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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
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
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
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
A forum for asking and answering crime scene investigation, applied forensics, and police procedure questions for fiction or non-fiction writers

Crime Through Time
Historical mystery is one of the fastest growing sub-genres, and this group discusses history, culture, authors and mysteries

Crime Writers
A forum for those interested in writing or currently writing crime fiction. Police procedurals, noir, hard-boiled, etc

Criminal Poisoning
A mailing list started by Professor Anil Aggrawal, Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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

DorothyL is the oldest and largest discussion and idea list for the lovers of the mystery genre.

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
For discussion and shared reading of mysteries from the Golden Age (roughly 1910-1960).

Golden Age Mysteries
A message to discuss classic mystery fiction

Murder and Mayhem Book Club
This is an online reading club catering to the mystery, thriller, and horror book genres.

Murder Must Advertise
An email discussion list for every author who wonders about the best way to promote a new mystery book

Mystery Most Cozy
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
A place for friends of Wolfe, Archie and Company to gather and share opinions, information and resources on all things Wolfean

Not Necessarily Hardboiled
A group for discussion of mystery & suspense literature and films.

Rara Avis
RARA-AVIS is a mailing list devoted to the discussion of hardboiled and noir writing.
Short Mystery Fiction Society
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
A group geared toward writers, journalists, and enthusiasts.


Absolute Write
Lots of active forums about writing and publishing.

Mike’s Writing Workshop
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
This group focuses on book marketing, promotion, and publicity. In other words, How do authors go about finding readers and building their fan bases? This is an international group of authors, publishers, editors, publicists and other involved in the book industry. Posts primarily deal with the final stages of book production and pre- and post-release marketing strategies. All questions relating to traditional, self-published print or ebooks are warmly encouraged.

Writers Net
WritersNet's discussion forums bring writers and publishing professionals from around the world together to share writing experiences. Join others discussing and exchanging ideas about the writing life and the business of writing. Share your expertise and experience or benefit from the expertise and experience of others.


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