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COZY MYSTERIES

Cozy Library
http://www.cozylibrary.com/
Reviews of cozy mysteries, links to author web sites, holiday books, etc.  Also has links to the online Cozy Times Newsletter.

Cozy Mysteries by Theme
http://cozymysteries.tripod.com/id10.html
You can look up lists of cozies by theme such as antiques, cats, lighthouses, etc.

Cozy Mystery List
http://www.cozy-mystery.com/
An alphabetical database of authors who write cozy mysteries. Also includes a listing of holiday-themed cozies.

Mystery Most Cozy
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MysteryMostCozy/
A discussion group of cozy mystery lovers.


HARDBOILED & NOIR MYSTERIES

Behind the Black Mask
http://btbm.libsyn.com/
Interviews with writers of hard-boiled, pulp, mystery, and suspense

Film Noir Festival
http://www.genordell.com/stores/blackhat/filmnoir.htm
From the Blackhat Mystery Bookstore, a bibliography of links

Films Noir
http://filmsnoir.net/
Reviews, links

Hard Case Crime
http://www.hardcasecrime.com/
A publisher which specializes in hardboiled and noir fiction

Hardboiled Crime
http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Literature/Genres/Mystery/Hard/
Links to authors writing in the hardboiled tradition

Hardboiled Heaven
http://members.tripod.com/~writer89/
Author web site links and bibliographies, and book covers

International Noir Fiction
http://internationalnoir.blogspot.com/
A blog by Glenn Harper which has sections on Italian and Latin American noir, publishers of international noir in English, as well as definitions of noir

LA Noir
http://la-noir.blogspot.com/
The darker side of the city of angels

Murdaland
http://www.murdalandmagazine.com/
The online presence of this print magazine featuring hard-boiled and noir short stories

Murder Out There
http://www.murderoutthere.com/
Noir fiction, poetry, reviews, and podcasts

Noircast:  Hardboiled Podcasts
http://www.noircast.net/
You can subscribe to their podcasts here or via iTunes, on topics like “"Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir,” and “"Behind the Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed.”

Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir
http://outofthepast.libsyn.com/
A monthly podcast by Clute and Edwards investigating one film noir title in depth.

Tart City
http://www.tartcity.com/tart2.html
Focuses on the independent-minded female sleuths who are tough enough to take on thugs and corrupt cops, tender enough to be moved by tough, tender men (or women, as the case may be). Includes news, reviews, stories, and paperdolls of your favorite tart noir characters

Thrilling Detective
http://www.thrillingdetective.com/
A publication of private eye mystery stories in the classic hard-boiled, pulp, and noir traditions

Thuglit
http://www.thuglit.com/submissions.htm
Publishes mystery and noir short stories

Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
http://www.miskatonic.org/slang.html
Learn how to tell a torpedo from a peeper


HISTORICAL MYSTERIES & RESEARCH

Arts & Sciences of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/arts_and_sciences.html
Articles on everything from beekeeping to brewing to dance and weddings as practiced during the time period

Classic Crime Fiction
http://www.classiccrimefiction.com/
Bibliographies of crime and mystery first editions, pictures of rare books, and articles on the history of mysteries

Crime Thru Time
http://www.crimethrutime.com/
Crime Thru Time is a web site dedicated to historical mysteries, with book lists and reviews, a timeline of books divided into period in which they were set, and a book discussion club.
 
Criminal History
http://www.criminal-history.co.uk/
An overview of selected authors writing historical mysteries, divided by plot time periods

The Detective and the Toga
http://histmyst.org/
A bibliography and articles about mysteries set in Rome

Golden Age of the British Detective Novel
http://www.twbooks.co.uk/authors/goldenage.html
A look at British crime fiction during the 1920s and 1930s

Historical Mystery Appreciation Society
http://www.themysterybox.com/hmas/
Book lists, reviews, reading group questions, and articles

Historical Mystery Bibliography
http://www.twbooks.co.uk/authors/bibliographies/historic.html
Bibliographies of mysteries set in periods from ancient times up through World War II; a bibliography grouped according to time period, then alphabetically, with some links

Historical Mystery Fiction
http://members.tripod.com/~BrerFox/historicalmystery.html
An extensive bibliography (mostly authors and titles), both alphabetical by author and grouped by time period

Historical Novel Society
http://www.historicalnovelsociety.org/
The society provides support for new writers and a community for all writers and readers of historical novels. The society publishes the quarterly  Historical Novels Review  magazine and the twice yearly magazine Solander, and holds an annual conference.

Penny Illustrated Paper
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/frontpage/save.html
This is a complete run of the Penny Illustrated Paper, published in Britain between 1861 and 1913, with a searchable index, where you can find many interesting crimes.

Social History Timeline for Mystery Readers
http://wwwappskc.lonestar.edu/prodev/elizabeth/images/mystery_social%20history.pdf
This chart is intended to assist the mystery reader in visualizing time periods in which the mystery novel was set, from the Middle Ages to the present.

Stop You’re Killing Me
http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/HistoryCats/index.html
A listing of historical mysteries, divided into period indices

Victorian Web
http://www.victorianweb.org/
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Victorian period


HISTORY OF MYSTERIES / CLASSIC CRIME

Britannia Panorama
http://www.britannia.com/books/histmyst.html
A database of historical mysteries set in Britain

Classic Crime Fiction
http://www.classiccrimefiction.com/
An alphabetical bibliography, a listing of dustjacket artists, author biographies, and several articles on the history of crime fiction

Crime Culture
http://www.crimeculture.com/Contents/CrimeFiction.html
At look at subjects related to historical crime fiction, including Victorian detective fiction, classic detective fiction, early hard-boiled, paperback originals, Brit grit, French crime fiction, American 1970-2000, serial killer fiction, and graphic crime fiction

Crime Fiction IV: A Comprehensive Bibliography 1749-2000
http://www.crimefictioniv.com/
An alphabetical listing of authors, with links

Detective Novels:  An Overview
http://www.detnovel.com/
A history of hardboiled and noir detective fiction

GA Detection
http://gadetection.pbwiki.com/FrontPage
A collection of material relating to the Golden Age of Detection, roughly 1920 to 1960, covering authors, books, magazines, and more, with an alphabetical listing of authors and books, a section on nonfiction books about detective fiction and its writers, general articles, and links

Guide to Classic Mystery and Detection
http://mikegrost.com/classics.htm
Reading lists and essays on great mysteries, mainly of the pre-1965 era

Looking for a Mystery?
http://www.sldirectory.com/mystery.html
A bibliogaphy of mysteries written during various periods in history, beginning 1840-1913, with brief annotations and additional links

Maywrite Library
http://home.epix.net/~maywrite/golden.htm
This site provides links to free e-texts of public-domain classic and Golden Age mystery novels and short stories.


PULP FICTION

Black Mask
http://www.blackmaskmagazine.com/
A tribute to pulp fiction, with fiction pulled from the archives of Black Mask Magazine and other quality publications, with reviews, essays, photos, cover gallery, and downloads

Blazing Adventures
http://www.blazingadventuresmagazine.com
Specializes in pulp-style fiction

Episodes from the Zero Hour
http://www.blindingforceprod.com/ZeroHour/zerohour.html
Includes serialized stories, illustrations, design, discussion, special previews, and a news-pulpcast group

Gumshoes, Sleuths and Snoopers
http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/kelley/KelleyAdvanced.asp
Gumshoes, Sleuths & Snoopers provides an in-depth look at 185 detective and mystery novels originally published during the period 1930-1960. It is the result of a collaborative effort, established and coordinated by George Kelley, in which volunteers from near and far provide detailed information about plot, setting, characters and other thematic factors for each title.

Pulp Fiction Central
http://www.vintagelibrary.com/pulpfiction/PulpFictionCentral.php
A history of pulp fiction, as well as replicas, reprints, and fanzines for sale.

The Pulp Net
http://thepulp.net/
ThePulp.Net is a fan-produced Web site devoted to the pulp magazines of the 1890s through the 1950s.
 
The Pulp Rack
http://www.pulprack.com/
A monthly online magazine about pulp fiction, past and present, with articles and links to stories.

Pulp World
http://www.pulpworld.com/
Includes history, information, convention details, auctions, and more


THRILLERS

How to Write a Thriller Novel
http://www.ehow.com/how_2071391_write-thriller-novel.html
Pretty basic overview

International Thriller Writers

http://www.thrillerwriters.org/
The web-site of International Thriller Writers Inc., which represents professional authors from around the world. Includes news, author bios, and a few articles. It’s also the home for information about the annual Thrillerfest conference.

Secrets to Writing Best-selling Thrillers
http://www.bksp.org/2011/01/secrets-to-writing-best-selling-thrillers-by-gayle-lynds/
Tips by bestselling thriller author Gayle Lynds

Thrillers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thriller_(genre)
The Wikipedia Overview

Thriller Writers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_thriller_authors
A listing of writers and web site links

What Makes a Thriller?
http://www.thrillerpress.com/whatmakesathriller.html
An overview from Thriller Press


YA (YOUNG ADULT) MYSTERY

Children's & Young Adult Literature Resources
http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/cyalr_index.html
This Web site is a portal into the world of literary trade books for children and young adults and features annotated bibliograhies

Ten Tips on How to Write Mysteries for Young Adults
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/183377/ten_tips_on_how_to_write_mysteries.html
For the author who is just starting out in the YA field

Writing Young Adult Mysteries
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/114390/writing_young_adult_mysteries.html
An overview on how to get started

MYSTERIES BY TOPIC (VARIOUS)

AustCrime
http://www.austcrimefiction.org/
New, reviews, and events down under

Australian Crime Fiction Database
http://www.crimedownunder.com/index.html
Mysteries written by Australian authors

Bibliomysteries
http://www.bibliomysteries.com/
Mysteries that have settings, plots, or substantial characters in them related to the world of books, writers, archives, and libraries

A Bit of Whimsey: Mysteries and Academia
http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Support/AcadAffairs/CTL/mystery.html
These titles will give you a look at murder,  mystery, and mayhem through the eyes of professors, administrators, staff,  and students. Many, but not all titles, are set on college or university campuses.

Black Detectives: African-American Mysteries
http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/reading/blackdetectives.html
A brief annotated bibliography

Cat Mysteries
http://faculty.law.lsu.edu/ccorcos/lawhum/catmysterywebpages.htm
Mysteries featuring cats as characters or gumshoes

Christmas Mystery Title
http://www.myshelf.com/holiday/pages/xmasmystery.htm
A bibliography, no links

Clerical Detectives
http://detecs.org/
A listing of 250 clerical detectives, i.e., any detective with a significant church or religious background, compiled by Philip Grosset.

Crime Fiction Canada
http://www.brocku.ca/crimefictioncanada/
Canadian mystery authors

Crime Novels and Mystery Fiction
http://librarybooklists.org/fiction/adult/mystery.htm
An extensive bibliography of mystery books by topic, e.g., mysteries featuring amateur detectives, animals in mysteries, arts and entertainment in mysteries, courtroom dramas, cyber/techno mysteries, financial/business/mathematics, military, multicultural, etc.

Detectives Beyond Borders
http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/
A forum for international crime fiction

Euro Crime, for British and European Crime Fiction
http://www.eurocrime.co.uk/
This is a site focusing on British and other European crime fiction writers who have been published in English.

Feminst Mystery Novels
http://www.aadl.org/user/lists/4265
Books by and about feminists and strong women characters

A Fiction of Law!
http://www.usfca.edu/pj/fiction-narayan.htm
One hundred years of legal fiction

Funny, but Fatal Mysteries
http://www.oceancitylibrary.org/readingpdfs/funny%20mystery.pdf
A limited bibliography of humorous mysteries, alphabetical by author

Gay Detectives
http://www.mahubooks.com/gay_mysteries.htm
A bibliography, with links to author sites

Genre Mysteries
http://www.cluesunlimited.com/genres.htm
Medieval Mysteries, Academic Mysteries, Historical Mysteries, British Historical Mysteries, American Historicals, Culinary Mysteries

G.J. Demko’s Landscapes of Crime
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gjdemko/toc.htm
A look at the settings used in mysteries, with sections devoted to European locales, various regions of the U.S.,  and essays and articles related to various geographical subjects, such as “Maps and Mysteries” (authors who used maps in their books), “Crime in Cold Climes,” “Exotic and Mysterious Places,” etc.

Golden Gate Mysteries
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/sfmystery/
A bibliography of 1,500 titles of mystery, detective, and crime fiction with the action, or significant parts of the action, set in San Francisco and the Bay Area

Gorbius Shortling’s Mystery Web Page
http://www.mysterylist.com/newindex.htm
Includes bibliographies of such topics as women private detectives, race tracks and other sleaze, specialists, historical, comic, classic, hardboiled, spy novels, science fiction mysteries and more.

Irish Crime Writers
http://www.cormacmillar.com/Link-IrishCrimeWriters.html
Links to Irish or Irish-connected authors who have openly published in the mystery genre, some, but not all, set in Ireland

Italian Mysteries
http://italian-mysteries.com/
Mysteries set in Italy, not necessarily in Italian

Legal Thrillers, a Brief History
http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/lpop/legstud.html
Thriller fiction featuring attorneys, courts, and/or a legal focus

Locked-Room Murders and Other Impossible Crimes
http://www.mysterylist.com/lockedrm.htm
A brief overview and history on the subject

Murder by Toaster
http://librarybooklists.org/mybooklists/murderbytoaster.htm
Mysteries, suspense novels, thrillers, and crime novels in which  relatively or usually harmless items are employed as effective murder weapons. As the page states, this list is full of SPOILERS, so beware!

Murder on the Internet
http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/stacks/advis.html
Many lists by various topics, such as Genre Mysteries, Legal Thrillers, Archaeology in Fiction, etc.

Mysteries Around the World
http://www.finden.gr/asp/mystaround.pdf
Mystery stories that are set in far-flung places around the globe

Mysteries in Europe
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/booksandreading/mysteries/europe.htm
Mysteries set in various European countries

Mystery Lists by Topic
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/booksf/mystery/topic.html
Murders by Occupation, Murder in the Home, Garden or Ballpark, Religious Sleuths,  Multicultural Sleuths, Crime for the Holidays, Historical Mysteries, Murder in the US, Death in Foreign Lands

Mystery Series
http://www.wiznet.ca/~ambedian/mystery_table.html
A table with various mystery writers and the series associated with them

MystNoir:  African-American Mysteries
http://mystnoir0.tripod.com/MystNoirDir/index.html
MystNoir features mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels written by or featuring African-Americans.

Readers’ Advice
http://www.readersadvice.com/readadv/0genres.html#Mystery
Lists of recommended mystery novel reading, grouped according to category, such as historical, academic, antique, clerical, gardening, etc.

Recommended Books
http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/reading/booklist.html#fiction
A bibliography by the Springfield, Massachusetts, Library of mysteries on various topics, including books in translation, medical suspense novels, Valentine mysteries, cruise and sailing mysteries, etc.

WhereDunnit
http://wheredunnit.com/
Crime and mystery fiction by location

Women Who Wonder Whodunit
http://www.oocities.org/danybyrne/index2.htm
An Idiosyncratic Review of Mystery and Detective Stories By and About Women