The Business of Writing

In Moderation

Jayne Massey - professional moderator for John Connolly, Mark Billingham and Book Talk Forums - provides a discussion forums moderation service, helping to ensure a safe, clean and comfortable space for members to use.

The Official Website of Journalist, Promoter, Book Reviewer & Author Chris High. Visit his site to find out more about this modern renaissance man.

This unique website 'find me an' provides a way for readers to discover a new writer of their favourite genre simply by ignoring all other marketing techniques and past success, by simply using a basic instinct that we all possess: Our ability to feel empathy with another human just by facial recognition.

For the latest news from the world of crime fiction.

Miss Snark, The Literary Agent

"...Miss Snark vents her wrath on the hapless world of writers and crushes them to sand beneath her T.Rexual heels of stiletto snark."

A Newbies Guide to Publishing

Love him, hate him, ignore J.A. Konrath at your peril. His blog is filled with helpful tips for new writers.

Writer's Beat, your writing forums

Mystery and Crime Fiction on the Web Since 1999

Some authors Sandra Ruttan will be interviewing this year

Mark Billingham

He can write, he can act and he can even tell a joke. Author of the Tom Thorne books, including Sleepyhead, The Burning Girl and Lifeless, Mark's new book, Buried, will be released May 1. And you can find him on DVD in Maid Marian And Her Merry Men.

Simon Kernick

Nobody does hard-boiled like Simon Kernick, especially when power tools are involved. Author of The Business of Dying, The Murder Exchange, The Crime Trade and A Good Day To Die, Simon's new standalone thriller, Relentless, will be released June 1.

Cornelia Read

The author of the much-anticipated debut A Field of Darkness, scheduled for release May 8, Cornelia has cool tattoos, a fixation with The Erie Canal and her principles as a youngster kept her from posing nude on film.

Duane Swierczynski

The author of Secret Dead Men and The Wheelman, Duane's next novel will be released this November. Until then, visit Secret Dead Artist to get Duane's takes on crime and punishment, backpack vacuum cleaners and the dried blood of Christ.

David Terrenoire

David's debut novel, Beneath a Panamanian Moon, has been nominated for an International Thriller Award. He's young, sexy, destined for greatness and he paid Sandra to say that.


Billingham Talk Zone

He's funny, too tall and one of our favourite authors. Mark Billingham has a fantastic moderated forum that provides a friendly environment for mystery fans to chat about, well, just about everything.

Mystery Circus

Mystery Circus is a busy hub of communication, primarily between mystery authors, but readers and aspiring authors are encouraged to participate as well.In addition, Mystery Circus features a home page that has a number of articles on it discussing writing and mystery-related topics.


Lou Allin

Beth Anderson

Deborah Turrell Atkinson

John Baker

Carla Banks

Ray Banks

Mark Billingham

Jan Burke

Richard Burke

Robin Burcell

Taffy Cannon

Lillian Stewart Carl

Bobbi Chukran

Natasha Cooper

Lonnie Cruse

Vicki Delany

Denise Dietz

Martin Edwards

J.T. Ellison

Jon Evans

David Farris

Anne Frasier

Allan Guthrie

Libby Hellman

Steve Hockensmith

Mary Ellen Hughes

Roberta Isleib

Craig Johnson

Simon Kernick

J.A. Konrath

Vicki Lane

Laura Lippman

Stuart MacBride

Mike MacLean

H. Mel Malton

Eric Mayer/Mary Reed

Val McDermid

Rick Mofina

Steve Mosby

Debra Murphy

Ann Parker

P.J. Parrish

P.J. Parrish - Blog

Sandra Parshall

Twist Phelan

Neil Plakcy

Ian Rankin

Cornelia Read

Danuta Reah

Martha Reed

Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

John Rickards

J.D. Rhoades

Sandra Ruttan

Tracy Sharp

Zo Sharp

Clea Simon

Michael Siverling

Alexandra Sokoloff

Duane Swierczynski

David Terrenoire

Steven Torres

Martin Treanor

Magazines & Ezines of Note

Crime Scene Scotland

Crimespree Magazine



Shred of Evidence

Resource Sites

Deadly Pleasures


Golden Gate Mysteries


The Mysterious Home Page


Mystery News

Writer/Industry Blogs

Shalanna Collins

Crime Fiction Blog

First Offenders

I Love A Good Mystery

Little Blog of Murder


Naked Authors

Review Sites


January Magazine

I Love A Mystery Newsletter

Little Blog of Murder

Reviewing The Evidence


Books For A Buck

Writer's Groups

South African poet, Stan Almendro, has launched the Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club website, opening opportunities for aspiring poets to have access not only to publishing their works but a host of related services

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