Crimespree Magazine issues 5 and 6 from Mar/Apr 2005 and May/Jun 2005 are bundled together as an eBook. Ian Rankin is the feature act of issue 5 while issue 6 boasts two authors, Julia Spencer-Fleming and Bill Fitzhugh, in the featured position.
A sampling of Issue 5’s articles include an interview of Peter Spieglman by Reed Farrel Coleman, Tom Jenkins wrote about The Shadow, cheating in poker tournaments was discussed by James Swain and Aldo Calcagno eulogized Plots With Guns. Additionally, David Housewright wrote about his addiction with jazz while David Fulmer discussed the mystery of jazz and Kevin Burton Smith id’d 5 songs about crime. Anthony Neil Smith decided he wants to kick James Ellroy’s ass and Jason Star interviewed Charlie Stella.
Issue 6 includes Tony Perona’s interview of Harlan Coben, Ruth Jordan’s list of 15 books she loves and that she feels influences the genre even today. Jon Jordan talks with key people in John Connelly’s circle and Zoe Sharp discusses her day job. Bill Crider wrote about collecting paperbacks, Sean Doolittle talked about his favorite crime movies and Dave Zeltserman wants you to hate the character but love the book.
Six short stories are included this time around. The contributors are JS Jordan’s Up the Neck, Mark T. Conard’s O’Hara Gets Killed, David Bowker’s Rawhead in the Cathedral, Bill Fitzhugh’s Murder, Plain and Simple, David White’s Dead Money and Reed Farrel Coleman’s Requiem for Jack.
All the regular contributors are on tap as well: Jim Pascoe, Ayo Onatade, Jeremy Lynch’s Crimespree at the Movies, and Robert Randisi.
Oh yeah, did we mention there’s a truck load of reviews in these 2 issues?