The goal of this page is to maintain a listing of online mystery-related
sources without including subpages, to
avoid sending you to the same site over and over again. The list was
for the Virtual Murder panel at Bouchercon 27, October 1996, and has more
than quadrupled since then.
Some authors and fictional characters have numerous web pages -- John
Grisham, Stephen King, Sherlock Holmes, etc. In those cases the single
site listed contains links to the others.
Please send any additions or corrections to
updated 1 March 2008.
AUTHORS' WEB PAGES:
Some of these pages are maintained by the writers themselves while others
are unofficial pages created by fans; a few were put up by publishers.
Albert, Susan Wittig
Ayres, E. C.
Board, Sherri L.
Braun, Lilian Jackson
Brown, Rita Mae
Burke, James Lee
Burnett, W. R.
Carr, John Dickson
Chesterton, G. K.
Clark, Mary Higgins
Davidson, Diane Mott
Davis, Carol Anne
De Noux, O'Neil
Douglas, Carole Nelson
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Estleman, Loren D.
Gardner, Erle Stanley
Grant, Anne Underwood
Grimes, Terry McManis
Harry, Eric L.
Hill, John Spencer
Hornung, E. W.
Hovey, Joan Hall
James, P. D.
Keeler, Harry Stephen
Keeley, Wayne J.
Kellogg, Marne Davis
King, Laurie R.
Kong, Debra Purdy
Levinson, Robert S.
MacDonald, John D.
Meadows, Lee E.
Meyers, Annette & Martin
Michaels, Melisa C.
Mitchell, Mary Ann
Montanari, Danila Comastri
Moore, Christopher G.
Mosiman, Billie Sue|
Parker, Robert B.
Parker, T. Jefferson
Poe, Edgar Allan
Prowell, Sandra West
Robinson, Lynda S.
Sayers, Dorothy L.
Silva, Linda Kay
Skillman, Trish Macdonald
Smith, Barbara Burnett
Thomas, Natalie Buske
Thrasher, L. L.
Thurlo, Aimee and David
van Gulik, Robert
Van Dine, S. S.
Walker, David J.
Wesley, Valerie Wilson
West, Chassie L.
Woods, Paula L.
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS' PAGES:
Dalziel and Pascoe
Danger Man/Secret Agent
Falco, Marcus Didius
Hart, Jonathan and Jennifer
Homicide--Life on the Streets
Law and Order
Man from U.N.C.L.E
New Avengers, The
Adventures in Crime and Space|
Big Sleep Books
Black Bird Mysteries
Booked for Murder
Book 'em Mysteries
Capital Crimes & Coffee
Coffee, Tea & Mystery
A Compleat Mystery Bookshop
Crime in Store
"M" is for Mystery
Mike's Evil Deeds
Murder by the Book
Murder by the Book
Murder by the Book
Murder by the Book
Murder Is Served|
Murder, Mystery & Mayhem
Murder on Miami Beach
My Book House
Mysteries and More
Mysteries To Die For
Mysterious Bookshop West
(Bryn Mawr, PA)
Mystery Book Store
Mystery Ink Bookshop
Mystery Lovers Bookshop
Mystery One Bookstore
1 Mystery Street
Partners & Crime
San Francisco Mystery Bookstore
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Science Fiction, Mysteries, & More
Shot in the Dark
Spenser's Mystery Books
Strange Birds Books
Tangled Web Bookshop
GENERAL BOOKSELLERS WITH
GOOD MYSTERY SELECTIONS:
AND OTHER MYSTERY PAGES:
A&E TV Mysteries
-- Brief commentary about current series.
-- Bibliographical augmentation of Kramer & Kramer's College Mystery
African American Mystery Page
-- Bibliographies, excerpts, resources on African American mystery fiction.
-- International Mystery Writers Association, Italian section; in Italian.
Mystery Magazine -- One complete story from current issue, Unsolved
Puzzle, message board, subscription info.
giallo -- "Yellow ring"; Italian mystery webring.
Detective Fiction -- The Mercantile Library of New York's
biographies and bibliographies of writers, title histories,
bibliography of mystery history and criticism, glossary, links, and other
Detective -- Companion page for the print magazine.
Arsenic and Oolong Society
-- Newsletter articles and reviews from Indiana-based club for mystery lovers.
Best of Web Radio
-- Broadcasts old-time radio shows such as Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Dragnet. Tapes, posters, etc. for sale.
-- Thorough coverage of mysteries in which the selling or collecting of
books plays a prominent part; includes a section on "Library Staff as
-- Online mystery magazine, small annual fee; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Detective/Mystery Series -- Extensive cross-referenced reviews
Flush -- Personal commentary on English mysteries and American
-- A mixture of various interests, one of which is crime writing.
Casebook: Jack the Ripper
-- Impressive collection of official documents, police reports, photos,
newspaper articles, etc.
and Genre in British Detective Fiction between the Wars --
Materials toward a Ph.D. dissertation, plus a Master's thesis on Wilkie
and Detectiion -- Michael Grost's ambitious study of pre-1960
mysteries; excellent source of information.
ClueLass -- The best source
of mystery news on the Net; new publications, signings, publishing news,
links, conventions, much more.
-- Magazine and anthology indices, author bibliographies, pseudonyms,
directory of fictional characters.
Deadly Serious --
-- The Deadly Directory listings of mystery-related organizations,
conventions, newsletters, etc.; now maintained by ClueLass.
Pleasures -- Book info and sample articles from
the print magazine.
Detective -- Addresses/links for British agents and publishers; also fan clubs and resources.
The Detective and
the Toga -- Formerly The Sword and the Sleuth; exhaustive annotated listing of mysteries set in
Mystery, and Suspense Fiction
-- Guidelines to research materials available at the New York Public Library;
geared to library users, but some bibliographical material available online.
-- "A full service criminal computer hacking organization"; a make-believe
resource page that spoofs everything in sight.
Internet Book Review: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense -- Commentary by
Ellery Queen's Mystery
Magazine -- Story excerpts from current issue, trivia contest,
message board, mystery crossword, subscription info.
Female Detective -- Extensive
web site devoted to mystery fiction featuring female investigators. News,
author bios, reviews, lots of info.
Femmes Fatales --
Newsletter featuring eight women writers.
Femmes Fatales Mystery Gifts
-- Online catalog of novelties and gifts.
Mystery & Suspense -- Links grouped by authors, collections,
discussion groups, and general resources.
Book promo and reviews.
Gila Queen's Guide to
Markets -- Kathryn Ptacek's print publication; one issue per year
devoted to mystery and suspense markets.
Gothic Journal --
News and reviews of romantic suspense from the print magazine.
Mystery Novel Guide -- Annotated reading lists, locked room,
race track mysteries, etc.
-- Frequently updated newsletter; photos of authors.
-- Articles and references "for all things noir."
-- Annotated checklists and links.
Hard-boiled Maryland: Hammett, Cain, Gresham, Pelecanos
-- Description of University of Maryland collection.
Historical Mystery Appreciation Society
-- Sample articles, reviews, and special features from the print magazine.
Mystery Bibliography -- Categorized by time and place; no longer updated.
Historical Mystery Fiction -- Extensive bibliographies grouped by era and by author.
Hitchcock -- Detail-filled tribute to the director.
Home Pages Created by
Members of DorothyL -- URLs and e-mail addresses.
The Humorous Mystery Page
-- Just what it says, a page devoted to humor in mystery.
I Love a Mystery Newsletter
-- Reviews...lots and lots of reviews.
Internet Crimewriting Network
-- Fee charged for access to conferences, marketing tips, resources,
Invitation to a Funeral Tour
-- Part book promo, part tour of Restoration London.
Joe's Detective Page
-- Reviews of mystery web sites, reading lists, games, author profiles.
Laughs: Humor in Crime Fiction -- Annotated bibliography; includes
about a dozen writers.
Legal Thrillers Book Reviews
-- Reviews culled from various sources.
Glass -- Schedule of events, sample articles from the print
-- Reviews, interviews, feature articles, biographical information.
-- Review newsletter distributed free to booksellers and libraries.
-- DorothyL archives.
Miss Marple's Mystery Magazine
-- Articles and reviews, nicely balanced between classic and contemporary.
Mayhem -- Three chapters of a novel in progress plus a few links.
at the Flatiron Building -- St. Martin's Press mystery newsletter.
Must Advertise -- Female mystery writers; reviews and links.
Mystery Link Page -- Nine links plus an unreliable search engine.
Murder on the Internet
-- Random House/Ballantine mystery newsletter.
Wrote -- Personal page with links to aids for unpublished mystery
Print -- Bogie's categorized listing of current books with
descriptions; trivia quiz.
Page -- Huge site of articles and links covering every aspect
of the mystery field.
Strands -- Up-to-date, well-organized annotated list of links.
Women -- Promo for quarterly print newsletter.
-- WGBH site for the television series.
Mystery and Detective
Fiction Sites -- Some links.
Mystery Buff -- New print
magazine; news, contests.
mysterycomp.com -- Competition to
solve a mystery; small fee, cash prize.
-- Gateway to The Magnifying Glass, Over My Dead Body, and
MysteryGuide -- Formerly
Troutworks; features, interviews, and over 600 reviews.
Lovers -- A few annotated links.
Index: 1980-1997 -- Indices for AHMM, EQMM, and other mystery
magazines; continues from where Cook's Monthly Murders (1982)
Mystery News -- Excerpts from
reviews; conventions, awards, links to authors interviewed in the print
-- Live chat, original work, reviews, storyboards, 3-minute mysteries.
-- Author-submitted addresses, news, freebies, and signing schedules; reviews.
Mystery Reader's Corner:
The Softer Side of Murder -- Commentary, reading lists, some
Mystery Readers Journal
-- Official publication of Mystery Readers International; sample articles and reviews.
Mystery Scene Magazine --
Online site of the news magazine in the mystery field. Features,
Women Authors -- Summaries of work by women, categorized by
author, subgenre, etc. Ambitious site still building.
Forum -- Threaded bulletin board for writers and aspiring writers.
Zone -- Online magazine with articles, fiction, reviews; no longer
New Mystery --
Articles and fiction from the print magazine.
Fiction: Dark Crimes -- Brief discussions of selected practitioners of
Crime Scene -- Features authors and events of
the Pacific Northwest.
Express Mystery Society
-- Little Rock reading group; reviews.
Over My Dead
Body! -- Nicely designed online magazine with author profiles, fiction, interviews,
reviews, and an easily accessed chat room.
Thrillers, Crime Fiction -- Central Virginia Community's extensive
annotated list of links.
Dreadfuls -- Brief history of the term and the subgenre; some great
Pulp Page --
Attractive site devoted to the pulp magazines of the 20s - 40s; articles,
Rara Avis --
Home page of mailing list devoted to hardboiled fiction.
Mystery Writers -- Some annotated links.
Robbie Emily Dunn
Collection of American Detective Fiction -- History and contents of
collection housed at UNC Greensboro.
Roscoe Page -- A wide
variety of interests; includes Left Coast information.
Homepage -- Homage to great spies, both factual and fictional;
a fun site.
Sisters and Dangerous Dames: Women Detectives in Fiction --
Downloadable essays from the Smithsonian Institute.
13th Floor --
Biographies and schedules for the PBS Mystery! series.
Detective -- Homage to tough detectives, with extensive
bibliographies; set up like a pulp magazine.
Twists, Slugs and Roscoes:
A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang -- Compiled by William Denton.
Mystery/Detective Web Guide -- Nearly 2000 links, truly the
Uncle Erle's Mystery Club
-- Fan club for Erle Stanley Gardner, with a newsletter called Perry's
Under the Covers:
Mystery and Suspense/Thrillers
-- Reviews of current books.
Unloved Crimes --
Real unsolved mysteries, with crime scene photos, evidence, and witness
Unsolved Mysteries --
CBS page for the TV series.
Writing Workshop -- 3- and 12-week courses in mystery writing; fee charged.
WebDreamer -- Sample fiction
from the print magazine.
Web Mystery Magazine -- Brief reviews; emphasis is upon articles and columns (crime scene investigation, doing historical research, etc.).
Weborgers 2 --
Commentary on hardboiled novels, authors, film noir.
Without a Clue --
Interviews, fiction, articles; subpage of Electronic Writers Group.
Mystery Fiction -- Short list from the Harold Washington Library
of Mystery -- Two short lists from the Westerville Public Library.
Word Museum: Mystery
-- Writing manuals for sale, an online mystery party (fee), review contest
(fee), publishers' guidelines.