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A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
JA Konrath writes the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thriller series.

Art and Literature
From Art Taylor, fiction writer, book critic, and assistant professor of English at George Mason University.

At the Scene of the Crime
Book reviews from a Canadian perspective.

Bitter Tea and Mystery
A focus on book reviews, primarily traditional mysteries and police procedurals

CLEWS, The Historic True Crime Blog
A blog created by crime historian Laura James, Esquire

Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
Sarah Weinman is an editor for GalleyCat,'s publishing industry news blog. She’s also the Baltimore Sun's crime fiction columnist and writes "Dark Passages," a monthly online mystery & suspense column for the Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Crime Always Pays
Declan Burke is an Irish freelance writer, editor and author, with an entertaining blog on mystery/crime fiction from a European perspective.

Crime Fiction Dossier
A blog created by David J. Montgomery, who writes about authors and books for several of the country's largest newspapers, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post and Boston Globe

Crime Spot
Crime Spot is a sort of Grand Central Station for mystery and crime fiction blogs. There are links to a variety of blogs on the site, which keeps track of how often they have new postings. There’s also a news section, which is updated periodically.

Detectives Beyond Borders
A forum for international crime fiction

Do You Write Under Your Own Name
A blog by British crime writer, Martin Edwards
Euro Crime
Snippets about British and other European crime fiction, TV, and film

George Kelley
George Kelley is an expert on crime fiction, and in fact, donated his extensive pulp and paperback fiction collection to the University of Buffalo at the State University of New York.

Graveyard Shift
A blog by Lee Lofland, author of Police Procedure and Investigation, A Guide For Writers

In Cold Blog
News and Reviews about crime fiction

Indie Crime
A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.

It’s a Crime
This blog promises to bring you the best of crime and mystery fiction, focusing on British crime writers.

Malefactor’s Register
A blog focusing on historical true crime

Material Witness
New, reviews, and interviews

Meritorious Mysteries
By reviewer Molly Weston, “an attempt to bring good crime fiction to the attention of others. …an opportunity to share my mystery lecture topics with others. …an offering of mystery happenings”

Mysterious Matters
Mysterious Matters is “designed to educate and entertain both writers and readers of mystery and suspense novels with tips, comments, and the inside story of the mystery publishing business.”

Mystery Books News
A blog of news from the world of mystery fiction from the folks at Hidden Staircase Mystery Books

Mystery File
A blog “Devoted to mystery and detective fiction — the books, the authors, and those who read, collect and make annotated lists of them”

New Improved Gorman
The blog of award-winning author Ed Gorman

Patti Nase Abbott
Patti is a writer of short stories extraordinaire, but she also hosts her blog and the weekly feature “Friday’s Forgotten” Books

Pretty Sinister Books
News and reviews from a part-time bookseller and essayist.

Something is Going to Happen
The official blog of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Sons of Spade
Spotlighting the fictional PI

Sweet Freedom
The blog of prolific crime fiction reader Todd Mason

The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly
Curated and hosted by Gerald So.

The Graveyard Shift
Lee Lofland’s “Guide to all things cops and robbers.” Lee is a veteran police investigator, mystery writer, and author of the Writers Digest Book’s Howdunit series offering, Police Procedure and Investigation.

Trace Evidence
The official blog for Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.


7 Criminal Minds
Although it originally started out with seven authors, the roster now includes Sue Ann Jaffarian, Lois Winston, Rebecca Cantrell, Joshua Corin, Tracy Kiely, Graham Brown, Kelli Stanley, Michael Wiley, Meredith Cole, Gabriella Herkert, Reece Hirsch, Gary Phillips and Hilary Davidson, Vicki Delany.

Acme Authors Link
Writing, networking, and everyday tips from the Masters - Debra St. John, June Sproat, Terri Stone, Morgan Mandel, DL Larson, Rob Walker, Margot Justes and Christine Verstraete.

Cozy Chicks
The online coffee and chat salon of chick-lit/cozy mystery authors Diana Killian, Karen MacInerney, Michele Scott, Maggie Sefton, JB Stanley, Heather Webber, and Kate Collins

Crime Fiction Collective
This blog is ceasing operations as of May 2014 - posts may be archived awhile longer. A roster of crime fiction authors, editors, reviewers and a forensic scientist, including L.J. Sellers, Andrew E. Kaufman, Jodie Renner, Marlyn Beebe, Judith Yates Borger, C.J. West,, Peg Brantley, Gayle Carline and Tom Adair.

Crime Space
This blog bills itself as “a place for readers and writers of crime fiction to meet.”  There are over 850 (to date) authors, with videos, photos, news, articles, and links.

Criminal Brief
Features Robert Lopresti, Melodie Johnson Howe, James Lincoln Warren, Leigh Lundin, Steven Steinbock, Deborah Elliott-Upton, and guest contributors

Criminal Minds at Work
The author bloggers include Cheryl Tardif, Chris Redding, Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith, Eileen Schuh, Arnold Wolf, Jeff Bennington, Peg Herring, Juanita Rose Violini, Maryann Miller.

Deadly Divas
Sharon Short, Denise Swanson, Marcia Talley, Heather Webber

Femmes Fatales
Donna Andrews, Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, Julie Wray Herman, Toni L.P. Kelner, Marlys Millhiser, Kris Neri, Mary Saums, Elaine Viets

Get it Write
A blog featuring the authors published by Perseverance Press.

Hardboiled Partners in Crime
Musings of authors Jim Wilsky and Frank Zafiro.

Hey Dead Guy
Jeffrey Cohen, Denise Dietz, Gordon Aalborg, Lynne Patrick, Sharon Wheeler, PJ Nunn, Robin Agnew, Abby Zidle

A collection of authors published by Midnight Ink Books, writing novels ranging from cozy mysteries to suspense thrillers. Authors include Keith Raffel, Jess Lourey, Mark Combes, Karen MacInerney, Deb Baker, Amy Patricia Meade, Joanna Campbell Slan, Bill Cameron, Cricket McRae, Tom Schreck, Julia Buckley, gerald anderson, Chuck Zito, G.M. Malliet, Nina Wright, Joe Moore, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Tim Maleeny, jbstanley, Candy Calvert, Lynn Sholes, Mark Terry, Susan Goodwill, Felicia Donovan.

Jungle Red Writers
Rosemary Harris, Hallie Ephron, Hank Phillipi Ryan,  Jan Brogan

Killer Characters
Thirty different authors contribute posts from the viewpoints of their characters.

Killer Hobbies
Joanna Campbell Slan, Deb Baker, Monica Ferris, Linda O. Johnston, Kathryn Lilley, Camille Minichino/Margaret Grace

Lady Killers
Jane Finnis, Lyn Hamilton, Mary Anna Evans, Rhys Bowen, Cara Black

Maine Crime Writers
Authors based in Maine who write Maine-themed mysteries, including Gerry Boyle, Vicki Doudera, Kaitlyn Dunnett, Kate Flora, Sarah Graves, James Hayman, Paul Doiron, Barbara Ross, Julia Spencer-Fleming and Lea Wait.

Murder is Everywhere
Six mystery authors whose books are set outside the USA, including Cara Black, Leighton Gage, Tim Hallinan, Jeff Siger, Michael Stanley (Stan Trollip and Michael Sears), Yrsa Sigur­ardˇttir and Dan Waddell.

Pamela Oberg, Kristi Belcamino, Diane Vallere, Mary Sutton, Sarah Henning, Cynthia Kuhn, Sue Star, Theresa Carter.

Mystery Playground
Deborah Lacy runs the blog, but there are many guest author postings.

Rap Sheet
J. Kingston Pierce, Megan Abbott, Dick Adler, Ali Karim, Stephen Miller, Roger Morris, Anthony Rainone, Linda L. Richards, Kevin Burton Smith, David Thayer, Jim Winter

Sleuth Sayers
A 15-member group crime-writing, crime-fighting blog that grew out of Criminal Brief. The roster includes:  Monday, Fran Rizer and Jan Grape;  Tuesday,  Dale Andrews and David Dean;  Wednesday,  Rob Lopresti and Neil Schofield; Thursday, Janice Law and Deborah Elliott-Upton; Friday, RT Lawton and Dixon Hill;  Saturday, John Floyd and Liz Zelvin; Sunday, Leigh Lundin and Louis Willis.

Sleuths, Spies and Alibis
Middle grade and young adult mystery writers, including W.H. Beck, Laura Ellen, Lamar "L.R." Giles, Kristen Kittscher, Elisa Ludwig, Diana Renn and Talia Vance.

The Crime House
A blog featuring Scandinavian authors.

Women of Mystery
Meredith Anthony, Lois Karlin, Catherine Maiorisi, Terrie Farley Moran, Clare Toohey, Laura Kramarsky, Elaine Will Sparber, Nan Higginson


Avid Mystery Reader
To discover, discuss and share awesome crime fiction stories with other readers in the crime fiction-reading community.

A blog with highlights from the discussion lists DetecToday, Spenser's Sneakers, and CrimeSeen

The Crime of It All
Len Wanner's review and interview website that focuses on crime fiction.

Crime Fiction Lover
Crime Fiction Lover was set up by two journalists who love reading crime stories; everything from atmospheric noir to pulp thrillers.

A home for all that rocks in the world of crime fiction. The main focus of this site is books, movies, and television shows.

Fair Dinkum Crime
Fair Dinkum Crime is hosted by two Adelaide-based book bloggers who are fans of Australian crime fiction. The site is a place for their reviews of Australian crime fiction to be highlighted and includes  author interviews, news, award updates and anything else relevant to  Australian crime fiction.

Kittling Books
Book reviews, giveaways.

Mystery Lovers Corner
News, reviews, author updates

Mystery People
A blog from the Austin, Texas mystery bookstore of the same name. Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott Montgomery promises book reviews, author Q&A's, news about events, and "notices of great books and authors (both past and present) that you’ve come to expect from MysteryPeople."

Read Me Deadly
The Material Witnesses are avid readers of crime fiction of all types. We  created this site as a place for readers to join us in talking about our devotion to reading crime fiction.

The Thrill Begins
The official blog for the International Thriller Writers.

Thriller Books Journal
Reviews and interviews.


Crime, Guns, and Videotape
By Paul Hubel, a Licensed Private Detective, Former Chicago policeman, and Investigative vlogcaster

Los Angeles Police Department
The official blog of the LAPD

Righting Crime Fiction
Blog with articles by BJ Bourg, former police officer-turned crime fiction editor and author.


Jennifer Jackson, literary agent

Dystel and Goderich Literary Management
From the literary agency of the same name

Evil Editor
Lots of snarky fun from an anonymous editor who critiques queries on the blog

Pub Rants
Kristen, a literary agent. Provides some good info on agreements and shopping for an agent


At Last! Writer Beware Blogs
A blog about hunting down scam agents, and information on writing and publishing from authors/scam hunters Victoria Strauss and A.C. Crispin.

Book Slut
News and reviews from the same folks who run the monthly Bookslut web magazine. Both provide a constant supply of news, reviews, commentary, insight, and “more than occasional opinions.”

Galley Cat
Edited by Ron Hogan and Sarah Weinman who try to be “the first word on the book publishing industry” with news on agents, authors, award, book fairs, bookselling, and more

Omnivoracious is a blog run by the book editors at, who “aim to share our passion for the written word through news, reviews, interviews, and more.”