Interview with Haylen Beck / Stuart Neville

Jon: Stuart, this book is really different than anything I’ve read by you. Is that why you are publishing under a pseudonym? Stuart: Yes, but it’s also to do with the American setting. It’s one of the peculiarities of crime fiction that authors tend to become associated with a locale. Ian Rankin is inseparable from Edinburgh, for example. I’ve become associated with Belfast, for better or worse, and only RATLINES varies from that – and even then, Dublin’s only eighty miles away. So to set a book in Arizona was quite a departure in itself. And yes, the style is quite different. It’s a thriller, but it’s more high concept and overtly...

Christmas Gift Guide 2015 Dec19

Christmas Gift Guide 2015

With less than a week before Christmas, times is running short for shopping. As a result, most people find their stress increasing with each passing moment. Always a helpful bunch, a number of the Crimespree Crew have put together some suggestions/ideas for the people on your list. Jon Jordan: FORGIVING MARIELA CAMACHO by AJ Sidransky What starts out as a police procedural takes on the characteristics of full blown thriller as detective Gonzalvez and his partner hunt an international serial killer. Fast paced and twists until the end this is a great read. Sidransky has a wonderful series started and this is a great place to jump in. THE...

Stuart Neville: THE FINAL SILENCE Tour Dates Aug20

Stuart Neville: THE FINAL SILENCE Tour Dates

Stuart Neville is preparing to return to the U.S. to promote THE FINAL SILENCE. Rea Carlisle—daughter of influential Stormont politician Graham Carlisle—has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn’t take her long to clear out the dead man’s remaining possessions, but one of the upstairs rooms remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open, she discovers inside a chair, a table, and a leather-bound book, its pages filled with a host of chilling mementos, locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea wants to go straight to the police but her father intervenes. Graham Carlisle has...

Stuart Neville’s RATLINES being developed fo...

KGB Films and Ripple World Pictures are developing Stuart Neville’s RATLINES  for TV. Ireland 1963. As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered in a seaside guesthouse. Lieutenant Albert Ryan, Directorate of Intelligence, is ordered to investigate. The German is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and Minister for Justice Charles Haughey wants the killing to end lest a shameful secret be exposed: the dead men were all Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government in the years following World War II. A note from the killers is found on the dead...

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 49

HANGING WITH AYO ONATADE BOOKSELLERS TOP FIVE OF 2012 STEPHEN BLACKMORE INTERVIEW BY DAN MALMON ONE QUESTION: BEST X_MAS GIFT EVER? FIVE ALBUMS/BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE BY ALAFAIR BURKE F PAUL WILSON INTERVIEW BY BRYAN VAN METER BEHIND THE BOOKS WITH JENNY MICHMAN, PETER BLAUNER & JULIE HYZY FICTION: MURDER BY THE BOOK BY JIM BARTLETT MATTHEW MCBRIDE INTERVIEW BY TIM HENNESSEY COVER STORY: STUART NEVILLE INTERVIEWED BY JOHN CONNOLLY JESS LOUREYINTERVIEW BY KATE MALMON EYE ON HOLLYWOOD FICTION: PLATO O PLATO BY TAYLOR BROWN ERCI BEETNER INTERVIEW BY KATE AND DAN MALMON CRAIG’SJOINT FROM CRAIG MCDONALD REED FARREL COLEMAN MYSTERYTOWN...