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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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It's the start of a new week and that means it's time for a brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES TomKat MeDiA has secured rights to Duff Wilson’s eco-thriller, Fateful Harvest, and Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s award-winning work of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Fergusson Wright Hume, known as Fergus Hume (1859-1932) was born in England before his family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he became a barrister while harboring dreams of writing plays. He tried his hand at short stories first, but not... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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During the recent Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival held in Harrogate, England, the crime fiction website, Dead Good, announced the recipients of its 2022 Dead Good Reader Awards. The Something in the Air Award for Most Atmospheric Novel went... Continue reading
Posted 6 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 brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star in an adaptation of David Grann’s book, The Wager: A Tale... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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In 2006, Otto Penzler released the anthology Murder at the Foul Line, with stories contributed by a Who's Who of crime fiction: Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, Sue DeNymme, Brendan DuBois, Parnell Hall, Laurie R. King, Mike Lupica, Michael Malone, Joan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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Mick Herron has won the Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year award, after his fifth time being shortlisted in six years, at an announcement made during the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England. Herron won... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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The finalists for the 2022 Macavity Award have been announced. The honor is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 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 brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES Phoenix Raei is joining Hugo Weaving as a lead in The Rooster, an Australian mystery drama film... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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Fifteen years ago today, I published my first blog post here at In Reference to Murder. It's hard to believe it's been that long. There are plenty of times I've wondered if it was all worth it, and plenty of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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On July 24, California Sisters in Crime's Sizzling Summer Speaker Series will present an online event with a panel featuring thriller authors Chris Hauty, Nick Petrie, and Brian Freeman with Maddie Margarita. The event is free and available to anyone... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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One might say that J. L. Abramo's crime-writing career began 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 Masters Degree... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2022 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 brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES Miramax has handed worldwide distribution rights for Confess, Fletch, starring Jon Hamm, to Paramount Global Content. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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It's easy to underestimate how much Anthony Boucher contributed to the world of crime fiction. In addition to being an author himself, he was a prolific reviewer and critic, a columnist for the New York Times Book Review (more than... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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There's still time to register for the online crime fiction conference, Mystery in the Midlands. For a very reasonable price of only $8, you can watch the keynote as David Heska Wanbli Weiden is interviewed by Hank Phillippi Ryan, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2022 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 brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES Chris Evans is in final negotiations to join Netflix’s Pain Hustlers, starring opposite Emily Blunt. The story,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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Taiwanese writer Chi Wei-jan has won the Falcon Award from the Maltese Falcon Society in Japan for his debut novel, Private Eyes, making him the first Taiwanese to win the honor. The Falcon Award is presented annually to honor the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards. The annual honors have been handed out annually since 1996 for excellence in crime fiction by Australian authors and are Australia’s oldest and most... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2022 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 brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES Paramount Pictures is set to remake the acclaimed South Korean crime thriller, The Gangster, The Cop, The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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The 2022 winners of the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger awards, which honor the very best in the crime-writing genre, have been announced. Created in 1955, the world-famous CWA Daggers are the oldest awards in the genre and have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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The nominees for the 2022 Strand Critics Awards were announced today. The finalists for Best Mystery Debut include: Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews; The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris; Bullet Train by Kōtarō Isaka, Translated by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2022 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 brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES Warner Bros. won a bidding war over the heist picture, The Sundance Kid Might Have Some Regrets,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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In 1986, St. Martin's published an anthology edited by Bernard A. Drew with the full title of Hard-Boiled Dames: A Brass-Knuckled Anthology of the Toughest Women From the Classic Pulps. Drew provided the introduction, and Marcia Muller (author of her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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Mark Rubinstein served in the Army as a field medic tending to paratroopers, which led him to med school and to becoming a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in New York City. He also developed an interest in forensic psychiatry and has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2022 at In Reference to Murder
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S.A. Crosby's Razorblade Tears has won the 2022 Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers, North America. The other finalists this year included: Stung by William Deverell; Five Decembers by James Kestrell; Harlem Shuffle by Coleman Whitehead; and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2022 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 brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel has received a title and a release window. Glass Onion: A Knives... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at In Reference to Murder