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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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Author and former CBC Radio Noon host Louise Penny became part of the Order of Canada Friday in a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Penny is a New York Times bestselling author whose work includes the award-winning Armand Gamache... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at In Reference to Murder
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Michael Mayo has written about film for the Washington Post and the Roanoke Times. He was the host of the nationally syndicated radio programs Movie Show on Radio and Max and Mike on the Movies. He is the author of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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Monday greetings, and welcome to another wrap-up of the latest crime drama news: AWARDS The Writers Guild of America handed out their annual awards this weekend, including Moonlight for Best Original Screenplay and the sci-fi mystery Arrival for Best Adapted... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Classical music may seem staid to today's younger generations, but in its day, it was often revolutionary. Beethoven's famous Egmont Overture is a perfect example. Egmont celebrates the life and heroism of the Dutch nobleman, the Count of Egmont, in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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The theme for Patti Abbott's Friday's "Forgotten" Books today is "children gone wrong"; although the children in the book I'm highlighting in my post are grown, they are nonetheless all fairly nasty and all suspects in a dastardly murder puzzle... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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The longlist for the Crime Writers Association 2017 Dagger in the Library was officially announced last week. The Dagger in the Library (a prize for a body of work by a crime writer that users of libraries particularly admire) is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to another new week and another wrap-up of the latest crime drama news: MOVIES The production company The Firm picked up rights to the untitled Big Pharma/Whistleblower corporate thriller from screenwriters Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. The ensemble piece... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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In honor of our penumbrual lunar eclipse tonight, I thought I'd pull this post out of the FFB archives today: Gladys Maude Winifred Mitchell (1901–1983) taught English, Spanish, history and games in various schools in and around London and was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Mystery People posted "(Extremely) Unauthorized Relationship Advice Inspired by Crime Fiction: Part 1." In the mood for some romantic crime fiction? Check out Mystery Fanfare's list of Valentine's Day Mysteries. Book Riot also... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Monday means it's time for the latest wrap-up of crime drama news: AWARDS The Directors Guild of America handed out its annual awards on Saturday evening. Several crime dramas were among the nominees, but only one ended up winning its... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Ursula Reilly Curtiss, born in 1923, came into the world with fairly impressive crime-fiction genes. Her mother, Helen Reilly, her sister, Mary McMullen, and her brother, James Kieran, all wrote mysteries. Curtis didn't start out that way, working first as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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The annual Malice Comestic conference Agatha Award nominations were announced last week, including Best Contemporary Novel category nods to Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron; Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson; A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny; Fogged Inn by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Another new week means another new wrap-up of the latest in crime drama news: AWARDS The Screen Actors Guild awards were handed out last night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The Academy Award nominations announced last week included... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 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 1960. She served first in the Women's Royal Air Force then as a teacher before marrying in 1959 a Belgian... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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The Crime Writers' Association (CWA) announced that Ann Cleeves is to receive the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honor in British crime writing, which recognizes authors whose crime writing careers have been marked by sustained excellence. Ann Cleeves is internationally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Here's the latest wrap-up of crime drama news to start off the new week: AWARDS In the annual People's Choice Awards, The Girl on the Train was declared Favorite Thriller Movie; Priyanka Chopra won for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress (Quantico);... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
The output of John Philip Sousa, the American "March King," wasn't just "Stars and Stripes Forever." He also wrote works like "Hands Across the Sea," which the composer said was "addressed to no particular nation, but to all of America's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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A doctor by trade, although better known for his classic plays like The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov actually began his literary career writing stories, many of which were in the psychological suspense vein. They were published in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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This year's list of nominees for the Left Coast Conference's Lefty Awards have been announced, including the Lefty for Best Humorous Novel honorees: Donna Andrews, Die Like an Eagle; Ellen Byron, Body on the Bayou; Timothy Hallinan, Fields Where They... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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AWARDS The British Academy Film & Television Awards, or BAFTAs, announced lists of the best films of the year. There aren't many crime dramas in the running, but multiple nominations were handed out to both the neo-noir psychological thriller Nocturnal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at In Reference to Murder