Interview with Robert Rosenwald and Barbara Peters...

Who were the very first authors you signed for Poisoned Pen Press? Do any of them still remain with you, nineteen years later? The first original mystery we published was ONE FOR SORROW by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer. We have since published ten more John, the Lord Chamberlin mysteries set in 6th century Byzantium. In January we will be publishing THE GUARDIAN STONES, a new work set in 1941. The first title you published was a collection of essays about mystery writers in Arizona, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical. What percentage of nonfiction has comprised the PP Press list over the years? And has that...

THE WASHINGTON DECREE Is Featured In This Week’s Giveaway Aug03

THE WASHINGTON DECREE Is Featured In This WeekR...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE WASHINGTON DECREE by Jussi Adler-Olsen The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series is back, with a terrifyingly relevant stand-alone novel about an America in chaos. “The president has gone way too far. . . . These are practically dictatorial methods we’re talking about.” Sixteen years before Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought together five very different people: fourteen-year-old Dorothy “Doggie” Rogers, small-town...

INTERVIEW WITH CEECEE FROM DREAMS OF FALLING BY KA...

An interview with CeeCee from Karen White’s Dreams of Falling.   DREAMS OF FALLING Karen White Berkley Pub June 5th, 2018 For those who do not know CeeCee Purnell she is a reflection of her times, growing up during the 1950s and 1960s in the South.  Her life is a plateau, with many ups and downs. Growing up and living in Georgetown, South Carolina, she raises her late friend’s daughter, Ivy, and her daughter, Larkin. CeeCee is grateful that Larkin has returned home after nine self-exiled years to help locate her missing mother, Ivy. Larkin finds out that in 1951 three best friends, Ceecee, Margaret and Bitty have just graduated from...

INTERVIEW WITH J. R. SEEGER

 MIKE4by J. R. Seeger brings to life the work of a CIA operative. Using his own experiences, he is able to tell a realistic story.  His accomplishments include, having served as platoon leader, company commander, and multiple staff assignments in the Airborne Infantry from 1981 to 1985, as well as Chief of Station, Chief of Base, and Unit Chief for the CIA from 1987 to 2004. The fictional plot finds Sue O’ Connell deciding to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become an operative for the CIA. Her assignment is to find terrorists so that SOF assault teams can “finish” the target. Just as the author came from a military background, before...

WHAT’S STREAMING: Dark Tourist, Season 1

Dark Tourist hangs like a dark, earthy ornament carved of bone and drollery amongst the vast array of comedy shows on Netflix.  Our tour guide, David Farrier, seems to be an affable, thoughtful and gently curious man who despite seeing all the awfulness this world has to offer, stays open to what he’s experiencing. He is fallible. Sometimes awkward. And very dry. His humor seems to slip past many people he dips into the dark with. He speaks to people who live in some sad/terrifying/strange places and walks through them with some fellow tourists who are as effected as he is and some who are just asinine. People who are drawn to dark...

Davis’ THE ADDRESS is featured in this week’s giveaway Jul27

Davis’ THE ADDRESS is featured in this week&...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page are pleased giving away copies of THE ADDRESS by Fiona Davis After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she’d make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility—no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can rise above one’s station. The opportunity to be the female manager of The Dakota, which promises to...

INTERVIEW WITH S. M. STIRLING

Black Chamber by S. M. Stirling is part alternate history and part thriller involving spies, secret identities, and daring acts. The historical timeline deviates after Taft dies, allowing Theodore Roosevelt to win the presidency instead of Woodrow Wilson. The difference of having Roosevelt at the helm can be felt throughout the book as America considers entering World War I in 1916. Black Chamber is a CIA-type organization, a secret spy agency to protect America.  Luz O’Malley Aróstegui, the cunning spy, is assigned to find how the Germans plan on preventing America from coming to the rescue of Allied nations.  She boards a flying...

Short Fiction – COCKTAIL WEENIES AT SEVEN

“Let me tell you something about old miserable bastards, Honey. Once, they were young miserable bastards.” “It’s a drink, it’s some finger food, it’s neighborly.”  “But I don’t want to be neighborly, he’s a prick.” “We don’t know that for sure. He gardens, you can talk to him about that.” “You can tell just by the way he gardens, he’s a prick.”  “Let’s change things up a bit. Maybe he just needs someone to ask him over. You know, to get through that tough façade. From what I gathered, he hasn’t socialized with anyone since his wife and child died and that had to be—what?—thirty years ago.” We must’ve been gathering in totally different...