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BV Lawson
I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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Magdalen Nabb was born in Lancashire in 1947 but lived in Florence, Italy, from 1975 until her death in 2007. She wrote both children's fiction and crime fiction, the latter featuring her literary creation Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia. She modeled the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Book sculpture (and working clock) "Make Time to Read" by Jodi Harvey-Brown The Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year was awarded to Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer at this past weekend's conference in Harrogate. The other finalists included The Red Road... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Christian Bale is in talks to portray the iconic private eye Travis McGhee in the film adaptation of John D. MacDonald's novel The Deep Blue Good-By. Leonardo DiCaprio is producing, and Dennis Lehane wrote the most recent draft of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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British author Maurice Proctor (1906–1973) worked faithfully as a Police Constable in Yorkshire for nineteen years, with part of his time spent on motorcycle patrol. He was also involved in the investigation of the Halifax Slasher in 1938. All during... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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I love the recent trend of "little free libraries" that are popping up around the globe. Although I still believe in traditional libraries due to the greater depth of their offerings and resources, these micro-libraries are a great idea for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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"Dahlia" book sculpture by Abadova Tomorrow night, the Eight Cousins bookstore in Falmouth, Massachusetts, presents International Crime Night with with book talks, free books, and other giveaways. The lineup includes Featuring Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis's The Boy in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES British actor Jack O'Connell plays the lead in Starred Up, the prison drama that's already a hit on the film festival circuit and will be available in the U.S. in a limited release starting in New York City on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Today's theme for Patti Abbott's Friday's Forgotten Books concerns "femmes fatales." The term is from the French for "fatal women," but its orgins go back to the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Hindu cultures, and of course, even the Bible gave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Today's theme for Patti Abbott's Friday's Forgotten Books concerns "femmes fatales." The term is from the French for "fatal women," but its orgins go back to the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Hindu cultures, and of course, even the Bible gave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Wizard and Glass Book Sculpture UNLIT by wetcanvas If you're in the UK on July 17, pop on over to Heffer’s Cambridge for the "What's Your Poison Summer Crime party." In addition to fifteen crime fiction authors on hand, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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PJ Bergman runs the impossible crime website TheLockedRoom.com and is currently writing his debut novel of the same name. In the book, disgraced military detective Kenneth Rhys investigates a series of locked room mysteries and impossible crimes as he attempts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson are heading "out West" for the revenge action thriller By Way Of Helena. Directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith from a script by Matt Cook, the film follows 1880s Texas Ranger (Hemsworth) sent to an isolated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Want a little Fourth of July murder mystery to go with that hot dog and watermelon? You can't go wrong with the likes Bill Crider, whose protagonist Sheriff Dan Rhodes has to face personal fireworks around the Fourth Holiday when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Glenn Cooper takes some "Author R&R" (Reference and Research) on In Reference to Murder today. Glenn has a degree in archaeology from Harvard and practiced medicine as an infectious diseases specialist. He was the CEO of a biotechnology company for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Book sculpture by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord The Crime Writers Association announced the winners for five Dagger Awards categories: Historical Dagger: The Devil in the Marshalsea, by Antonia Hodgson; International: The Siege, by Arturo Perez-Reverte, translated by Frank Wynne; Non-fiction: The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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The latest Thuglit, edited by Todd Robinson a/k/a "Big Daddy Thug," features original stories by Leon Marks, Rob Hart, Justin Porter, Mike Miner, Edward Hagelstein, Kevin Garvey, T. Maxim Simmler, and J.J. Sinisi. Pulp Literature's summer issue is out, including... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Aaron Sorkin is in negotiations to adapt Michael Lewis' best-selling nonfiction book Flash Boys for Sony. Envisioned as a financial thriller similar to another Lewis book, Moneyball, the plot deals with the practice of high-frequency trading on Wall Street... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Isobel Mary Lambot (1926-2001) was from a family of readers in Birmingham, England, but she didn't turn to writing until mid-life. She served first in the Women's Royal Air Force then as a teacher before marrying in 1959 a Belgian... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of nine works of fiction—six Bailey Weggins mysteries and three suspense novels, including Eyes on You (June 2014). For fourteen years she was the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Book sculpture by Mike Stilkey Finalists for the Macavity Awards were announced yesterday. The nominees are voted on by members and friends of Mystery Readers International and subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal, with the winners announced at Bouchercon on November... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at In Reference to Murder