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BV Lawson
I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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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 7 hours ago at In Reference to Murder
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 yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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
This is a reposting from 2013 in memory of Dorothy Salisbury Davis, who died last week at the age of 98. Dorothy Salisbury Davis is considered as one of the Grand Dames of crime fiction, but she didn't start out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Book sculpture by the Unicorn Diaries The shortlist for the Ned Kelly Awards for excellence in Australia crime fiction was announced last week. The nominees include Beams Falling by P.M. Newton; Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher; Fatal Impact by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
It's summertime, a season synomyous with theme parks of all shapes and sizes. Theme park and Hollywood tie-ins are certainly nothing new. First there was Disneyland (then Disney World), followed by Universal studios. But the movie connection is being taken... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
MOVIES Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan has been cast as the lead in The Siege Of Jadotville, playing Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan in the geo-political thriller. Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) will join Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
At this time of year, my thoughts turn to summer vacations that bubble up from my memories of bygone days. My family always managed to travel somewhere, like the year we made it up to Cape Cod and rented a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Book sculpture by Long-Bin-Chen The recent Deadly Ink conference announced the winner of this year's David Award for crime fiction: Dark Music by E. F. Watkins. The other finalists included Lethal Treasure by Jane Cleland; There Was an Old Woman... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Summer is often a lull time for story anthologies, but there are three recent releases that feature original crime fiction shorts: Jochem Vandersteen edited the first Shamus Sampler and has followed it up with Shamus Samper II sequel. As the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
MOVIES Fifty Shades of Gray star Dakota Johnson is joining Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in A Bigger Splash, based on the 1969 French crime drama La Piscine about an uneasy and tragic love triangle between a young woman and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Historical crime fiction is big right now and has been since the likes of 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Edgar Allan Poe book sculpture by Raidersofthelostart The Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival announced the shortlist for the third annual Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year, including: Chris Brookmyre, Flesh Wounds; Neil Broadfoot, Falling Fast; Natalie Haynes, The Amber... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
MOVIES Legendary Pictures has given a name to its upcoming hacker movie: Blackhat. Directed and produced by Michael Mann, the cyber-thriller project stars Chris Hemsworth who becomes involved in a high-level global cyber-crime network. TriStar picked up Jodie Foster's project... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Magdalen Nabb was born in Lancashire in 1947 but lived in Florence, Italy, from 1975 until her death in 2007. She wrote both children's fiction and crime fiction, the latter featuring her literary creation Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia. She modeled the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
Book sculpture (and working clock) "Make Time to Read" by Jodi Harvey-Brown The Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year was awarded to Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer at this past weekend's conference in Harrogate. The other finalists included The Red Road... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at In Reference to Murder
MOVIES Christian Bale is in talks to portray the iconic private eye Travis McGhee in the film adaptation of John D. MacDonald's novel The Deep Blue Good-By. Leonardo DiCaprio is producing, and Dennis Lehane wrote the most recent draft of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at In Reference to Murder