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BV Lawson
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I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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The Australian Crime Writers Association announced the shortlist for the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards in three categories, Best Fiction, Best First Fiction, and True Crime. Winners will be announced on September 1 during the annual Ned Kelly Awards presentation in... Continue reading
Posted 26 minutes ago at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Jennifer Garner is in talks to star in the Pierre Morel-directed action thriller Peppermint, which has been likened to "John Wick with a female protagonist." When her husband and daughter are gunned down in a drive-by, the heroine wakes... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Eric Wright was born in London, England in 1929 but immigrated to Canada and eventually became chair of the English department and Dean of Arts at Ryerson Institute of Technology in Toronto. Wright penned dozens of stories, many of them... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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The fourth Noirwich Crime Writing Festival scheduled for September 14-17 has added Val McDermid, Anthony Horowitz, and Martina Cole to the killer lineup that also includes Mark Billingham, Stuart McBride, and Arne Dahl. In addition to the usual panels and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Michael Pronko has won numerous awards for his three collections of writings about life in Tokyo. He has written about Japanese culture, art, jazz, society, architecture, and politics for Newsweek Japan, The Japan Times, Artscape Japan, as well as other... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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August means a lighter than usual roster of crime drama news, but there are still some interesting tidbits to pass along: MOVIES New Line Cinema picked up the unique superhero-crime project Pulse, based on an upcoming novel by Michael Harvey.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Julian Gustave Symons (1912-1994) was an English poet and biographer and served as a mystery fiction reviewer for The Sunday Times. He also wrote non-fiction books on criminology and one titled Bloody Murder (a/k/a Mortal Consequences), a history of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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The Crime Writers Association (CWA) announced the Dagger Awards shortlists, with winners to be handed out at the annual dinner in October. The categories include The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, The John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger, The Endeavour Historical Dagger,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to Monday and the latest roundup of crime drama news: MOVIES The New York Times cited unnamed sources that Daniel Craig is returning for one more Bond film, after months of "will he or won't he" speculation. Although neither... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Margaret Millar (1915-1994) was married to Kenneth Millar, better known as crime fiction author Ross MacDonald, but despite having an Edgar Award and over 25 novels to her credit (and with some critics saying she was the better writer of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival in Harrogate announced that Scottish author Chris Brookmyre had won the Crime Novel of the Year Award for his novel, Black Widow. Other finalists included Lie With Me, by Sabine Durrant; Out of Bounds,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Happy Monday to all - here's a roundup of the latest crime drama news to start off your new week: MOVIES Action-thriller The Hurricane Heist from director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) has landed at Entertainment Studios Motion... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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The theme for Patti Abbott's Friday's "Forgotten" Books feature today is "The Great Heist/Bank Robbery," or books that involve those themes. One of the first books to involve a robbery, let alone one with a female detective, was The Great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Cat Art Print Dandy Cat With Mustache and Monocle by Colla Congratulations go to Tana French for winning the 2017 Strand Magazine Critics Award for her novel, The Trespasser, and for Heather Young, who won Best Debut award for The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Here's a roundup of the latest crime drama news from the big and small screens: MOVIES Quentin Tarantino is developing a film about the notorious Manson Family murders of five people, including pregnant actor Sharon Tate. Tarantino is courting A-list... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Roderic Jeffries (1926- ) was born in London, the son of writer Graham Montague Jeffries who was known for his series featuring the gentleman crook-sleuth "Blackshirt." Roderic Jeffries didn't immediately follow in his father's footsteps, going to sea at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlists for the 2017 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The shortlisted works for Best Adult Novel include Dead in the Water by Tania Chandler; Ghost Girls by Cath Ferla;... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Hope everyone had a great weekend! It's Monday again, and that means it's time for the latest crime drama roundup: MOVIES Anonymous Content has partnered with Made In Africa Films on In The Garden Of The King to be directed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Paul Winterton (1908-2001), the son of a journalist and member of Parliament, was educated at the London School of Economics and London University, receiving his B.Sc. in political science and economics in 1928. He was on the staff of The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine's July/August double issue includes publication of the Black Orchid Award Novella winning story. Plus, there's a baseball-themed story fit for summer, "The Making of Velveteen Dream" by Chris Muessig, and new short fiction from Jay Carey,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at In Reference to Murder