Sunday, October 28, 2007

Compendium of Mystery News 071028

Today's compendium of recently published mystery news articles:

• Winners of the 2007 Quill Awards were announced earlier this week. In the Mystery / Suspense category, was the winner for her novel, What the Dead Know. (MBN note: is one of the most comprehensive websites for finding information on various awards given in recognition of outstanding writing in detective fiction.)

• The National Library of Scotland has teamed up with the police and publisher Orion Books to organize Crime Scene Edinburgh: 20 Years of Rankin and Rebus, to coincide with the recent release of the final Rebus novel, Exit Music.

20th Century Fox has given a pilot commitment to Lies and Promises, a potential television series based on 's Myron Bolitar mysteries, to be produced by Hart Hanson, the creator of the series (based on characters created by ).

Rick Newman (on USNews.com) interviews crime novelist Elmore Leonard. (MBN note: Visit for more information on the movies made from several of Leonard's books.)

Cameron Hughes (on CHUD.com) interviews , author of the Holmes on the Range mystery series.

• The New York Post takes a look at some of the hard-boiled mysteries being published this fall (Book of the Dead by , Now & Then by , and more).

• Matthew Pearl, author of The Poe Shadow, believes he has found evidence that solves the mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death.

• An excerpt of 's latest Kay Scarpetta mystery, Book of the Dead, is available on the ABC News website.

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