MY LIMITED BOOKMARKS #1
Here is a list of my limited bookmarks -- some are mystery-related, some are not. Since you can construct a psychological profile on anybody by looking at his/her book case, record rack or browser bookmarks, I don't dare to show you all my bookmarks. Now that I write a monthly column on the mystery scene in cyberspace for Hayakawa's Mystery Magazine, a Japanese magazine with stories, reviews, columns, photos and other interesting things, I frequently visit these following sites.
- THE MYSTERIOUS HOMEPAGE----Thanks for a link to The Gumshoe Site (TGS)
The Source--no explanation necessary. Just go there and you will find the world-wide mysterydom. Now this site is a part of Kate Derie's ClueLass HomePage.
- ClueLass HomePage----Thanks for a link to TGS
The webmistress Kate Derie describes TGS as a site has "news and reviews from the knowledgeabele Jiro Kimura." You can find a list of forthcoming mystery books compiled by Dave Robeson.
- Tangled-Web UK----Thanks for a link to TGS
The manager Liz Lees describes TGS as "a great new site with lots of intersting crime news and info." Those who don't like the frame version may go to the frame-free contents page or the frame-free latest news page directly.
- Bogie's Mystery Tours (R)----Thanks for a link to TGS
I have known the tour producers Bill & Karen Palmer since they ran Bogie's, a restaurant in the Chelsea section of New York. The restaurant frequented by mystery writers is, alas, no longer there.
- Mysteries In Print----Thanks for a link to TGS
Managed by Bill Palmer, this site has an ongoing listing of mystery books by sub-genres: PI, police procedural, suspense, cozy, etc.
- Mysterious Strands----Thanks for a link to TGS
Cindy Silberblatt manages this site with a lot of mysterious links.
- CVCO -- Overbooked: Mystery Fiction----Thanks for a link to TGS
A bunch of links to mystery-related sites
Finally Yahoo made a link to TGS.
Fiske and Elly-Ann Miles have stopped publishing the print version of this mystery fanzine and decided to go on-line. It has not been updated since October 1997.
- Pulp Paper Master Plot
You can download "Paper Paper Master Plot" written by Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage, first printed in Writer's Market in 1939. Now you can write the Great American (or International) Mystery Novel.
- DorothyL -- The Official WebSite
This has everything DorothyL members and non-members want to know.
- Archives of DorothyL
This archive saves the DorothyL postings weekly, and you can search postings as old as February 1996.
- Mystery Vault
You can find a lot of mailing list archives such as DorothyL Digest, Short-Mystery-Fiction Digest, Sinc Internet Chapter Digest, Gaslight Digest, The Short Order, and Murder on the Internet.
- Mystery Short Fiction:1990-2006
Beware the new URL. An Index to Mystery Magazines, Anthologies, and Single-Author Collections by William G. Contento. Contento, co-compiler of INDEX TO CRIME AND MYSTERY ANTHOLOGIES (G. K. Hall, 1991) with Martin H. Greenberg, continues the work begun by Michael L. Cook in his MONTHLY MURDERS (Greenwood, 1982)
- The Maltese Falcon FAQ
Everything you want to know about the black bird but are chickened out to ask.
- Pulp Fiction Central
The site for pulp fiction collectors, and fans of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Carroll John Daly.
A large magazine-type site devoted to everything mysterious. It is not updated as regularly or as before.
- Mysteries on TV
This site is devoted exclusively to mystery programs on TV, old and new.
- Feminist Mystery Corner
To reach Feminist Mystery Corner, you have to go to Feminist Majority Foundation first, and then Feminist On-line Store. This site features Joan Hess, Annette Meyers, Sandra Scoppetone, Marilyn Wallace, Carolyn Heilbrun, and Marylouise Oates.
- RARA-AVIS----Thanks for a link to TGS
This is the home page of a maling list devoted to the discussion of hardboiled fiction. To suscribe to this ML, send the words "subscribe rara-avis" in the body to email@example.com. By the way, "rara-avis" in Latin means "rare bird" in English, "air-ray irdbay" in pig Latin.
- WEBORGERS--Hard-Boiled Mysteries
The hardboiled mystery novels from Dashiell Hammett to James Ellroy.
- Cafe Underground----Thanks for a link to TGS
Homepage of Detective Andi Wicksham and Investigatory Services, fictional soft-boiled detectives with attitude
- Hardboiled Heaven----Thanks for a link to TGS
This site maintained by Brad Lang has checklists of major hardboiled writers.
- Northwest Crime Scene
This site features authors and events of the Pacific Northwest.
Formerly Troutworks Mystery Guide, it has reviews of over 400 books by more than 300 different authors.
The TV program features Cadfael, Inspector Morse, Cordelia Gray series among other British quality ones.
- The Mystery Box----Thanks for a link to TGS
Mystery, History, and Stamps! An online companion to Frederick Highlands"The Mystery Box"
- Robert E. McGinnis Gallery
My favorite paperback cover artist is also a "serious" artist. You have to visit this gallery to believe me.
- Robert McGinnis - Paperback Cover Artist
Australian Graeme Flanagan manages this Robert E. McGinnis fan site, featuring a lot of McGinnis paperback covers.
- The George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection
Mystery scholar Kelley has given his collection of paperbacks to the State University of New York at Buffalo.
- Lurid Paperback Cover of the Week
Illustrator Mark Monlux makes a weekly commentary on the vintage paperbacks of the 30s, 40s and 50s.
- The Thrilling Detective Web Site----Thanks for a link to TGS
Arguably the most extensive web site about the private eye/hardboiled fiction. This web site even tells you about Joe Venice and Sachinosuke Terada, two private eyes created by "your falsely."
- "Crime" reviews by Marilyn Stasio
You can read Stasio's mystery book reviews in The New York Times Book Reviews since January 1997.
- The Mystery Reader----Thanks for a link to TGS
This site features the latest book reviews and writer news.
- "Mystery Sites Easy to Deduce"----Thanks for a link to TGS
This is an artcle in The New York Times, Circuits Section, by Mickey Meece on the mystery in cyberspace. The article has one serious error: Meece refers to me as Ms. Kimura. Maybe I look like a girl in my photo. And now you know how old I am. By the way, do you know Mickey Meece is...a "she"? Honest!
- Mystery Stuff
This site, managed by Lauri Hart (that redhead from Menlo Park, California), has The Mystery Writers' Forum and Mystery Convention Coverage.
- The MacGuiffin Guide to Detective Fiction
A comprehensive guide to mystery, detective, and crime fiction, compiled by Sharon Villines
- Crime Watch--New Mysteries & Thrillers
Dick Adler reviews new mysteries and thrillers every month.
- Sue Feder's Magical Mystery Tour
No-frills book reviews by Sue Feder
- January Magazine Crime Fiction
You can read mystery reviews and interviews. Also, JM issues a regular newsletter, Crime Ficton Report: The Rap Sheet.
- Nefarious -- Tales of Mystery
"Nefarious" (meaning "extremely weird") is kind of a mystery e-magazine with some stories. Beware its pages very heavy with images.
- Mysteries Information and Links -- Thanks for a link to TGS
Another mystery links page.
You can read crime book reviews and articles written for The Gardian and The Observer.
- Tart Noir
Articles by Sparkle Hayter, Lauren Henderson, Stella Duffy, Katy Munger among others. Beware the eye-stinging black (noir) background and their tough language.
- Mystery Discussion Forums
A new Online Message Board Community for fans of Mystery and Detective Fiction.
- The Writer's Medical and Forensics Lab
This site is for writers and readers who want to know about forensic facts.
- Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction
Managed by William Marling, English professor at Case Western Reserve University, who seems to confuse the hardboiled detective fiction with the private eye fiction. All fictional private eyes are not hardboiled.
- The Gourmet Detective
A comical interactive murder mystery dinner show in Southern California.
- Mysteries Galore
This site features a number of book reviews and interviews with major mystery writers.
- Crime Resources
Crime related news, books and web resources.
- Crime Fiction Canada
A new database on Crime, Mystery and Detective Fiction, Film and Television in English
I know, I know, this page is getting longer and longer, and I don't know how to categorize these sites into several pages.
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