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You can download audio books from their web site. Has a monthly fee for the service. You have to install free software or use iTunes. They have close to 4,000 mystery and thriller titles.

They include a regular column on reviews of mystery and suspense audio books. Interviews, resources, new releases.

Audio Mysteries
This site rents audiobooks (think “Netflix for audio books”) starting at $3.95. Choose from over 750 audio book Mystery and Suspense audio book titles on CD and MP3-CD format.

Sniplits is relatively new company that offers audio short stories for downloading via MP3, cell phone, or other compatible device. They publish all categories of stories, including those that fall into the mystery/suspense/thriller genre.


Classic Noir
Links to noir films on IMDB and articles

Crime Films
The history of gangster films

Film Noir, Suspense, and Classic Action Movies
Articles on directors, and themed articles like “Fabulous Forgotten Forties Femme Fatales,” and “Tough Guy Talk” (memorable gialogue from movie tough guys)

No Place For a Woman:  The Family in Film Noir
Discussions or the portrayal of women and links to articles on the detective hero in film noir


Agathe Christie Radio Mysteries
Readings from Christie’s Hercule Poirot series

American Writers
Podcasts by Tom Occhipinti which focus on the creative writing process. This includes, but is not limited to, the development of character and character relationships, description, tone, dialogue, narrative perspective, conflict, figurative language and plot. I also addresses the topics of inspiration, strategy, storyboarding and writer's block.

Interviews with writers about books, writing, and publishing.

Author Marketing Experts Inc.
Book marketing podcasts on topic such as Getting on Radio, Striking Internet Gold, Successful Press Kits, Find Your Niche.

Authors on Tour -- Live!
Authors on Tour is a series of live podcasts made possible by the Tattered Cover Book Store, a premiere independent bookstore with three locations in Colorado.

Barbara Peterson Interviews
Barbara Peterson runs the with Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona and regularly interviews mystery authors who come in for book signings. Many of these are archived on the You Tube link above.

Barnes & Noble Meet the Writers Podcast
Listen as your favorite writers discuss their inspirations and influences, their favorite books, and the reasons they write.

Behind the Black Mask: Mystery Authors Revealed
Writers of hard-boiled, pulp, mystery, and suspense novels reveal secrets about their fiction and the writing life.

The Bookcast at Powells
Bookcast presents interviews with the world's leading authors, breaking news from the book world, timely commentary, short readings, and (sometimes) a chance to win $1,000 worth of books.

Classic Mysteries
brief reviews of classic mystery novels by Les Blatt, who has an associated blog,

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere
The podcast for those interested in the life and times of Mr. Sherlock Holmes - where it is always 1895

KQED:  The Writers Block
KQED's weekly reading series featuring writers and performers of all stripes reading the latest short fiction, non-fiction, theater and poetry. Visit to check out the complete archive.

Lotipia has two podcasts for writers, the oldest of which is “Litopia After Dark,” which takes a look at the publishing industry, as well as interviewing authors. The newer podcast is a daily feed and is titled “Litopia Daily.” It’s also interactive, in that writers can submit press releases or other relevant information that can be considered for the show.

The Naked Novelist
Authors talk about the heartbreak and highlights of getting your novel published.

New York Times Book Review Update
Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review, discusses this week's issue.

Podcasts about film noir and the fiction that inspired it

NPR Books
NPR book reviews, news and author interviews -- for people who love to read. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs.

The O Line Mysteries
This is a comedy/mystery podcast, a cozy, called "The O Line Mysteries.” It’s a cross between "Friends" and "Murder, She Wrote",  set on a small island in the San Francisco Bay, and told in the old time radio drama fashion.

The Word Nerds
A podcast series about language and language change; it appears once every two to three weeks.

Writers on Writing
Interviews with new and best-selling authors

The Writing Show
Every week or so, they offer a new podcast designed to shed light on some aspect of writing, writers, publishing, and other topics of interest to people who write. They also post articles and other resources to help writers craft their works, get published, market their material, and just feel inspired.


BBC 7 Crime and Thrillers
Radio plays from the Beeb

CBS Radio Mystery Theater Fan Site
Listen to old episodes of this classic series. All 1,399 episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater are also searchable by plots, actors, and writers.

Dashiel Hammett’s Sam Spade Stories Online

Fiction Nation
Fiction Nation started its life as an idea for a book review show at XM Satellite Radio, and has also found a web site home. It’s primarily a book review show, but you'll also hear essays about bookstores and writing, among other things.

It’s a Mystery
Elizabeth Foxwell's radio show "It's a Mystery" ran from February 2005 to May 2007 on WEBR in Fairfax, VA, and featured interviews with authors, booksellers, and others in the mystery field. A partial archive of clips from past programs is included on this site.

Jim French Productions’ Imagination Theater
Imagination Theatre is American radio's drama series is heard coast to coast on over a hundred radio stations in North America and by satellite on XM Radio.Weekly hour-long broadcasts feature mystery, suspense, fantasy and adventure, produced before live audiences on a state-of-the-art recording stage. You have to purchase complete episodes, but there are some clips online.

NPR:  Mysteries’ Colorful Characters Reel in Readers
A few archived reports and interviews on selected mystery writers

Old Time Radio Show Catalog
This site features a catalog of shows (including Mystery) you can download via MP3 or order on CD and you can get a free full sample of every series available online. Note that this organization has a charitable arm -- every month OTRCAT also sends our free CDs of old time radio shows to various low-income retirement homes, centers for the blind, and American field troops based in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Old Time Radio Shows
You can download classic radio shows in various genres, including mystery and suspense

Listen free to many old classic mystery titles, Crime Club, Ellery Queen, Philip Marlow and more

Raymond Chandler’s Short Stories
The detective Philip Marlowe was played on the radio by four actors: Gerald Mohr, Van Heflin, William Conrad and Dick Powell. The show  first aired in 1947 on NBC as The Adventures of Philip  Marlowe and later moved to CBS. 


Crime News Info
A daily crime news feed

Writers Write RSS Feeds
An index of various RSS feeds you can subscribe to, although not all are related to writing


Screen Writing
Screenwriting links, software and more

Screen Writer
You can sign up for free for online master classes in their forums, but the newsletter requires an annual fee.

Screen Writers Utopia
Features like the contest directory, interviews, script sales database, script reviews, news, and forums, are free, but for some you’ll have to register first.

TV Writer
Larry Brody’s guide to writing for television includes free articles, a forum, and contest links. There are also workshop and master classes offered for a fee.


BBC Crime Dramas
Links to fan sites for specific shows

British Mystery Series
One fan’s tribute to British mysteries on TV

Crimespree Cinema
A look at all things criminal in film and television

Crimetime Preview
Cop dramas and thrillers coming to UK television and radio

Movies With Detectives
An alphabetical listing by title

Mysteries on TV
Mysteries on TV has the largest selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series that are now available or coming soon to DVD.

Mystery and Crime TV Shows & Series
Profiles of Mystery Television Shows and Era Highlights

Mystery and Masterpiece Theater on PBS
Includes information on their current mystery TV series, as well as an archives which includes all the programs, and a searchable database by actor, character, airdate, and keyword.

Mystery Movies
A listing of movie series by fictional character; mostly 1930s through 1960s

Mystery Movies Chronology
A bibliography of classic mystery movies through the years

Ultimate Mystery/Detective Web Guide
Links to web site for those shows that have them, and an annotated listing for those shows that don’t

Unexplained, Unsolved, and Murder Mysteries on Biography
Biography TV’s page for the mystery series they run on their network including classic series.

Unsolved Mysteries
Fan site for the long-running series with host Robert Stack

U.S. Crime Drama Series Guide
A chronological listing of crime drama programs and series on TV in the United States