Sunday, April 26, 2009

Random stuff...

BFP's publisher David Thompson (and wife McKenna) will be attending the 2009 Edgar Awards banquet this Thursday. If you see us, please say hi! BFP authors Alex Carr (a.k.a. Jenny Siler; "3-A", in Damn Near Dead), Christa Faust ("Cutman", in A Hell of a Woman), and Meg Gardiner (essay on Phyllis Dietrichson, in A Hell of a Woman) are up for Edgars for Best Paperback Original, and Laura Lippman ("Femme Fatale", in Damn Near Dead; essay on Mildred Pierce, in A Hell of a Woman) is up for Best Short Story... we wish these ladies lots of luck!

BFP author David Handler (The Man Who... omnibuses) will have a new stand-alone thriller, Click to Play, out this fall from Severn House. His previous experiences with thriller fiction include the internationally best-selling actioner Gideon, co-written under the pseudonym Russell Andrews.

Catch BFP authors Ken Bruen (A Fifth of Bruen; Tower) and Megan Abbott (A Hell of a Woman) at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival 2009 (July 23-26). Held every summer in the North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate, this is the biggest crime writing event in Europe. Other scheduled authors include George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman, David Simon, Mark Billingham, John Harvey, and more!

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