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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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Monday means it's time for the latest roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Margot Robbie’s Luckychap and Dan Lin’s Rideback are developing Tess Sharpe’s novel Barbed Wire Heart for Warner Bros., with Westworld scribe Carly Wray adapting. Barbed... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at In Reference to Murder
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Maureen Corrigan of The Washington Post picked her list of "The 10 best thrillers and mysteries of 2018." Check out all of the ten titles via this link. Amazon announced its editors’ picks of the best books of 2018 this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Monday greetings to all and welcome to your latest crime drama roundup: THE BIG SCREEN A Breaking Bad movie from original series creator Vince Gilligan is set to begin production in New Mexico later this month. Further details about the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Ursula Reilly Curtiss, born in 1923, came into the world with fairly impressive crime-fiction genes. Her mother, Helen Reilly, her sister, Mary McMullen, and her brother, James Kieran, all wrote mysteries. Curtis didn't start out that way, working first as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Libby Fischer Hellman has published thirteen novels and twenty short stories including suspense mysteries, historicals, PI novels, amateur sleuth tales, police procedurals, and even a cozy mystery. Her first novel, An Eye for Murder, which features Ellie Foreman, a video... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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The shortlist was announced for a controversial new prize which recognizes thriller novels in which no women are beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered. The Staunch Book Prize was founded by Bridget Lawless in order to create an alternative... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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"I believe in Democracy because it releases the energies of every human being." - Woodrow Wilson Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to the first post-time-change edition of Media Murder, with the latest roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Mel Gibson is teaming up with Charlie Hunnam and Eiza Gonzalez for Waldo, the action-packed thriller from Brit filmmaker Tim... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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British author Mary Florence Elinor Stewart was a multi-bestselling author was at the peak of her popularity from the late 1960s through the 1980s. However, her career started back in 1954 with the release of Madam, Will You Talk?, her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Jay A. Gertzman is Professor Emeritus of English at Mansfield University, where his specialties included Shakespeare, D.H. Lawrence, noir crime fiction, and literary censorship. He's written books on the editions of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and on the distribution and prosecution... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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The UK Crime Writers Association announced winners of the annual Dagger Awards for excellence in crime fiction, including: Diamond Dagger, Lifetime Achievement: Michael Connelly Gold Dagger: The Liar, by Steve Cavanagh Ian Fleming Steel Dagger: Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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If you believe in omens, J. L. Abramo's crime-writing career was launched the day he was born in Brooklyn on Raymond Chandler’s fifty-ninth birthday. Abramo later earned a BA in Sociology at the City College of New York and a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Monday means it's time for a new week and a new roundup of the latest crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Martin Scorsese has been attached to direct and Leonardo DiCaprio to star in the feature adaptation of the New... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
This is the third in my Halloween-themed music selections for the month; the first two used the "Dies Irae" chant (Liszt's Totentanz and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique). Here's a different piece but still spooky enough for Halloween, the Danse Macabre by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Delano Ames (1906-1987) was born in Ohio to a newspaperman father. In 1929 Ames married Maysie Grieg, who later became a highly successful author of lighthearted romances, and the duo settled in Greenwich Village where Ames published his first novel,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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University of East Anglia creative writing student Femi Kayode has won the £3,000 Little, Brown Award for crime fiction for his "shocking and emotional story, Lightseekers. It’s the second year the publisher has run the award in partnership with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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J.J. Hensley is a former police officer and former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service. He's the author of the novels Resolve, Measure Twice, Chalk’s Outline, Bolt Action Remedy, and Record Scratch. He graduated from Penn State University with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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It's Monday again, which means it's time for the latest roundup of crime drama news on screens both big and small: THE BIG SCREEN Michael B. Jordan will star in and produce Lionsgate’s film adaptation of assassin story The Silver... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
Last Sunday, I featured Franz Lizst's Totentanz, which includes the iconic Dies Irae chant melody, as part of the "spooky music" theme for October. This week, here's another use of the same Dies Irae chant, this time in the Symphonie... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 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 following 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 Oct 19, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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The musical crime fiction 'supergroup', The Fun Lovin' Crime Writers, will perform in Belfast on November 2 as special guests of the NOIReland International Crime Fiction Festival. Group members, which include Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Christopher Brookmyre, Luca Veste, Doug... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at In Reference to Murder