Detective, Mystery, and Suspense Fiction

Selected Internet Sites

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  • (Allingham, Margery) The Margery Allingham Society
    Provides a biography, a bibliography, news and events, and related information.

  • (Doyle, Arthur Conan)
    Extensive Holmes website, including the original stories, and a broad range of additional resources.

  • (Doyle, Arthur Conan) The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    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
    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
    Discussion of Hammett's life, works, and legacy as a writer.

  • (Hammett, Dashiell) Dashiell Hammett
    Features biography and a selected bibliography and suggestions for further reading.

  • (Sayers, Dorothy L.) The Dorothy L. Sayers Society
    Features information about the society, a short biography, a bibliography of works, and a very extensive list of related lins.

  • and the Mysterious Home Page
    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
    "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
    Reviews, interviews, and other crime fiction features from the online publication January Magazine.

  • Crime Time
    Online British crime, mystery, suspense publication.

  • Crime Writers Association of Great Britain
    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
    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
    Collection of articles about the settings of crime and mystery fiction.

  • Golden Gate Mysteries
    "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
    A well-done home page containing reading lists and essays on great mysteries, mainly of the pre 1960 era.

  • Gumshoes, Sleuths and Snoopers
    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
    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
    Site of an Milwaukee bookstore which features numerous informal interviews with contemporary mystery and suspense authors.

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

  • MysteryNet.Com

  • Sisters in Crime
    "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
    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
    Companion to a course at the University of Evansville features links to interviews and other information concerning a dozen women authors in the field.