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BV Lawson
I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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Welcome to another Monday and another roundup of the latest in crime drama news: MOVIES Amy Pascal and Neal H. Moritz have teamed up to acquire film rights to Long Bright River, the upcoming suspense novel from Liz Moore that... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at In Reference to Murder
Yesterday was National Astronomy Day (actually there are two, one in spring and one in fall). English composer Gustav Holst composed the suite The Planets between 1914 and 1916, with eight movements, one for each planet in our solar system... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
Jacques Heath Futrelle (1875-1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer who worked for the Atlanta Journal, where he began their sports section and met his great love and fellow writer, Lily May ("May") Peel. Soon after, Futrelle was off... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival announced the longlist for the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, with the winner to be announced at the festival in Harrogate in July. The prize was created to celebrate... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Monday greetings to you! Here's a roundup of the latest crime drama news to start off your week: MOVIES Castle alum Stana Katic, Sarah Megan Thomas, and Radhika Apte are set to star in an untitled female-driven WW II spy... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Sergei Rachmaninov (a/k/a Rachmaninoff) was born this month (April 1, 1873) and is one of Scott Drayco's favorite composers. One of Rachmaninov's pieces, the Prelude Op.23 No.5 in G minor, will be used in the upcoming Drayco book, Suicide Sonata,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Ernest William Hornung (1866–1921) was an English poet and author who also happened to be the brother-in-law of Arthur Conan Doyle. He also worked as a journalist in England, France and Australia, and centered many of his stories around Aussie... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
It's National Library Week in the U.S, and 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the first such celebration. Today's specific theme is "Take Action for Libraries Day," a national library advocacy effort observed for the first time in 2017 in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
The International Thriller Writers have announced the 2018 Thriller Award finalists, including those for Best Hardcover Novel: Dan Chaon — Ill Will; Denise Mina — The Long Drop; B.A. Paris — The Breakdown; Gin Phillips — Fierce Kingdom; and Riley... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Welcome to the start o'the week and the latest crime drama roundup: MOVIES Focus Features has picked up film rights to the upcoming novel To Die in Vienna by Kevin Wignall and attached Jake Gyllenhaal to star in its movie... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
The 10th Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize, the world's biggest prize for younger writers, announced its 2018 shortlist. Two authors from the U.S. both made the cut with their thrillers, debut American novelist Emily Ruskovich for her thriller hit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Happy Monday to you! Here are some crime drama updates to start off your week: MOVIES Kevin Bacon is producing and starring in the horror-thriller You Should Have Left, with David Koepp directing from his own script for Jason Blum’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Left Coast Crime 2018, "Crime on the Comstock," awarded four Lefty awards at the 28th annual LCC convention at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno/Sparks, Nevada. The Leftys are for books published in 2017: Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Charles Salzberg is a novelist, journalist, and acclaimed writing instructor. He is the author of the Henry Swann detective series, including Swann’s Last Song which was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel and Devil in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
It's Monday again, folks, which means it's time for your weekly crime drama roundup: MOVIES Birth of a Nation filmmaker Nate Parker is attached to direct Black & Blue, a feature inspired by the life of decorated LAPD detective Ralph... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Albert Payson Terhune (1872–1942) had several careers, eventually settling into journalism and writing. He and his wife also bred collies at their Sunnybank Kennels in New Jersey, and Terhune based most of his writing in the 1920s and 30s on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Colin O'Sullivan's debut novel Killarney Blues (Foreign Novel) and Franz Bartelt's The 'Hôtel du Grand Cerf (French Novel) were awarded the 2018 Prix Mystère de la critique in France. The award was established in 1972 by the magazine Mystère, making... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
MOVIES Amma Asante has been set to direct the upcoming film adaptation of David E. Hoffman’s drama thriller The Billion Dollar Spy, which tells the true story of a man who became the Pentagon’s most valuable spy during the last... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Frederick Merrick White (1859-1935) was an English author who wrote a number of novels and short stories under the name Fred M. White, including the six "Doom of London" science fiction stories about various catastrophes that afflict the British capital.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
This Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, and Mystery Fanfare has a roundup of all St. Patty's related crime fiction for you. Mystery Fest Key West (set for June 22-24) has announced a call for entries for this year’s Whodunit Mystery... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at In Reference to Murder