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Links to Organizations, Conferences, Authors & More

 

Here are links to many web sites mystery fans and writers should love to browse. A lot of them feature my books among their listings. Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime are mystery writers' organizations to which I belong.

Organizations, Mystery Bookstores, Sites for Authors, Magazines, Newsletters:

Aliens & Alibis Books former mystery bookstore in Columbia, SC, now selling on-line

Author's Den where authors and readers come together!

Book Promotion Newsletter great place to pick up ideas on book promotion

Books We Love meet dozens of authors in various genres (great contests, too)

Crime Spree Magazine new bi-monthly mystery mag with lots of reviews and features

Mechanicsburg (PA) Mystery Book Shop great store near Harrisburg with oodles of books to browse

MurderExpress.Net ideal site to find mystery authors and read about their books

Mystery Authors features several mystery writers plus links to others

Mystery Readers Journal a digest-size mag with lots of articles (including mine)

Mystery Writers of America the folks who give the Edgar Awards

Published.Com info about authors and their books

Remember the Alibi Mystery Bookstore small but friendly place to find mysteries in San Antonio

Sisters in Crime supporting women mystery writers (and us guys, too)

Sisters in Crime-Internet Chapter where I have been the Guest Author and Spotlight Profile subject

Sisters in Crime-Middle Tennessee Chapter my local chapter with great authors and readers

Southeast Chapter, MWA covers Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

The Mystery Company Jim Huang's excellent little store on the north side of Indianapolis

Web Mystery Magazine quarterly ezine with articles like mine on the Manson case

Mystery Conferences, Conventions and Book Fairs I have attended:

Bouchercon world's largest mystery conference, relocates annually

Cape Fear Crime Festival (Wilmington, NC) small, friendly, great location

Emerald Coast Writers Conference (Ft. Walton Beach, FL) heavy on mysteries but for writers of all kinds

Kentucky Book Fair (Frankfurt, KY) a day filled with authors and bookbuying

Left Coast Crime  top con in the West (moves each year)

Magna cum Murder (Muncie, IN) another notable small conference

Malice Domestic (Arlington, VA) a mystery "con" all about "cozies"

Murder in the Magic City (Birmingham, AL) a great one-day conference featuring lots of great writers

SleuthFest (Fort Lauderdale, FL) the premier conference for mystery writers

Southern Festival of Books (alternates Nashville and Memphis, TN) featuring 200 authors

Southern Kentucky BookFest (Bowling Green, KY) meet lots of authors

 

Check out these mystery review sites:

 

All About Murder

Blue Iris Journal

Heartland Reviews

In the Library Reviews

Midwest Book Review

New Mystery Reader

No Name Cafe

Reviewing the Evidence

Roundtable Reviews

Timeless Tales

 

The Best Reviews

Women on Writing

Here are some authors' sites I recommend:

Beth Anderson Chicago mystery writer with a great looking new site

Deborah Turrell Atkinson a Hawaii resident who writes island mysteries

Carl Brookins whether it's on Lake Superior or in the legal boardroom, Carl's mysteries move fast

Pat Brown author of L.A. Heat, now a Bermuda resident, great photos on the site

Rina Brundu Italian writer and creator of Sardinian detective Don Osvaldo Da Silva Ochoa

Don Bruns he'll hit you with a calypso beat

Julia Buckley her debut novel, The Dark Backward, will tantalize you with its striking premise

Cathy Cairns author of short stories, essays, newspaper columns

Vincent Calvino this Bangkok PI is the creation of Christopher G. Moore

Bill Cameron check out his upcoming (2/07) mystery, lost dog, featuring dark suspense and biting humor

Bonnie Cardone author, photographer, member of Women Divers Hall of Fame

Stacy Verdick Case writer of humorous mysteries, check out her Gifts for Writers Shop

Jan Christensen learn about her mysteries, RVing, kiting and more

Lonnie Cruse great friend whose first mystery centers around Superman's statue

Cindy Daniel her mysteries are set in fictional Destiny, TX

Brandt Dodson new Christian mystery writer whose PI is based in Indianapolis

Carola Dunn London native who writes the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries

Geraldine Evans an English writer of mysteries with a touch of humor

Mary Anna Evans check out the cover art on her home page

Joan Francis a licensed PI who writes the Diana Hunter PI mystery series

Sunny Frazier author of Fools Rush In - narcotics trafficing with a little astrology thrown in

Robert Furlani another Bloody Dagger Award winner

Carol Guy co-author of cozies set in small Ohio towns

Ben Hall another Durban House author with a thriller on snowy Mount Rainier

Lynette Hall Hampton a mystery writer with Southern flair and charm

Joan Hall Hovey read about her thrillers and advice to would-be authors

Jimmy Hurd thriller writer whose website features the Brown Dog Bookworks

Pauline B. Jones Houston writer of romantic suspense

Betty Sullivan La Pierre author of the Hawkman mystery/suspense series

Joyce and Jim Lavene authors of the Sharyn Howard Mysteries

Marja McGraw featuring a little humor, a little romance, a little murder

Paul N. McMahon check out The K-7 Directive, his thriller about threats to release a  deadly virus from Russia

Phillip Margolin New York Times bestselling legal thriller writer

Mary Reed and Eric Mayer authors of the John the Eunuch historical mystery series. Their site offers news, personal essays, interactive games, newsletter archive, info on their short fiction, freebies list, and much more.

Maryann Miller A site with useful links for readers and writers, featuring the work of Maryann Miller.

Minnesota Crime Wave writers William Ken Krueger, Deborah Woodworth, Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart

Judith R. Parker check out her Western series (and thrillers and mysteries)

Sandra Parshall her debut psychological mystery has drawn great reviews

Patricia A. Rasey she writes paranormal mysteries and thrillers

Randy Rawls he writes about Dallas PI Arthur Conan (Ace) Edwards

Randy Richardson a Chicago mystery writer whose debut takes place around Wrigley Field

Stephen D. Rogers if you're looking for authors, he has links to 500!

Nancy W. Sartor author of mysteries, paranormal and thrillers

Mary Saums a Nashville "sister" (in crime) whose heroine has music connections

June Shaw newly-published writer of mysteries with a Cajun flair

Howard Sherman his Malinche Entertainment site presents Interactive Fiction in many genres including mysteries

April Star author of the Wanderlust Mysteries with an RV theme, check her action-packed website

Mark D. Terry author of the Dr. Theo MacGreggor (a toxicologist) mysteries

J.B. Thompson Nashville mystery writer and local SinC president

M. Diane Vogt author of the Judge Wilhelmina Carson mysteries

Doug Wahl if you like essays, take a look at this site

Marsha Ward who writes a series of Western action-adventure novels

Anthony Wilbon his hero takes on a secret society of highly intelligent African American women

Simon Wood if you aren't afraid of being "dragged into darkness"

[These should be up-to-date, but if you find a broken link (or if you're an author who would like your link added), please e-mail me.]