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

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


A blog from Elizabeth Foxwell, Managing Editor of Clues: A Journal of Detection, the oldest US scholarly journal on mystery/detective/crime fiction.

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

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.

Detectives Beyond Borders (archived)
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, a veteran police investigator, mystery writer, and author of the Writers Digest Book’s Howdunit series offering, Police Procedure and Investigation.

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”

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.

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.

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

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


Do Some Damage
Claire Booth, Marietta Miles, Scott Adlerberg, SA Cosby, David Nemeth, Derek Farrell, Beau Johnson, Scott D. Parker

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

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 Sigurðardóttir 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.


So Much to Talk About
A blog from Gerald So about all things crime

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

Kittling Books
Book reviews, giveaways.

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."


Shots Magazine Blog, Shotsmag Confidental
News from the crime fiction world via Ayo Onatade, Ali Karim, and more

The Thrill Begins
The official blog for the International Thriller Writers


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.

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.”

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