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Former musician and radio host turned author & blogger. Also a recovering Diet Coke addict.
Former musician and radio host turned author & blogger. Also a recovering Diet Coke addict.

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Mystery Melange - Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlists for the 2017 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The shortlisted works for Best Adult Novel include Dead in the Water by Tania Chandler; Ghost Girls by Cath Ferla; The Dry by Jane Harper; Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta; and Goodwood by Holly Throsby. For all the category shortlists, including young adult novel, children’s novel, nonfiction, and debut, follow this link to the SinC Aus...

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Media Murder for Monday - Hope everyone had a great weekend! It's Monday again, and that means it's time for the latest crime drama roundup:  MOVIES Anonymous Content has partnered with Made In Africa Films on In The Garden Of The King to be directed by Paul Ian Johnson from his own script. The story focuses on events surrounding the little-known genocide of the Congolese people by King Leopold II of Belgium between 1885-1908 and is told through the eyes of three protagonists, each living i...

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FFB: Death and the Sky Above - Paul Winterton (1908-2001), the son of a journalist and member of Parliament, was educated at the London School of Economics and London University, receiving his B.Sc. in political science and economics in 1928. He was on the staff of The Economist for four years and worked for fourteen years for the London News Chronicle as reporter and foreign correspondent. He served in the Moscow office from 1942 to 1945, where he was also the correspondent of the BBC's Ov...

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Mystery Melange - The Macavity Award finalists were announced this past weekend, in the categories of Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best Short Story, Best Nonfiction, and Best Historical Novel. The annual awards are nominated by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal and friends of MRI. The winners will be announced at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon in Toronto, Thursday, October 12. For a complete list, follow this Mystery Fanfare link. Wordcrafte...

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Happy Fourth of July -        Related Stories Have a Criminally Good Thanksgiving Banned Books Week Happy 25th Birthday to Mystery Loves Company 

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Media Murder for Monday - Monday greetings! It's time for the latest roundup of crime drama news, from stage to screen: MOVIES Fans of Don Winslow's latest novel, The Force, were rightfully pleased when news broke a few months ago that Fox was making the book into a film. However, they're going to have to wait a while since the studio has set a March 1, 2019, release date for the project. With Logan director James Mangold at the helm and David Mamet adapting the script, the story centers on...

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FFB: The Summer School Mystery - Josephine Bell is the pen name of Doris Collier Ball (1897-1987), who became a University College Hospital of London physician and married fellow doctor Norman Dyer Ball. After her husband died in a car accident in 1936, the tragedy pushed Bell to try her hand at writing, although she also maintained her medical practice until the age of 57. She continued to write full time until she was 85, creating numerous sleuths in over forty novels and several short st...

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Mystery Melange -   The winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library for 2017 is Mari Hannah, recently announced at a reception at the British Library. The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by a crime writer that users of libraries particularly admire and is unique among crime-writing awards in that only library staff are able to make the original author nominations. Mari will also be honored at the CWA Dagger Awards Dinner in London on October 26. (HT to Eurocrime) The Forewor...
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