Zinng: Ebay’s Morgue, Awards & Autoharp, Renewals & Remembrance


•  The state of New York is selling a 4-compartment morgue cooler from a mental hospital by listing it on Ebay. Check out the item: used, but in good condition!

  Over at Sleuthsayers, Rob Lopresti has an autoharp and a webcam, and he's not afraid to use them. Wasting time? Can't be, because it's “working on my novel.”

  Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Beth Rudetsky (also credited for writing “Hose Me Down” for Bad Girls Dormitory) says she composes specifically for crime novels and their book trailers. This linked one is a pro affair, but for us, the jury's still out. Have you ever bought a book you didn't know anything about from its trailer? We're dying to know!

   2013's Audie Award winners have been announced! Of the many audiobooks for crime fans we highlighted among this year's nominees, winners include works by Reed Farrel Coleman, Louise Penny, Christopher Farnsworth, Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, Alexander McCall Smith, Eric Blehm, and Hilary Mantel. (Bram Stoker, too, though we doubt he has Google Alerts to notify him of our appreciation.) Congrats to all!

•  NBC's Hannibal gets a season 2! A bunch of us really like this one—how about you? We're not only glad this smart, atmospheric drama has a renewal to find its audience, but adore Omnimystery's awesome new Telemystery Scoresheet to keep track of the fates of all our favorites!

•  Father Andrew M. Greeley has passed away. We thank him for his words, and refer to you this appreciation of his life and works from our own Terrie Farley Moran.


  1. Terrie Farley Moran

    Thanks to Crime HQ for this acknowledgement of Father Greeley’s recent passing.

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