Resources for Mystery Writers

 

 Mystery Writing Blogs

http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist http://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/

http://killerhobbies.blogspot.com/

http://mysteriousmatters.typepad.com/

http://www.cozychicksblog.com/

http://www.jungleredwriters.com/

http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/

http://www.killercharacters.com

 

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: http://ljsellers.com/crime-links/

Author CJ Lyons maintains a great list of medical and forensic resources: http://cjlyons.net/extras/medical-links/

Lisa Gardner’s maintain a great list and offers several of her lectures here: http://lisagardner.com/writers-toolbox

 

Organizations for Mystery Writers

Mystery Writers of America—different levels of membership http://mysterywriters.org

Sisters in Crime (not really just for women) http://www.sistersincrime.org/

Crime Writers Association http://www.thecwa.co.uk/

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

International Thriller Writers http://thrillerwriters.org/

 

Conferences

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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