Author Archives: Alison Heney

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! Congratulations Trish! Well deserved! We’ll post a link to her work as soon as it is made available. Advertisements

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:

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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In the News: ‘The Fade Out’: Hollywood in the 1940s

Hello Scholars! Check out this great article on “Fade Out” – a noir comic book! Excerpt: by James Kim | The Frame Article Link: Link to audio: Writer Ed Brubaker has been involved in some of the biggest comic books in recent history. From Batman to Daredevil to introducing the world to Captain […]
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Listen to The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe | FULL Unabridged AudioBook

Originally Published on Dec 20, 2014 The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe – Listen to full unabridged audiobook online for free on YouTube! Visit their website: Follow them on Facebook: Follow them on Twitter: Recorded by If you want to volunteer please visit

MWA Announces 2015 Edgar Nominees

MWA announces 2015 Edgar nominees By Jeremy Lynch on Jan 22, 2015 in Awards Mystery Writers of America have announced the Nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. BEST NOVEL This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash (HarperCollins Publishers […]
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