MY LIMITED BOOKMARKS #3
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.
- International Association of Crime Writers/North American Branch
IACW's North American Branch covers both Canada and the United States.
- The Short Mystery Fiction Society ----Thanks for a link to TGS
A new organization promotes the short mystery fiction, of which I am a historian/archivist. To become a member, subscribe to shortmystery-l-digest by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line and the body blank. It issues the almost quarterly newsletter, The Short Order, with my regular column, "Shoot--I mean, Ask Away."
- The Mystery Writers of America----Thanks for a link to TGS
The MWA web site has changed its web server and web address.
- The Mystery Writers of America, Florida Chapter
You can see a lot of MWA members in Florida, including Harold Q. Masur, ex-New Yorker.
- The Mystery Writers of America, Southern California Chapter
The SoCal chapter covers the southern Cal and the southern Nevada.
- MWA Northern California Chapter
The NorCal chapter of the Mystery Writers of America covers the territory above the 36th parellel of California and Nevada.
- The Southwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America
The SW chapter covers the southwest corner of the USA.
- The Mystery Writers of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter
This chapter covers Colorado and its surrounding areas.
- The Crime Writers' Association of Britain -- Thanks for a link to TGS
The CWA has finally opened its own web site.
- The Femmes Fatales
A group of woman writers: Deborah Adams, Mignon Ballard, Susan Rogers Cooper, Charlaine Harris, Toni L. P. Kelner, D. R. (Doris) Meredith, Marlys Millhiser, and Elizabeth Daniels Squire.
- American Crime Writers League's Home Page
The American Crime Writers League is a professional writers' organization. You have to be a pro to join it, but you don't have to pay for the membership to visit this site. Especially its members' bibliography page is very helpful.
- Sisters in Crime
Sister in Crime (SinC) is an organization of mystery writers, readers, librarians, editors, booksellers and reviewers to promote mystery fiction written by women writers. Sinc is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 1997.
- Sisters in Crime, Internet Chapter----Thanks for a link to TGS
This site is for the SinC members who have access to the Internet.
- Atlanta Chapter of Sisters in Crime----Thanks for a link to TGS
This site is designed and managed by Teresa Loftin, chapter member.
- The Crime Writers of Canada
The official web site of CWC with its newsletter.
- The Crime Writers of Canada Forum
It has links to CWC members' home pages and e-mail addresses, news on their books.
- Malice Domestic
Malice Domestic is an annual convention that salutes "mysteries of manners"--or so-called cozy mysteries. The convention is held in Washington, D. C. and gives out Agatha awards. It is always filled up, so register soon.
- Magna cum Murder
Magna cum Murder's Annual Confernece has been held at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
- Nuns, Mothers and Others
The four weird sisters of mystery writing are Lee Harris, Jonnie Jacobs, Lora Roberts and Valerie Wolzien.
- The Historical Mystery Appreciation Societey----Thanks for a link to TGS
The society is dedicated to the spirit of Edith Mary Pargeter, aka Ellis Peters, creator of the Brother Cadfeal mysteries. This site tells what the society is all about and how to subscribe to its journal, MURDER: PAST TENSE, whose publisher/editor is Sue Feder.
- The Agatha Christie Society
This organization was launched in 1933 under the guidenace of Mathew Prichard, Christie's grandson, now the Society Chairman. David Suchet, a Poirot on TV, and H.R.F. Keating are Society Vice-Presidents.
- The Crime Writers' Association of Australia
CWAA issues its official newsletter, Ned Kelly News, and gives out the Ned Kelly Awards annually.
- Mystery Women
Mystery Women is a group of mystery writers and readers in the United Kingdom.
- The Unusual Suspects
The Usual Suspects are a group of mystery writers -- Natasha Cooper, Leslile Forbes, Manda Scott, Michelle Spring, Andrew Taylor, and Laura Wilson.
- Friends of Mystery
Friends of Mystery is a non-profit literary/educational organization in Portland, Oregon. It sponsors a series of public meetings, publishes a newsletter, The Blood-Letter, and gives the Spotted Owl award annually.
- The Wolfe Pack
The Wolfe Pack is the fan club of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin and their creator Rex Stout.
- The Private Eye Writers of America
PWA webspage is a part of the website of Robert J. Randisi, founder of PWA.
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- Murder by the Book ----Thanks for a link to TGS
The mystery bookstore in Houston, Texas, by M. David Thompson
- P. I. E. S.
Gary Warren Niebuhr issues a catalogue of new and used private eye fiction. There is a list of Shamus winners and nominees.
- Black Orchid Bookshop----Thanks for a link to TGS
Bonnie Claeson and Joe Guglielmelli run this shop at 303 East 81st Street in The Big Apple.
- BookWire __ Mystery Booksellers
The First Place to Look for Book Information.
- The Poisoned Pen ----Thanks for a link
The mystery bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona, run by Barbara Peters.
- Grave Matters----Thanks for a link to TGS
Grave Matters specialize in Sherlockiana, first editions, Golden Age mysteries, vintage paperbacks and mystery reference books.
- The Mysterious Bookshop
Finally The Mysterious Bookshop has opened its own web site, even though its owner Otto Penzler does not seem to like a computer.
- Partners & Crime
The mystery bookstore in Greenwich Village, New York, run by John Douglas and his partners. The bookstore gives out the Nevermore awards the night before the Edgar dinner. You can find out who won the Nevermore awards in 1996 and in 1997. This site started to feature preview excerpts from the new novels by Charles Todd, (WINGS OF FIRE), Charles Knief (SAND DOLLARS), Harlan Coben (ONE FALSE MOVE), and Lee Child (DIE TRYING).
- Pandora's Books Ltd
Probably the largest used bookstore on the Internet to find reading copies of old paperbacks and back issues of old digest magazines.
- Mysteries from the Yard
It has a book search service which looks for used paperbacks and first editions.
- The Space-Crime Continuum
A science fiction and mystery bookstore in Northampton, Massachusetts.
The arguably earth's biggest bookstore on the Internet. There are a lot of interview pages with mystery writers in the Mystery & Thrillers section. Recently Otto Penzler joined the mystery editorial staff, picking the best mystery books of the month.
- Barnes & Noble
Finally Barnes & Noble has set up its own cybershop. There is a Mystery Scene page managed by Ed Gorman. Sorry, there is no Starbucks coffee shop.
Another bookstore chain to threaten independent bookstores has a mystery section.
- Murder Is Served
This mystery bookstore offers hardcover mystery & detective fiction in collectable & reading copy editions by mail order. Visits by appointment.
- Advenced Book Exchange
Here you may find book you have been looking for.
You may find old, used and rare books you have been looking for.
- The MX BookFinder
You may find old, used and rare books as well as new books.
- Post Mortem Books----Thanks for a link to TGS
"UK's largest mail order crime and mystery fiction business" has a website which is updated daily.
- Murder One
Arguably Britain's first mystery bookshop in London, managed by the legendary Maxim Jakubowski.
- Crime on Store
Now Crime in Store has become Crime on Store, but not on Store Street anymore
"Britain's BEST Internet bookstore." Click on Full List and find Crime section.
- Mysteries By Mail
Soda Creek Press, a mail order book company, is selling mysteries on-line.
- Your Books----Thanks for a link to TGS
You can buy, sell and/or trade new or used books here.
- Murder Ink
The first mystery bookshop in the world has finally opened its web site.
- Clues Unlimited
A new mystery bookstore in Tucson, Arizona
- The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association
IMBA announces the Dilys award every year for the book its members have most enjoyed selling in the previous year.
- Dunn & Powell Books
One of the antiquarian bookshop I have been dealing for two decades.
- The Mystery Cellar
Online mystery bookstore
- Mysterious Search
A fully operational search service for rare or out-of-print mystery books.
- Ashworth Books
"A Fast Free Search for Out-of-Print Books"
This is not a bookstore, real or virtual, but a knowledgeable "clerk" for Amazon.com with reference information on hardboiled/noir writers.
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- Crippen & Landru----Thanks for a link to TGS
C&L is specialized in publishing collections of short mystery stories including ones by Ed Hoch, Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller and Patricia Moyes among others. You can hear the voices of these writers.
- Serpent's Tail----Thanks for a link to TGS
Serpent's Tail is a British publisher of Walter Mosley, Russell James among other writers. I hope the publisher put out more anthologies like LONDON NOIR.
- The Poisoned Pen Press----Thank for a link to TGS
Yes, this is the publishing arm of The Poisoned Pen, a mystery bookshop in Scottsdale, Arizona. The publisher specializes in re-issuing lost modern "first" mysteries.
- Dennis McMillan Publications
Dennis McMillan publishes the limited editions of Fredric Brown, James Crumley, Janwillem van de Wetering, Howard Browne, Charles Willeford and other mystery writers.
- Murder on the Internet Index
You can get back issues of Murder on the Internet, a newsletter from Random House/Ballantine/Ivy.
- Murder at the Flatiron Building
A newsletter from St. Martin's Press.
- The Official Website of St. Martin's Minotaur
Minotaur is the mystery line of St. Martin's Press.
- Gryphon Books
Gary Lovisi is the publisher-editor of Hardboiled Magazine and Paperback Parade.
- The Deadly Directory
The web site for updates and additions of the DEADLY DIRECTORY 2001 (Deadly Serious Press, 2000, an international telephone and address book of mysterydom.
- Prime Crime
The mystery newsletter of the Putnam Berkley Group, now part of the Penguin Putnam Inc.
- SimonSays Mystery Content Library
This site updates monthly, featuring Simon & Schuster mystery writers.
- Write Way Publishing
Write Way is a new small publisher which publishes mystery fiction, too.
- The Mystery Guild
The famous mystery book club has now its own web site, with interviews (such as one with James Patterson) and original short stories (such as one by Dorothy Cannell).
- No Exit Press
The web site for another British publisher
- Purple Moon Press
Purple Moon Press publishes DETECTING WOMEN and DETECTING MEN by Willetta Heising. You can also download the MYSTERY SERIES WEEK 2000 POCKET CALENDAR.
- Perseverance Press -- Thanks for a link to TGS
Meredith Phillips's Perseverance Press is back in a new joint effort with John Daniel and Company.
- Independent Mystery Publishers Home Page
A website for independent mystery publishers.
- Mystery Vault
Publishers of mysteries: out of print, classics and contemporary. Editor-in-chief is Stuart Kaminsky.
- Hard Case Crime
Hard Case Crime is a new publisher specialized in reviving the look and feel of the great pulp paperbacks of the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. Books by Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Erle Stanley Gardner and others will be published.
- The Mysterious Press
I have been buying Mysterious Press books since Otto Penzler founded it...well, a long time ago. Now The Mysterious Press is part of Time Warner Book Group or something. The TWBookmark.com Fiction page offers "The Thriller of the Month" contest. The thing is that the contest is open to residents of the continental USA and Canada only. They willingly give away 10 copies of their new mystery/thriller every month. Good luck!
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- The Mystery Place----Thanks for a link to TGS
"Home of North America's Leading Short-Fiction Mystery Mgazines" -- a website for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
- Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
The longest-running mystery magazine in English, currently edited by Janet Hutchings, published by Dell Magazines, a division of Crosstown Publications. This site has a mystery review by Jon L. Breen, though a couple of months late.
- Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
The second longest-running mystery magazine, currently edited by Linda Lee Landrigan after the sudden death of Cathleen Jordan, published by Dell Magazines, a division of Crosstown Publications.
- Mystery Scene
Now Kate Stine is the editor/publisher of Mystery Scene.
- Deadly Pleasures
This site is still under construction. George Easter is the editor/publisher of Deadly Pleasures, a quarterly mystery fanzine.
- The Cozy Detecive Mystery Magazine----Thanks for a link to TGS
A small press mystery magazine published quarterly.
- Crime Time Magazine
Crime Time is a British crime fiction magazine.
A British crime & mystery magazine, fromerly known as A Shot in the Dark (ASITD). Now it becomes an online magazine.
- Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine
Alas, MIMM ceased publication. It was a quarterly mystery magazine with stories, columns and interviews, edited by Margo Power.
- Mysterious Women----Thanks for a link to TGS
A quarterly newletter for fans of women mystery writers.
- Mystery Readers Journal----Thanks for a link to TGS
Janet Rudolph, a producer of interactive mystery plays, is also the director of Mystery Readers International and the editor of its quarterly periodical, Mystery Readers Journal.
- The Mystery Connection
This site is managed by Oriette Hardy-Sayles (editor of The Magnifying Glass) and Cherie Jung (editor of Over My Dead Body).
- Mystery News
This bimonthly periodical is founded by Harriet Stay and now published by Lynn Kaczmarek (managing editor) and Chris Aldrich (business manager).
- Over My Dead Body!
Cherie Jung edits this on-line magazine.
- New Mystery Magazine
This irregularly published mystery magazine has hard-edged stories.
- Black Mask Magazine
Yes, that Black Mask has an official website, but the site is still immature. I hope this website will become as great as the original pulp magazine.
- Crime Factory
The new Australian crime magazine, edited by David Honeybone
Crimewave is a British mystery fiction magazine with cutting-edge stories, without any columns or reviews.
- The Strand Magazine
It has information about the magazine, as well as short stories, articles, interview excerpts, book reviews.
- I Love A Mystery
It has a lot of interviews with mystery writers.
- Reviewing the Evidence.com
This is an online book review magazine.
- Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine
Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine is a mystery fiction magazine
- Crimestalker Casebook
"Austin Layman's Crimestalker Casebook (ALCC) is a semi-annual fiction publication of traditional mystery short shorts and PI stories."
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