Other online places that talk about books, crime fiction or both

  • 4 Mystery Addicts (a Yahoo Group for mystery bookaholics to discuss group reads, series books and  everything happening in the world of crime fiction)
  • A Novel Challenge (the place to find reading challenges. The site provides details of both perpetual and time limited reading challenges from across the book blogosphere and gives you links to go and sign up)
  • Angela Savage (the online home of Australian crime writer Angela Savage and regular reviewer of crime fiction for Radio National includes glimpses into the writing life as well as reviews of crime fiction)
  • At the Villa Rose (the blog of a French mystery fan with a passion for ‘oldies’ including Agatha Christie, Nagio Marsh and Ellery Queen)
  • Aust Crime Fiction (a database of Australian crime writers and crime fiction set in australia which also offers reviews and news)
  • Barbara Fister’s Place (reviews and musings on publishing from a crime fiction fan, author and member of Sisters in Crime)
  • Beth Fish Reads (a general book blog)
  • Bibliojunkie (JoVenus reads all sorts of books and provides considered, in-depth reviews)
  • Bitter Tea and Mystery (Tracy is a California-based, tea-loving, crime fiction fan)
  • Bookeemonster (reviews and chat mainly relating to crime fiction with historical and other genres thrown in at random)
  • Books Please (Margaret is an English blogger who reads and reviews crime fiction and a wide range of other fiction)
  • Clothes in Books (Moira features different books – many crime but others too – by providing extracts describing some aspect of clothes, or accessories, and a picture suggested by that description followed by her thoughts – she really makes you look at books in a different way)
  • Confessions of a Mystery Novelist (fascinating daily posts on what makes crime fiction tick from crime writer Margot Kinberg)
  • Cozy Mystery List (an excellent list of cozy authors and titles including a great definition of the sub-genre and lists arranged by theme, job of the sleuth and all sorts of other excellent information)
  • Crime and Mystery Fiction Friend Feed Room (the room aggregates feeds from some of the net’s best crime fiction bloggers and acts as a place to discuss the posts and other crime fiction related news)
  • Crime Scraps Review (a blog from UK-based Norman who brilliantly reviews lots of historical crime fiction and translated (into English) crime fiction)
  • Crime Fiction Canada (searchable database of Canadian mysteries and detective fiction)
  • Crime Watch (Craig provides news, reviews and musings on all crime and thriller fiction with a particular emphasis on New Zealand crime fiction)
  • Crime Writers of Canada (promotes Canadian crime fiction via new release information, Arthur Ellis Awards held annually and offer a free newsletter)
  • Crimepieces (Sarah Ward reads, writes and reviews crime fiction from the UK)
  • Col’s Criminal Library (reviews of crime fiction with an emphasis at the noir end of the scale)
  • Detectives Beyond Borders (news, reviews and author interviews focusing on non-American crime fiction)
  • Do you Write Under Your Own Name?  (Martin Edwards is a UK-based author who reviews crime novels and movies as well as occasionally discussing his writing process)
  • Euro Crime (reviews, news and author listings focussing on UK and European crime fiction)
  • Fair Dinkum Crime (is the blog I co-host with a fellow crime fiction fan which focuses on crime fiction by Australians or set in Australia)
  • FictionFan (reviews of all sorts of fiction, including crime fiction)
  • How Mysterious (reviews and opinion about mysterious books and TV from academic and mystery fan Karen Russell in the US)
  • In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel (the Puzzle Doctor provides spoiler free reviews of fair play detective fiction)
  • It’s a Crime (or a Mystery) (featuring reviews and news about new and emerging authors and other, mainly UK, crime fiction)
  • Jen’s Book Thoughts (Jen Forbes is a US blogger and mystery fan and her site has reviews, author interviews and more)
  • Kittling: Books (a general book blog from a prolific reader and challenge addict called Cathy in the US)
  • Material Witness (Reviews, interviews and news from a UK-based crime fiction fan)
  • Mrs Peabody Investigates (Mrs P has news and reviews about all sorts of crime fiction and TV with an emphasis on translated works)
  • Ms Bookish (often reads mysteries but also strays into YA and chic lit and anything else that takes her fancy)
  • Ms Wordopolis Reads (Rebecca reads a mixture of fiction with an emphasis on crime fiction)
  • Mysteries and More from Saskatchewan (A blog reviewing mystery books, with an emphasis on Canadian, especially Saskatchewan mysteries, and a sprinkling of non-fiction books, especially history and biographies)
  • Mysteries and My Musings (musings on the mystery genre and writing plus weekly reviews)
  • Mysteries in Paradise (crime fiction reviews and news from a fellow South Australian blogger)
  • Mystery Fanfare (the blog of Janet Rudolph, who is the director of Mystery Readers International magazine and all around mystery genre guru, contains loads of news and great lists of mystery titles for all the major (and minor) holidays/special days of the year)
  • Novel Heights (reviews of fiction with an emphasis on crime fiction from someone who shares my long history with Dick Francis novels)
  • Past Offences (classic crime reviews and news)
  • Pulp Curry (reviews and news, mostly about the noir end of crime fiction and movies from Australian crime writer and journalist Andrew Nette)
  • Raven Crime Reads (reviews and interviews relating to crime fiction, mostly new releases0
  • Reading Matters (reviews, news and chat about a wide range of books from an ex-pat Aussie living in London)
  • Reviewing the Evidence (Independent reviews of a wide variety of crime fiction by a range of reviewers in several countries)
  • Scandinavian Crime Fiction (a database of books and writers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)
  • Scene of the Crime (A blog devoted to interviews with authors of mysteries and thrillers who have a particular connection with a city or locale. Think Simenon and Paris, Conan Doyle and London)
  • Shotsmag Confidential (the blog connected to Shots e-zine focuses mainly on noir and hardboiled crime)
  • Stop You’re Killing Me (lists authors, sub-genres, and books in a variety of categories including by theme)
  • Tea Time with Marce (Marce reviews all sorts of books, with an emphasis on thrillers and mysteries, while drinking Earl Grey tea and enjoying life in Bermuda)
  • The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader (reviews, news and chat about mystery, historical fiction and romance books from another Aussie blogger)
  • The Crime of it All (where crime fiction meets social networking, loads of author interviews)
  • The Game’s Afoot (crime fiction, TV and film reviews from Spanish blogger Jose Ignacio Escribano)
  • The Nick Carter & Carter Brown Blog (The place to showcase Scott’s book collection of primarily of Nick Carter and Carter Brown books)
  • The Rap Sheet (a great Crime Fiction news blog)
  • The View from the Blue House (reviews, news and occasional writer angst from Irish crime fiction fan and author Rob Kitchin)
  • Tipping My Fedora (Sergio enjoys mystery, crime and suspense in all media with an emphasis on the classics)
  • Yet Another Crime Fiction Blog (reviews, news and wotnot from Keishon in the US)
  • You Would Say That, Wouldn’t You? (author Paul D Brazil offers interviews, new release spotlights and news about the noir-y end of the crime fiction spectrum)

One Response to Blogroll

  1. Lauren Bray says:

    What an amazing list of links! It will take me months to catch up. I’ve started with Angela Savage and Michael Cathcart podcasts from Australia. Many thanks for your work putting this together.


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