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Throwback DVD Review - ZODIAC

Throwback DVD Review – ZODIAC

zodiac-posterZodiac
2007
Paramount

Directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith’s non-fiction book Zodiac
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr.

Based on Robert Graysmith’s book of the same name, Zodiac is a psycho- sociological exploration of the investigation surrounding the serial killer in 1960’s San Francisco Bay area. The film explores interactions the killer had with…

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An Interview with Max Allan Collins

An Interview with Max Allan Collins

Back in issue 21 of Crimespree we talked to Max Allan Collins about a project he was undertaking. The project was taking the books that Mickey Spillane had started but not finished and get them into print. Some were more done than others but Al has been working away at it along with writing his own books. We thought we’d check I with Mr. Collins to see how the work is going.

Jon:We talked about…

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Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in this week’s giveaway

Laura Childs & Chris Pavone are featured in this week’s giveaway

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to receive copies of  STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs and THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone

STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs

Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur—tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting…

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HACKVIST #1

Hacktivist #1
Achaia Comics

It’s something we could all use. It’s definitely something we all want. A social network that’s totally unhackable. YourLife is the way to connect to everyone that is revolutionizing the entire world. Two brilliant young men have created this all for us. So we can be in together even just online. Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the minds that have broken crafted this…

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Warner is packaging the first two seasons of LONGMIRE together on Blu-ray. LONGMIRE: The Complete…

Longmire_S1and2_BLUWarner is packaging the first two seasons of LONGMIRE together on Blu-ray. LONGMIRE: The Complete First and Second Seasons lands in stores on May 27th.

Long shadows of secrets and murder hang over Absaroka County, Wyoming, jurisdiction of the tough and brooding Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), in the spell-binding collection of the first two seasons of the hit mystery series based on Craig…

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First poster for THE EQALIZER

The folks at Columbia Pictures have released the first poster for director Antoine Fuqua’s THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in a big screen version of the CBS series featuring Edward Woodward.

First poster for THE EQALIZER

The folks at Columbia Pictures have released the first poster for director Antoine Fuqua’s THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in a big screen version of the CBS series featuring Edward Woodward.

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn based film

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn based film

We now get the first real look at GONE GIRL, David Fincher’s cinematic take on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel.

GONE GIRL unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a…

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Harold Adams: The Man Who Came to Our Party and Ate All Those Cookies

Harold Adams: The Man Who Came to Our Party and Ate All Those Cookies

Harold Adams died on April 4, 2014. He was 91.

In all, Harold wrote an impressive sixteen mystery novels in his depression era South Dakota “Carl Wilcox” series, plus two novels featuring Kyle Champion. He was a three-time nominee for The Private Eye Writers of America “Shamus Award”, winning for The Man Who Was Taller Than God.

We first met Harold way back in 2003 when we were organizing our…

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Five Songs that Inspired and Influenced Blessed are the Dead

Five Songs that Inspired and Influenced Blessed are the Dead

I cannot imagine writing a novel that doesn’t have music mentioned in it. My debut mystery, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD, also mentions the theme song for the Cops TV show, but that probably doesn’t count.

I include music in my novels to not only set a mood, but, also, sometimes, to make a subtle statement. Here are my five songs in the order they appear in Blessed are the Dead.

1. UB40’s “Red, Red Wine”

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EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross

EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross

EVERYTHING TO LOSE
Andrew Gross
April 22nd 2014
William Morrow

Thriller is a word that is thrown around a lot these days as it has become a favorite of marketing folks (just like noir). What Andrew gross is writing truly is a thriller. He’s got pacing and a sense of urgency running through his books like fire follows gasoline.

In EVERYTHING TO LOSE he sets up a wonderful story with Hilary Cantor…

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