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Features all kinds of mystery books and collectors editions, a newsletter, clubs, special products, reviews, editorials, links, even a live webcam for the store's book signings
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
The world's leading mystery magazine.
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
Carries mystery and detective fiction
Mystery Author Pages
- Bob Avey
Author of the Kenny Elliot mystery series; mysteries that focus on characterization with edgy psychological
overtones. Website includes: Biography, newsletter archive, reading group
guide, calendar of events. Register at the website for free autographed copy.
- John Baker
The site has extracts from his Sam
Turner series, photographs and quotations. Also Anna Baker's site has photographs
of allotment sheds in and around Yorkshire. Murder Squad is a collection of seven crime
writers from the north of England.
Author of THE DARK BACKWARD, in which cop Lily
Caldwell faces continual opposition to her conviction the governor is guilty
of murder. Julia also writes the Madeline Mann series. Website includes
bionotes, events, and an extract from The Dark Backward..
Author of short stories and the Casey O'Hara mysteries set in new England
and featuring small town museum curator Casey O'Hara who has a passion for
preserving history and a penchant for finding trouble. For those who like
their mysteries seasoned with history and peppered with humor.
Author of the Greg McKenzie mystery
series featuring a retired Air Force OSI agent and his wife, Jill. In the latest, DEADLY ILLUSIONS, they become full-fledged PI's. The site
includes excerpts, reviews, interviews, contests, newsletters, and promotional suggestions for authors.
The author of the Charlie Plato mysteries offers writing tips and more.
Author of the Fremont Jones mystery series. The site features an interview with Dianne and information about her novels.
Author of WHO'S SUSAN? and WHEN COLLETTE DIED
Joan Hall Hovey
Author of NOWHERE TO HIDE and LISTEN TO THE SHADOWS. Site includes info on the author and her writing plus a newsletter.
Author interviews, links to author sites and mystery conferences, plus how-to articles from the Sisters in Crime Toronto Chapter newsletter.
Barbara W. Klaser
Author of SHADOWS FALL a romantic mystery. Site has a sample and other information.
Author of THE SUGAR HOUSE and other books featuring Tess Monaghan. Site includes a letter from Laura, information on her books, news, reviews, interviews and more.
Author of the Ulysses S. Grant mysteries, including THE AMBUSH OF MY NAME and A GOOD SOLDIER. Also author of WHO WAS THAT LADY? the official biography of Craig Rice. News and info plus THE BEST OF CINCINNATI guide.
Author of the Maggie Ryan Mysteries AND THEN SHE WAS GONE and OVERKILL. Site features the author's schedule, reviews and links
Author of the Tracy Eaton mysteries, NEVER SAY DIE, a Zoey Morgan
novel, and many short stories.
Author of Ace Edwards, Dallas PI, series,
featuring Sweeper, Striker and small towns.
Author of THE FALLEN a Derek Stillwater thriller.
Author of the Nergui novels, a series of crime thrillers set in modern-day Mongolia. His website and blog aim to provide an introduction to the books, excerpts and reviews, links to information about Mongolia, "and anything else that takes our fancy".
Author of the Mrs. Risk "witch" series, including the novel The Witch and the Borscht Pearl. Site includes info on the author and her work, a recipe and a story.
Other Poisoned Pen Press Authors
John M. Daniel
- Debby Turrel Atkinson
Author of the Storm Kayama mysteries, novels that reveal a Hawai'i few
visitors see, from the winding cane roads of Hamakua, the seedy side of
Honolulu's Chinatown, to the hidden valleys of Kaua'i.
Author of the Guy Mallon mystery series, which mixes
the dangerous world of small press publishing with the gentle art of murder.
Read more about John, his books, and his pint-sized publishing sleuth at his website.
Kathleen Delaney Website at provides information about her series featuring Ellen McKenzie, real estate agent on California's central coast. Former real estate agent Kathleen also offers news, a selection of questions for book clubs, comments on recent appearances and planned signings, and her ability to host an interactive workshop.
Vicki Delany Author of standalone novels of suspense (Burden of Memory) as well as the Constable Molly Smith series (In the Shadow of the Glacier, Negative Image), and the Klondike Gold Rush books (Gold Digger, Gold Fever). Site includes sample chapters from Vicki's books as well as pictures of the real "Trafalgar" and the Yukon.
British author of two series, set in the Lake District and Liverpool, and a
well-known anthologist, reviewer and author of short stories. Site includes
many articles on crime fiction as well as a section on collecting crime
Ruth Dudley Edwards
Author of ten satirical novels about the British establishment: targets so far include the civil service, gentlemen's clubs, academia, the House of Lords, the Church of England, the literati, and, above all, political correctness. Her eleventh novel, Murdering Americans, is set on an Indiana campus. Ruth's website also includes her journalism and information about her non-fiction.
Mary Anna Evans
Author of ARTIFACTS, an archaeological
mystery of Florida, past and present. For protagonist Faye Longchamp,
digging into the past can be treacherous...but you'll enjoy browsing here.
Includes news, schedule of appearances, mystery links, and how to get a free
Jane Finnis Author of GET OUT OR DIE and A BITTER CHILL, both set in Roman Britain in the 90s AD. They feature innkeeper Aurelia Marcella, who divides her time between looking after
travellers in this northern outpost of the Roman Empire, and solving crimes
which have an unpleasant tendency to put her and her family in danger.
Kerry Greenwood Author of the Phryne Fisher series.
biography, a free screensaver, and information about Phryne and her
While you're there, sign up for Phryne's newsletter.
Ken KuhlkenSite includes sample chapters of the Hickey family mysteries and links to songs from the novels, short stories and articles to read or download, links to writers, folk musicians, and writer resources.
Author of Roman Games: A Plinius Secundus Mystery. The site includes historical background information, an excerpt from the novel, author bio and other press materials, short essays on ancient history topics, the author's book reviews, and favorite links.
John McEvoyAuthor of "Close Call" (2008), the third in a series of horse racing thrillers. His website is johnmcevoyauthor.com. It includes reviews, an interview with John, as well as the first chapter of "Close Call" and its immediate predecessor "Riders Down," winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award as best mystery/suspense thriller of 2006.
Jeanne MatthewsAuthor of Bones of Contention, a Dinah Pelerin mystery set in the Northern Territory of Australia. Website provides author bio, reviews, and a schedule of author appearances.
Beverle Graves MyersAuthor of the Baroque Mystery series featuring Tito Amato, an 18th-century Venetian sleuth. Site includes information on all the books in the series, a sample of The Iron Tongue of Midnight, Bev's event schedule, and a link to obtain Readers' Guides.
Author of SILVER LIES, a tale of greed, lust, and deception set in the
Colorado silver rush of 1879 when men-- and not a few women--stopped at
nothing, not even murder, to strike it rich. Site includes links to a
book excerpt and historical photos of the times ... If you thought the
West was all cactus and cattle drives, be prepared for something
Author of THE HEAT OF THE MOON, a contemporary novel
of suspense set in the Washington, DC, area. Site includes biographical information, events, photos, a sample chapter and writing and reading tips.
Author of the critically-acclaimed Pinnacle Peak series, legal-themed mysteries featuring different sports. Find out more at her website.
Website of Don Porter, whose Alaskan fiction is based on intimate knowledge
of the state and its peoples from Point Barrow to Ketchikan and the tip of
the Aleutian Chain. Many of his books feature Alex Price, the bush pilot
whose adventures reflect Don's experiences during thirty-five years and
thirteen-thousand hours of Alaskan flying.
S. K. Rizzolo
Author of THE ROSE IN THE WHEEL, A Penelope Wolfe/John Chase Regency Mystery
. (Site features historical notes, bio and more)
Author of a medieval mystery series set in 13th century
England. The first book, WINE OF VIOLENCE, introduces Prioress Eleanor and
Thomas, members of the historical Order of Fontevraud, who seem destined to
deal with a significant number of violent crimes over what the author hopes
will be long lives for them both.
Author of THICKER THAN BLOOD and its sequel LIFEBLOOD, featuring Rachel Chavez, owner of a parking garage in downtown
Los Angeles, as well as the award-winning historical mystery/thriller Listen
to the Mockingbird, set in New Mexico during the civil war. Site includes
reviews, news, biography, readers guide, and a photo scrapbook.
Author of the Theda Krakow and Dulcie Schwartz traditional mysteries launches into "pet noir" with "Dogs Don't Lie," the first Pru Marlowe pet noir. She also links her views, reviews, and odd miscellany at her blog: "cats & crime & rock & roll" - http://cleasimon.blogspot.com . Follow her on Twitter at @Clea_Simon.
Mystery News columnist Roger Sobin is the compiler of The Essential
Mystery Lists: For Readers, Collectors, and Librarians, an indispensable
guide to mystery awards listing not only winners but also nominees for
every mystery award. Also, over fifty "classic" or "best" lists are offered. Several
of these lists were created for this resource and several have not been
available for a number of years and are invaluable for us to consider. His
website provides further information about the work,
updates and corrections, and material on current year awards.
Home Page of Bill Stackhouse
Author of STREAM OF DEATH, an Ed McAvoy mystery.
Author of the Maclin Investigations series (A Case of Imagination, A Hard Bargain, and A Little learning) The site also features reviews, bio, news of appearances, and a very nice picture
of Winkie, Jane's Chihuahua.
Official Web site contains information on his books, including the David Mapstone mysteries, and the latest news on signings, appearances and new books. Rogue Columnist is a popular new blog by Jon Talton, showcasing his commentary and analysis on politics, the economy and urban issues. A veteran columnist for major newspapers, Jon now produces a blog with commentary and news "too dangerous for corporate media."
Sites About Books and Writing (Including Mysteries)
- Fantastic Fiction
Bibliographies for over 3000 authors. Author biographies and photos. Information on over 70,000 books. Direct links to multiple booksellers for each title. All easily searchable.
Features an excellent mystery section and a newsletter devoted to mysteries.
Miniature book cover printies and home to Searching For A Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery by Christine Verstraete.
Comprehensive collection of mystery book reviews
Background Material for our Writing
Trinity Church (Stratford)
Take a tour of the church where Shakespeare is buried
All about King Arthur
Also of Interest
- aegean TOUR TRAVEL
Travel opportunities in Turkey with info about what was the heart of the Byzantine Empire
Chivalric orders, geneology and history. Order some of Mary's folklore essays here.
Travel site with lots of information about the geography and history of Turkey
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