Henry Mancini and Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy.
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As Scott Bettencourt discusses in Film Score Monthly, Quartet Records has issued on CD the score to Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972), which includes the version by Ron Goodwin and the version by Henry Mancini that was rejected by Hitchcock. Visit Quartet Records to listen to some clips from both scores ..read more
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Shirley Jackson panel.
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If you missed the online symposium Reading Shirley Jackson in the 21st Century, you can now watch the panel with Jackson's sons and grandchildren as well as Jackson scholar Bernice M. Murphy ..read more
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Sherlock Holmes items from Guymon collection at California Antiquarian Book Fair.
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Ned Guymon with his first wife, Ernestine, in 1923. There will be an exhibition featuring Sherlock Holmes materials from Occidental College's Ned Guymon Collection of Mystery and Detective Fiction during the 55th California International Antiquarian Book Fair on February 10–12, 2023, in Pasadena. The collection is composed of some 16,000 items; one item is an 1887 copy of A Study in Scarlet (also includes Guymon's bookplate).  There also is a Guymon collection at Bowling Green State University ..read more
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Upcoming classic thrillers, Library of America.
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On January 3, the Library of America announced some of its fall 2023 releases, which included the following: (1) Five Classic Thrillers 1961–1964 (The Murderers by Fredric Brown, The Name of the Game Is Death by Dan J. Marlowe, Dead Calm by Charles Williams, The Expendable Man by Dorothy B. Hughes, The Score by Richard Stark [Donald Westlake]) (2) Four Classic Thrillers 1964–1969 (The Fiend by Margaret Millar, Doll by Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], Run Man Run by Chester Himes, The Tremor of Forgery by Patricia Highsmith) Below are some critics' reactions to the works in these volumes. Re Brown's ..read more
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The latest from John Straley.
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Radio station KCAW in Sitka, Alaska, caught up with author John Straley (long based in Sitka, but he has moved to California), discussing topics such as the role of the Trappist monk Thomas Merton (probably best known for The Seven Storey Mountain) in Blown by the Same Wind, Straley's new mystery set in the fictional town of Cold Storage, Alaska ..read more
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Shirley Jackson, department store clerk.
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The New England Historical Society writes about Shirley Jackson's short stint as a worker at Macy's (which includes a link to Jackson's short story "My Life with R.H. Macy ..read more
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Foxwell ebooks sale.
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Get 25% off my two ebooks until January 1 with the sale at Smashwords. No Man's Land & Other Stories collects my mostly historical mystery stories (including two award winners); In Their Own Words offers first-person accounts by US women who served in World War I.  ..read more
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Lady Audley in the dock.
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As the Law and Humanities blog mentions, Robert E. Rains (Penn State Dickinson Law) discusses in a new article the many crimes of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley of Lady Audley's Secret (1862) from a legal perspective. The charges that he believes "a crusading prosecutor might have leveled against Lady A" include arson, attempted murder, bigamy, and manslaughter, and he criticizes the "rather slow" and "lazy" barrister Sir Robert Audley ..read more
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A Bunburyist milestone.
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1,000,000 A milestone sneaked up on me: The Bunburyist has passed its 1 millionth view. When I began this blog in November 2005, I really had no idea if anyone would be interested in my posts (visitors probably have noticed that I am particularly fond of archival mystery goodies and exhibitions on mysteries, as I think these can tend to be overlooked and are valuable resources). In recent years, I've had to cut back on blogging because of work and writing commitments and the addition of my blog on US women in World War I—even wondering at times if I should end this blog. So, if you've ever sto ..read more
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McFarland's 40% off sale.
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McFarland is having a 40% off sale on all its titles until Nov 28 with coupon code HOLIDAY22. It's a good time to stock up on the McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction that I edit; check out the full companion lineup ..read more
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