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Mysterious Matters

Ever wondered more about the publishing of mystery novels?  Here’s a blog—the latest to be added to my links below—that takes some of the mystery out of mystery publishing: Mysterious Matters: Mystery Publishing Demystified. Mysterious Matters “is designed to educate and entertain both writers and readers of mystery and suspense novels with tips, comments, and… Read More ›

Mystery Readers International

Open to readers, writers, critics, editors, and publishers, the Mystery Readers International is a site for everyone who loves mysteries. You may have heard of the Macavity Awards.  Well, this is the organization behind them.  “Macavity’s a Mystery Cat: he’s called the Hidden Paw—”  Yes, the awards are named after the T. S. Eliot poem… Read More ›

The Short Mystery Fiction Society

Since May is National Short Story Month, it’s the perfect time to unveil the latest addition to my list of links, The Short Mystery Fiction Society. The Short Mystery Fiction Society (SMFS) is comprised of writers, publishers, editors, and readers.  Established in 1996, the society endeavors “to promote the creation, publication, and appreciation of short… Read More ›

Mysteries in Paradise

I discovered the latest addition to my blogroll while searching for information about my March book discussion selection, Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann. Begun in January 2008, this blog from Down Under features reviews of all sorts of mysteries.  Kerrie Smith, a self-admitted crime fiction addict, resides in Adelaide, South Australia, and she’s done… Read More ›

The Cozy Mystery List

Blog Week III is underway, and to kick things off, I’ve added to my blogroll!  The newest addition is The Cozy Mystery List Blog. Focusing on cozy mysteries, this personal blog site was begun in 2006.  I’ve only recently become aware of it thanks to a member of my book discussion group.  In planning a Spring… Read More ›

Little Blog No More?

I just learned that one of the blogs I periodically visit–and which I’ve featured in my blogroll below–has ceased publication. The Little Blog of Murder featured Ohio writers Don Bruns, Casey Daniels, Amanda Flower, John and Toni , and Jeffrey Marks.  Some of these authors will still continue their own site or participate in other… Read More ›

TV Tropes

It may have covered television tropes initially, but it’s long since expanded to cover other mediums: literature, comics, video games, film, theater, and more. TV Tropes is the newest addition to the Links section of this site.   “A catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction,” TV Tropes contains thousands of entries on “devices and… Read More ›

Criminal Element

This site was recently featured the July 2011 issue of Library Journal.  Launched in April, the site is spearheaded by Macmillan, but is a “publisher-neutral crime and mystery community.” The site features original crime stories, exclusive excerpts, blog posts, giveaways, and more.  Everything seems to be covered here from mystery novels, thrillers, true crime, TV series, and… Read More ›


The newest addition to my blogroll is InkSpot. Alternatively known as Midnight Writers, this blog began in March 2007 and features a corps of crime fiction writers who publish with Midnight Ink Press. The authors represented publish a varierty of mysteries ranging “from countryside cozies to big city thrillers, from traditionals and amateur sleuth novels… Read More ›

Jungle Red

I’ll finally be updating my blogroll with links to sites about mysteries and creative writing.  Over the next month, check out these sites I’ve found interesting and see what you think. First up is Jungle Red Writers.  This blog is promoted as a salon of eight women mystery authors who share this blog about writing,… Read More ›

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