Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Mysteries - Memorial Day Crime Fiction

Memorial Day aka Decoration Day is a day of remembrance of those men and women who who fell protecting us, of those who didn't come home. Many people go to cemeteries and memorials on the last Monday in May, and there's a tradition to fly the flag at half mast. Memorial Day in the U.S. is part of a three day holiday weekend. Many think of this weekend as the beginning of Summer, a time for Barbecues, the Beach, the Cabin, and S'mores.

But in memory of all who served their country and didn't come back, here's a list of Mysteries set during Memorial Day Weekend (and a few others). Here's an updated list. Let me know if I've forgotten any titles. You may also want to check out my Veterans Day Mystery List.

Memorial Day Mysteries

Memorial Day by Vince Flynn
The Decoration Memorial Day War by David H. Brown
Flowers for Bill O'Reilly: Memorial Day by Max Allan Collins
Absolute Certainty by Rose Connors
One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer Fleming (not technically Memorial day, but it fits the theme)
Memorial Day by Harry Shannon
Beside Still Waters by Debbie Viguie
Shadows at the Fair by Lea Wait
The Memorial Day Mystery short stories on the web.

For the young set: The Mystery of the Memorial Day Fire by Kathryn Kenny, a Trixie Belden mystery.

Have a good holiday. Be safe and Remember.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cartoon of the Day: A Baking Crime

Today is National Baking Day. Rhymes with Orange is one of my favorite comics. Love this one..so apt for Baking Day and Mystery Fanfare!




Scribe Award Nominations: International Association of Media Tie-In Writers

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced
the Scribe Award Nominees for 2015.

Acknowledging excellence in this very competitive field, IAMTW's Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books. They include original works set in established universes, and adaptations of stories that have appeared in other formats and cross all genres.

The Scribe Award winners will be announced at ComicCon San Diego in July.

BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – GENERAL

24: *Deadline* by James Swallow
Murder She Wrote: *Death of a Blue Blood* by Don Bain
Mike Hammer: *King of the Weeds* by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Homeland: *Saul’s Game* by Andrew Kaplan
The Killing: *Uncommon Denominator* by Karen Dionne

BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – SPECULATIVE

Sleepy Hollow: *Children of the Revolution* by Keith R. A. DeCandido
Grimm: *Chopping Block* by John Passarella
Star Trek: *Disavowed* by David Mack
Star Trek: *Foul Deeds Will Rise* by Greg Cox
Grimm: *The Killing Time* by Tim Waggoner
Pathfinder: *The Redemption Engine* by James Sutter
Fringe: *Sins of the Father* by Christa Faust

ADAPTED NOVEL – GENERAL AND SPECULATIVE

*Dawn of the Planet of the Apes* by Alex Irvine
*Noah* by Mark Morris
*War of the Worlds: Goliath* by Adam Whitlach

YOUNG ADULT – ALL GENRES, ORIGINAL AND ADAPTED

Spirit Animals: *Blood Ties* by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
Battletech: *The Nellus Academy Incident* by Jennifer Brozak
*Penguins of Madagascar *by Tracey West

SHORT STORIES

Pathfinder: *Hunter's Folly* by Josh Vogt
Mike Hammer: *It's in the Book* by Max Collins and Mickey Spillane
Stargate: *Perceptions* by Diana Botsford
Pathfinder: *Queen Sacrifice* by Steven Savile
Tales of Valdemar: *Written in the Wind* by Jennifer Brozek

AUDIO

Dark Shadows: *The Darkest Shadow* by Nev Fountain
Dark Shadows: *The Devil Cat* by Mark Thomas Passmore
Blake’s 7: *Fortuitis* by George Mann
Doctor Who: *Iterations* of I by John Dorney
Pathfinder Legends: *The Skinsaw Murders* by Cavan Scott

HT: Lee Goldberg