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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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The Australian Crime Writers Association has announced the shortlist for the Ned Kelly Awards 2019. Now in its 24th year, the awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious crime writing awards, with past winners including Jon Cleary, Peter Corris, Adrian... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at In Reference to Murder
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Louise Jensen has sold over a million English language copies of her International No. 1 psychological thrillers The Sister, The Gift, The Surrogate, and The Date. Her novels have also been translated into twenty-five languages, as well as featuring on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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It's the start of a new week and that means it's time for a new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN A spec script for the psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, which will be directed by and starring... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Mary Stewart (1916-2014) was born in Sunderland, County Durham, England, and graduated from Durham University, later serving as a lecturer in English Language and Literature there. She turned to writing novels in the 1950s and is considered to be one... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Another batch of titles from Otto Penzler's famous private collection is going up for auction today via Phillip Weiss Gallery, featuring Ross MacDonald, Walter Brown, Gaston Leroux, and many others. Browse the collection here and be sure to bid online... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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It's the start of a new week and that means it's time for a new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn has nabbed the closing night slot at this year’s New York Film Festival.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Bibliomysteries are a subgenre of crime fiction in which manuscripts, books, libraries, bookstores or publishing houses (or any employees thereof) play a large role. They date back at least to The Lost Library by Fredric Perkins in 1874, and many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The Deadly Ink Mystery Conference announced that the David Award Winner for the best mystery published in 2018 has been awarded to Yesterday's News by R.G. Belsky. The other finalists included Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart; The Consultant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Irish author Patricia Gibney started out as an avid crime reader, so naturally she ended up writing in the crime genre. But it was a life-changing experience in 2009, the death of her forty-nine-year-old husband, which led to a change... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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It's the start of a new week and that means it's time for a new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are in talks to star in Deep Water, an adaptation of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Gwen Moffat, born in Brighton, Sussex in 1924, became the first professional female mountain guide in the UK. Her travels in the field provided settings for her crime novels set in the Alps, the Rockies and deserts of the U.S.,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
A little addendum for yesterday's Mystery Melange: The finalists for New Zealand’s 2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards were announced since that post, with authors in the three categories vying for the honor of best crime writing in New Zealand. The winners... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) announced the shortlists for the prestigious CWA Dagger awards. The ten Daggers awarded annually by the CWA are regarded by the publishing world as the foremost British awards for crime-writing. The winners will be announced... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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It's the start of a new week and that means it's time for a new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Treehouse Pictures has acquired the 2010 John Grisham novel, The Confession, and will develop it as a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Celia Fremlin (1914-2009) was born in Kingsbury, England, the daughter of a doctor and the sister of nuclear physicist John H. Fremlin. She studied classics at Somerville College, Oxford, but after her mother died in 1931, she was expected to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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At the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England, Irish author Steve Cavanagh won the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award for his latest book, Thirteen. This is the fifteenth year of the prize,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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It's the start of a new week and that means it's time for a new roundup of crime drama news: AWARDS Nominations were announced for the 71st Emmy Awards, with several crime dramas leading the lists. In the Best Drama... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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A doctor by trade, although better known for his classic plays like The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov actually began his literary career writing stories, many of which were in the psychological suspense vein. They were published in a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The International Thriller Writers (ITW) announced the winners of the Thriller Awards, handed out this past weekend at the annual Thrillerfest conference in New York City: Best Hardcover: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier Best First Novel: The Chalk Man... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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It's the start of a new week and that means it's time for a new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Netflix has picked up Red Notice, which might arguably be seen as its biggest commitment yet to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Gladys Maude Winifred Mitchell (1901–1983) taught English, Spanish, history and games in various schools in and around London and was a lifelong student herself, interested in poetry, archaeology, medieval architecture, Freud, and witchcraft (thanks to the influence of her friend,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at In Reference to Murder