Interview with Laura Griffin

  TOUCH OF RED and COVER OF NIGHT by Laura Griffin have plots with an intricate suspense, and well-developed characters. The intensity on the pages is prevalent in the story along with the character’s relationships. TOUCH OF RED is part of the Tracer series and COVER OF NIGHT is part of the SEAL series, but each can by read as a stand-alone. COVER OF NIGHT starts off with a bang when journalist Karly Bonham witnesses a terrorist attack in Thailand. Sent on an assignment to interview the US Ambassador to Thailand she is packing up to leave and realizes Islamic Jihadists are taking the Ambassador and his daughter as hostages. After...

THE GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING Is featured In This Week’s Giveaway Dec01

THE GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING Is featured In This W...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of THE GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING by Simon Baatz.   From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world. In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York. Nesbit, just sixteen years old, had recently moved to the city. White was forty-seven and a principal in the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. As the foremost architect of his day, he was a celebrity, responsible for...

Jason Lloyd’s THE BLUEPRINT is featured in this week’s giveaway Nov24

Jason Lloyd’s THE BLUEPRINT is featured in t...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of THE BLUEPRINT by Jason Lloyd   THE BLUEPRINT June 19, 2016: the greatest moment in Cleveland sports history, when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals and broke the Cleveland Curse. It was the triumph fans had been waiting fifty-two years for, and it wasn’t easy to get there—but thanks to LeBron James, an audacious plan to build a winning team, a couple of maverick GMs, and an incredible community of fans, it happened; and 2016 saw the birth of a new Cavaliers dynasty. But how did they get there? It was a roller-coaster ride from tragedy to triumph,...

Interview with David Baldacci About END GAME

END GAME: Will Robbie Series Book 5 David Baldacci November 14  2017 Grand Central Publishing END GAME by David Baldacci brings back two of his best characters, Will Robie and Jessica Reel. Baldacci has a knack for creating a male and female lead that act in a homogeneous manner whether it’s Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, or his most recent series Memory Man with Amos Decker and Alexandra (Alex) Jamison.  But, probably the best pair is Robie and Reel, who feed off one another in a cohesive partnership. The first few chapters has Robie on a mission in London where he must single-handedly take out a Jihadist terrorist cell and Reel in Iraq...

SECRET SERVICE DOGS Is Featured In This Week’s Giveaway Nov17

SECRET SERVICE DOGS Is Featured In This Week’...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of SECRET SERVICE DOGS by Maria Goodavage SECRET SERVICE DOGS In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and a host of others. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever look at a very special breed of heroes. Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the...

Q&A with Lawrence Kelter

Novelist Lawrence Kelter chats about writing BACK TO BROOKLYN, the literary sequel to Dale Launer’s  classic legal comedy film My Cousin Vinny.   How did the chance to write BACK TO BROOKLYN come about? Lawrence Kelter: There was one specific project I always wanted to be involved in, but like the rock star dream and the Super Bowl victory, I thought it was not to be. You might think this silly or lame. And maybe it is. There was a film I enjoyed so much that every time it popped up on TV, it made me late for an appointment because I just couldn’t pull myself away. I knew the script verbatim and often incorporated the better-known...

Review of SHE RIDES SHOTGUN by JORDAN HARPER

HarperCollins/ECCO June 2017   Sometimes, you’ve just got to believe the hype. For the last five months, I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from people I trust for Jordan Harper’s debut novel SHE RIDES SHOTGUN. Harper had already caused a stir with his short-story collection LOVE AND OTHER WOUNDS, so hopes were high for his forthcoming novel. That’s the thing about social media: when you tend to hang out with like-minded folks, everyone seems to have the same likes and dislikes that you do. We all dig the same stuff, look forward to the same books, rave about the same movies. This book was on my list, and it was just a matter of...

10(ish) QUESTIONS WITH KEN BRUEN & CRAIG McDO...

THE GHOSTS OF GALWAY is the 13th Jack Taylor novel by author Ken Bruen. To date, nine novels about Bruen’s Irish ex-cop turned private detective have been adapted to screen starring Iain Glen of Game of Thrones fame. The series has variously been nominated for and awarded many honors, including those for Edgar©, Anthony, Macavity and Shamus awards. HEAD GAMES: the Graphic Novel is Craig McDonald’s adaptation of his 2007 debut novel that was a finalist for Edgar© and Anthony awards, and one of 10 novels in his internationally best-selling Hector Lassiter series about an author/screenwriter notorious for “living what he writes and writing...