Patricia Cornwell’s CHAOS Reviewed

Chaos Patricia Cornwell Book 24 in the Kay Scarpetta series William Morrow Nov 15th, 2016   Chaos by Patricia Cornwell has a “chaotic” plot.  This book fascinatingly shows how people are losing control. In some ways technology has made lives easier, while in other ways it has taken away someone’s independence.  Cornwell shows in this absorbing thriller how that can happen. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center’s Director, is receiving anonymous poems that are on the bizarre side from a cyber bully known as Tailend Charlie. In her professional life she must find out why two people died after being struck by lightning, including...

Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart named MWA’s 2017 Grand Masters Nov30

Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart named MWA’s 20...

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2017 Grand Masters, as well as the recipients of the Raven and Ellery Queen Awards.   On April 27th, Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart will be presented with the MWA Grand Master award. MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Collins and Ms. Hart will receive their awards at the 71st Annual Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. When told...

Katherine Ashe’s THE EARL Reviewed

The Earl Katharine Ashe The Second in the Duke Series October 25th, 2016 Avon Publisher The Earl by Katharine Ashe is a historical novel filled with adventure, mystery, and sprinkled with romance. She is a professor of History who has strong heroines that learn from and teach the men who love them. This book is the conclusion of the Falcon Club series and the second book in the Devil Duke series. All her stories are compelling and through the character’s eyes, emotions, and conflicts, readers can learn about the historical context. The banter of barbs, bickering, and debating allows them to begin to understand the other’s passion and point...

Patricia Cornwell’s CHAOS is featured in this week’s giveaway Nov25

Patricia Cornwell’s CHAOS is featured in thi...

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering up a chance to win  CHAOS by Patricia Cornwell   CHAOS #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning—except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center’s director...

Happy Thanksgiving! Nov24

Happy Thanksgiving!

Every Thanksgiving, I post WKRP’s legendary Turkey episode. This year, I thought I would change things up a bit. ADAMS FAMILY VALUES is an entertaining film, but Joan Cusack (The lovely Mrs Fester Adams) and Christina Ricci (Wednesday) are magical. Sharp-eyed fans might notice it features future NUMB3RS co-stars Peter MacNicol and David Krumholtz.

CORMORAN STRIKE: Filming underway for Rowling base...

Costumes have been donned, lines spoken as the cast of CORMORAN STRIKE begin filming on THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, the first story in J.K. Rowling crime series. In the first publicity shot (above) the British Strike and Robin can be seen standing outside Strike’s favorite pub, The Tottenham. After selling millions of Harry Potter books, Rowling decided to write a detective series under the pseudonym  Robert Galbraith. Sales for THE CUCKOO’S CALLING were sparse, but when word slipped out that Galbraith with really Rowling, her fans took the crime novel to the top of the charts.  THE SILKWORM and CAREER OF EVIL followed TCC and...

Stefanie Pintoff and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Nov22

Stefanie Pintoff and the Macy’s Thanksgiving...

Sometimes it’s the setting that inspires the story. My new book, CITY ON EDGE, begins when a child is kidnapped in the hours before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I live on the Upper West Side near where the balloons are inflated at the American Museum of Natural History. And for years, I’d thought how this event would make a great backdrop for a thriller. I kept this idea in mind, even as the balloon inflation setting changed. It was once strictly a neighborhood affair, with residents in-the-know passing by to watch as Spider-Man and Snoopy sprang to life. Now, it’s a major tourist draw, and cops direct massive crowds through...

Kensington Publishing’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide fo...

Gifts for Holiday Lovers CHRISTMAS CARAMEL MURDER by Joanne Fluke (September 27, 2016 / Kensington Hardcover / Cozy Mystery / $20.00) Joanne Fluke, the New York Times bestselling author known as the the Queen of Culinary Suspense, cooks up the most delicious Christmas gift of all – a recipe-filled holiday mystery from her Hannah Swensen series, now a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original TV movie franchise… When a naughty Mrs. Claus turns up dead before Lake Eden’s annual production of A Christmas Carol, the suspects start piling up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard. Can Hannah catch the merry murderer in time for a happy holiday?...