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Mystery*File Blog
Devoted to mystery and detective fiction -- the books, the authors, and those who read and collect them.
88 minutes ago

Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
A sort-of diary. Bill is best known as the author of series featuring Sheriff Dan Rhodes and Dr. Sally Good.
2 hours ago

New Improved Gorman
Writer, editor, and native Iowan Ed Gorman holds forth.
3 hours ago

pattinase
The blog of writer Patricia Abbott.
4 hours ago

Beth Groundwater
Author Beth Groundwater has published seven short stories, and her amateur sleuth mystery, A REAL BASKET CASE, was published by Five Star Publishing in March, 2007.
4 hours ago

Crime Watch
News and Musings on New Zealand and international crime/thriller writing.
5 hours ago

Mystery Fanfare
Mystery Readers Journal: News, Events, Books, Thoughts from Janet Rudolph, Editor.
6 hours ago

The Graveyard Shift
Lee Lofland’s guide to all things cops and robbers.
6 hours ago

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
From J.A. Konrath, the author of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thriller novels Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, and Rusty Nail. Is it possible to make a living as a genre writer? Well, sort of...
6 hours ago

The Education of a Pulp Writer
David Cranmer's blog.
7 hours ago

Terrible Minds
Chuck Wendig, freelance penmonkey.
7 hours ago

Criminal Element
Murder. Mystery. Mayhem. Boiled Daily.
8 hours ago

Crime Time Preview
Previewing the latest crime dramas and thrillers coming to UK television and radio.
8 hours ago

Hey, There's A Dead Guy in the Living Room
Mystery publishing, from idea to bookshelf.
8 hours ago

Pop Sensation
Vintage paperback covers, with commentary from Rex Parker.
8 hours ago

Sea Minor
Creating waves in the world of fiction. By Nigel Bird.
10 hours ago

Kevin's Corner
Book reviews and more, from Kevin R. Tipple.
11 hours ago

Flogging the Quill
Exploring the art and craft of compelling storytelling.
11 hours ago

Suspense Novelist
Don't Close Your Eyes. From Peg Brantley.
11 hours ago

Edged in Blue
Blog of writer James R. Winter, an expatriate Clevelandite doing time in Cincinatti.
12 hours ago

The Lady Killers
Five female writers of mystery fiction share their wit and wisdom, writing tips and travel experiences.
12 hours ago

Mulholland Books
You never know what's coming around the curve.
13 hours ago

Craig McDonald
Blog of author Craig McDonald, Edgar/Anthony nominated crime novelist and journalist.
14 hours ago

Crime Always Pays
Down those mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean but is quite happy to share the latest news, reviews, gossip and slander about (mostly) Irish crime fiction. From Declan Burke
14 hours ago

The Kill Zone
Insider perspectives from today's hottest thriller and mystery writers.
15 hours ago

'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?'
Martin Edwards' crime writing blog.
15 hours ago

Killer Hobbies
Mystery authors discuss the hobbies they write about and more.
18 hours ago

Jungle Red Writers
Writing well is the best revenge.
18 hours ago

Femmes Fatales
Ferociously talented women dedicated to the fine art of crime fiction.
19 hours ago

The Cozy Chicks
Cozy Up To Killer Books.
19 hours ago

Detectives Beyond Borders
A Forum for International Crime Fiction. Because Murder is More Fun Away From Home.
20 hours ago

Bookgasm Crime
Crime fiction reviews from Bookgasm - Reading Material to Get Excited About.
23 hours ago

Crimespace
A place for readers and writers of crime fiction to meet.
28 hours ago

The Heart Of The Matter
Barry Eisler explores the intersection of politics and language.
29 hours ago

The Rap Sheet
The Rap Sheet, a blog of reviews and news from J. Kingston Pierce of January Magazine.
32 hours ago

Small Crimes
Dark Crime Fiction from Dave Zeltserman.
32 hours ago

Shotsmag Confidential
The blog space of www.shotsmag.co.uk - With news that is fit to report.
33 hours ago

F.O.M.A.C
Friends/Family/Fans of Max Allan Collins
34 hours ago

Do Some Damage
An inside look at crime fiction.
36 hours ago

Sons of Spade
Spotlighting the fictional P.I.
37 hours ago

Mellotone70Up
The blog of writer John Harvey.
39 hours ago

Jen's Book Thoughts
Immersing myself in the intricate world of crime fiction. From Jen Forbus.
41 hours ago

The Saturday Boy
The Saturday Boy, domain of writer Ray "Knucklebuster" Banks, author of THE BIG BLIND, among others.
47 hours ago

Keith Snyder
Everyone's entitled to my opinion - the blog of novelist and screenwriter Keith Snyder.
2 days ago

The Big Thrill
The official web site of the International Thriller Writers.
2 days ago

Cracked Rearview Mirror
The blog of Ed Lynskey, author of LAKE CHARLES.
2 days ago

Mike Dennis
Noir fiction for the modern reader.
2 days ago

cats & crime & rock & roll
Clea Simon is the author of the Theda Krakow mystery series, as well as such nonfiction books as "The Feline Mystique".
2 days ago

At the Villa Rose
Random thoughts of Xavier Lechard.
2 days ago

Spinetingler Magazine
Featuring the works of established and emerging authors.
2 days ago

The Dark Salon
From the split brain of California / North Carolina author Alexandra Sokoloff.
2 days ago

If You Want to Know About My Life...
What's going on with Gerald So; writer, reader, editor, teacher.
2 days ago

The Lineup
Anthology of Poems on Crime.
2 days ago

Pocketful of Ginch
Your Source for Ginch, Without all the Taint. From the mind of Scott Phillips.
2 days ago

AustCrimeFiction
The place for discovering and sharing Crime Fiction from Australia, New Zealand and everywhere.
2 days ago

Scene of the Crime
Focusing on mysteries with spirit of place.
2 days ago

Euro Crime
Snippets about British and other European crime fiction.
3 days ago

Crime Fiction Dossier
Crime Fiction Dossier, by reviewer David J. Montgomery.
3 days ago

Coping With Sanity
Bryon Quertermous, who can't even spell his own first name, writes.
3 days ago

Little Big Crimes
The best mystery story I read this week. From Rob Lopresti.
3 days ago

What Fresh Hell Is This?
J.D. Rhoades' blog, author of the Jack Keller series, "Good Day in Hell", available now, and "The Devils' Right Hand", now out in paperback.
3 days ago

S.J. Rozan's Journal
The blog of New York writer S.J. Rozan, author of the Bill Smith and Lydia Chin series.
3 days ago

AEROMAN101
The blog of A.E. Roman, author of the forthcoming Chico Santana mysteries.
4 days ago

Crime Fiction Writer
Writer and editor Michael Bracken, one of the few writers left who makes a living from short stories.
5 days ago

Pulpetti
Pulpetti (it's Finnish and means pulpit) is Juri Nummelin's diary, ranging from personal views and happenings to his writings and research on all things pulp.
5 days ago

The Cap'n's Blog
The personal log of Cap'n Bob Napier.
5 days ago

The Tao of JT
News and musings from J. T. Ellison.
5 days ago

Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes
A couple of PIs who also happen to be writers.
6 days ago

_holm
(spās,hōm) n. Personal website of Chris F. Holm.
6 days ago

Needle: A Magazine of Noir
The official blog of Needle Magazine.
6 days ago

Existentialist Man
A look at all things existential from Crime, Thriller Fiction in Novels, Films as well as Music and their link to reality.
8 days ago

The Weekly Lizard
Presented by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard.
8 days ago

Irresistible Targets
Reaching critical mass about crime (and other) fiction, film, and more with writer and broadcaster Michael Carlson.
9 days ago

Inkspot
A gathering of Midnight Ink authors.
9 days ago

Victor Gischler's Blogpocalypse
The blog of writer and noted lemur-hater Victor Gischler.
13 days ago

Woody Haut's Blog
A weblog dedicated to noir fiction and film, music, poetry and politics
2 weeks ago

International Noir Fiction
International Noir Fiction includes reviews and ideas on crime novels (most from outside the U.S.)
2 weeks ago

John McFetridge
A blog from the author of EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE.
2 weeks ago

Blogs From Exile
The blog of Vincent O'Neil, author of the Frank Cole series.
2 weeks ago

Dave White's Writing Block
Asking questions no one wants to answer. Telling stories no one wants to hear. From Derringer winner Dave White.
3 weeks ago

Getting Medieval
Jeri Westerson: The Trials and Tribulations of Getting my Medieval Mysteries published.
3 weeks ago

Nasty. Brutish. Short.
Short reviews of short stories for those with short attention spans.
3 weeks ago

Nerd of Noir
Where discerning readers can get up to date coverage of crime movies, books and comics.
3 weeks ago

Murder Is Everywhere
Six renowned crime writers blog from different corners of the world.
3 weeks ago

Seth Harwood
For information on Seth Harwood's podcasts, writing, and further developments in the Jack Palms series.
3 weeks ago

The Home Front
Crime-fiction novelist Steve Brewer's weekly column, "The Home Front," focusing on family life and working at home.
4 weeks ago

Live at the Heartbreak Lounge
The blog of Wallace Stroby, author of THE BARBED-WIRE KISS and THE HEARTBREAK LOUNGE.
4 weeks ago

Mysterious Musings
How a Mystery Writer Views the World.
4 weeks ago

Is this thing on?
The blog of writer Jan Burke.
5 weeks ago

Trey Barker
Bullets and Whiskey - the official website of Trey R. Barker.
5 weeks ago

Mystery Scene Blog
Commentary, News, and Reviews from the award-winning Mystery Scene Magazine.
5 weeks ago

Crimewav.com
The crime fiction podcast - stories read by the authors.
6 weeks ago

Probable Cause
Thoughts on the social, economic and political consequences of crime and injustice.
6 weeks ago

Linda L. Richards
Because all the good blog names were taken.
9 weeks ago

John Baker's Blog
Reflections of a working writer and reader
9 weeks ago

and another thing...
The blog of writer John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker novels.
10 weeks ago

Michael Haskins
I live in and write about Key West. If you have been here, that’s enough said. If you’ve never been in Key West, all I can say is use your imagination and then some.
10 weeks ago

The Charlie Williams Blog
Charlie Williams is the author of the "Mangel trilogy" (DEADFOLK, FAGS AND LAGER, and KING OF THE ROAD (not out until Feb)).
11 weeks ago

YA Sleuth
Reporting on the latest in middle-grade and YA, while searching for that perfect MG/YA mystery novel.
11 weeks ago

Jim Huang's blog
Comments on mysteries, the business of mysteries, politics and whatever.
12 weeks ago

Tess Gerritsen
The blog of New York Times bestselling author (and Edgar nominee) Tess Gerritsen.
16 weeks ago

Big Beat from Badsville
Blog of the Badsville Broad, Donna Moore.
17 weeks ago

Karen E. Olson
In So Many Words.
18 weeks ago

The Crime Time Cafe
I write. Mostly crime stories. When I read, they're mostly crime stories too. No promises, however. From Steven Torres.
19 weeks ago

Top Suspense Group
The Best Crime, Mystery, and Horror.
20 weeks ago

Riordan's Desk
In which mystery writer Mark Coggins--and his PI protagonist, August Riordan--talk about the world of writing, mystery fiction and the process of bringing a novel to market.
20 weeks ago

Maine Crime Writer
Bloggage from Patrick Shawn Bagley.
21 weeks ago

Secret Dead Blog
The Online Journal of Duane Swierczynski, the Pole With Soul, editor of the Philadelphia City Paper.
23 weeks ago

Rough Edges
Rough Edges, from James Reasoner, author of nearly 200 mysteries and westerns.
24 weeks ago

The Thrilling Detective Blog
The Thrilling Detective Blog, from Kevin Burton Smith, proprietor of The Thrilling Detective web site.
24 weeks ago

Attention, Children
The on-line and off-putting home of Jimmy Callaway, scumbag writer.
25 weeks ago

Lost in Books
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." -- Louisa May Alcott.
26 weeks ago

Poe's Deadly Daughters
A blog for mystery lovers.
30 weeks ago

Off On A Tangent
I have a lot to say that doesn’t always fit in specific niches. This is the place to say them. From Sarah Weinman.
31 weeks ago

The Memory Project
Blog of writer Laura Lippman, award-winning author of the Tess Monaghan series.
33 weeks ago

Deadlier Than the Male
Christa Faust's torrid confessions from the underbelly of the pulp racket.
34 weeks ago

Dot Dead Diary
Ruminations about the mysteries of life. From Keith Raffel.
34 weeks ago

Sandra Scoppettone's Writing Thoughts
As a published crime writer I've decided to post my thoughts on writing and not writing. Notes on what it's like to be a professional writer, the good and bad days, experiences, and leads to things that might help a new writer
35 weeks ago

Rhys's Pieces
News and musings from award-winning mystery writer Rhys Bowen.
41 weeks ago

I Am a Tie-in Writer
The Blog of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.
41 weeks ago

Rosemary Harris' Dirty Business Mysteries
Rosemary Harris' new mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Paula Holliday.
42 weeks ago

Criminal-E
Mystery ebooks, reviewed by Allan Guthrie.
42 weeks ago

The Nameless Horror
Blog of alleged writer John Rickards and/or Sean Cregan. Contains mild peril.
48 weeks ago

Noir Writer
This is the blog of noir writer Stephen Allan.
49 weeks ago

You Would Say That, Wouldn't You?
Life on the lam with Paul D. Brazil.
49 weeks ago

The Cold Kiss
The writing journal of John Rector.
51 weeks ago

Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
Crime fiction, and more, from New York-based Candian Sarah Weinman.
51 weeks ago

L.A. Noir
The darker side of the City of The Angels: Books, Movies, Real Life. From Stephen Blackmoore.
59 weeks ago

A Writer's Life
The whinings, rantings, and ramblings of TV writer & novelist Lee Goldberg, author of the "Monk" and "Diagnosis: Murder" books.
64 weeks ago

Murderati
Mysteries, Murder and Marketing, from a cast of thousands... er, seven.
68 weeks ago

Bloody Knuckles, Callused Fingertips
Taking care of business Canadian style, by Keith Rawson.
71 weeks ago

Jason Pinter at HuffPo
Jason Pinter's column from the Huffington Post.
72 weeks ago

Tom Schreck
A Working Writer
77 weeks ago

The Outfit
The blog of Chicago crime writers Sara Paretsky, Libby Hellmann, Barbara D'Amato, Michael Allen Dymmoch, Kevin Guilfoile, Marcus Sakey and Sean Chercover. Come join the conversation!
79 weeks ago

Crime Scene Scotland Reviews
The latest reviews from Crime Scene Scotland's editors.
82 weeks ago

Sandra Ruttan
Sandra Ruttan blabbers.
82 weeks ago

These Aye Mean Streets
The writing blog of Russel D McLean. Yeah, I know: another writer with a blog, how damnably original!
83 weeks ago

Anthony Rainone
Thoughts on crime, fiction, and crime fiction from New York-based writer and reviewer Anthony Rainone.
83 weeks ago

Matthew Q. Martin's Blog
The blog of Matthew Q. Martin. Yes, really.
84 weeks ago

Crime Down Under
The companion site to The Australian Crime Fiction Database. Come here for all the latest news, views, releases and appearances in the world of crime fiction.
85 weeks ago

My Life on the Mid-List
A few reflections on the writing life, from Debbi Mack.
86 weeks ago

Driving Too Fast Down The Middle Of The Road
Matthew Funk's ruminations of reckless moderation.
86 weeks ago

The Man in Black
The Brain Droppings of a Young Novelist. Your one-stop shop for pop culture, info on upcoming books, and a chance for you to add your two cents to the blogosphere (because there aren't enough cents in there anyway)
87 weeks ago

Central Crime Zone
Central Crime Zone, the home of Jon Jordan, editor of CrimeSpree magazine.
88 weeks ago

Human Under Construction
A velvet fist in an iron glove. Blog of Jennifer Jordan (sister of Jon), editor of the EXPLETIVE DELETED anthology and general mystery impresario.
101 weeks ago

Write It Anyway
For new writers trying to fit it all in. From Rachel Brady.
102 weeks ago

Halfhead
Blog of crime write-ist Stuart MacBride, author of COLD GRANITE and some other stuff. Like you didn't have anything better to do...
102 weeks ago

Powder Burn Flash
A flash fiction site from the Mystery Dawg, Aldo Calcagno.
105 weeks ago

Darkest Before The Dawn
Darkest Before The Dawn is a place to develop your ideas for short ficition stories that requires more than 1000 words to tell.
106 weeks ago

The Sphere
Writing, publishing and other stuff... by Brett Battles.
113 weeks ago

The Abbott Gran Medicine Show
Good for what ails you, 100% money back guarantee. The right choice will come to you in time. Remember, God helps those who help themselves. From Megan Abbott and Sara Gran.
114 weeks ago

Writ
Brevity is the Soul of Writ. From the prolific Stephen D. Rogers.
115 weeks ago

Down In The Hole
Sydney crime fiction writer Daniel Hatadi has published several short stories and articles and is currently working on a novel.
119 weeks ago

Women of Mystery
The Women of Mystery share the trek, travail and tangles of writing and publishing, along with the magic of language and story.
120 weeks ago

The Cold Spot
The Writing Underworld of Tom Piccirilli.
120 weeks ago

Independent Crime
Your source of info about crime fiction published by independent presses.
123 weeks ago

The Little Blog Of Murder
Confessions of five Ohio mystery authors.
132 weeks ago

Chatterrific
Highlights from the discussion lists DetecToday, Spenser's Sneakers, and CrimeSeen.
135 weeks ago

The Lipstick Chronicles
Where the Book Tarts talk love, laughter, laundry, and the mysteries of the writing life.
137 weeks ago

The Trap of Solid Gold
Celebrating the works of John D MacDonald. From Steve Scott.
138 weeks ago

Herman's Greasy Spoon
From Anthony Neil Smith (novelist guy) and Herman (short order dog).
140 weeks ago

CrimeSpree Magazine
Crimespree Magazine is the place to go to keep your pulse on what's happening in the mystery community.
140 weeks ago

Bo Fexler, PI
A sexy modern female private eye who can use her brains, her body and her fists. From Clair Dickson.
143 weeks ago

Criminal Brief
The mystery short story web log project.
152 weeks ago

It's a Crime! (or a mystery...)
For UK crime fiction and the odd oddity.
155 weeks ago

Central Comics Zone
A blog about comics. Proud member of the CrimeSpree family.
156 weeks ago

Day Labor
The official blog of Crime Factory Magazine.
161 weeks ago

Vintage Hardboiled Reads
A Nostalgic Journey Back. From August West.
161 weeks ago

Vicki Hendricks - Fiction Writing Tips
A source for aspiring fiction writers, especially those interested in crime writing.
161 weeks ago

Buzz, Balls & Hype
Because there are over 195,000 books published a year and they can't all get reviews in the NYTBR. Authored by M.J. Rose.
162 weeks ago

Backstory
Where authors share the secrets, the truths, or just the illogical moments that sparked our fiction. Brought to you by M.J. Rose.
162 weeks ago

A Dark Planet
Mysteries, writing, and the mysteries of writing, by David Terrenoire, which explains the title.
174 weeks ago

I Love A Good Mystery
A girl can never have too many bookshelves. Reviews and featurettes.
176 weeks ago

The Parting Glass
Irish crime fiction from Declan Hughes.
177 weeks ago

Mystery Dawg
Online journal of Mystery happenings in the Los Angeles and the So Cal area, by Aldo Calcagno.
178 weeks ago

Crimespree Cinema
Part of the Crimespree family, Crimespree Cinema will look at all things criminal in film and television.
179 weeks ago

In Reference To Murder
A reference, news, and entertainment tool for mystery readers and writers.
184 weeks ago

265Ink.
Emily Adler's blog.
185 weeks ago

PWA News and Views
News of the Private Eye Writers of America, and the Views of members who do not have their own blogs.
188 weeks ago

Crime Beat Street
Where regular Joes can dish on their favorite hard boiled detectives.
190 weeks ago

John T. Schramm
Deep Thoughts ... Gripes ... Mind Wanderings... from a Northern California crime writer.
200 weeks ago

Fictional Musings
Writers have so many stories spinning in their minds, eventually they have to be released one by one. Fictional Musings is a short genre fiction blog created for this purpose.
212 weeks ago

CrimeRant
Deliberating Crime Coast to Coast, from Gregg Olsen and M. William Phelps.
222 weeks ago

JimPascoe.com
From the mind of Jim Pascoe, writer and co-founder of the small press known as Uglytown.
232 weeks ago

The Big Adios
Discuss crime fiction and film here! Join our growing community.
238 weeks ago