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BV Lawson
I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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Mary Theresa Coolican Kelly was born in London in 1927, but ended up a Scotland gal, receiving an M.A. degree from University of Edinburgh in 1951, marrying Dennis Charles Kelly in 1950, and becoming a teacher. Her first mystery series... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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Crime fiction is growing in popularity around the world, and the recent burst of Scandinavian crime fiction on the bestseller lists is yet another marker of that growth. So it only makes sense that the academic world is taking notice,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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At CrimeFest this past weekend, the CWA announced the shortlists for the International Dagger Award, the Short Story Dagger, the Non Fiction Dagger, the Endeavour Historical Dagger and the Debut Dagger. For the complete lists of all honorees, check out... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Roger Herst stops by In Reference to Murder today for some Author R&R. He's an ordained Reform Rabbi with a doctorate in Middle Eastern History who developed a passion for stories while delivering sermons from the pulpit. He's now written... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Top o' the week means it's Media Murder for Monday time, with the latest crime drama news from around the globe: MOVIES The Mentalist star Simon Baker is heading home to Australia for his feature film directing debut, the surf-themed... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Most people know the late Ruth Rendell for her standalone novels of psychological suspense and her popular Chief Inspector Reginald "Reg" Wexford series. Rendell was nominated numerous times for Dagger and Edgar Awards, but the very first Edgar she ever... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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There are more than 25,000 Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and in 75 other countries around the globe. What are Little Free Libraries, you ask? They are neighborhood book exchanges, where free books are housed in small containers... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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The Crime Writers’ Association unveiled the longlist for this year’s Dagger in the Library prize, which recognizes an author for their complete body of work. Nominations came from votes cast by readers online through the award’s sponsor, the Penguin Random... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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It's that time of year when U.S. television networks decide which of your favorite shows will stay and which will get the axe. In today's Media Murder for Monday, that, plus crime drama news on the big screen, and more.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Elizabeth Wharton Lemarchand was born in 1906 in Barnstaple, England, and spent most of her life as a headmistress. When she was forced to retire early due to an illness, she turned her hand to short stories, with some success.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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This week's edition of IRTM's Mystery Melange has awards, conferences, and book goodies galore: Congratulations to all the Edgar Award winners, announced this past weekend at the annual banquet in New York City. The Best Novel nod went to Mr.... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Regular readers of this blog may know Martin Edwards as a fellow contributor to the weekly Friday's Forgotten Books feature, but he's best known as an award-winning crime novelist whose Lake District Mysteries have been optioned by ITV. Elected to... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Another Monday means it's time for another roundup of the latest crime drama news on screen, on the stage and online: MOVIES Kingsman: The Secret Service did well enough at the box office that the spy thriller is apparently close... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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John Michael Evelyn (1916-1992) was born in Britain and privately educated before going to Oxford University. He was called to the Bar in 1939, but immediately joined the Army where he served during WWII until 1946, attaining the rank of... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Last year, the California Bookstore Day celebrating indie bookstores was such a huge success that the project is going bigger in 2015. This Saturday, May 2, Independent Bookstore Day will include 400 indie bookstores across the U.S. participating in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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The twentieth annual Friends of Mystery Spotted Awards were handed out to Chelsea Cain (for One Kick) and Johnny Shaw (Plaster City). The Spotted Owl award was established in 1995 and is given to the best mystery novel of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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I received a heads-up from Dean Street Press that they are reissuing two lost golden age crime classics by Ianthe Jerrold from 1929-30, both out of print for over eighty years. Jerrold only wrote these two novels in the crime... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Happy Monday! Here's the latest news in crime dramas from around the world on stage and screen: MOVIES Sony announced it will be making a sequel to the action thriller The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington as a retired black ops... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Charlotte Jay was the pen name of Australian mystery author Geraldine Halls (1919-1996). Her marriage to Albert Halls of UNESCO enabled her to travel the world to exotic locations like Pakistan, Japan, Thailand, England, Lebanon, India, Papua New Guinea and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Author Jean Heller takes some "Author R&R" today on In Reference to Murder. Heller's career has included serving as an investigative and projects reporter and editor for The Associated Press, The Cox Newspapers, Newsday, and the St. Petersburg Times. Heller... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Congratulations to the winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller, Tom Bouman's Dry Bones in the Valley. The other finalists included Peter Heller, The Painter; Laura Lippman, After I’m Gone; Shawn Lawrence Otto, Sins of Our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at In Reference to Murder