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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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Welcome to a new week and a new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Cold Case Hammarskjöld, the documentary from journalist Mads Brügger that delves into the investigation surrounding the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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Mary Theresa Coolican Kelly was born in London in 1927, but ended up a Scotland gal, received an M.A. degree from University of Edinburgh in 1951, married Dennis Charles Kelly in 1950, and became a teacher. Her first mystery series... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Murder Mystery Texas is holding its upcoming gala in Dallas, TX on February 16, 2019. Titled St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the event is described as a "360 degree immersive theatrical experience, designed especially for amateur sleuths with a twisted sense... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to a brand-new Monday and a new update of the latest crime drama news: AWARDS The British Academy of Film and Television Arts handed out their annual BAFTA awards yesterday. Crime drama winners include Outstanding Debut by a British... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Elizabeth Ferrars (1907-1995), born Morna Doris MacTaggart, was a British crime writer and founding member of the Crime Writers Association who received a special Silver Dagger for lifetime achievement in 1980. Her Golden Age books totaled over 70 in all,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The Audio Publishers Association announced the Audie Award finalists for 2019. The Mystery category includes: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, narrated by Robert Glenister The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt The Punishment She Deserves... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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AWARDS The Directors Guild of America announced the winners of their annual awards over the weekend. Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series was won by Ben Stiller for his work on Escape at Dannemora. The film... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Colin Watson (1920-1983) was a British author who started out in life as a journalist, first as a reporter for the Boston Guardian and later as an editorial writer, theater critic and book reviewer. In 1958, while still working for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Otto Penzler, editor and founder of the mystery and crime house Penzler Publishing, is teaming with Pegasus Books to launch Scarlet, a joint publishing venture specializing in psychological suspense aimed at female readers. Scarlet has tabbed Luisa Smith (longtime buying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The Malice Domestic conference announced the finalists for this year's Agatha Awards. The winners will be presented on May 4, 2019, during Malice Domestic 31. Congratulations to all of the nominees! Best Contemporary Novel Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to Monday and a new list of the latest crime drama news: AWARDS The Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out last night in Los Angeles with a few nods to crime dramas. Outstanding Performance by a Cast in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Michael Innes was the pseudonym of John Innes Mackintosh Stewart (1906-1994), an English professor and lecturer at various times in Leeds, Adelaide, Australia, Belfast, and Oxford. He also studied Freudian psychoanalysis for a year in Vienna. Although he wrote novels... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Awards season is in full swing, as we saw with Tuesday's announcement of the Edgars. But here are a few more to report: The winners of this year's German Mystery Prize (Deutscher Krimi Preis 2019) were announced, including German-language winner,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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It's turning out to be a big day in Awards Land. First the Oscars and now the Edgars. The Mystery Writers of America announced this morning the nominations for the annual awards for the best in crime fiction, including: BEST... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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As I noted yesterday, the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were announced early this morning (too late for the regular Media Monday post). To see the full list, head on over to the official Oscars page. Several crime dramas... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to Monday and a new list of the latest crime drama news, minus the Oscar nominations, which won't be announced until tomorrow. But I'll have a special edition addendum at that time. AWARDS The Producers' Guild of America held... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The Left Coast Crime conference announced the nominees for the annual Lefty Awards, to be presented on March 30, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, British Columbia: Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Welcome to Monday and a new list of the latest crime drama news: AWARDS The British Independent Film Awards (BAFTA) nominations were announced last week and include a few crime dramas. BlacKkKlansman was nominated for Best Film (with Spike Lee... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Scottish author Margot Bennett was born in 1912 and worked first first as a copywriter in the UK and Australia and then as a nurse during the Spanish Civil War before turning to writing. Her output in crime fiction was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Noir at the Bar moves to Seattle tonight at the Alibi Room from 8-10pm. The lineup features Renee Patrick (Design for Dying), Bethany Maines (Bulletproof Mascara), Reb MacRath (The Big Bopper), Ashley Erwin (A Ballad Concerning Black Betty), Brian Thornton... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at In Reference to Murder