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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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Looking for some great mystery reads? Janet Rudolph has a running list of "Halloween Crime Fiction" over at the Mystery Fanfare blog (look for the latest edition soon), and CBC offers up "13 spine-tingling Canadian reads to check out for... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours 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 Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick franchise, is teaming up with Swiss producer-distributor, Ascot Elite Entertainment,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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This Crime Writers' Association's Dagger Awards, which celebrate the best in crime writing, were announced during a live virtual ceremony yesterday, hosted by writer and critic Barry Forshaw, and featuring Richard Osman. You can see all the winners below (click... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Barbara D'Amato is the author of two Chicago-based series, one with freelance reporter, Cat Marsala, and the other being what she calls her "Chicago police series." The second title in the latter group was 1998's Good Cop, Bad Cop, based... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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The finalists for the An Post Irish Book Awards were announced this week. Readers and fans will be able to vote online for their favorites through November 16, with the category winners to be announced in a virtual awards ceremony... Continue reading
Posted 7 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 After years in development, a movie (still untitled) based on the '80s male strip club Chippendales scandal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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In addition to the Barry Awards and Macavity Awards, this weekend's virtual Bouchercon Conference also saw the announcement of the winners of the annual Anthony Awards, named for Anthony Boucher (1911–1968), American author, critic, editor, and one of the founders... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The Macavity Awards were handed out at the opening ceremonies of this year's virtual Bouchercon Conference. The awards are named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine announced the winners of this year’s Barry Awards during the Virtual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention this weekend. The awards are named for fan reviewer Barry Gardner and honor the best works being published in the field... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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In honor of the Bouchercon mystery conference, I thought I'd step back in time to 1997 and take a look at books honored with Anthony Awards at an earlier Boucheron, which have fallen off the radar. Bouchercon XXVIII was held... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The Australian Crime Writers Association have announced the winners of this year's Ned Kelly Awards virtually via social media. The winner for Best Crime Fiction went to Christian White for his novel, The Wife and the Widow; Adrian McKinty became... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 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 Academy Award-winner, Kate Winslet, will star in and produce Fake!, a movie about the OneCoin Ponzi scheme.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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Since the hubster has a physics background and has long been fascinated with the Manhattan Project, it seemed like a good parallel to read the book Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon. Although the novel was a bestseller and received the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The Capital Crime conference announced the shortlists for the 2020 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards. The awards are a celebration of the crime and thriller genre and recognize excellence in film and television as well as books. The shortlists were decided... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 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 After starring together in the upcoming film, The Suicide Squad, Idris Elba and John Cena are re-teaming... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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Charles J. Rzepka's Detective Fiction (Cultural History of Literature) is an interesting read, and not just for its quasi-intended audience, college students. Author Rzepka teaches English at Boston University, but one of his specialties is also detective fiction. In addition... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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NANCY BURKE is author of From the Abuelas’ Window (2006), If I Could Paint the Moon Black (2014) and her new suspense novel, Only the Women are Burning (Apprentice House Press). Her short story, "At the Pool" is a finalist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The winners of the 2020 Davitt Awards, organized annually by Sisters in Crime Australia, were announced this past weekend. The awards, meant to "provide some much-needed—and overdue—recognition for Australian women crime writers," included several categories including Best Adult Crime Novel:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 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 Jeremy Walters and Tommy Reid, the writer and producer behind the true-life mobster drama, Kill the Irishman,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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John Creasey's prolific literary output of writing 10,000 words a day — in longhand — with 600 books published in his lifetime inspired both amazement and skepticism from other authors as well as critics, but when it came down to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at In Reference to Murder