Detective, Mystery, and Suspense Fiction

Selected Internet Sites


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  • (Allingham, Margery) The Margery Allingham Society
    http://www.margeryallingham.org.uk/
    Provides a biography, a bibliography, news and events, and related information.


  • (Doyle, Arthur Conan) Sherlockian.net
    http://www.sherlockian.net/
    Extensive Holmes website, including the original stories, and a broad range of additional resources.


  • (Doyle, Arthur Conan) The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    http://www.siracd.com/
    Although a portion of the site is devoted to Doyle's other works, the focus of most of the material in on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.


  • (Doyle, Arthur Conan) The Original Sherlock Holmes Stories
    http://www.sherlockian.net/canon
    Each of the Holmes stories is available, with some basic information about the original publication, links to online full-text versions, and items of related interest.


  • (Hammett, Dashiell) Continental Detective Agency
    http://www.transki.freeserve.co.uk/
    Discussion of Hammett's life, works, and legacy as a writer.


  • (Hammett, Dashiell) Dashiell Hammett
    http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/dhammett.htm
    Features biography and a selected bibliography and suggestions for further reading.


  • (Sayers, Dorothy L.) The Dorothy L. Sayers Society
    http://www.sayers.org.uk/
    Features information about the society, a short biography, a bibliography of works, and a very extensive list of related lins.


  • Clueless.com and the Mysterious Home Page
    http://www.cluelass.com/
    Guide to mysteries and crime fiction on the Internet. The links are divided into numerous, easy to navigate categories such as Authors, Characters, Themes, Reviews, Awards, and many others.


  • Crime
    http://www.nytimes.com/books/specials/crime.html
    "An archive of crime and mystery fiction reviewed by Marilyn Stasio since January 1997, arranged by author." From the New York Times. Registration required.


  • Crime Fiction Report
    http://www.januarymagazine.com/crfiction/crfiction.html
    Reviews, interviews, and other crime fiction features from the online publication January Magazine.


  • Crime Time
    http://www.crimetime.co.uk/mag/
    Online British crime, mystery, suspense publication.


  • Crime Writers Association of Great Britain
    http://www.thecwa.co.uk/
    Website of "a professional group of crime authors, probably best known for staging some of the most famous and celebrated literary awards in the world: The Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards."


  • Crimeculture
    http://www.crimeculture.com
    An academic site designed to "explore different critical approaches to the study of crime literature/film."


  • G. J. Demko's Landscapes of Crime: the Georgraphy of Crime Fiction
    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gjdemko/
    Collection of articles about the settings of crime and mystery fiction.


  • Golden Gate Mysteries
    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/~rbrandt/sfmystery/
    "This bibliography contains over 900 titles of mystery, detective, and crime fiction with the action, or significant parts of the action, set in San Francisco and the Bay Area."


  • Guide to Classic Mystery and Detection
    http://members.aol.com/mg4273/classics.htm
    A well-done home page containing reading lists and essays on great mysteries, mainly of the pre 1960 era.


  • Gumshoes, Sleuths and Snoopers
    http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/kelley/KelleyAdvanced.asp
    A crime fiction content database based on the George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection at the University of Buffalo, the State University of New York. It "currently provides an in-depth look at 185 detective and mystery novels originally published during the period 1930-1960."


  • Mystery Ink
    http://www.mysteryinkonline.com/
    Called the "booklover's guide to mysteries and thriller," this site offers features in the following categories: Mystery Authors & Books, Suspense & Thrillers, Crime & Noir, Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Reference & Recommendations, Awards & Top 10 Lists, Books Into Movies, Links.


  • Mystery One Bookstore
    http://www.mysteryone.com/interviews.htm
    Site of an Milwaukee bookstore which features numerous informal interviews with contemporary mystery and suspense authors.


  • Mystery Readers International (MRI)
    http://www.mysteryreaders.org/
    This organization, "the largest mystery fan/reader organization in the world, is open to all readers, fans, critics, editors, publishers, and writers."


  • MysteryNet.Com
    http://www.mysterynet.com/


  • Sisters in Crime
    http://www.sistersincrime.org/
    "Sisters in Crime is an international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers and teachers interested in promoting the work of women mystery writers."


  • Tangled Web UK
    http://www.twbooks.co.uk/
    Site dedicated to crime, mystery, and fantastic fiction. Features bibliographies, reviews, author profiles, in addition to News, Views, Events, Interviews, Awards.


  • Women Mystery and Detective Fiction Writers and the Rise of Feminism
    http://faculty.evansville.edu/ra2/
    Companion to a course at the University of Evansville features links to interviews and other information concerning a dozen women authors in the field.