Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in this week’s giveaway Apr18

Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in t...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to receive copies of  STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs and THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur—tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered....

HACKVIST #1 Apr17

HACKVIST #1

Hacktivist #1 Achaia Comics It’s something we could all use. It’s definitely something we all want. A social network that’s totally unhackable. YourLife is the way to connect to everyone that is revolutionizing the entire world. Two brilliant young men have created this all for us. So we can be in together even just online. Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the minds that have broken crafted this incredible system. Beyond the shareholders and “likes” they are Hacktivists. People who use their considerable knowledge and technology to create uprisings. They are the good guys behind a glowing computer screen changing the world. But no matter how...

LONGMIRE: First 2 seasons coming on Blu-ray

Warner is packaging the first two seasons of LONGMIRE together on Blu-ray. LONGMIRE: The Complete First and Second Seasons lands in stores on May 27th. Long shadows of secrets and murder hang over Absaroka County, Wyoming, jurisdiction of the tough and brooding Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), in the spell-binding collection of the first two seasons of the hit mystery series based on Craig Johnson’s best-selling novels, presented in stunning 1080p HD on Blu-Ray Disc. Struggling since his wife’s death a year ago, and at the urging of his attorney daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman), Walt knows he must turn his life around....

First poster for THE EQALIZER

The folks at Columbia Pictures have released the first poster for director Antoine Fuqua’s THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in a big screen version of the CBS series featuring Edward Woodward. Washington headlines as McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are...

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn based film Apr16

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn bas...

We now get the first real look at GONE GIRL, David Fincher’s cinematic take on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel. GONE GIRL unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick kill his wife? In addition to Affleck and Pike, GG stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Kim...

Harold Adams: The Man Who Came to Our Party and Ate All Those Cookies Apr16

Harold Adams: The Man Who Came to Our Party and At...

Harold Adams died on April 4, 2014. He was 91. In all, Harold wrote an impressive sixteen mystery novels in his depression era South Dakota “Carl Wilcox” series, plus two novels featuring Kyle Champion. He was a three-time nominee for The Private Eye Writers of America “Shamus Award”, winning for The Man Who Was Taller Than God. We first met Harold way back in 2003 when we were organizing our first “Write of Spring” author party. Fortune had smiled on us—we had just found out that Five Star was publishing a new Harold Adams book, The Fourth of July Wake. It was his first book in three years, and his second Kyle Champion (When Rich Men Die,...

Five Songs that Inspired and Influenced Blessed ar...

I cannot imagine writing a novel that doesn’t have music mentioned in it. My debut mystery, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD, also mentions the theme song for the Cops TV show, but that probably doesn’t count. I include music in my novels to not only set a mood, but, also, sometimes, to make a subtle statement. Here are my five songs in the order they appear in Blessed are the Dead. 1. UB40’s “Red, Red Wine” My character, Italian-American newspaper reporter Gabriella Giovanni has pushed back her own personal tragedy for years but in this book she’s going to have to confront that dark past. Driving home one night, she has the first premonition of this...

EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross Apr15

EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross

EVERYTHING TO LOSE Andrew Gross April 22nd 2014 William Morrow Thriller is a word that is thrown around a lot these days as it has become a favorite of marketing folks (just like noir). What Andrew gross is writing truly is a thriller. He’s got pacing and a sense of urgency running through his books like fire follows gasoline. In EVERYTHING TO LOSE he sets up a wonderful story with Hilary Cantor in what starts out as a blessing is disguise only to discover she may have cursed herself. Hilary’s life has taken a bad turn lately, due in large part to a husband who walks out on her and their son who is suffering from Asperger’s. By sheer chance...