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BV Lawson
I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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Nice to have you stop by as we start off a new week with the latest crime drama roundup: MOVIES Paramount Pictures has closed a six-figure deal for I Am Yours, a spec thriller script by Ryan Belenzon and Jeffrey... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
The Colorado Book Awards were handed out recently, with Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless winning the Mystery category. The other finalists were Fractured Families: A Lottie Albright Mystery by Charlotte Hinger, and Hunting Hour: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Monday greetings to all and welcome to the latest roundup of crime drama news: MOVIES Universal has optioned the rights to Tamer Elnoury and Kevin Maurer’s book American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent that Mr.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Anthea Mary Fraser (born 1930) was inspired by her novelist-mother to be a writer, but her own first published novel had to wait until 1970. The 1974 paranormal novel Laura Possessed was her first break-through success, followed by six other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Audie Awards. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (read by Simon Vance) has won top honors in the Mystery category, and The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Hope everyone had a decent weekend! Here's a roundup of the latest crime drama news to start your brand-new week: MOVIES Director Baltasar Kormakur and actor Hugh Jackman are circling The Good Spy, Kai Bird’s biography of CIA operative Robert... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
It's amazing that Roger Ormerod (1920-2005), a native of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, managed to end up as writer, given his background. Born in 1920, he worked various jobs, including postal worker, shop loader in an engineering factory, clerk in county... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
The Crime Writers of Canada announced this year's winners of the Arthur Ellis Awards, which recognize the best in mystery, crime, and suspense writing in fiction and non-fiction by Canadian writers. The Best Crime Novel went to Sleeping in the... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Monday greetings to all! For those of you in the U.S. who are observing Memorial Day, I hope you are taking time to remember the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces, as well as enjoying some... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Mary Stewart was born in 1916 in Sunderland, County Durham, England and graduated from Durham University, later serving as a lecturer in English Language and Literature there. She turned to writing novels in the 1950s and is considered to be... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
News of crime fiction awards have been coming so fast, it's almost impossible to keep up, but here are a few of the most recent: The UK's CrimeFest conference announced the winners of its annual awards at a ceremony held... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
MOVIES Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, and Antonio Banderas are all in talks to star in The Laundromat, a Steven Soderbergh-directed drama about the Panama Papers scandal. The script, by Scott Z. Burns, is based on Jake Bernstein's book Secrecy World:... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Scott Drayco will be making his fifth appearance in the upcoming novel, The Suicide Sonata. One of the pieces that is mentioned in the book is Franz Schubert's Impromptu #3, from Opus 90. As Drayco notes, the piece has "Hints... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Hulbert Footner (1879-1944) was born in Canada but emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 19 and lived most of his life in the States. He became a journalist and author after a failed attempt at being an actor,... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
The recently announced British Book Awards included a win for The Dry by Jane Harper in the Crime and Thriller category. The winner of the Best Fiction award went to Jon McGregor for Reservoir 13, about the aftershocks of a... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Monday means it's time for a new roundup of crime drama news, and if you're a fan of TV crime, you'll especially be interested in the announcements about show pickups, renewals, and cancellations that came fast and furious during the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Today is Mother's Day, and Mozart was my Mom's very favorite composer. So, I thought it appropriate that today's Sunday Music Treat would be a little something she would have thoroughly enjoyed, the Andante movement from the Piano Concerto No.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Melville Davisson Post (1869-1930) was born into a prosperous family in West Virginia and practiced criminal and corporate law for several years. However, after the success of his first novel series, he promptly dropped his law career to write full... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
This year's Bouchercon organizers have announced the finalists for the annual Anthony Awards, with winners to be announced at the conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, September 5-9. The nods for Best Novel include The Late Show by Michael Connelly, Magpie... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at In Reference to Murder