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THE LOST KEY by Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison

THE LOST KEY by Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison

The Lost Key
Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison
September 30th, 2014

The Lost Key, the second installment in “A Brit In The FBI Series”, written by Catherine Coulter with J. T. Ellison, is a page-turner. This novel features former Scotland Yard detective, Nicholas (Nick) Drummond, now a rookie at the FBI, and his partner Michaela (Mike) Caine. The plot is extremely insightful in that it…

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Nominees for 2014 Shamus Awards

Nominees for 2014 Shamus Awards

The Private Eye Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2014 Shamus Awards. Winners will be named during a banquet at Bouchercon in Long Beach, California, on Friday, November 14.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
LITTLE ELVISES, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
THE MOJITO COAST, by Richard Helms (Five Star)
W IS FOR WASTED, by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam)
THE GOOD COP, by Brad Parks…

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Pet Spotlight: Laurien Berenson

Pet Spotlight: Laurien Berenson



I’ve had the great good fortune to live my life surrounded by animals which probably explains, at least in part, why I love writing about them so much. I learned at an early age that people can be difficult, but dogs are always just right. My first dog was our family pet, a Springer Spaniel named Gumdrops. My parents believed that dogs and children went together but unfortunately their…

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Elmore Leonard’s 52 PICK-UP coming to Blu-ray

Elmore Leonard’s 52 PICK-UP coming to Blu-ray

Kino will be bringing John Frankenheimer’s 52 PICK-UP to Blu-ray. The film, which stars Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover, and Kelly Preston, will be released on February 24th.

Based on Elmore Leonard’s exciting bestseller, director John Frankenheimer’s star-filled 52 Pick-Up evokes the chilling reminder that if you have a lot, you have a lot to lose… Life is good for Los Angeles…

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Q&A with Allison Brennan

Q&A with Allison Brennan

Notorious and Dead Heat by New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan are captivating thrillers. While Notorious is the first novel in a new series featuring investigative crime reporter Max Revere, Dead Heat brings back FBI agent Lucy Kincaid. What is an obvious theme with both novels is the determination to bring justice for the victims.

Elise Cooper: Are you attending the Military…

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Hank Phillippi Ryan: Dates for TRUTH BE TOLD tour

Hank Phillippi Ryan: Dates for TRUTH BE TOLD tour

Hank Phillippi Ryan continues her Jane Ryland series with TRUTH BE TOLD, the third book in the series. TBT lands on book shelves on October 7th and she starts her tour on that date in Brookline, MA.

Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a…

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Film Review: THE DROP

Film Review: THE DROP

Directed by Michael R. Roskam
Written by Dennis Lehane, based on his short story “Animal Rescue”
Starring: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, John Ortiz

THE DROP is a terrific film. I can’t think of a better crime movie in recent months. The short story it is based on “Animal Rescue” (from Boston Noir) is a strong place to start. It gives us a terrific setting (Boston becomes Brooklyn in…

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Books, DVDs from Castle and Lancet are featured in this week’s giveaway

Books, DVDs from Castle and Lancet are featured in this week’s giveaway

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copies of RAGING HEAT by Richard Castle and TOKYO KILL by Barry Lancet as well as CASTLE:

CASTLE: The Complete Sixth Season

After Castle’s stunning romantic proposal to Beckett, what happens next? TV’s magnetic crime-fighting couple faces a whole new set of challenges as they juggle wedding…

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Fantastic Four 278-279 with Kate (and Dan)

Fantastic Four 278-279 with Kate (and Dan)


D: huhwha?

K: I said BAY WINDOW. That window that extends out into the yard and looks extra classy? Yes. That is the window I want.

D: ::opens window:: ::closes window::

This here’s a fine, fine window; I’m liking the cut of its jib.

K: You’re a moron. We need a new window.

D: ::opens window:: ::closes window:: Yeah… this is a nice window.

K: I’m going to throw you out that window.

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TO DWELL IN DARKNESS by Deborah Crombie

TO DWELL IN DARKNESS by Deborah Crombie

To Dwell In Darkness
Deborah Crombie
William Morrow
Sept 23, 2014

Deborah Crombie celebrates a “sweet sixteen” with her latest book To Dwell In Darkness that has strong characters and an intense plot. Her style is evident as she engages readers in the crime solving storyline while allowing them to get to know the characters with scenes of their home lives that include children, dogs, and a litter…

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