Sunday, June 15, 2008

Compendium of Mystery News 080615

A compendium of recently published mystery news articles; note that we're still way behind in getting news items posted but hope to be current within a couple of weeks:

• In a press release, Glu Mobile Inc. announced the launch of Mystery Case Files: Agent X, an extension of the popular Mystery Case Files series available exclusively for mobile phones in North America. Developed by Big Fish Games, Mystery Case Files: Agent X casts players as virtual detectives solving mysteries by finding hidden clues. The game includes exciting weekly updates that provide fresh content to bring players’ into immersive environments. (MBN note: Visit the Big Fish Games website to find more mystery games.)

• The Detroit Free Press has a profile of Peter Leonard who, at age 56, is the first of legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard's children to write a novel. Leonard's book, Quiver, was published last month.

• Caroline Baum in the Times Online reports on a number of Australian novelists that have gained international recognition including crime writers and Shane Maloney.

• The Crime Writer Association (CWA) has announced the shortlist for the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Awards and the other Daggers for 2008. The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in London's Park Lane on Thursday July 10, 2008.

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