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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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Born in 1939, English author Michael Derek Allen had a career in education, first as a teacher and then as a university administrator at the University of Bath, and also served a brief stint working for the New York Herald... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Crime Writers of Canada announced the winners of the 2020 Arthur Ellis Awards. The awards, established in 1984, are named after the nom de travail of Canada's official hangman and celebrate excellence in Canadian crime writing. The winners are listed... 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 Sony Pictures has acquired Armored, a film adaptation of the new audio book written by Mark Greaney... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In Reference to Murder
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Delano Ames (1906-1987) was born in Ohio to a newspaperman father. In 1929 Ames married Maysie Grieg, who later became a highly successful author of lighthearted romances, and the duo settled in Greenwich Village where Ames published his first novel,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to hit many of the crime fiction conventions, conferences, and festivals. One of the latest is St Hilda's Crime in the UK, although organizers announced that a virtual event will still go on with live broadcasts,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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MICHAEL C. BLAND is a founding member and the secretary of BookPod, an invitation-only, online group of professional writers. He pens the monthly BookPod newsletter where he celebrates the success of their members, which include award-winning writers, filmmakers, journalists, and... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 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 As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt production around the world, Enderby Entertainment has begun work on... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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Henry Slesar (1927-2002) was an American author, playwright, and copywriter, and I think it's safe to say, he was prolific. Around 1955, he started to write short stories while working as a copywriter and eventually created 500 stories for magazines... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The University of Alabama School of Law has named the finalists for the 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The three books chosen to compete for the prize are: The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey; The Hallows by Victor... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 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 Benedict Cumberbatch’s spy drama, Ironbark, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, has been given... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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This past week, we lost author Maj Sjöwall (1935-2020), who along with her common-law partner and co-author, Per Wahlöö were credited with creating Scandinavian noir through their series featuring the Swedish policeman Martin Beck. They also greatly influenced the likes... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year released the longlist for the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious crime novel award. Fans can vote on the eighteen finalists online, and the six books with the most votes will go... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 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 Daisy Ridley is in talks to star in the psychological thriller, The Ice Beneath Her, that STX... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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This year's Malice Domestic conference may have been canceled, but event organizers announced the winners of the annual Agatha Awards in a live event today online. Congrats to all winners and nominees: Best Contemporary Novel WINNER: The Long Call by... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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British author R. Austin Freeman (1862-1943) primarily wrote detective stories and is best known for his legal/forensic investigator Dr. John Thorndyke, using Freeman's early experiences as a colonial surgeon to help inspire and inform his work. That same military experience... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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Following the cancellation of the annual Edgar Awards banquet, hosted by the Mystery Writers of America, the organization announced it would switch to an online awards ceremony via Twitter. That day has arrived, and the winners for excellence in crime... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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Another crime fiction conference has had to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bloody Scotland, which was scheduled for September 18-20, will not take place this year in order to maintain safety for staff and participants. A note on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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Lis Wiehl is the former legal analyst for Fox News and the O’Reilly Factor, and has appeared regularly on Your World with Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and the Imus morning shows. The former co-host of WOR radio's WOR Tonight... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 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 Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf, and Chris Pine will star in the psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, set... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The Los Angeles Times unveiled the winners of its 40th Annual Book Prizes on Twitter rather than at the customary ceremony that usually launches the newspaper’s annual Festival of Books (due to the coronavirus). This year's winner in the Mystery/Thriller... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The Crime Writers of Canada announced the shortlists for the 2020 Arthur Ellis Awards, which celebrate the best of Canadian crime fiction writing in several categories: Best Crime Novel sponsored by Rakuten Kobo with a $1000 prize Michael Christie, Greenwood,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 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 Producer Ben Shields Catlin has teamed with screenwriters Evan Parter and Paul Hilborn to develop a feature... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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Long before Elliott Roosevelt wrote murder mysteries featuring his mother Eleanor Roosevelt as a super sleuth, and even before first daughter Margaret Truman penned her crime fiction (despite rumblings of ghostwriting), President Franklin Delano Roosevelt came up with his own... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at In Reference to Murder
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The International Thriller Writers organization announced the finalists for the 2020 Thriller Awards for Best Hardcover Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best E-Book Original, Best Short Story, and Best Young Adult Novel. The winners are usually announced at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at In Reference to Murder