Author Archives: Alison Heney

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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In the News: Ausma Zehanat Khan’s ‘Unquiet Dead’

Ausma Zehanat Khan’s ‘Unquiet Dead’ rises above mystery setting By Paula L. Woods January 9, 2015 While publishers may rave about mysteries that “transcend the genre,” few soar beyond their crime-solving objectives. And to find such a treasure in a first-time effort is rarer still. Khan has brought every ounce of her intellect and professional […]
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In the News: Masters of Crime: Elmore Leonard Novels From Library of America and More

By CHARLES FINCHJAN. 9, 2015 FOUR NOVELS OF THE 1970S By Elmore Leonard Library of America, $35. Is Elmore Leonard a great American novelist? His advocates certainly think so, and now, in a volume edited by his longtime researcher Gregg Sutter, he has the imprimatur of the Library of America, with the full accompanying paraphernalia: […]
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Exhibition: Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 | Skirball Cultural Center

Link: Exhibition Detail: Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 | Skirball Cultural Center. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION You love their movies. Now discover their stories. The exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 explores how the experiences of German-speaking exiles and émigrés who fled Nazi Europe—many of them Jews—influenced the classic […]
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In the News: What Takes A Mystery Novel To Another Level? A Q&A With Tana French

by Michelle Dean 9/03/14 9:25am Link: Tana French’s Dublin murder mystery novels, of which the new release The Secret Place is the latest, always hit the bestseller lists. But her readers are a proud cult in my experience, always happy to find another fan to discuss them with. She has a talent for lighting up […]
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In the News: James Ellroy’s ‘Perfidia’

SEPTEMBER 08, 2014 6:39 PM ET By JASON SHEEHAN NPR Listen to the review here: James Ellroy’s ‘Perfidia’ Is A Brutal, Beautiful Police Procedural There are a lot of reasons not to read James Ellroy’s newest novel, Perfidia — the opening shot in his proposed second L.A. Quartet. It’s a long and sprawling book […]
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In the News: PD James, queen of crime fiction, dies aged 94

By Richard Lea Thursday 27 November 2014 10.04 EST The writer PD James, who charted the transformations of British life through bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died 94. Her publisher Faber and Faber confirmed that she had died peacefully at home in Oxford on Thursday morning. Her debut novel, Cover Her Face, was […]
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In the News: James Ellroy Black Dahlia Podcast