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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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William Ian Grubman is a retired businessman, philanthropist, artist, author, art collector, and performing artist from Los Angeles, California. His art background prompted his interest in writing a crime novel set in the art world, resulting in The Storm over... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago 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: AWARDS The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards for both film and television. Some of the big-screen crime... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
Continuing with lesser-known Christmas music this week, here's an excerpt from Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, "Balulalow." Written for treble voices, it's usually sung by a boys choir or by a group of girls (I had the good fortune to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Born in 1899, she was called America's Agatha Christie by her biographer, Rick Cypert, and was once the third highest paid female mystery writer (after Christie herself and Mary Roberts Rinehart). Her name is Mignon Good Eberhart and she was... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones is the winner of the 2018 Nero Award from the Wolfe Pack. The honor, bestowed upon the best crime novel in the style of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series, was handed out Saturday at... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago 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: THE BIG SCREEN Eric Bana (star of the Bravo series Dirty John) will star in an adaptation of Jane Harper's bestselling novel The Dry. Robert... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
As the Christmas season gets into full swing, I thought I'd feature some lesser-known Christmas music for December. First up, an excerpt from The Christmas Tree Suite by Franz Liszt, which I think Scott Drayco has played a time or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Gwendoline Butler (1922-2013) had limited success as a writer before she began a police procedural series featuring a young Scotland Yard Inspector, John Coffin, penning eight Coffin novels between 1956 and 1962. When Butler's husband took a job teaching in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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[One late-breaking addendum to the following news item: The MWA Board has decided to rescind the award to Linda Fairstein. "MWA cannot move forward with an award that lacks the support of such a large percentage of our members," the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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I hope everyone in the U.S. enjoyed a happy, healthy, holiday weekend. But it's Monday again, which means it's time for the latest roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Tom Shepherd, who scripted Robert Downey Jr.’s forthcoming The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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Today is one of the busier shopping days of the year, and it's also time for the annual Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. As part of that,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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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 23, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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I am thankful for each and every one of you, my blog readers, followers, and subscribers, and also to the readers and fans of my novels and stories. Hope all of you in the U.S. have a joyful holiday and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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The end of the year "best" lists keep on coming. Kirkus shared the thirteen books it has chosen for "Best mystery and thrillers of 2018" and Strand Magazine compiled its list of twenty "best" books. Meanwhile, the Goodreads Readers Choice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at In Reference to Murder
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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 Nov 19, 2018 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 Nov 15, 2018 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 Nov 12, 2018 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