Review of Rhys Bowen’s ON HER MAJESTY’S FRIGHTFULLY SECRET SERVICE Aug11

Review of Rhys Bowen’s ON HER MAJESTY’...

On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service A Royal Spyness Mystery (Book 11) Rhys Bowen August 1st, 2017 Berkley Pub On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen is a delightful read. It combines an old fashioned who done it mystery with social commentary, humor, true 1930s historical content, and fun loving characters. The plot begins with Lady Georgiana (Georgie) Rannoch, 35th in line to the British throne, traveling to London to meet with Queen Mary. During this time period anyone in line for the British throne could not marry a Catholic. This presents a problem since her fiancé, Darcy, is Catholic. The only solution is for...

William Christie’s A SINGLE SPY is this week’s giveaway Aug11

William Christie’s A SINGLE SPY is this week...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of A SINGLE SPY by William Christie During WWII, young Russian spy with divided loyalties, under deep cover in Nazi Germany, uncovers an assassination plot that could change the course of history Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov, an orphan and a thief, has been living by his wits and surviving below the ever-watchful eye of the Soviet system until his luck finally runs out. In 1936, at the age of 16, Alexsi is caught by the NKVD and transported to Moscow. There, in the notorious headquarters of the secret police, he is given a choice: be trained and inserted as a spy...

Benjamin Percy Signing Aug10

Benjamin Percy Signing

Went to a great signing tonight. Benjamin Percy was in town for THE DARK NET and signed at Boswell Book Company. After being introduced he talked about the inspiration for the book, he read and he answered questions. And there were some good questions. THE DARK NET is a terrific read and I would recommend it to all. Benjamin has a great reading voice and his inflections were spot on. If I didn’t already love the book this signing would have been enough to make me buy it. And I’ll tell you what, this book is in my top five of the year. Dan  interviewed him : HERE Also Dan did a review: HERE The book really is great, he’s...

Review of PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box

PARADISE VALLEY: Highway Quartet Series Book 4 C. J. Box July 2017 Minotaur Books Pub PARADISE VALLEY by C. J. Box is the final in the Highway Quartet Series. Each book is interconnected starting with BACK OF BEYOND that introduces former sheriff Cody Hoyt. In the next book of the series, THE HIGHWAY, he becomes the mentor of his rookie partner Cassie Dewell as they battle the serial killer the Lizard King. Box has come full circle ending in the same setting that it all began in, Paradise Valley with Cassie driven by events that happened in THE HIGHWAY. Box is “debating internally if I will bring Cassie and Company back. When I finished...

Mark Pryor’s THE SORBONNE AFFAIR is this week’s featured giveaway Aug04

Mark Pryor’s THE SORBONNE AFFAIR is this wee...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of THE SORBONNE AFFAIR by Mark Pryor Someone is spying on American author Helen Hancock. While in Paris to conduct research and teach a small class of writers, she discovers a spy camera hidden in her room at the Sorbonne Hotel. She notifies the US Embassy, and former FBI profiler Hugo Marston is dispatched to investigate. Almost immediately, the stakes are raised from surveillance to murder when the hotel employee who appears to be responsible for bugging Hancock’s suite is found dead. The next day, a salacious video clip explodes across the Internet, showing...

Hazel Gaynor: THE COTTINGLEY SECRET Interview

The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor is literally a “fairy” tale. Most everyone can refer back to their childhood and remember their longing for a fairy, whether it was the tooth fairy or Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. Gaynor takes readers back to a world of enchantment with this intriguing mystery. Alternating between 1917 and a hundred years later, the lives of two girls and a modern day woman are intertwined through a Fairy story. Elise Cooper: How did you get the idea for the story? Hazel Gaynor: I’ve known about the Cottingley Fairies hoax, when two young girls claimed to photograph them at the bottom of the garden. When Sir Arthur Conan...

Review of Cynthia Eden’s BEFORE THE DAWN Aug01

Review of Cynthia Eden’s BEFORE THE DAWN

BEFORE THE DAWN Cynthia Eden HQN Books July 25th, 2017 Cynthia Eden is a unique suspense romance writer. All the books in the Killer Instinct trilogy, including the second installment, Before The Dawn have very creative titles that alert to the heroine; AFTER THE DARK is named after Samantha Dark and BEFORE THE DAWN is named after Dawn Alexander. There is also the premise that explores how someone in law enforcement through their special relationship, are able to see the killer in a way others cannot, allowing readers to be drawn into the dark minds of the psychopathic characters. Her next book, the conclusion to the Killer Instinct series,...

Behind the Book: Dana King

I’m from Penns River. Not Penns River by name, but the three small cities that make up the city in my books. Born in one (the hospital has since closed and become an urgent care/testing facility), taken home to another (the apartment has since burned down), and grew up in the third (my parents still live in the house). All three combined cover 16.6 square miles (the rural township that makes up “unincorporated Neshannock County” is another 15.2 with 2,240 people crammed into it.) For comparison purposes, the land area of Manhattan Island is 22.8 square miles. These are not metropolii. The average household income is about three-quarters the...