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Monday, August 15, 2005

"Get BOOKED @ and get reading!"

Edmonton, AB - Are you a devoted book reader obsessed with the mystery and crime genre? Do you teach or study creative writing? Do you watch every episode of CSI? Well here's your chance to explore your 'forensic passions' with BOOKED INTERACTIVE and the brand new television series, BOOKED, airing this fall on ACCESS, CLT, CourtTV Canada and BookTelevision.

BOOKED is a 13-episode television series exploring some of the hottest crime fiction. The series brings together crime book enthusiasts with professional forensic scientists, investigators, medical examiners, criminologists, police officers and other experts in the field of crime to debate and deconstruct the realism of the story, the characters and the plots. BOOKED INTERACTIVE will be launching in September - why not get a head start reading the featured books? If you're a teacher, why not integrate them into your curriculum?

  • The Torment of Others by Val McDermid
  • He Who Fears the Wolf by Karin Fossum
  • Strange Affair by Peter Robinson
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  • Memory Book by Howard Engel
  • Blackfly Season by Giles Blunt
  • Shock Wave by James O. Born
  • Dark Places by Jon Evans
  • Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
  • The Closers by Michael Connelly
  • Blood Memory by Greg Iles
  • Out by Natsuo Kirino
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

BOOKED INTERACTIVE - a virtual book club and forum which producers Ava Karvonen and Jennifer Snyder want to engage the crime-loving book-reading public, people who work in crime investigation, students & teachers of forensic sciences and the many other industry-related disciplines. Dynamic, popular content and harnessing current trends in the industry (podcasting, movies, chats, forums, etc.) will make BOOKED INTERACTIVE a destination that users will want to return to again and again.

Alberta-based REEL GIRLS MEDIA produces BOOKED with the financial participation of ACCESS; BookTelevision; CourtTV Canada; Bravo!; Canadian Learning Television; Alberta Film Development Program of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts; Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit; Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund; and the CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund. REEL GIRLS MEDIA ( creates international award-winning dramatic and factual television and new media content that examines the arts, sciences, and the human relationship with the world.

For more information on BOOKED, please contact...

Jennifer Snyder
Producer, Reel Girls Media Inc.

Pam Hnytka
Publicist, ACCESS