Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fast Copy

• The Web site Pop Culture Nerd has announced its nominees for the inaugural Stalker Awards. No, these aren’t to be given out to people who dog the heels of celebrities or to ex-husbands checking up on their newly dating wives. The Stalkers are meant to recognize “authors and mysteries/thrillers published in 2010 that you’re obsessed about.” Categories include Favorite Novel, Most Memorable Dialogue, Best Title, and Most Underrated Author. You have until next Tuesday, June 7, 9 p.m. PST, to make your preferences known here.

• Tipping My Fedora brings word of a special Stieg Larsson symposium to be presented on Britain’s University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus, on June 9. The keynote speaker will be Barry Forshaw, author of The Man Who Left Too Soon: The Biography of Stieg Larsson (2010).

• Was the very early release of a trailer for the American movie version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo really the result of a pirating scheme, or was it simply a hoax put out by distributor Sony in order to create some viral buzz for the film”?

• James Ellroy, Don Winslow, and Nelson DeMille are among the finalists for the 2011 Moby Awards, “celebrating the best and worst of book trailers made in 2010.” Winners and losers are to be named during an event in New York City on Thursday. The Moby Awards are sponsored by publisher Melville House.

• Seasons 5 and 6 of Ironside, the memorable 1967-1975 Raymond Burr TV series, may become available to fans in direct-to-consumer DVD sets “later this year,” according to the Web site TV Shows on DVD.

• Meanwhile, there’s been a slight delay in the U.S. release of The Snoop Sisters: The Complete Series. Look for it now on June 14.

• Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis turns detective? Believe it.

• Peter Andrew Leonard at The Man Eating Book Worm has declared this Dave Zeltserman Week, and is posting reviews of that author’s books to prove it. All of his associated posts should be available here.

• And one last good-bye to the San Francisco Mystery Book Store, a favorite stop in my younger years, which is slated to close today.

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