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BV Lawson
I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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At a banquet last evening, the Crime Writers Association announced more of its annual Dagger Awards. The International Dagger went to Camille, by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne; the Short Story Dagger was handed out for “Apocrypha,” by Richard... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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Pinterest isn't all just recipes and fashion - it can be a treasure trove of research for crime fiction authors. I have boards there for my Scott Drayco series research and another for Drayco's world, but also ones for Writing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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Here's your latest weekly wrap-up of crime fiction news on stage, screen, and video games: MOVIES Steven Spielberg is developing author Michael Crichton’s thriller Micro at DreamWorks. The story "follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Author Heron Carvic was a study in contrasts. Born Geoffrey Richard William Harris in 1917, his public persona took him into very visible roles as an actor, and yet he was such a private person that very little is known... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
This is one of the Mystery Author Interviews I've been adding to my YouTube Channel. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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The winners of the Lamda Awards for LGBT fiction were announced last week, with The Old Deep and Dark: A Jane Lawless Mystery by Ellen Hart named best Lesbian Mystery, and Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery by Katie Gilmartin,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of ten works of fiction—six Bailey Weggins mysteries and four suspense novels. For fourteen years she was the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Hard to believe another week has gone by, but that means it's once again time for Media Murder for Monday, with a wrap-up of the latest crime drama news: MOVIES Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct a new adaptation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Joyce Porter (1924-1990) started down a literary path with a degree in English at London University before she veered off and served in the Women’s Royal Air Force as an officer (including confidential work in intelligence), from 1949-63 in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Blogger Patricia "Patti" Abbott is the creator and host of the regular Friday's Forgotten Books feature, but she's also a prolific author of crime short stories (with over 100 published!) and received a 2008 Derringer Award for her story “My... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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This was a big week for crime fiction award nominations, with at least five different groups offering up their "bests" of the year: The CWA Gold Dagger longlists for the best crime novel of the year were announced this week,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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I watched a little gem of an animated feature-length movie on TCM the other night titled Mr. Bug Goes to Town. Never heard of it? I hadn't either, and as it turns out, very few people have any inkling the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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We start off the week with the latest news of crime dramas on the big and little screen: MOVIES Australian author Anna Snoekstra’s debut novel The New Winter (to be published by Harlequin imprint Mira in June 2016) has been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Author Jane Langton (born in December 1922) didn't come to mystery novels in any traditional sort of way. She studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan and received graduate degrees in art history at the University of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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There are so many comings and goings in the publishing world, it's hard to keep track of them all. Still, I'm always interested to hear of new indie publishers in the crime fiction realm, and three of those young whipper-snappers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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The 13th edition of the Crime on the Beach Festival in Le Havre starts today and will host illustrators, artists, actors, and French and international crime novelists. Tomorrow night in Glasgow (June 11), a Noir at the Bar event will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Happy Monday! Time once again for this week's crime-drama news: MOVIES Emily Blunt is in talks to take on the starring role in the movie version of Paula Hawkins' bestseller, The Girl on the Train, directed by Tate Taylor. There... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Author Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is a British writer born in 1948 in the Shepherd's Bush area of London. While studying English, history and philosophy at the University College of London in 1972, she wrote her first novel which won the UK's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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The Private Eye Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Shamus Awards. I am incredibly, humbly honored to be included this year in the Best Indie P.I. Novel category, but the list of all nominees is filled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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Congratulations to the winners of this year's Arthur Ellis Awards for excellence in Canadian crime writing. Best Novel went to C.C. Humphreys for Plague; Best First novel to Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns; Best Novella to Jas. R. Petrin, "A... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at In Reference to Murder
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It's Media Murder for Monday time again, with news from the world of crime dramas: MOVIES The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is getting a reboot from Fox. The graphic novel series was previously adapted to film by Fox in 2003,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at In Reference to Murder