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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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Lawrence Kelter is a resident New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn and residing on Long Island, and often uses Manhattan and Long Island as backdrops for his stories. Early in his career, he received direction from bestselling novelist Nelson... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at In Reference to Murder
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Monday greetings! Start your week off with this latest roundup of crime drama news: MOVIES Sony Pictures won rights to finance and distribute #9, the working title of Quentin Tarantino’s next film. The project is set in Los Angeles in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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British author Celia Fremlin (1914-2009), was the daughter of a doctor and the sister of nuclear physicist John H. Fremlin. She studied classics at Somerville College, Oxford, but after her mother died in 1931, she was expected to look after... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Lee Child returns to Dublin November 16th at the O’Reilly Theatre in conversation with Paul Whittington of the Irish Independent. The event marks the publication of his latest novel, The Midnight Line (the 22nd in the Jack Reacher series). (HT... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to Monday and another roundup of crime drama news: MOVIES Oscar winner Russell Crowe and Captain Fantastic actor George MacKay have signed on to star in director Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang, along with Nicholas Hoult... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Augusta Huiell Seaman (1879-1950) graduated from Normal College in New York City in 1900 and went on to teach elementary school. Following her marriage in 1906, she devoted her time to writing books for the children/YA age group, with a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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It's been a while since I had a roundup of the latest offerings of crime fiction and news in magazines (both print and digital), but I hope to rectify that with today's blog post - and another next week focusing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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The shortlist for the Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year was announced and includes: Can You Keep A Secret?, Karen Perry Here and Gone, Haylen Beck Let the Dead Speak, Jane Casey One Bad Turn, Sinéad Crowley There... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Monday greetings to all, with a top o'the week dose of the latest crime drama news: MOVIES The British Independent Film Awards Nominations were announced this past week, and the crime comedy-drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, was a big... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Louis Tracy (1863-1928) was born in Liverpool to an upper middle class family and educated at the French Seminary at Douai. Although he led a relative life of leisure, he also joined the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Congratulations go to the winners of this year's Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, announced this past week. The CWA Gold Dagger went to The Dry, by Jane Harper; CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger went to Spook Street, by Mick Herron;... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Monday greetings to all and hope you enjoy the latest roundup of crime drama news: MOVIES Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is planning a film of the psychological thriller The Wife Between Us by the writing duo of Greer Hendricks and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Marie Belloc Lowndes (1868–1947) was a prolific writer, with close to 70 novels and nonfiction works—as well as plays and short stories—published between 1898 and 1956. She came from a varied and eclectic background, with ancestors including the scientist Joseph... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Brian Stoddart is Professor Emeritus at La Trobe University where he served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and as Vice-Chancellor. He took his first two degrees at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand where he first became interested in India,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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The Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Maine, will become a crime scene for murder, mayhem and more at the third annual “Murder by the Book” mystery festival October 27-28. Tess Gerritsen (the Rizzoli & Isles series) will be the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Elka Ray is a Canadian/UK author and editor, whose first novel, Hanoi Jane, was published by Marshall Cavendish in English and DT Books in Vietnamese. That was followed by the suspense novel, Saigon Dark, which came out with Crimewave Press... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Monday means it's time once again for the latest weekly roundup of crime drama news: MOVIES 20th Century Fox bought the film rights to Taylor Adams' thriller, No Exit, with Logan scriptwriter Scott Frank attached to produce. The story follows... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Benjamin Leopold Farjeon (1838–1903) was a British novelist, playwright, printer and journalist. He didn't have formal schooling but trained as a printer at a newspaper office at age 14. He immigrated to Australia in 1854 after a row with his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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David Malcolm was born in Aberdeen and educated in Ab­erdeen, Zürich, and London. He's lived and worked in Japan, the USA, and currently calls Sopot, Poland home, where he is professor at the Institute of English and American Studies at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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The annual Bouchercon conference was held this past weekend in Toronto, with winners of several awards handed out during the event, including the Macavity, Anthony, and Barry Awards. The Anthony Award winners included: Best Novel, Louise Penny for A Great... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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J.J. Hensley graduated with a B.S. in Administration of Justice from Penn State University and a M.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University before working as a police officer then a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Monday greetings to all! Welcome to the latest roundup of crime drama news: MOVIES Keira Knigthley is set to produce and star in an untitled spy drama written by Camilla Blackett (The Newsroom and New Girl). The film will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Not a lot is known about Charles Wadsworth Camp (1879-1936). His most famous claim to fame may be as the father of author Madeline L'Engle, and most of the details of his life come from biographies about her. Camp moved... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Rich Zahradnik was a journalist for 30-plus years working as a reporter and editor in all major news media, including online, newspaper, broadcast, magazine and wire services. He held editorial positions at CNN, Bloomberg News, Fox Business Network, AOL and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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This past weekend, the North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers announced that The White Devil, by Domenic Stansberry, was the winner of the annual Hammett Prize for a work of literary excellence in the field of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at In Reference to Murder