Resources for Mystery Writers


 Mystery Writing Blogs

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist


Other good web resources:

“Crime scene writer”-a yahoo group of experts who love to give advice.

Author LJ Sellers maintains a great list of resources here:

Author CJ Lyons maintains a great list of medical and forensic resources:

Lisa Gardner’s maintain a great list and offers several of her lectures here:


Organizations for Mystery Writers

Mystery Writers of America—different levels of membership

Sisters in Crime (not really just for women)

Crime Writers Association

British mystery writers’ organization; includes extensive list of author-member websites.

International Thriller Writers



Bouchercon (held a different place every year) HUGE.

Malice Domestic (focused on the traditional mystery) held in Bethesda, Md.

Killer Nashville (smaller)

Thriller Fest (NY)

SleuthFest (Florida)

Left Coast Crime (California)


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