November 9, 2010

News Briefs from Around AIEP


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Fernando Martinez Lainez announces the November 18th publication by MR Ediciones of his new novel Los Libros de Plomo, an historical thriller.

Edet O. Charles writes from Calabar, Nigeria: "I recently formed a foundation known as Volunteers For Awareness Against Kidnapping And Human Trafficking (VAKAHT). We are sensitizing Nigerians on the growing scourge in my country. I will appreciate your kind advice on this . Presently I initiated 'SCHOOLS ALERT' to educate pupils and students on how to avoid being kidnapped. we have been visiting schools. It's hectic and challenging." Mr. Charles can be reached though Facebook.

Carolyn Hart has published her newest novel Ghost in Trouble . In it the late Bailey Ruth Raeburn struggles to protect a beautiful, willful woman who is determined to play hunt-the-killer. Merry, Merry Ghost, second in the series, will be available in paperback October 26. Bailey Ruth's debut novel - Ghost at Work - is available in paperback, E book, and Books on Tape.

The motion picture The Town, starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, and Jon Hamm, is based upon the North American Dashiell Hammett award-winning novel by Chuck Hogan, Prince of Thieves

Chrysa Spiropoulos announces her first column in Eleftherotypia, "Mystery's Library". If you do not read Greek, Chrysa recommends Google Translate.

ScherprechterBob Mendes announces the publication of his latest novel, Scherprecter. Antwerp private detective Samuela "Sam" Keizer uncovers the secrets of a supposedly incorruptible magistrate.

Mike Ripley has published his newest column "Getting Away With Murder".

The dead detectiveThe new issue of World Literature Today contains an article by J. Madison Davis entitled "Down These Mean Streets a Publisher Must Go: The Akashic Books Noir Series."
Akashic has just published William Heffernan’s latest book: The Dead Detective.

The National Board of Mystery Writers of America voted unanimously on October 6, 2010 to remove Dorchester Publishing from our list of Approved Publishers, effective immediately. Dorchester titles will no longer be eligible for Edgar® Award consideration nor will its authors be eligible for Active Status membership for any books published after October 6, 2010. The board made it clear to Dorchester that it is welcome to re-apply once these problems have been cleared up.

From David Corbett: "Mulholland Books has graciously posted an essay of mine on its website, about the near disappearance of tragedy in American film and fiction, the use of noir to fill the void, and the puzzling and potentially disastrous disconnect that this bait-and-switch creates."

From Janet Rudolph: The final issue of Mystery Readers Journal for 2010 will focus on hobbies, crafts and special interests. Still looking for Author! author! essays. If you have a mystery that involves hobbies, crafts or special interests, consider writing an essay. 500-2500 words, first person, upclose and personal about yourself, your mysteries and the 'hobby' connection. Think of it as chatting with friends and other writers in the coffee shop or bar. Send a note if you're interested... Feel free to send this request to authors you think might want to participate. Deadline is November 30.

Themes in 2011: London, Animals, Shrinks.

Jim Madison Davis

Prof. Jim Madison Davis is the author of several crime novels and several nonfiction books, including the forthcoming Van Gogh Conspiracy. A President Worldwide of the International Association of Crime Writers, he teaches novel and filmscript writing in the Professional Writing Program of the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.



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