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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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British author Dennis John Andrew Phillips (1924-2006) served in the RAF during World War II, then turned to labor relations and worked as a musician—something he continued to do until right before his death, even recording a CD at the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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The Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalists were announced this week. The nominees in the Mystery/Thriller category include A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen; Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby; And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall; Little Secrets by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Tammy Euliano, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist and tenured professor of anesthesiology at the University of Florida. In addition to a prolific list of academic publications, YouTube teaching videos, and numerous teaching awards, she has also written award-winning short fiction.... Continue reading
Posted 5 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: AWARDS The winners of the Golden Globe Awards, handed out annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were presented last... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Martina Cole is the latest recipient of the highest honor in British crime writing, the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger. The long-reigning Queen of Crime Drama has written 25 novels and become Britain’s bestselling female crime writer and the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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The prolific Agatha Christie is best known for her 66 detective novels, but she also penned romance novels, plays, and some 157 short stories. Of the latter category, 22 collections were published with stories culled from fiction magazines, over half... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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The Audio Publishers Association released the list of finalists for the annual Audie Book Awards. The honorees include: Mystery A Bad Day for Sunshine, by Darynda Jones, narrated by Lorelei King, published by Macmillan Audio Confessions on the 7:45, by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 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 The Writers Guild of America unveiled the movie nominations for its 2021 WGA Awards, honoring outstanding achievement... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Oswald Wynd (1913-1998) was born in Japan, the son of a Baptist missionary from Scotland. Wynd's family moved to the U.S. in the 1930s, where Wynd attended High School in Atlantic City, then later back to Scotland. Wynd's studies at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Will Rogers was a respected writer and cowboy entertainer whose work embodied the traditions of the American cowboy. The Will Rogers Medallion Award was originally created to recognize quality works of cowboy poetry that honored the Will Rogers heritage, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 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 Veteran producers Bruce Hendricks and Galen Walker have optioned the rights to the late Stanley Kubrick’s unmade... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Robert Furneaux Jordan (1905–1978) was an English architect, architectural critic for The Observer, taught as Hoffmann-Wood Professor of Architecture in the University of Leeds, and was a visiting Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University in the U.S. If you conduct... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Registration is open for the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival, which goes all digital this year for the all-day event on March 6. There will be live panels on topics from "Humor Has It: Keeping the Fun in Mystery" to "A... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Educated at Cambridge and Cornell, Joscelyn Godwin, Ph.D., is the author, editor, and translator of more than 30 books, including The Greater and Lesser Worlds of Robert Fludd, and was a professor of music at Colgate University for more than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 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: AWARDS The Golden Globe Awards announced the nominees for 2021, in a year severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Margaret Anne Doody (born 1939) is a professor of literature at the University of Notre Dame, helping to found the PhD in Literature program there. Her interest in history spurred her to write a historical mystery in 1978, at a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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The organizers of Granite Noir have announced that Aberdeen’s crime fiction festival will return between February 19-21, 2021 as an online celebration of the very best of home grown and international crime writing. The lineup includes Jo Nesbo and Camilla... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 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. Gerard McMurray, who directed Burning Sands for Netflix, is set to return to the studio to direct... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Scottish writer Hugh C(rauford) Rae was born in 1935 (d. 2014) and brought up in Glasgow, where he spent fourteen years working in a bookshop before turning to writing books rather than selling them. Between 1965 and 1992, he published... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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On February 8, the Dallas Museum of Art will be hosting a virtual event with Walter Mosley in connection with his new novel, Blood Grove, the latest Easy Rawlins installment set among the sun-soaked streets of Southern California. On Friday,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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The Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2020. The 75th Annual Edgar® Awards will be celebrated on April 29,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 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 Josh Hartnett is set to star opposite Jason Statham, Cary Elwes, and Aubrey Plaza in the latest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 at In Reference to Murder