2016 TCM Classic Film Festival details Apr27

2016 TCM Classic Film Festival details

Crime fans will fine a number of things to be excited about with this years TCM Classic Film Festival. It has been announced that Oscar Winner Faye Dunaway will be attending the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place in Hollywood April 28 – May 1, to participate in a sit-down interview about her life and celebrated career in front of a live audience of festival passholders at the The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. In addition to the interview, Dunaway will be on-hand to introduce a screening of Network (1976), for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress. In addition to Dunaway, director John Singleton will be there for the 25th...

Allison Brennan: The POISONOUS Interview

Poisonous by Allison Brennan is a very powerful story. The novel delves into very relevant issues from cyber bullying to social media’s role within people’s lives. The author makes a good point about how social media makes it easier for someone to say mean things without any repercussions. This intense plot also focuses on psychological issues involving a mentally challenged character and how family dynamics play into divorce. A cyber bully, Ivy, falls off a cliff; was she pushed or was it accidental? Maxine Revere, an investigative reporter that works on cold cases, is asked to find the truth about the fall. Elise Cooper: How did you get...

Author Work Space: Kate Mosse Apr26

Author Work Space: Kate Mosse

I can write anywhere -airports, parks, hotel rooms, trains, cafes, bus stations …. But, it’s great to be home, at my own desk in Sussex (a couple of miles from where The Taxidermist’s Daughter is set on the South Coast of England!)  My study is on the ground floor and has windows on three sides. I work very early in the day –  usually, I start writing at about 4am with a pot of strong, sweet black coffee – so I get to see the sun rise through the double windows . On the shelf are my Father’s WWII binoculars and my mother’s favourite Lladro sculpture, together with a black & white photograph of...

…and take their good liquor on the way out the door Apr26

…and take their good liquor on the way out the doo...

…and take their good liquor on the way out the door. I love to write. I love throwing myself into an alternate reality, rooting through my imagination and digging out things that amuse, surprise or even alarm me. I love when a line pops into my head and makes me laugh out loud. I want to run out my door and read it to someone. Of course, I have to make them sit still for the 50 pages of backstory that lead up to the line, but I’m willing to do that. I love that my series requires my protagonist to “MacGyver” weapons and concoct escapes with nothing but what is at hand. Although, that has proven to be problematic. There was the time I was...

Photos from the Gary Schulze Open House Apr25

Photos from the Gary Schulze Open House

On Saturday, freind and family gathered at Once Upon A Crime to remember Gary Schulze, former owner of OUAC and all-around class act. I would love to write several hundred words about what a great guy he was, but I truly doubt I could possibly do him credit. So instead, I want to share some pictures from the event       Gary was a wonderful man whose passion for crime fiction was matched only by his knowledge, he will be...

John Hart REDEMPTION ROAD Audio Reviewed

REDEMPTION ROAD John Hart May 3rd 2016 MacMillan Audio Book Elizabeth has doubted the outcome of a fellow officer’s trial for years. She’s in shock, numb and suspended under inquiry herself. However, dismissing the growing probability of her own fall, she puts all of her connections and credibility on the line searching for the deranged killer of young women she’s convinced is still out there. Dogged by her self-doubt and growing disillusionment, Elizabeth finds that she doesn’t know who can she can really trust anymore and whether there is any coming back from the dark place she inhabits. This detective’s actions and inquiries are being...

MEMORIAL HELD FOR GARY SHULZE Apr24

MEMORIAL HELD FOR GARY SHULZE

April 24th saw the Twin Cities literary community come together to morn long-time bookseller Gary Shulze. Shulze and his wife, Pat Frovarp, had co-owned Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis, MN, for the past fourteen years. They worked to make Once Upon a Crime the hub of the Minneapolis mystery community. Readers and authors took to the Minneapolis institution not only because of its vast inventory of new and out-of-print books, but because of the welcoming nature of Shulze and Frovarp. Shulze had been fighting leukemia since 2007, and the disease had returned in 2014. Circling the block on a rain soaked Sunday as we looked for a place to...

Author Work Space: Seth Margolis Apr24

Author Work Space: Seth Margolis

Author Workspace Seth Margolis I live in an apartment in Manhattan, so the concept of “workspace” is right up there with “Central Park view” and “spacious terrace” in the unattainable fantasy department. Nevertheless, I’ve managed to write seven novels in the same apartment over the past twenty-five years. Perhaps I would have been more prolific if I’d had a dedicated workspace during that time. Probably not. It’s a two-bedroom apartment, and when my wife, Carole, and I bought it I used the second bedroom as an office. Two hundred square feet of privacy. My first novel, False Faces, was written in there. And just as I finished my second,...