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BV Lawson
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I'm a mystery writer and fan who loves research.
Interests: the universe, basically...
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AWARDS The British Academy Film & Television Awards, or BAFTAs, announced lists of the best films of the year. There aren't many crime dramas in the running, but multiple nominations were handed out to both the neo-noir psychological thriller Nocturnal... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at In Reference to Murder
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British author Margaret Yorke (1924-2012) was a prolific writer, averaging one novel a year for four decades, with 44 titles published in English and over 450 reprints in other languages. Her popularity in Sweden culminated in the Swedish Academy of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Jeffery Deaver has been elected as the new president of the Mystery Writers of America, and if you're in the area of New York City on January 13 from 6-8 p.m., you can attend the MWA’s National Board of Directors... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Happy Monday and welcome to a new week of crime drama news: AWARDS The Golden Globes were handed out last night, with La La Land leading the way with the most wins overall. On the crime drama side, The People... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Dorothy Salisbury Davis (1916-2014) was born in Chicago and raised as a Roman Catholic but left the church when she married her husband, actor Harry Davis (who died in 1993). Now considered one of the Grand Dames of crime fiction,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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The new year brings a slate of recurring crime fiction festivals and conferences you can start planning for now, including this list from Crime Fiction Ireland for events across The Pond, this listing from Sisters in Crime, and I've also... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to the first Media Murder for Monday of 2017, and Happy New Year to all! Due to the holiday, it's a bit light on news, but here's the latest from the crime drama world: MOVIES J.J. Abrams will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
Happy New Year! Celebrate with some champagne ... i.e., the "Champagne Polka" by Johann Strauss II, played here by the Halle Orchestra under the baton of Sir John Barbirolli: Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at In Reference to Murder
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Hugh Cosgro Weir (1994-1934) was born in Illinois but moved to Ohio where he worked as a journalist at the young age of 16 in Springfield. He also began writing screenplays early on, but eventually set up his own combo... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
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If you want a literary way to "read in the new year," check out Janet Rudolph's listing of New Year's Mysteries, Crime Fiction, Thrillers, and Movies. Just in time for New Year's Eve parties, The Guardian's Henry Jeffreys also took... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
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MOVIES Anonymous Content and Campanario Entertainment have acquired rights to the Federico Axat novel La Ultima Salida (Kill The Next One), which Craig Rosenberg will adapt for film. The story centers on Ted McKay, who's about to put a bullet... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
I was in a Girls' Ensemble in my youth, and one of the works we loved performing around the holidays was Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols," adapted from the Middle English 'English Galaxy of Shorter Poems' and the traditional choral... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
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This choice for this week's Friday's "Forgotten" Books, The Man Who Didn't Fly, seemed a bit appropriate considering all the air travel people will be doing this holiday season (unless you're an aerophobe, in which case, sorry) Scottish author Margot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
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This is a specially-themed holiday version of Mystery Melange for the week, and I hope everyone has a very happy holiday season! In a letter to readers he posted on Facebook, legal thriller author John Grisham suggested "10 reasons why... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to Monday and this week's look at the latest crime drama news: AWARDS The Screen Actors Guild nominees announced last week featured a few crime-related roles, including: Best Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series nods to Sterling... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
Friday was the anniversary of Beethoven's birth (December 16, 1770), a time to celebrate his timeless music. But I'll bet even the Great One himself never foresaw his "Moonlight" piano sonata (or excerpts thereof) being played on eight floppy disk... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
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Patti Abbott's special theme for this week's edition of Friday's "Forgotten" Books is the husband-and-wife writing duo of Bill Pronzini and Marcia Muller. Muller is best known for her series featuring female private eye Sharon McCone, while Pronzini's best known... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
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The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival has announced its 2017 line-up that will mark the 15th annual celebration of the genre. The Special Guests announced to date are "titans of the genre" Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Peter May, Stuart... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
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Here's the latest wrap-up of news from the world of crime dramas: AWARDS The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, with a few crime-related movies picking up nods. Hell or High Water, a film about a divorced father and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at In Reference to Murder
I posted this not to long ago on Facebook, but I must share here because it's so amazing and entertaining and hysterical, too - it's Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" played by a 100+ year old fairground organ: Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at In Reference to Murder