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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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Welcome to another Monday and a new roundup of the latest crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don't Cry) has been set to star in Deon Taylor’s noir thriller Fatale. The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Murderous Schemes was edited by J. Madison Davis and the late, great Donald Westlake and published in 1998 by Oxford University Press. As Westlake notes in his introduction, "The major flaw with the genre under consideration is that no one... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Sisters in Crime announced that the 2018 winner of the annual Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award is Mia Manansala. The award, which honors the memory of pioneering African-American crime fiction author Eleanor Taylor Bland with a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to Monday and the latest roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Fox won a heated auction for a new project that will reunite Ben Affleck (as director) and Matt Damon, who is set to star. The film... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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MMany story anthologies have arisen from the annual Malice Domestic conference, including Anne Perry Presents Malice Domestic 6: An Anthology of Original Traditional Mystery Stories. As you might suspect, the stories featured in this anthology from 1997 are of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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The Australian Crime Writers Association announced the shortlists for the 21st Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Fiction. The awards celebrate the best in fictional crime and true crime by Aussie authors, with the shortlists drawn from over seventy five entries... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Monday greetings to you! Here's your latest roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Gary Oldman is joining Amy Adams in Fox 2000’s The Woman in the Window, reuniting the actor with his Darkest Hour director Joe Wright. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Angus MacVicar (1908-2001) was a Scottish author of crime thrillers, juvenile science fiction and nonfiction. His first novel The Purple Rock was a bestseller, but his career was interrupted by an illness and then service in World War II with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Stav Sherez has won the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier award for crime fiction with his novel, The Intrusions. The book, a 2017 Guardian and Sunday Times book of the year, was dubbed "A Silence of the Lambs for the internet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Monday greetings to you! Here's your weekly roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN RLJE Films and UMC have acquired the North American rights to the Jeremy Ungar-directed thriller Ride starring Bella Thorne (Famous in Love), Jessie T. Usher... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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British author Catherine Louisa Pirkis (1841-1910) wrote many short stories and some 14 novels between 1877 and 1894, before she essentially gave up writing in favor of marriage and animal charity work (she and her husband helped found the National... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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The International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the 2018 Thriller Awards this past weekend during the annual ThrillerFest in New York City. Best Hardcover Novel went to Final Girls, by Riley Sager; Best First Novel: The Freedom Broker, by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Monday greetings to all and a big welcome to the roundup of the latest crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Constantin Film is adapting German author Ferdinand von Schirach’s international legal thriller bestseller The Collini Case. German actor Elyas M’Barek... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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British author Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) worked in his father's leather business before serving in the Ministry of Information following World War I. He eventually turned his hand to writing crime novels after his father helped him get his first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Sisters in Crime Australia announced the shortlists for this year's Davitt Awards, which celebrate the best crime books by Australian women in the categories of adult, young adult, children, nonfiction and debut books. The finalists for the Best Adult Crime... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Happy Monday to you and welcome to the latest roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Innis Lake Entertainment has optioned the film and television rights to John Verdon's Dave Gurney mystery book series. Deadline reported that Richard Wernham... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Ed McBain (1926-2005) was the pen name of Salvatore Albert Lombino who later legally changed his name to Evan Hunter in 1952 (he also wrote under the pen names Curt Cannon, Ezra Hannon, Hunt Collins, and Richard Marsten). The prolific... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Elly Griffiths, author behind the Ruth Galloway series, has topped this year's Dead Good Reader Awards shortlists by securing a total three nominations, while crime writers Ruth Ware, Clare Mackintosh, Tony Kent and Teresa Driscoll have two nods apiece. Voted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy.” - Thomas Jefferson Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at In Reference to Murder