Author Archives: Alison Heney

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.

Upcoming Event: Women of Law Enforcement August 23, 2015 (1PM)

The Sisters in Crime Orange County and the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America will be presenting “Women of Law Enforcement” on Sunday, August 23 at 1PM. To read more, please visit: http://www.socalmwa.com/2015/07/women-in-law-enforcement/

Upcoming Event: Noir Slam in DTLA September 2, 2015 (7PM)

Hello scholars! In the LA area? Why not check out the “Noir Slam” event hosted by the Last Book Store in Downtown Los Angeles this coming Wednesday September 2. Presented by the Southern California Mystery Writers of America, the event will feature Christa Faust, Brett Battles, Anonymous-9, Samuel Gailey, Craig Faustus Buck, Maxine Nunes, Stephen […]
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UPDATED: Mystery Webcast Monday July 27, 2015!

Hello Scholars! Just an update on Monday’s Webcast. PW has kindly given us permission to reprint the PowerPoint Presentation from the show. If you missed the event but still want to check out what was said, you have several options: You can click the hyperlink below to view and download the list of new titles […]
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Free Summer Course on Film Noir!

Hello scholars! Just in case you had a few extra hours to wring out of your work week this summer, there is a free online course being offered this summer on Film Noir. The seminar runs between June 1 and August 4 and is facilitated by TMC and Dr. Richard Edwards. Find out more below! […]
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Special Issue Call for Essays: Plotting Espionage as Cultural Artifact

The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945                       Special Issue Call for Essays International Intrigue: Plotting Espionage as Cultural Artifact When former head of the MI5 Stella Rimington compared literary critics to the KGB, she might have extended the analogy to include the cultures, histories, and theories of espionage. Her elision highlights the growing interest in […]
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In the News: 1940’s Calcutta Crime Solver

Hello Scholars! I found a link to an interesting interview about a new Detective television show set in 1940’s Calcutta! Here’s an excerpt: Byomkesh Bakshy! is Dibakar Banerjee’s most ambitious film PTI March 30, 2015 | UPDATED 16:17 IST “Why?” was the question that Dibakar Banerjee asked himself while embarking on the journey of adapting […]
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