WORRICKER, FORITUDE BD sets are featured in this week’s giveaway Sep23

WORRICKER, FORITUDE BD sets are featured in this w...

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering up a chance to win  WORRICKER: The Complete Series and FORITUDE Blu-ray sets.   WORRICKER Page Eight, Turks & Caicos, and Salting the Battlefield form The Worricker Trilogy—three gripping films that follow the exploits of the intensely private and scrupulous Worricker—from MI5 headquarters in London to exile on a Caribbean island to life on the run with his former lover and fellow agent Margot Tyrrell (Helena Bonham Carter). A spy who prefers the black-and-white certainties of the Cold War, Worricker (Bill Nighy) finds himself increasingly...

Review of BLOOD IN THE WATER:THE ATTICA PRISON UPR...

BLOOD IN THE WATER:THE ATTICA PRISON UPRISING OF 1971 AND IT’S LEGACY Heather Ann Thompson Pantheon Books August, 2016 This book broke my heart. I can’t think of the last book I’ve read that hit me on such a profound emotional level. The Attica Prison Uprising took place over the dates of September 9-13, 1971. Roughly 1300 prisoners took control of the prison. They had guards and civilian employees as hostages. In a nutshell, the cause of the riot was prison conditions which were deplorable on many levels. For days there were negotiations for the safe release of the hostages. Then September 13, 1971, the Governor Nelson...

RED RIGHT HAND By Chris Holm Sep21

RED RIGHT HAND By Chris Holm

This past weekend at Bouchercon Chris Holm won the Anthony Award for Best Novel for THE KILLING KIND. He joins a list of authors who have put out some amazing books and the list of books is like a “what to read” if you love mysteries. If you read THE KILLING KIND you know why people love it. Last Tuesday before Bouchercon started RED RIGHT HAND, the sequel to THE KILLING KIND came out, and let me tell you, it’s a barn burner. It’s like Led Zeppelin, one album is great, the next even better. ( So maybe this is Chris’s Physical Graffiti?) Michael Hendricks used to work for a covert group of the US military but is now a solo act. While...

BOUCHERCON 2016: THE FEELS Sep20

BOUCHERCON 2016: THE FEELS

  Bouchercon, you hit like a truck. Since Bouchercon 2016 was held in New Orleans (or NOLA, as the locals say,) perhaps the thing that hit me was a zombie, or even a pissed off Swamp Thing. Whatever. The point is, Bouchercon has come and gone. And left me with THE FEELS. And a ton of laundry. If you’re reading this, then chances are you know that Bouchercon is the name of the worldwide mystery conference. Held annually in any number of host cities, Bouchercon is a fan-friendly event that gives readers the chance to meet, greet, and drink with their favorite authors. Readers and writers are a notoriously solitary group. But once a year,...

Sean Murray talks about NCIS and season fourteen

NCIS is a police procedural airing on CBS. It is based on the special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that investigates all major criminal offenses. It is now in its fourteenth season and has been the number one dramatic show on TV since 2010. Having been with the series since its first year Sean Murray’s character, Agent Timothy McGhee has grown to become an important part of the series. McGhee’s main function is to help with the technology needed for the investigations. Below is an interview with Murray. Elise Cooper: The show lost two characters will they be replaced? Sean Murray: In the premiere on September 20th...

Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay Reviewed

Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay Reed Farrel Coleman Sept 13th, 2016 G.P. Putnam’s Sons Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay by Reed Farrel Coleman ingeniously creates a cat and mouse story. In bringing back the serial killer, assassin, and terrorist Mr. Peepers the plot reveals more of Police Chief Jesse Stone’s personality, as he must chase down his nemesis while saving those he loves. Two books ago, The Devil Wins, Jesse struggled to capture Mr. Peepers who eventually escaped. Now, after a major crime boss is murdered, Jesse suspects it’s the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has threatened to avenge Jesse’s broken promise by...

2016 Shamus Award Winners Sep17

2016 Shamus Award Winners

Last night, in New Orleans, the Private Eye Writers of America handed out the 2016 Shamus Awards. Best Original Private Eye Paperback CIRCLING THE RUNWAY by J.L. Abramo. Down & Out Books Other finalists THE LONG COLD by O’Neil De Noux. Big Kiss Productions SPLIT TO SPLINTERS by Max Everhart. Camel Press THE MAN IN THE WINDOW by Dana King. Independent RED DESERT, Clive Rosengren by Moonshine Cove Publishing Best First Private Eye Novel THE DO-RIGHT by Lisa Sandlin. Cinco Puntos Press Other finalists THE RED STORM by Grant Bywaters. St. Martins/Minotaur NIGHT TREMORS by Matt Coyle. Oceanview Publishing TROUBLE IN ROOSTER PARADISE by T.W....

2016 Anthony Award Winners Sep16

2016 Anthony Award Winners

Tonight, at Bouchercon New Orleans, the 2016 Anthony Awards were handed out. There was an extremely strong batch of contenders, with Chris Holm (The Killing Kind) taking home the Best Novel Award. BEST NOVEL The Killing Kind – Chris Holm [Mulholland] Other nominees: Night Tremors – Matt Coyle [Oceanview] The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink] The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny [Minotaur/Sphere] What You See – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge] BEST FIRST NOVEL Past Crimes – Glen Erik Hamilton [William Morrow] Other nominees: Concrete Angel – Patricia Abbott [Polis] New Yorked – Rob...