Daniel Cole’s RAGDOLL is featured in this week’s giveaway Apr07

Daniel Cole’s RAGDOLL is featured in this we...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are  offering up the chance to win a copy of RAGDOLL by Daniel Cole   A pulse-pounding procedural with a dark sense of humor, RAGDOLL follows a volatile detective as he tracks down a murderer before he becomes its next victim One body. Six victims. William Fawkes, a controversial detective known as The Wolf, has just been reinstated to his post after months of psychological assessment following allegations of a shocking assault. A veteran of the force, Fawkes thinks he’s seen it all. That is, until his former partner and friend, Detective Emily Baxter, calls him to a crime scene...

JASON STARR: FINISHING YOUR FIRST CRIME NOVEL (AN ONLINE COURSE) Apr06

JASON STARR: FINISHING YOUR FIRST CRIME NOVEL (AN ...

Finishing Your First Crime Novel An Online Course with Jason Starr April 17 – May 22, $250 Been kicking around an idea for a crime novel but not sure where to start? Always wanted to take a workshop but can’t make it to The Center for Fiction week after week? Never fear! International bestselling author Jason Starr is here to help with Finishing Your First Crime Novel, a six session online course starting on April 17th. It’s all the benefits of a regular class with none of the inconvenience: access weekly lectures on your schedule while taking part in an online community of supportive, like-minded writers who love crime fiction as...

Lego Interview With Alex Segura

click on pictures to see larger DANGEROUS ENDS comes out April...

AUGUST SNOW by Stephen Mack Jones Reviewed

AUGUST SNOW Stephen Mack Jones 2017 Soho Crime Sometimes you pick up a book and from the very first paragraph you just feel something click and you find yourself unable to put it down. AUGUST SNOW is one of these books. August Snow is an ex-cop native of Detroit. His father was an African American police officer and his Mother Mexican American. He grew up in a part of the city called Mexicantown. He followed his Dad’s footsteps and joined the force but after opening an investigation into corruption he was dismissed. This was followed by a lawsuit which he won. Disenchanted with his life and the city he grew up in August took his 12 million...

Cynthia Eden’s AFTER THE DARK Reviewed

After The Dark Cynthia Eden HQN Books March 28th, 2017 After The Dark by Cynthia Eden is a psychological thriller intermingled with some romance. This is the first book of the “Killer Instinct” series. The premise of these novels is very unique in that they involve someone in law enforcement knowing a serial killer. The author takes the realistic studies of law enforcement to a step beyond. Research has shown that FBI profilers actually speak with serial killers to understand their motives in an attempt to quickly capture future perpetrators. The protagonists in this book, through their special relationship, are able to see the killer in a...

Rapid Reads From Raven Books Apr03

Rapid Reads From Raven Books

Raven books has been putting out some great crime fiction in books that average around 100 pages. These truly are rapid reads and they are just the ticket if you are in a slump for what to read next or if you are really busy and are daunted by picking up that 500+ page book sitting by your chair. The latest are: THE BOOTLEGGER’S GODDAUGHTER by Melodie Campbell Part of an ongoing series with Gina Gallo, daughter of the mob, Gina is getting married and all is right with the world. Until it isn’t. Is someone going old school and bootlegging trucks? Very fun read and a great series. THE BLACK TORTOISE  by Ronald Tierney Possible...

HBO’S VICE PRINCIPALS Season One

With the sheer volume of television stations and the number of shows they produce it’s close to impossible to keep up with it all unless you are a full time viewer and that’s ALL you do. Having a number of other things going on in my life there are shows that slip by me and I discover later by some means or another.  While strolling through Target last week I spotted a DVD cover that caught my eye. Light blue with simple graphics. The package said VICE PRINCIPALS.  I picked it up and saw that I starred Walter Goggins and Danny McBride. I also saw the words comedy and HBO and that was enough, I brought that sucker home.   Having a night...

Aquaman – This Ain’t Superfriends Apr01

Aquaman – This Ain’t Superfriends

Aquaman, Arthur Curry, gets a bum rap, usually from people who haven’t read the comic, or at least have not read much of the comic. Typically, the jokes involve talking to fish or not being out of water very long. I also think a lot of it comes from the Aquaman cartoon and his portrayal in Super Friends. The cartoons were aimed at kids under ten so of course all the heroes on these shows were simplified. The recent Brave and The Bold cartoons, while awesome, probably didn’t help much with the general take on the King of Atlantis. While being a hero and good in a fight he was also given a gregarious demeanor. I liked it and laughed out loud...