Category Archives: In the News

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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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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Film Review: Not A Sherlock But A Mr. Holmes (2015)

The new addition to the Sherlock Holmes BBC franchise is not what one might expect.   Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock, is based on the novel, A Slight Trick of The Mind by Mitch Cullin. The movie is directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Twilight Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and […]
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In the News: Joseph Wambaugh on The Watts Riots (Op-Ed, LA Times, 2015)

By Joseph Wambaugh Commentary Opinion Crime Riots Law Enforcement Fires Los Angeles Police Department “At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 1965, about 2,000 people gather at 116th and Avalon. Tension is still high after the mob violence of the previous night following the arrest of an alleged drunk driver, but the people are not […]
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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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