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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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Media Murder for Monday - Monday greetings! To celebrate, here's a roundup of crime drama news:   MOVIES Emily Hampshire has landed the lead role in Never Saw It Coming, a suspense thriller to be directed by Gail Harvey that's based on Linwood Barclay’s 2013 novel. Hampshire will star as Keisha Ceylon, an opportunistic psychic, who finds herself too much in the middle of a murder case in a small town and must find a way out unscathed. Fox Searchlight is closing a deal for distribution right...

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FFB: Death of a Busybody - In her 67 years, California author Elizabeth Linington wrote some 82 crime fiction novels published between 1955 and 1990 under her own name as well as the pen names Anne Blaisdell, Lesley Egan, Egan O'Neill, and Dell Shannon. She started out writing radio and stage dramas in the 1940s, switched to historical novels and finally to mysteries in 1960, winning three Edgar Award nominations almost back to back, in 1960, 1962, and 1963. Perhaps it was due to her own fa...

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Mystery Melange - The Lefty Awards from this year's Left Coast Crime conference were announced and include the Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel: Ellen Byron, Body on the Bayou; the Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960: Catriona McPherson, The Reek of Red Herrings; the Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel: Alexia Gordon, Murder in G Major; and the Lefty for Best Mystery Novel: Louise Penny, A Great Reckoning. The inaugura...

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FFB: A Long Fatal Love Chase - When most people think of Louisa May Alcott, Little Women comes to mind, and indeed, that is her chief claim to fame in literary history. However, she also penned Gothic thrillers ("potboilers") under the name A. M. Barnard, a fact that was brought to light in the early 1940s by a rare book dealer, Madeleine B. Stern, and a librarian, Leona Rostenberg. This led to Stern's book Behind a Mask: The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. One of those thrillers is...

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Mystery Melange - On Saturday, during the inaugural Murder and Mayhem crime fiction conference in Chicago, organizers presented Sara Paretsky with the very first Sara Paretsky Award, designed to honor great crime fiction from the Midwest. Paretsky, the author of more than 20 books, is best known for her bestselling series featuring crime protagonist V. I. Warshawski, a Chicago private investigator. The Portland, Oregon-based fan group Friends of Mystery announced that Seattle lawyer-turned-...

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Author R&R with J.L. Abramo - J. L. ABRAMO is a long-time educator, arts journalist, film and stage actor and theater director. His evolution to writing crime fiction might have been ordained by the fact he was born on Raymond Chandler's fifty-ninth birthday. Abramo's short fiction appeared in various anthologies, but his success as a novelist began when his Catching Water in a Net (the first in his Jake Diamond series) won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America prize for Bes...
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