Author Archives: Alison Heney

10 Mystery Novels To Prepare For THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Movie

REPOSTED FROM: https://bookriot.com/2020/03/20/books-like-the-woman-in-the-window/ By Silvana Reyes Lopez Mar 20, 2020 Up next? The Woman in the Window, this May. It’s the newest mystery-thriller adaptation we are seeing on the big screen. Recently my favorite picture is definitely Knives Out, directed and written by Rian Johnson. That movie was a delicious treat of well-written material and […]
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Was Sherlock Holmes a real person? What’s the difference between a crime novel and a mystery novel? What really happened to all the TP? Survey mystery fiction and its conventions, from the genre’s 19th-century origins to the classic Golden Age puzzle to its many postmodern manifestations. Writers to be studied will include Edgar Allan Poe, […]
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Bouchercon Dallas 2019: OCT. 31 – NOV. 3

There is still time to register! https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1811986 Bouchercon is an annual international mystery convention sponsored by devoted mystery volunteers. Their purpose is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, editors, reviewers, bloggers, booksellers, librarians, and publishers can gather in an informal, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming setting to celebrate the love of mystery. Bouchercon is for […]
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MWA Announces 2019 Nominees

Good morning scholars! Get your reading glasses ready – the MWA has announced its 2019 nominees! 2019EdgarNominationsPressRelease

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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