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4 Mystery Addicts
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4_Mystery_Addicts/
Every month they have a formal discussion of two books selected by the group plus one book in an ongoing series, as well as daily discussions of what members are reading and what's happening in Mystery Land.

All About Murder
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/allaboutmurder/
AAM is for both readers and writers alike who are interested in talking about books and writing related to the crime, true crime, suspense, mystery, thrillers, or romantic suspense genres.

American Crime Writers League
http://www.acwl.org/
ACWL is a professional organization restricted to currently active writers published in the United States in the field of crime fiction and true crime. You have to meet their membership requirements to participate.

Crime and Suspense
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crimeandsuspense/
The Crime and Suspense Discussion Group is dedicated to those who enjoy reading crime, suspense and mystery short stories. That includes classic noir, cozy mysteries, eerie suspense tales and more. It’s connected to the Crime and Suspense e-zine.

Crime Scene Writer
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/crimescenewriter/
A forum for asking and answering crime scene investigation, applied forensics, and police procedure questions for fiction or non-fiction writers

Crime Through Time
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CrimeThruTime/
Historical mystery is one of the fastest growing sub-genres, and this group discusses history, culture, authors and mysteries

Crime Writers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crime-writers/
A forum for those interested in writing or currently writing crime fiction. Police procedurals, noir, hard-boiled, etc

Criminal Poisoning
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/cr_po/
A mailing list started by Professor Anil Aggrawal, Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

DetecToday
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DetecToday/
Private eye fiction (and crime fiction with similar protags) from 1980 to the present; works of Lee Child, Robert Crais, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, George Pelecanos, and S.J. Rozan frequently discussed

Dorothy-L
http://dorothyl.com/
DorothyL is the oldest and largest discussion and idea list for the lovers of the mystery genre.

Femmystery
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/femmystery/
This is a group to primarily discuss female authors who write mysteries/thrillers with female protagonists, such as Patricia Cornwell, Marcia Muller, Dana Stabenow, Sue Grafton, Nevada Barr, Carolyn Hart, and more.

GA Detection
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GAdetection/
For discussion and shared reading of mysteries from the Golden Age (roughly 1910-1960).

Golden Age Mysteries
http://jdcarr.com/forum/
A message to discuss classic mystery fiction

Murder and Mayhem Book Club
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/murderandmayhem_bookclub/
This is an online reading club catering to the mystery, thriller, and horror book genres.

Murder Must Advertise
http://www.murdermustadvertise.com/
An email discussion list for every author who wonders about the best way to promote a new mystery book

Mystery Most Cozy
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MysteryMostCozy/
A discussion group for fans of cozy mysteries, cozy being defined here as a mystery where the murder is not graphic and the "detective" is usually an amateur

Nero Wolf
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nerowolfe/
A place for friends of Wolfe, Archie and Company to gather and share opinions, information and resources on all things Wolfean

Not Necessarily Hardboiled
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notnecessarilyhardboiled/
A group for discussion of mystery & suspense literature and films.

Rara Avis
http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/
RARA-AVIS is a mailing list devoted to the discussion of hardboiled and noir writing.
 
Short Mystery Fiction Society
http://shortmystery.blogspot.com/p/discussion-list-guidelines.html
The Short Mystery Fiction Society is an email list group of writers, readers, fans, editors and publishers of mystery and crime fiction from all around the globe.
 
Weapons Info
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Weapons_Info/
A group geared toward writers, journalists, and enthusiasts.


DISCUSSION LISTS, GENERAL WRITING

Absolute Write
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/
Lots of active forums about writing and publishing.

Mike’s Writing Workshop
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mikeswritingworkshop/
Named among the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers by Writer's Digest, as well as a Top 10 Finalist in three categories of the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll, this group offers all types of writers a place to post work, ask questions, and discuss ways to improve at the art, craft, and business of writing.

Publishing and Promoting
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/publ