This is BV Lawson's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following BV Lawson's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
BV Lawson
bvlawson.com
I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
Recent Activity
Image
Former British police officer turned author Clare Mackintosh won the 2016 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award for her thriller I Let You Go. The announcement was made during the opening-night event at the 14th Theakstons Old... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
Image
MOVIES Universal Pictures has optioned rights to Matt Ruff’s psychological thriller Bad Monkeys. The 2007 novel centers on Jane Charlotte, who has been arrested for murder, but says she’s a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Image
Historical crime fiction has been popular since the likes of The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and the Cadfael mysteries by Ellis Peters. And of course Victorian fiction is right in the thick of it all, thanks to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Image
The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal awarded Attica Locke with the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Pleasantville as the best legal fiction "that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Welcome to Monday and this week's latest crime drama news: AWARDS The Emmy Award nominations announced last week saw FX’s Cold War spy drama The Americans achieve a rare feat by breaking into the top ranks of Emmy contenders in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
British author Maurice Proctor (1906–1973) worked faithfully as a Police Constable in Yorkshire for nineteen years, with part of his time spent on motorcycle patrol. He was also involved in the investigation of the Halifax Slasher in 1938. All during... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Thriller Awards, announced at the Thrillerfest banquet this past weekend. They include: Best Novel: The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell Best First Novel: Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Best Paperback Original: Against All... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Terrence McCauley had success writing short stories featured in Thuglit, Spintetingler Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Big Pulp and other publications before turning his hand to two crime novels set in 1930s New York City, Prohibition and Slow Burn. In 2016, Down... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Welcome to Monday and the latest crime drama news from screens big and small and on the air: MOVIES Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation) is set to direct his first film later this year, an adaptation of Victor... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
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 Jul 8, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Don Winslow has won the 2016 Falcon Award from The Maltese Falcon Society Japan for Missing: New York as the best hardboiled/private eye novel published in Japan in the previous year. This is Winslow's fourth Falcon win. He won the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
First, some happy and yet sad news: the latest editions of Thuglit have just hit the market in both digital and print editions, but they are also the last. The issue, titled "Last Writes," has twelve new crime stories "to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Hope everyone in the U.S. enjoys a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday! Meanwhile, here's the latest news of crime dramas on air and screen: MOVIES If you're rained in on the Fourth holiday (as we will likely be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
In honor of the Fourth tomorrow, I thought it would be nice to showcase some American music. The NSO Pops recently held an all-Gershwin program, which made me go digging around for footage of the composer himself playing his own... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
American author Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (1905-1969) wrote poetry, plays, short stories and 28 novels under the name Charlotte Armstrong and the pen name Jo Valentine, as well as working in the worlds of fashion, advertising and accounting. Her first success... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Mystery Loves Company Booksellers in Oxford, Maryland, will celebrate its 25th birthday this year, which owner and co-founder Kathy Harig is commemorating with a party and book signing on July 4 reaturing author Fran White. The store, which opened in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
The Bouchercon Board of Directors announced that Otto Penzler is the recipient of its 2016 David Thompson Special Service Award for "extraordinary efforts to develop and promote the crime fiction field." Penzler is the proprietor of New York City’s The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
I was thrilled to learn one of my short stories was chosen for the upcoming Bouchercon Anthology. Here's the official press release for the book: Bouchercon will be invading New Orleans for its annual world mystery convention this September where... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Top o'the week means it's time once again for a quick look at news from the crime drama scene: MOVIES Two different movies based on the life of Agatha Christie are in the works, although they have to require approval... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Back in my piano days, I played a piece called "Lotus Land" by English composer Cyril Scott (1879-1970), which utilized what was then (1905) a novelty - glissandos on the black keys. Those glissandi were almost my undoing, as I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Angus MacVicar (1908-2001) was a Scottish author of crime thrillers, juvenile science fiction and nonfiction. His first novel The Purple Rock was a bestseller, but his career was interrupted by an illness and then service in World War II with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at In Reference to Murder