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Peter Falk: September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011 by (New York Times 24 June 2011 / ) - From New York Times Obituary: Peter Falk, who marshaled actorly tics, prop room appurtenances and his own physical idiosyncrasies to personify Columbo, one of the most famous and beloved fictional detectives in television history, died on Thursday night at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 83.

Personally, I still expect him to return, raise his hand and say, "Just one more question...". (Source: New York Times)

Amazon Acquires McBain's Backlist by (PW 22 June 2011 / ) - According to Publisher's Weekly, Amazon has bought the rights to 35 titles in Ed McBain's long-running 87th Precinct series, along with rights to 12 titles in the author's Matthew Hope series. Through the deal, Amazon's recently announced mystery and suspense imprint, Thomas & Mercer, will release print, digital and audio versions of the 87th Precinct titles, starting in fall 2011. The Matthew Hope books, which Thomas & Mercer will start publishing in spring 2012, will be available in digital and audio, with some titles coming out in print. None of these titles have been available as e-books before.

(Source: PW)

ThrillerFest VI Announces Nominees for Thriller Awards by ( 15 June 2011 / ) - ITW is proud to announce the finalists for the 2011 Thriller Awards!

Best Hard Cover Novel:

    Michael Connelly – THE REVERSAL (Little Brown)
    Jeffery Deaver – EDGE: A NOVEL (Simon & Schuster)
    Brian Freeman – THE BURYING PLACE (Minatour)
    Mo Hayder – SKIN (Grove)
    John Sanford – BAD BLOOD (Putnam)
(Source: ) (more ...)

Paul Levine does another eBook for Charity by ( 10 June 2011 / ) - Last summer, Paul Levine released the 20th anniversary ebook reprint of To Speak for the Dead, with all proceeds going for cancer treatment at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

The book hit number one on Kindle's hardboiled bestseller and raised thousands of dollars for the Four Diamonds Fund. Now, he's doing it again. Flesh & Bones is now an e-book, specially priced at $.99, with all royalties going to the Fund, whose goal is "Conquering Childhood Cancer".

Details available on Paul Levine's Website. (Source: )

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