Current Trends in Crime Fiction: Articles and Sites of Interest

February 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm (Mystery fiction, Trends in crime fiction)

I prepared this list of online resources to accompany my presentation of Current Trends in Crime Fiction.

Articles and blog posts

In Los Angeles, literary landmarks give the city its mystique

Your Turn: Readers react to Gene Weingarten and travel story on Los Angeles

The Last Testament of Ross MacDonald

Miles Burton’s “The Secret of High Eldersham”

The Methods of Sergeant Cluff

A Cold Night’s Death: The Allure of Scandinavian Crime Fiction

A History of Detective Stories: Current Trends

Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

A Taste for Murder: The Curious Case of Crime Fiction

Italy’s Scott Turow

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers – a Weighty Novel That Still Thrills

Tana French’s Intimate Crime Fiction

A.S. Byatt: Why I Love Margery Allingham

A Passion for Mercy

The Resurgence of Golden Age Crime

The Dangerous Housewife: Santa Barbara’s Margaret Millar

Women, stop apologizing for reading ‘women’s novels.’ That includes you, Hillary.

What Makes Great Detective Fiction, According To T.S. Eliot

Why is the Golden Age fashionable again?

A teen was kidnapped as a newborn. She knew for more than a year, authorities say. (Relates to the novel What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross)

 Sites of interest

Stop! You’re Killing Me

The most useful site on the internet for information on crime fiction. It not only gives the order of books in a series but also provides information about location, ethnicity of protagonists, and loads more. (See the column on the site’s left hand side.) Not to be missed by mystery fans!

Elizabeth Edmondson

The Golden Age of Detective Fiction Conference at the British Library 17th June 2017

Recreation of Erle Stanley Gardner’s Study

Historical Mystery Fiction

Historical Mystery Novels Set in Britain

Bruno Chief of Police

Suggested Reading – Bodies from the Library Conference 2016

 Miscellaneous

Mystery Scene Magazine

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Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

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