Monday, June 10, 2019

Three for All

Just a few things that need mentioning …

• Author Patti Abbott has declared in her blog that this is Sandra Seamans Day. She has compiled links to both new tributes and previously existing posts about Seamans, a well-known promoter of crime fiction who died on May 23 at age 68.

• The annual Killer Nashville conference is coming right up, August 22-25. In advance of that, organizers have announced their top-20 selections of nominees for the annual Claymore Award, given to the authors of “unpublished English-language manuscripts containing elements of thriller, mystery, crime, or suspense …” As press materials explain, this prize “assists new and rebranding English-language fiction authors to get published, including possible agent representation, book advances, editor deals, and movie and television sales.” The three top finalists, as well as the lucky winner, will be declared on Saturday, August 24, during the Killer Nashville Awards Dinner.

• And this bit comes from B.V. Lawson’s latest “Media Murder for Monday” post in her blog, In Reference to Murder:
Fox Networks Group has picked up the UK rights to the action drama, L.A.’s Finest, which stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. The 13-episode series, based in Jerry Bruckheimer’s Bad Boys universe, follows [Sydney] Burnett (Union), who last was seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel. She leaves her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective and is paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.
A trailer for L.A.’s Finest can be watched in The Killing Times.

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