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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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Joyce Porter (1924-1990) started down a literary path with a degree in English at London University before she veered off and served in the Women’s Royal Air Force as an officer (including confidential work in intelligence), from 1949-63 in the... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at In Reference to Murder
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The finalists for the 44th Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced last week, including those titles in the Mystery/Thriller category: Lou Berney, Dark Ride; S. A. Cosby, All the Sinners Bleed; Jordan Harper, Everybody Knows; Cheryl A. Head, Time’s... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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The International Thriller Writers today announced the finalists for the 2024 ITW Thriller Awards. The winners will be revealed at ThrillerFest XIX on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at he Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City. Congratulations to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
The mystery magazine, Deadly Pleasures, announced this year's finalists for its annual Barry Awards. The honor has been handed out since 1997 for outstanding crime fiction titles and is named after Barry Gardner (1939–1996), an American literary critic. The winners... 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 brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES Laura Harrier (White Men Can’t Jump) has been tapped for a major role opposite Bill Skarsgård and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Gladys Maude Winifred Mitchell (1901–1983) taught English, Spanish, history, and games in various schools in and around London and was a lifelong student herself, interested in poetry, archaeology, medieval architecture, Freud, and witchcraft (thanks to the influence of her friend,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Organizers of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival have announced the Special Guests for the 2024 event. Curated by bestselling crime writer and 2024 Festival Programming Chair Ruth Ware, the headliners for this year’s program include Chris Carter, Jane... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2024 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 Oscar winner Will Smith is attached to star in Sugar Bandits, which follows a former Special Forces... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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Janet Rudolph has compiled a listing of Valentine's Day crime fiction, or those titles that take place on or around Valentine's Day, as well as an updated list of Sweetheart Sleuths. And if you're a chocoholic, check out her Dying... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2024 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 Scarlett Johansson is set to lead the true-crime thriller, Featherwood. Johansson will portray Carol Blevins, a heroin... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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Author Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is a British writer born in 1948 in the Shepherd's Bush area of London. While studying English, history, and philosophy at the University College of London in 1972, she wrote her first novel which won the UK's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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With Simon & Schuster turning 100 years old this year, the company has planned a slate of activities and celebrations to mark the anniversary and unveiled the Simon & Schuster 100, a collection of 100 titles chosen to "represent the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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Gary Stuart is a Phoenix lawyer and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he also serves as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Office of the Dean. He... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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The finalists for the 2024 Agatha Awards sponsored by the annual Malice Domestic Conference were announced today. Congrats to all! Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2024 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 Actor and influential Hong Kong action filmmaker, Donnie Yen, is set to star in a feature adaptation... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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Author Jane Langton (1922-2018) didn't come to mystery novels in any traditional sort of way. She studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan and received graduate degrees in art history at the University of Michigan and Radcliffe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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On Thursday, March 7, from 2-3 pm, the New York Public Library will host a Historical Mystery panel in honor of Women's History Month, hosted by the NY Sisters in Crime and featuring authors Mally Becker, LA Chandlar, Mariah Fredericks,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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The annual Audie Awards from the Audio Publishers Association announced their 2024 finalists in some 27 categories. Winners will be honored at a March 4 announcement ceremony set for Los Angeles. I've listed the shortlists for the Mystery and Thriller/Suspense... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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Kirby Ann has always been captivated by the world of literature. From a young age, her love for reading laid the foundation for a lifelong passion for storytelling. It wasn't until her twenties that she took up writing seriously, embarking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2024 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 Following the success of Air, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are reuniting on the kidnapping thriller, Animals,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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The 2024 Diamond Dagger for lifetime contribution to crime writing has been awarded jointly to two authors, Lynda La Plante and James Lee Burke. The award, which is administered by the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), recognizes sustained excellence in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2024 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 Rosa Salazar (Captain America: Brave New World) has signed on for the female lead in Play Dirty,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2024 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2023. The 78th Annual Edgar® Awards will be celebrated on May 1, 2024,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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The Baker Street Irregulars just marked their 90th anniversary with the BSI Weekend in New York City, filled with events for Sherlockians of all kinds. At this year's event, Otto Penzler was given the Two-Shilling Award for his continued support... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2024 at In Reference to Murder
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The "Lefty" lists are out! The annual Left Coast Crime "Lefty" Awards are chosen by registered members of each Left Coast Crime convention, this year to be held in April in Bellevue, Washington. During the first two weeks of January,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2024 at In Reference to Murder