The Love Is Murder conference, held February 1-3 in Chicago, has announced the nominees for the 2013 LOVEY Awards. (Hat tip to Crimespree.)
Likewise, the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association announced the nominees for the Dilys Award, given to the mystery titles that member booksellers have most enjoyed selling. This year's list includes Granddad, There’s a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill; Broken Harbor by Tana French; Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal; The Expats by Chris Pavone; and Before the Poison by Peter Robinson. (Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)
Poisoned Pen announced two conferences this year, including CozyCon 2, to be held Saturday May 4 at the Phoenix Public Library, and also the Annual Poisoned Pen Conference, scheduled for Saturday July 6 at the Arizona Biltmore. Both one-day events will feature many bestselling crime fiction authors, with exact lineups to be announced soon.
Lee Lofland announced that bestselling author Lisa Gardner is the Writers' Police Academy 2013 keynote speaker. Held in Jamestown, N.C., the three day conference scheduled for September 5-8 features hands-on, interactive and educational experiences in all aspects of law enforcement.
There's a new story up at Beat to a Pulp titled "One Ashore in Singapore," by Andrew Nette
The Q&A roundup this week includes a Scene of the Crime interview with Paige Shelton (author of the Farmer's Market and Country Cooking School mystery series); and Crimespree continues its fun Lego interviews with teacher/reviewer/author, Carole Barrowman.
There's a new trend in South Korea: book cafes that "are evolving into multi-purpose culture spots, replacing the fast-disappearing bookstores and even attracting library-goers," according to the Korea Herald. (Hat tip to Shelf Awareness.)
Finally, movies for bibliophiles: Bookriot lists "16 Great Library Scenes in Film."