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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 brand-new roundup of crime drama news: THE BIG SCREEN/MOVIES Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page looks to have found his first major starring role since his breakout part in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In Reference to Murder
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This is a rather timely nod to a "forgotten book," considering former president, Bill Clinton, has partnered with crime author James Patterson for a couple of thrillers to date. Long before Elliott Roosevelt wrote murder mysteries featuring his mother Eleanor... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Chris Whitaker’s We Begin at the End was crowned Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021 at the recent Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival – presented by Harrogate International Festivals at the Old Swan Hotel. Brian McGilloway's... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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The Ned Kelly Awards, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious recognition honoring published crime fiction and true crime writing, announced the 2021 shortlists today. Australian Crime Writers Association chair Robert Goodman noted there was a record number of entries this year... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Sisters in Crime Australia has announced a rather long shortlist – 25 – for its 21st Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women: nine adult novels, five young adult (YA) novels, six children’s novels and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 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 A sequel to the 1996 TV movie, Gotti, about mobster John Gotti, is in the works, with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Historical myseries have been around for awhile, but really began to grace the bestseller lists in the 1980s and 90s with the books of Anne Perry (Victorian England), Elizabeth Peters (Victorian and Edwardian England and Egypt) and Ellis Peters (Brother... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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David Joy’s When These Mountains Burn (Putnam) has won the 2020 Hammett Prize from the North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers. The award is handed out annually to a book originally published in the English language... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 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 John Slattery, Ayden Mayeri, Lorenza Izzo, and Annie Mumolo have joined the cast of Confess, Fletch, starring... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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The 2021 Malice Domestic Agatha Awards winners were announced today at More Than Malice, the virtual Malice Domestic festival taking the place of an in-person event this year. Here are the honorees: Best Contemporary Novel: All the Devils are Here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Joan Aiken (1924-2004) began her writing career with YA fiction as a 16-year-old contributor for the BBC Children's Hour. Indeed, one of her most popular creations was her prize-winning Wolves of Willoughby Chase series for children. She also delved into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Mystery Writers of America has established a new scholarship program in honor of the late Barbara Neely, a trailblazing Black crime novelist who was named a Grand Master by MWA in late 2019. A novelist, short story writer, and activist,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 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 Judas and the Black Messiah's director-producer and co-scribe Shaka King, along with producers Ryan Coogler and Charles... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Gwendoline Butler (b. 1922) had limited success as a writer before she began a police procedural series featuring a young Scotland Yard Inspector, John Coffin, penning eight Coffin novels between 1956 and 1962. When Butler's husband took a job teaching... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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The Maltese Falcon Society of Japan has announced that C.J. Box is the winner of the 2021 Maltese Falcon Award for Breaking Point, the 13th in the Joe Pickett series, as the best hardboiled/private eye novel published in Japan in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 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 Scott Adkins is in negotiations to join the cast of Lionsgate’s John Wick 4, with Keanu Reeves... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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The British Crime Writers’ Association announced the winners of this year's Dagger Awards: Gold Dagger Winner: We Begin at the End, by Chris Whitaker (Zaffre) Highly commended: Blacktop Wasteland, by S.A. Cosby (Headline); House of Correction, by Nicci French (Simon... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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John D. MacDonald (1916-1986), author of over 70 novels, is best remembered for the books featuring Florida-based private eye Travis McGee, who the Washington Post's Jonathan Yardley called "one of the great characters in contemporary American fiction - not crime... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Bloody Scotland announced the shortlist for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2021. This year's titles include The Silent Daughter by Emma Christie; No Harm Done by AJ Liddle; Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison; and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 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 Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody and Riley Keough will star in Manodrome, a thriller from South African director,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Caroline Graham (born in the UK in 1931) had what you would definitely call a varied background, including leaving school at age 14 to work in a factory, a stint in the Navy, professional dancer, actress, and journalist and scriptwriter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2021 at In Reference to Murder
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Foreword Reviews announced the winners of this year's INDIES Book of the Year Awards. In the Thriller/Suspense Category, The Leonardo Gulag by Kevin Doherty was the Gold Winner, followed by Tokyo Traffic by Michael Pronko, which took the Silver Award,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 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 MGM has landed the rights to the novel, The Husbands, from best-selling author, Chandler Baker, with Kristen... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2021 at In Reference to Murder