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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 new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN Paramount Pictures has acquired the screen rights to Adrian McKinty’s novel, The Chain. The Chain tells the... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at In Reference to Murder
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Helen McCloy (1904-1994) was the pseudonym of American Golden Age author Helen Clarkson, born in New York City. Her mother was writer Helen Worrell McCloy and her father, William McCloy, longtime managing editor of the New York Evening Sun. She... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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The Finalists for the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction have been announced, and readers will now have a chance to vote. The prize, which was authorized by the late Harper Lee, was established in 2011 by the University... Continue reading
Posted 4 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 Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's retelling of William Lindsay Gresham's noir... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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I was browsing through the library a few years ago and came upon the Leslie Charteris (1907 - 1993) section and pulled out a collection of short stories featuring "The Saint." David Cranmer once tackled a Charteris novel for Friday's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The Killer Nashville conference announced the twenty finalists for the annual Claymore Award. The honor goes to an unpublished crime fiction manuscript, with the winner receiving discounted admission to the conference and a potential publishing contract. According to conference organizers,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 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 Fox Searchlight is making a deal to acquire Solitary. The film is based on a memoir by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Author, editor, and reviewer Anthony Boucher (1911-1968) seemed headed into the sciences until he was bitten by the literature bug, selling his first story when he was 15, "Ye Goode Olde Ghoste Storie," published in Weird Tales in January 1927.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
After a tough judging process by crime fiction experts from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, the Ngaio Marsh Award committee has revealed the longlist for the 2019 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel. The finalists for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The winners of the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards for LGBT fiction were announced, including Best Lesbian Mystery, which went to A Study in Honor: A Novel, by Claire O’Dell, and Best Gay Mystery, won by Marshall Thornton for Late Fees:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Shalini Boland is a USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers The Secret Mother, The Girl from the Sea, The Best Friend, The Millionaire's Wife, and The Child Next Door. Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 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 Shout! Studios and Unique Features have teamed up for a multi-platform distribution of Ambition, the suspense thriller... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Charlotte Jay was the pen name of Australian mystery author Geraldine Halls (1919-1996). Her marriage to Albert Halls of UNESCO enabled her to travel the world to exotic locations like Pakistan, Japan, Thailand, England, Lebanon, India, Papua New Guinea, and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The annual Arthur Ellis Awards by Crime Writers of Canada recognizes the best in mystery, crime, and suspense fiction and crime nonfiction by Canadian authors. Winners were announced this past weekend at the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala in Toronto: Best... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 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 Shooting has begun on Tenet, which is now officially the title of Christopher Nolan’s secretive next movie.... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The history of the "best of" American mystery short story anthology probably dates back to 1931 and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year, edited by Carolyn Wells, up through David C. Cooke's Best Detective Stories of the Year... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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The shortlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced after being pared down from the longlist of 18 titles. The prize celebrates excellence in UK crime fiction with the winner to be announced on... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 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 Lionsgate has picked up North American distribution rights to the cop drama, Semper Fi, starring Divergent actor... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at In Reference to Murder
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Author Jo Bannister (b. 1951) is a former journalist born in Rochdale, Lancashire, who currently lives in Northern Ireland. She's the author of over 30 novels and has received recognition from the Royal Society of Arts and the British Press... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at In Reference to Murder