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
At the Wolfe Pack's annual Black Orchid Banquet (an event held each year to honor the birth anniversary of Rex Stout), the Nero Wolfe Award for the best American mystery novel was handed out to David C. Taylor for Night... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
Image
AWARDS The Los Angeles Film Critics Awards were handed out last night. Among crime drama nods, The Best Actress winner was Isabelle Huppert for her role in Elle, playing a successful businesswoman who gets caught up in a game of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
If you watched certain tearjerker scenes from the movies Platoon and The Elephant Man, you are quite familiar with the "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber, which was arranged for string orchestra from the second movement of his String Quartet,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Image
Mary McMullen (1920-1986), a/k/a Mary Reilly Wilson, had an interesting writing pedigree. Her mother was the distinguished and prolific mystery writer, Helen Reilly, which brings up interesting comparisons between them and the mother/daughter duo, Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Image
The Mystery Writers of America named Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart as the 2017 Grand Masters, an honor that celebrates "the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
Image
It's a "light" news week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but here's some of the latest crime drama action making headlines: MOVIES Centropolis Entertainment picked up film rights to the spec script Scarletville from screenwriter Jason Young. Described as a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the birth of Anton Rubenstein. Rubenstein was a Russian pianist, composer and conductor who became a pivotal figure in Russian culture when he founded the Saint Petersburg Conservatory (his older brother, Nikolai, founded the Moscow... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Janet Rudolph has compiled her latest list of Thanksgiving mysteries and crime fiction on her blog Mystery Fanfare. You can also check out last year's list link here. The Mystery Lovers Kitchen group has posted several Thanksgiving recipes for you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Start off your Thanksgiving week with the latest crime drama news: MOVIES Awesomeness Films is adapting Teresa Toten’s YA novel Beware That Girl, eyeing Elle Fanning for the starring role. Cut from the same cloth as psychological thrillers Gone Girl... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
In the Thanksgiving spirit, here is Percy Grainger's Harvest Hymn performed by the Joyful Company of Singers and City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Hickox: Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
British author Alfred Edward Woodley (A.E.W.) Mason, born in 1865, spent much of his career serving in Parliament and in World War I where he worked in naval intelligence. Although his first novel was A Romance at Wastdale, Mason is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Ana Ballabriga and David Zaplan's Ningún Escocés Verdadero—a thriller that involves religion, mystery, art and deception—has won the Third Indie Literary Prize for Spanish-language authors worldwide, awarded by Amazon. More than 1,400 authors from 39 countries participated using Amazon’s self-publishing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
I came across some articles recently containing fascinating tales from historical crime blotters, and since true crime dramas are popular right now, I thought I'd share: Ireland’s Eye mystery - A murder that gripped Victorian Dublin as the small, picturesque... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
I just updated the post to add the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Award nominations, handed out by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which were just announced this morning: AWARDS The People v. O.J. Simpson led all programs in television nominations... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Most people know Andrew Lloyd Webber for his mega-blockbuster musicals, but did you also know he wrote a Requiem? Here's the "Pie Jesu" section performed by Sarah Brightman, Paul Miles-Kingston, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the Winchester Cathedral Choir, conducted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Today is Friday, which means it's time for another edition of the Patti Abbott's Friday's "Forgotten" Books." Although too recent (2005) to be forgotten per se, Charles J. Rzepka's Detective Fiction (Cultural History of Literature) is an interesting read and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Today is Friday, which means it's time for another edition of the Patti Abbott's Friday's "Forgotten" Books." Although too recent (2005) to be forgotten per se, Charles J. Rzepka's Detective Fiction (Cultural History of Literature) is an interesting read and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
North American writer Dennis Lehane has won the 2017 Pepe Carvalho Award. The prize is given by the Barcelona City Council and aims to give particular recognition to prestigious national and international crime fiction writers. The tenth annual Crime &... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Image
Monday greetings to all, with a look at the latest crime drama news on air, on stage, and on the screen: MOVIES Don't Breathe director Fede Alvarez in talks to helm The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel. Similar to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Sergei Rachmaninoff is one of the most celebrated composers of the Romantic period, with many of his works still popular even today. They aren't always easy to play, thanks to the composer's legendary hand-span, his fingers able to stretch across... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at In Reference to Murder