Friday, September 17, 2010

50 Blogs for Mystery Readers is much more than the name implies. On 9/14, the blog admin posted a list of 50 Blogs for Mystery Readers, broken down into News, Reviews and Publishing; Book Stores; True Crime; Authors and Online Fiction.  Mystery Fanfare is on the list! What a surprise and honor. Of course this isn't a definitive list, but it's really a good start. Many of my favorites on the list!
So to improve your reading:

News, Reviews, and Publishing
  1. Murderati: Murderati examines trends in publishing and marketing through the eyes of mystery writers.
  2. Mystery Fanfare: This blog is run by Janet Rudolph, editor of the Mystery Readers Journal, which makes it a great resource for official news.
  3. The Rap Sheet: This is a great blog for news and reviews of new and old content in all forms.
  4. Sons of Spade: With a name inspired by a classic mystery character, this blog offers valuable reviews of mystery titles as well as interviews with prominent authors.
  5. Shots: The Crime & Thriller Ezine: The blog of the U.K. magazine Shots has plenty of news and reviews about mystery and other genre fiction. Great for British readers.
  6. Mysteries in Paradise: In addition to coverage of new titles, this blog also highlights old and forgotten mystery titles that make for ideal hunting in used book stores.
  7. Detectives Beyond Borders: Peter Rozovsky, whose day job is copy editing, runs this lively and interesting blog dedicated to happenings in the mystery-lit world.
  8. Paper Cuts: The literary blog from The New York Times is a required blog for fans of mystery lit. The blog covers all genres, and it does so with typical quality and skill.
  9. Euro Crime: This blog covers the latest in the British and European book worlds, and also has contests in which readers can win free books.
  10. Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind: Sarah Weinman writes about mystery writing for The Los Angeles Times and the Barnes & Noble Review, and she’s also a short fiction author. Definitely one of the best mystery bloggers in the game.
  11. Reading in Reykjavk: The title’s no lie: this blog is based in Iceland, and it covers new releases, best-of lists, and questions about reading.
  12. Mysterious Matters: Mystery Publishing Demystified: This blog aimed at readers and writers aims to give people the inside track on what it takes to publish a mystery book.
  13. Art &Literature: This in-depth blog focuses primarily on Southern mystery literature, with great info on new books, interviews with authors, and smart reviews.
  14. Sisters in Crime: Sisters in Crime is dedicated to promoting female mystery writers, and their entries range from advice on self-publishing to how to use social media to your advantage.
  15. I Love a Good Mystery: Tania Hutchison’s blog is a great example of pro-level blogging from fans who just love reading.
  16. Lesa’s Book Critiques: Arizona librarian Lesa Holstine blogs about mysteries and a few other topics at this stripped-down but informative site.
  17. Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room: In addition to having the best title on this list, this blog offers readers tons of useful insight into writing and publishing in the digital era.
  18. Existentialist Man: This highbrow blog uses mystery fiction to explore the nature of life and existence. A wonderful find.
Read the rest of the list of bookstores, true crime and more HERE.


vallerose said...

An excellent list and I'm now feeling overwhelmed. I would put Mystery fanfare first, MRJ, then I read Deadly pleasures and sometimes I dip into Eurocrime. But I will look at Reading in Reykjavik.

Sisters In Crime Blog said...

Thank you for listing the Sisters In Crime blog. We're chuffed!

Janet Rudolph said...

Not my list, but I would certainly have included you!

Bobbi Mumm said...

Well done, Janet! Your blog was at the top (save one) and that shows that the list compilers were clever indeed!

Janet Rudolph said...

thanks, Bobbi, not exactly sure about the admin blogger, but glad to be amongst my favorites!

Peter Rozovsky said...

I was remiss in not thanking you earlier for including DBB on your list. Many thanks.
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

Janet Rudolph said...

thanks, Peter, but it's not my list. Would have included you, of course! Love Detectives Beyond Borders.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Ooops. My reading comprehension has slipped after three weeks of crime cons. Thanks for POSTING this list.

Unknown said...

Great post for Mystery lovers. Mind if I link to it in my blog?


Janet Rudolph said...

Some of these blogs are no longer in existence, sadly... time for a new round-up!

Peter Rozovsky said...

I'm still here!
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

Unknown said...

How does a blog get listed? I am a author and publisher of hard boiled fiction. Visit for information about our monthly flash fiction contest, and open call for our Gumshoe Mysteries anthology. We also post noir and private detective related content and media.

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Does anybody remember a detective story that happens in Holywood with an actress killed , I think her name was Marla Monday and the Detective was Cosgrove. There was another character Richard with his friend Vandy.