Thursday, October 11, 2007

Compendium of Mystery News 071011

Today's compendium of recently published mystery news articles:

talks about marketing and book trailers which "can be a seductive escort, leading you to the gripping story within the book's pages." See a related article on the production of a book trailer.

says "Not So Fast, Philly" in a column on 's claim to Edgar Allan Poe.

• In a press release, Bella Fe Films announces the screen option of author Chris Grabenstein's Tilt a Whirl, the first novel in the John Ceepak mystery series. Tilt a Whirl was the winner of the 2006 for best first novel.

• Charles Brownman reviews five new mysteries for the Daily Camera.

Five different mysteries are reviewed by Margaret Cannon in her column for the Globe and Mail.

• The International Mystery Writers' Festival has acquired the rights to stage the US premiere of the "lost" Agatha Christie play Chimneys.

• Buried deep within the Anchorage Daily News is a short paragraph stating that mystery author Dana Stabenow has been named Artist of the Year by the Alaska state arts council.

• Reuters is reporting that Michael Eisner will produce and distribute international versions of his highly successful web-based mystery series Prom Queen.

• The latest game for the PC, The Legend of the Crystal Skull, the 17th in the series, was released this week. A playable demo is available from the Her Interactive website. (MBN note: see all at .)

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