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BV Lawson
I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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Book sculpture by Su Blackwell The Crime Writers Association announced the 2014 longlist for its Dagger in the Library Award that honors "an author's whole body of work to date." The authors on this year's longlist include M.C. Beaton, Tony... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Keanu Reeves is set to star in New Angeles, from a script written by crime fiction author Gregg Hurwitz. The plot centers on a man whose escapes into virtual reality unveil clues to real-world mysteries that could result in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Eric Wright was born in London, England in 1929 to a poor working-class family, an experience he later detailed in his memoir, Always Give a Penny to a Blind Man. When he was 22, he immigrated to Canada and eventually... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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M.L. LONGWORTH has lived in Aix-en-Provence since 1997. She has written about the region for The Washington Post, The Times (U.K.), The Independent (U.K.), and Bon Appetit Magazine. She is the author of a bilingual collection of essays, Une Américaine... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Book rock art Congratulations to this year's Ned Kelly Award winners, handed out by the Australian Crime Writers Association. The winners include In the Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty (Best Crime Novel); Hades by Candice Fox (Best First... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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So many crime fiction conferences have called it quits recently, it was with great sadness we learned in January that Murder and Mayhem in Muskego was shutting down, too. The conference's major sponsor, the Friends of the Library, was no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Sony Pictures Entertainment announced George Clooney will direct a movie based on British journalist Nick Davies’ book Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch. The book follows the scandal surrounding Murdoch’s now-shuttered... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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American author Joseph Hansen (1923-2004) was born in South Dakota, the son of a shoe shop owner who lost the business during the Depression, prompting moves to Minneapolis and eventually a citrus grove in California belonging to the author's married... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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This summer, residents and tourists in London have had an added treat with the addition of literary-themed benches, from Shakespeare to more modern times. Here are a few highlights from the project, which aims to raise money for the National... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Book sculpture by Nino Orlandi Liam McIlvanney's Where the Dead Men Go won the the prestigious Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival this past Saturday. (Hat tip to Craig Sisterson at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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I'm not sure I'm ready for fall, but there is one good thing to look forward to, and that's all the autumnal literary conferences. One coming up next is Fall for the Book, a week-long, multiple-venue festival in Northern Virginia... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has been tapped to play the lead in the psychological thriller The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, adapted from the novel by Liz Jensen. Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. rights to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Edward John "Ted" Wood, was born in Sussex, England in 1931 and served in the RAF during the Second World War. In 1954 he emigrated to Canada and was a Toronto police officer for three years before switching to advertising... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Edward John "Ted" Wood, was born in Sussex, England in 1931 and served in the RAF during the Second World War. In 1954 he emigrated to Canada and was a Toronto police officer for three years before switching to advertising... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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Edgar Allan Poe book sculpture A Memorial Gathering for the late Canadian mystery author Lou Allin is scheduled for Sunday, September 14, 2-4:30 p.m. in Victoria, BC. Mystery Fanfare has all the details. All Due Respect magazine, edited by Chris... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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The National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, changes venues this year as it moves from the grounds of the Mall over to the Washington Convention Center. The move indoors may be disappointing to some, but it allows... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Warner Bros acquired the rights to Don Pendleton's novel series featuring anti-terrorist operative Mack Bolan to develop as a star vehicle for Bradley Cooper (with Todd Phillips to potentially direct). Sony is looking to option film rights to Richard... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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I'm hosting Friday's "Forgotten" Books for Patti Abbott today, and you can scroll down to the bottom of this posting for all the links to other book blogs with their weekly offerings. But first, a look at The Last Vanity... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
I haven't been able to find any Bude novels yet locally, Les - thanks for pointing these out. It will be interesting to see if Bude's (Elmore's) background as a theatrical producer and director is evident in how he plots and writes these books.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2014 on "The Lake District Murder" at Classic Mysteries
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Book sculpture by Abadova Sisters in Crime Australia announced the shortlist for its 14th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Categories include Best Adult Novel, Best YA Novel, Best Children's Novel, Best True Crime Book, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips are producing A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite for Warner Brothers, a project based on the nonfiction article by Adam Higginbotham about a 1980 extortion plot in a Nevada casino involving a gigantic bomb and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at In Reference to Murder