MY FIVE THINGS I DID NOT LEARN WRITING A NOVEL

A few of the many things that are still a mystery to me: 1. How to Write a Novel I took about five years to write HIPSTER DEATH RATTLE. How did I do it? No clue. I couldn’t begin to tell you. Similarly, I did not learn how to be organized, diligent, or disciplined.  I did get better at procrastinating like a champ and making excuses like a politician. Weeks went by when I didn’t get a word down. Socks had to be sorted and folded! Or I had tweet something interesting to build my brand! If asked, I could sputter some generic ideas about writing every day or outlining or revising. But I have no secret vital magic #writingtip to offer. I can...

THE UNREPENTANT by E.A. Aymar

Down and Out Books March 4, 2019   Life is all about decisions. Some decisions you get to make, others are made for you. The characters in E.A. Aymar’s thriller, THE UNREPENTANT, are all dealing with the consequences of decisions. Mace Peterson stumbles upon two men in a wooded area taking a woman out of the trunk of their car. He needs to decide if he is going to help the woman or mind his own business and walk away. He decides to step in and ends up rescuing Charlotte Reyes, a kidnapped teenager who has become a victim of sex traffickers. This decision forces Mace, Charlotte, and those around them to fight for their lives. THE UNREPENTANT...

INTERVIEW WITH E.A. Aymar

Kate & Dan: Congratulations on the upcoming release of your latest thriller, THE UNREPENTANT. You write about a very serious issue, sex trafficking. What was the spark for you to write this book? E.A. Aymar: Thank you so much, and I’m honored you two are interviewing me for Crimespree. This is a bucket list thing for me. I mean, you interviewed me and Sarah M. Chen about The Night of the Flood, but Sarah did all the heavy lifting for that book. All I did was occasionally shout out “That’s what she said!” when Sarah would, in the course of our co-edits, say something to me like, “At this point in the night, everything in the town should...

REVIEW OF ALL THE WAY DOWN BY ERIC BEETNER

Dale Burnett is a dirty cop. He knows the difference between Good and Evil, Right and Wrong. It’s just that little by little, over time he’s begun to slip. And now, his secret is out. He’s on the way to a meeting with the Chief of Police, convinced that his next address will be the state prison. But like the very best noir tales, Dale thinks that he sees a light at the end of the tunnel. But it’s either a chance at Salvation… or an express bus gunning straight for him. That bright light morphs into a deal from Chief Schuster: local crime kingpin Tautolu “Tat” Losopo has the mayor’s daughter Lauren O’Brien held captive on the top floor...

Book Review: BOISE LONGPIG HUNTING CLUB

When done well, pulpy crime fiction is one of the most entertaining genres in the world. Nick Kolakowski knows how to construct narratives that offer enough action and violence to keep readers interested and enough humor, likeable characters, and mayhem to infuse his work with that highly entertaining, undeniably cinematic feel that only comes from top-notch pulp.  Jake Halligan is a bounty hunter who knows what he’s doing and is almost always in control. However, that changes when he comes home to a dead body stuffed in his gun safe. Since his entire life is spent putting bad people behind bars, Jake thinks the body could be a warning, but...