Sunday, March 23, 2008

Compendium of Mystery News 080323

A compendium of recently published mystery news articles:

• In a press release, Her Interactive has officially announced the title of the 18th installment in the Nancy Drew PC game series, Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice. The game is expected to be available this July for purchase. A short (40 second) trailer for the game is also available on the Her Interactive website. [MBN note: All of the current are available on the , including the new released earlier this year. Also available are for many of the games.]

Reuters is reporting that one of Britain's best-known children's book series, the Famous Five by Enid Blyton, is being turned into a 21st century cartoon for Disney. "The Famous Five themes of adventure, mystery and friendship are as relevant and appealing to kids today as they were 70 years ago," said the Disney Channel's Steve Aranguren in a statement. [MBN note: The original are available on the .]

Time Magazine interviews who, they say, is nothing if not versatile: feminist activist, mystery writer, lesbian pioneer, fox hunter, screenwriter, novelist, animal rescuer.

The New York Times has brief overviews and reviews of half a dozen or so recently published mysteries and thrillers.

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