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BV Lawson
I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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Celestine Sibley (1914–1999) worked as a journalist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for more than 50 years, covering the James Earl Ray trial, among her many assignments. She penned more than 10,000 columns, as well as many popular essays on southern... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Based in Vermont, author Tim Weed teaches at GrubStreet in Boston and in the MFA Creative & Professional Writing program at Western Connecticut State University. He is the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and a Solas Best... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
One of the "mystery" book sculptures in Scotland Bouchercon 2014 wrapped up this past weekend, which also means we now know this year's winners for the Anthony Awards, the Barry Awards, the Macavity Awards, and the Shamus Awards. William Kent... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Today's guest post is from British author JM Shorney, author of Progeny of a Killer. Undercover agent and assassin, Aidan McRaney, is sent to infiltrate the lair of fellow Irishman, Daniel Corrigan, by his boss, wheelchair-bound Sir George Treveleyan. Only... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Here's the latest news wrap-up for crime-related movies, television shows, podcasts, and the theater: MOVIES At last week's Hollywood Film Awards, David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl took home the top prize. Benedict Cumberbatch snagged the Best... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Paula Gosling was born Paula Osius in 1939, the daughter of an inventor in Detroit, Michigan. She tried her hand at poetry at Wayne State University and later at a Detroit advertising agency, but wasn't happy. In 1964, she headed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Hemmie Martin has spent most of her professional life as a nurse, including being a Community Nurse for people with learning disabilities and a Forensic Nurse working with young offenders. She spent six years living in the south of France,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Book sculpture by Nick Georgiu Amazon's editorial staff chose its "Best Books of 2014" including those in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Category. You can check out all of the twenty chosen titles via this link. Five authors were shortlisted for the CWA... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Today is Veteran's Day, and the traditional parades and ceremonies are a great way to celebrate the veterans of our armed forces. However, many veterans who have returned from tours of duty are still suffering from physical and psychological wounds... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Here's your latest news about upcoming crime fiction movies, TV shows, and podcasts. MOVIES A24 and DirecTV picked up all rights to the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Dark Places. The film is directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and stars Charlize... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Born in 1939, English author Michael Derek Allen had a career in education, first as a teacher and then as a university administrator at the University of Bath, and also served a brief stint working for the New York Herald... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Chris Parker is a Nottingham-based specialist in Communication and Influence. His fascination with the power of words and how they can be used to create intrapersonal and interpersonal change began in 1976. It became a lifelong study that has underpinned... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Book sculpture by Rachel Ashe If you're near Suffolk, Virginia, this Saturday, check out the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Authors schedule to appear include Ellery Adams; Maggie Sefton; LynDee Walker; Mollie Cox Bryan;... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Kevin Murray began his writing career 40 years ago, working on the Star, Johannesburg's biggest daily newspaper. He soon became chief crime reporter in what was considered to be the crime capital of the world. He once achieved a record... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Here's your latest crime-related news about upcoming movies, television shows, podcasts, theatre, and more. MOVIES Liu Lu (currenty starring as Watson in CBS' Elementary) is set to star in Snakehead, a New York-set drama about the international underworld of human... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Long before the current wave of crime fiction flooding in from all parts of the world, authors from countries outside the U.S. and the U.K. were writing stories and novels set in a variety of locales. Even in the two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
The biannual NoirCon kicked off yesterday with a Noir at the Bar hosted by Peter Rozovsky, and lots more noirish goodness scheduled through Sunday. In conjunction with this year's fest, organizers and Out of the Gutter Press put together the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Book page pumpkin by Kara The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 were broadcast last week on ITV in the UK, honoring work in both broadcasting and literature. Among the authors who received recognition were Peter May (Crime Thriller Book Club... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Via Open Culture: With Halloween fast approaching, let us remind you that few American writers can get you into the existentially chilling spirit of this climatically chilling season than Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). And given that he lived and wrote... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
MOVIES U.K. director Ben Wheatley will take on his first U.S. project with the 1970s crime drama Free Fire. The film will star Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Luke Evans, and Michael Smiley in the Boston-set story about a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Viewed from a contemporary perspective, it's hard to recall a time when there weren't female detectives the likes of V.I. Warshawski, Kinsey Millhone, Tess Monaghan and Sharon McCone, but back in the 1930s they were almost nonexistent. As a child,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at In Reference to Murder