in the subject line. Please include your address in the body of the email. TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO by Walter Mosley From innovative bestselling novelist Walter Mosley comes the return of the beloved Leonid McGill detective series featuring a morally ambiguous P.I. who solves crimes and whose victims are society’s most downtrodden. Leonid McGill’s spent a lifetime building up his reputation in the New York investigative scene. His seemingly infallible instinct and inside knowledge of the crime world make him the ideal man to help when Phillip...