Behind THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE Feb13

Behind THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE

On July 16, 1978, two men and a woman robbed the Sirloin Stockade, a family steakhouse in Oklahoma City. The robbers waited in the restaurant until it closed for the night, then ordered the six employees into the  walk-in freezer and murdered them. The crime stunned the city. Nothing like this had ever happened in Oklahoma City. Nothing like this could ever happen in a place like Oklahoma City. Four of the restaurant employees were teenagers, the  youngest only fifteen years old. At the time I was thirteen and worked across town at Braum’s, a local ice cream parlor and hamburger grill. The steakhouse killings changed  the way I looked at...

Lou Berney: Dates for THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE tour Feb09

Lou Berney: Dates for THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE to...

Lou Berney’s third novel, THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, is set for release on Feb 10th. Lou will celebrate at the Full Circle Bookstore in his hometown of Oklahoma City and do a five state promotional tour. I have always enjoyed Lou’s work, but TLAFG is a tighter, stronger novel than we have previously seen from him with a new protagonist that I seriously hope to see more of. With the compelling narrative tension and psychological complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berney’s The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that...

Lou Berney, Michael Kardos are featured in this week’s giveaway Feb06

Lou Berney, Michael Kardos are featured in this we...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win copies of BEFORE HE FINDS HER by Michael Kardos, and THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE by Lou Berney   BEFORE HE FINDS HER by Michael Kardos Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter. But everyone is wrong. The daughter got away. Now she is nearly eighteen and tired of living in secrecy. Under the name Melanie Denison, she has spent the last fifteen years in small-town West...

Book trailer for Lou Berney’s WHIPLASH RIVER Jul25

Book trailer for Lou Berney’s WHIPLASH RIVER

Ok folks, what we have here is the trailer for WHIPLASH RIVER, the latest book by Lou Berney. Lou is a fine fellow that creates fun, odd characters that never feel forced. Do yourself a favor and check out the words he has put on paper. Lou is currently on tour and will be at Mystery One Books in Milwaukee Thursday the 26th. If you are a cheese head, get your ass over there!