Monday, August 30, 2021

The England of Agatha Christie.

Shedunnit podcaster Caroline Crampton has produced Agatha Christie's England, a new map and guide to British locations in the Christie canon.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Reading group on Caspary, Highsmith, Hughes, Millar.

Edgar nominee Frankie Y. Bailey (University at Albany, SUNY) will be facilitating a Zoom reading group from late September to December for the Center for Fiction on "Women Crime Fiction Writers of the 1940s and '50s."  Books covered will be Laura by Vera Caspary, Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith, In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes, and Beast in View by Margaret Millar.

Monday, August 16, 2021

New Conan Doyle Society seeks nominations.

Arthur Conan Doyle. NYPL
The new Arthur Conan Doyle Society (spearheaded by George Mason University's Ross Davies) is devoted to the study and enjoyment of the works of Conan Doyle. It is accepting nominations until November 1, 2021, for the best scholarly writing on Conan Doyle's works or life that was published in 2020–21.

Monday, August 09, 2021

The Doc Savage film that wasn't.

Lester Dent. The Dux, Chillicothe
(MO) Business College yearbook,
1923, p. 106
Over on ThePulp.Net, William Lampkin discusses a TV movie featuring Lester Dent's multifaceted man of action Doc Savage that was proposed for production in 1978 and did not happen.

Monday, August 02, 2021

New CFP for Clues: "Borders and Detective Fiction."

There's a new call for proposals for a theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection: "Borders and Detective Fiction" (guest edited by Manina Jones, University of Western Ontario). Proposals are sought from a wide variety of critical, national, and cultural perspectives addressing how and why borders are represented in detective fiction, film,television, or other media (e.g., computer games, graphic novels, radio drama, podcasts).

Proposals are due November 1, 2021.