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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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John Michael Evelyn (1916-1992) was born in Britain and privately educated before going to Oxford University. He was called to the Bar in 1939, but immediately joined the Army where he served during WWII until 1946, attaining the rank of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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The Los Angeles Times announced the 2019 Book Prize winners, including Best Mystery/Thriller which went to Oyinkan Braithwaite for My Sister, the Serial Killer. The other finalists were Megan Abbott, Give Me Your Hand; Kent Anderson, Green Sun; Lou Berney,... Continue reading
Posted 3 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 Aaron Eckhart (London Has Fallen) is set to star in the conspiracy thriller, Wander. The story centers... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) is an author who needs very little introduction, having created the popular Chief Inspector Reginald "Reg" Wexford series under her own name and many other books under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, as well as having been nominated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The International Thriller Writers organization announced the finalists for this year's Thriller Awards. The nominees are: Best Hardcover Novel Lou Berney - November Road Julia Heaberlin - Paper Ghosts Jennifer Hillier - Jar Of Hearts Karin Slaughter - Pieces Of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 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 The Operative is headed to U.S. movie screens after Vertical Entertainment acquired North American rights to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Author Heron Carvic was a study in contrasts. Born Geoffrey Richard William Harris in 1917, his public persona took him into very visible roles as an actor, and yet he was such a private person that very little is known... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Congratulations to the Lefty Award Winners announced at the recent Left Coast Crime conference in Vancouver: Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel: Catriona McPherson, Scot Free Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial): Sujata Massey, The Widows of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 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 Alex Wolff is set to star in the thriller, The Line, to be directed by Ethan Berger... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
It's the birthday of Franz Joseph Haydn (born on this day in 1732), who wasn't exactly known for his piano music. But Scott Drayco has played some of his works, including the Piano Concerto in D major H XVIII:11. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Isobel Mary Lambot (1926-2001) was from a family of readers in Birmingham, England, but she didn't turn to writing until her mid-30s. She served first in the Women's Royal Air Force then as a teacher before marrying in 1959 a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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At the 3rd annual Murder and Mayhem in Chicago event this past weekend, The Paretsky Award, which honors mysteries set in the Midwest, was handed out to bestselling author Scott Turow. Turow is the author of eleven legal thrillers, including... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 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 Will Fetters, who with Bradley Cooper and Eric Roth adapted the Oscar-nominated screenplay for A Star Is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
As many of you know, the protagonist of my Scott Drayco mystery series is a former pianist who also has chromasthesia, a form of synestheia, where he experiences all sounds as colors, shapes, and texture. So I thought it might... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Dorothy Salisbury Davis (1916-2014) was born in Chicago and raised as a Roman Catholic but left the church when she married her husband, the late actor Harry Davis. Now considered one of the Grand Dames of crime fiction, she didn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The Independent Book Publishers Association officially announced finalists for the Benjamin Franklin Awards program, recognizing excellence and innovation in independent publishing. The nods in the Mystery/Suspense category include An Accidental Corpse by Helen A. Harrison; Black Hearts White Minds: A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Patricia “Patti” Abbott is no stranger to this blog, being the organizer and shepherd of the Friday's Forgotten Books feature that I've participated in over the last ten years. Patti is also a very fine author whose novels Concrete Angel... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 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 Tom Holland is in talks to star in a new film from Avengers directors Anthony and Joe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Josephine Bell, the pen name of Doris Collier Ball, was born in Manchester in 1897, educated at Cambridge, and became a University College Hospital of London physician. She married a fellow physician who died at a young age in 1936,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) have identified and honored the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books. The organization recently announced the finalists of the 31st Lammys, culled from over 1,000 book submissions by 300... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at In Reference to Murder