Author Archives: Alison Heney

MWA Announces 2018 Edgar Award Nominations

Good Afternoon Scholars! Just wanted to pass along a link to this year’s Edgar Award Nominations! Which is your favorite to win?? Tweet your title at https://twitter.com/berkeleymystery (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. using the hashtag #BMFiction LINK TO LIST HERE, OR READ LIST POSTED BELOW: https://mysterywriters.org/mwa-announces-2018-edgar-award-nominations/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an […]
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New Books by MWA Members – January 2018

Good afternoon scholars! I just wanted to pass along the MWA’s list of new books and short stories in case you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out. There are some absolutely riveting new titles here to start the new year! Happy Reading! Excerpt below and full list offered here: https://mysterywriters.org/new-books-by-mwa-members-january-2018/ Books Cathy […]
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Bouchercon 2017: Passport to Murder

Hello scholars! Just a reminder that Bouchercon 2017 is scheduled for mid October! Check out the details below! LINK: http://bouchercon2017.com/ “We hope you have your passports at the ready (if not check out our border crossing page for tips) to join us at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Canada for Bouchercon 2017, where we’ll be […]
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Congratulations Eve Cran!

I am so pleased to announce that one of our own, Eve Cran, has been accepted to the prestigious Online Creative Writing Program at Stanford! Eve was one of our mystery fiction scholars in 2015 and her final project, “The Doors of Perception,” related the fictionalized encounter between  philosopher and psychologist William James and artist […]
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And the winner is…

If you haven’t yet heard, last night’s Edgar® Awards were nothing short of thrilling. Although I didn’t have the opportunity to be there in person, many of the participants were live tweeting their antics and posting candid shots of the winners. You can check out the evening’s highlights by searching #Edgars2016 from your Twitter account. […]
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Making the Case for Hardboiled Sleuths in Video Games

Good morning scholars! This morning I came across a fantastic article in Paste Magazine addressing potential connections between the hardboiled detective genre and video games. Admittedly, I’m not much of a digital gamer (the last thing I tried being Atari in 1984…are they still around?) But from what I do know,  long-form narrative games and […]
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In the News: The ‘Girl’ In The Title – More Than A Marketing Trend

Hi gang! Apologies – it looks like there was a bit of a glitch in WordPress and the original review of this link was erased somehow. However, you can still listen to the recording by visiting here: http://www.npr.org/2016/02/22/467392750/the-girl-in-the-title-more-than-a-marketing-trend

In the News: Who dunnit? Top tips for writing detective fiction

Great article from the Guardian on writing detective fiction by Rohan Gavin. Check it out! http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jan/26/tips-writing-detective-fiction Excerpt: “I love detective novels because, like a favourite dish, you always know what you’re going to get, but you never know quite how it’s going to be served up. Detective stories always have a crime, a clue, a […]
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Bouchercon 2016: The World Mystery Convention

Hotel Registration is now OPEN for Bouchercon 2016! New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal St New Orleans, LA 504 581 1000 (Please use this number when asking about hotel reservations or you can email answers@bouchercon2016.com) Bouchercon is the world’s finest annual crime fiction event, bringing together more than 1,000 authors, fans, publishers, reviewers, booksellers, editors, and […]
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Congratulations Patricia Heenan!

We are thoroughly excited to announce that one of our own, Patricia Heenan, will have a poem published in the October edition of Creative Wisconsin! http://wiwrite.org/ Congratulations Trish! Well deserved! We’ll post a link to her work as soon as it is made available.