Martin Edwards - Liverpool based writer Martin Edwards' blog, with links to all his books and to The Murder Squad of which he is a member... Brian Kavanagh - Author and filmmaker Brian Kavanagh's site, with details of the Belinda Lawrence mystery series. Make of it what you will... Charlie Stella - new American master of the underworld thriller drawing favourable comparisons with Elmore Leonard, Mario Puzo, George V. Higgins - hardbacks available in the UK now, paperbacks on the way... Russell James - All you'd ever need to know about the man they call the Godfather of British Noir. John Creasey - Site devoted exclusively to the prolific English crime writer, John Creasey, author of over 550 crime novels including the famous 'Inspector West' and 'Gideon of the Yard' series, put together by the small press republishing his work: Tethered Camel Alys Clare - Historical murder mysteries set in late 12th century England by the pseudonymous Alys Clare - good-looking website complete with sample excerpts from each title to whet the appetite Mark LaFlamme - site for award-winning US crime reporter Mark LaFlamme and his new crime novel, The Pink Room Christopher G. Moore - Canadian author of the Vincent Calvino private eye series, mainly set in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Peter James - Peter James has written a large collection of bestselling paranormal and crime novels and is also a veteran film producer apparently. The site features interviews, extracts, details about each of his books and articles Peter has written for the British press. Rod MacDonald - First time author Rod MacDonald's site for his novel Broken Men and Fallen Women, a tale of blackmail, prostitution, murder and revenge in sunny Scotland - ah, they know how to have a good time... James Twining - Website of thriller writer James Twining with news, reviews, extracts, reading group guides, FAQs, biographical information and photos, together with background details and pictures of the people, places, art and history that feature in his debut novel, The Double Eagle James Sallis - one of the greats of contemporary crime writing Carol Anne Davis - new improved link to the Carol Anne Davis site where you can find everything about the author, her crime fiction and true crime publications. Barney Thomson - site devoted to the darkly comic Barney Thomson
novels created by Scottish Author Douglas Lindsay - everything you could want to know about him, really. lauralippman.com - Baltimore based crime novelist, Laura Lippman Dennis Lehane - American crime novelist with a scary flash website... Robert Crais - The official Robert Crais website Eliot Pattison Tibet-loving Edgar Winner Val McDermid - Possibly one of the best crime author sites around Ed McBain - The official site for one of the American greats Paul Johnston Author of the classic Quint Dalrymple novels, but with more and new stuff on the way - and a great looking website... Fred Willard Doug Swanson Lawrence Block Hank Janson - site dedicated to the neglected pulp fiction of Hank Janson. Vincent Zandri - Home page for Vincent Zandri, author of Godchild, As Catch Can and the forthcoming 9th Life
Mystery News - On-line home of the US-based Mystery News, the Anthony Award winning publication that is (quote):'the most complete, up-to-date, and entertaining guide to the latest US mystery books, writers, and events.' Mystery News is published bimonthly by Black Raven Press.
www.krimi-couch.de - For all you German speaking crime fans out there - 800 author profiles, 1500 reviews of an international range of authors - all in German of course but there you go...
CrimeSpree Magazine - US based mag with author news, new releases, interviews, reviews, short stories and insights from the authors themselves on everything from first tours, to favorite recipes to the influence of music and movies and how to cheat at poker. So, sort of an American equivalent to our own home-grown Crime Time then... The Richmond Review kamera.co.uk - new mag for indy, arthouse and world cinema Mystery Readers International - an American quarterly thematic mystery Journal. Each issue contains articles, reviews, and author essays on a specific theme, as well as special columns, a calendar of events, and other mystery related material. ttapress.com - website of the excellent British crime fiction magazine Crimewave The Mysterious Home Page - top crime resources The ClueLass Home Page The Deadly Directory Scenes of Crime - features reviews, articles and editorial and is written by a longtime crime fiction devotee and occasional contributor to 'Crime Time' magazine Bookends.com The Barcelona Review Spike Mystery Scene Magazine US based crime fiction mag. covering everything from 'gory bleak noir to candlelit cozy' - now run by Kate Stine and Brian Skupin. Tangents - Describing itself as 'the home of un-popular culture' - what more could you ask for? Scenes of Crime - features reviews, articles and editorial and is written by a longtime crime fiction devotee and occasional contributor to 'Crime Time' magazine bookmunch.com - brain food in bite-sized pieces... Gateway - a free online literary magazine featuring classic and original short and serialised stories, published on the first day of every month, and also carrying feature articles, picture galleries and book/film reviews. Gateway is now in its eighth year on the web...Bit skiffy if you ask me...
Crime Through Time - A website dedicated to historical mystery novels with sections covering author listings and bibliographies, new releases, a timeline of authors/books by period, reviews, links, and more.
Clerical Detectives - Reviews of over 40 of the best clerical detective novels, selected by Philip Grosset, with a comprehensive list of more than 20 others. Everyone is included from Sister Agatha to Rabbi Winter. There are clergy, ex-clergy, nuns, ex-nuns, rabbi, a rabbi's wife, a church administrator and an organist/choirmaster. There's even a clergyman spy. Plus reviews of seven other particularly recommended detectives from the past, ranging from John Appleby to Charlie Mortdecai.
Detectives Beyond Borders - American-based blog offering a forum devoted to international crime fiction (i.e. crime fiction from beyond the U.S.). Informed and opinionated blogmeister Peter Rozovsky welcomes contributions from site visitors and hosts lively debate onsite. Well worth a browse... www.booked.tv - interactive crime and crime-fiction website and companion to the Canadian telvision series Booked, bringing together people passionate about crime scene investigation and crime stories, including crime fiction authors, mystery fans and real life CSI experts. Chris High - freelance writer/reviewer's website with a number of crime fiction reviews - you might find it best to try the Site Map for a quick overview of what's on offer Crime-USA: The Crime Locations Website - crime and mystery novels sorted by the US State in which the stories take place, with UK and US Amazon links. Travellers to the USA can bone up on the novels set in the cities they will be visiting - and why not? Classic Crime Fiction - Bibliographies, articles and pictures of rare books - a non-commercial resource site for collectors and enthusiasts of the genre. Judas_ezine - hardboiled and noir on this US site Clue Lass Overbooked Thrilling Detective Gumshoe MysteryNet Hank Janson - site dedicated to the neglected pulp fiction of Hank Janson. The Deadly Directory
UCLA Extension Writers' Program - US based writing curriculum taught by over professional screenwriters, fiction writers, playwrights, poets, nonfiction writers, and experts in allied fields. Over 500 courses annually, many available online and an open admissions policy (well, you have to pay of course but then everyone has to pay sometime) so if you can't find an appropriate course in Wigan you could always try southern California...
Murder Mystery Weekends - Scotland - Craigdarroch Lodge Hotel is a 3 star country house hotel near Inverness offering 2 night murder mystery weekends, including themed and seasonal murder mysteries! The Killing Game Murder Mystery Events - Interactive murder mystery events, both public and private, evenings and weekends. Bite to Byte - The story of forensic odontology and injury analysis with a little mortuary humour blended in. A first hand account by the author. Forensic techniques include bite mark and weapon mark matching. Cases include the maverick MP Alan Clark, whose dog bit the BBC cameraman. Well worth a visit with extracts, video clips and lots more info. on the site. Explore Forensics - forensic information, crime scene analysis, articles, information and products, "Free Detective Software", crime scene screensavers and more. All about Forensic Psychology - interested in the minds of murderers? This informed and understated site provides a welcome introduction to a serious subject. A comprehensive guide to the world of forensic psycholgy, with definitions, history, theory and practice, careers, debates, offender profiling and study options are all covered in detail. Crime Scene Investigation: Methods and Procedures - Covering methods and procedures for the accurate recording and recovery of evidence from the scene of a crime. It features photographs, drawings, self-assessment questions and checklists of roles, equipment and activities required at a UK crime scene - author-submitted link but why not? - now you budding writers can get it down right rather than having to make it up. Murder Mystery Events - Live the drama for an evening or weekend as you enjoy good food and wine, or run the event as a corporate team building exercise Malinche Entertainment - Experience interactive crime fiction where you are the detective in a murder mystery.. Word Up - An excellent online writers' resource, with a distinct crime writers' section Digital Jungle Situationist Archives Church of the SubGenius Refuse and Resist Spunk Press Official Kevin Mitnick Home Page Cybrary of the Holocaust Little Magazines -
On-line guide to the UK's independent press, including
submission guidelines and subscription rates. Murder Break.co.uk - Murder Weekend breaks organised by Joy Swift, the creator
of the genre in 1980 (is that possible?) Themed Murder Mystery Events - something different for the works outing, perhaps? surf57.co.uk - hand-built UK directory with 57 varieties of category ( well, there are a lot more than that actually )