I am including here sites
I have found useful to me and which you may find useful too.
As you can see, my links are a bit eclectic.
Some deal with mystery fiction, others with other things.
In terms of organizations, I have found the Mystery Writers of America to
be the best professional organization I have ever paid dues to.
Their newsletter is chockfull of useful information, and even more
helpful is the local Florida MWA chapter and newsletter.
If you are even thinking about writing a mystery novel, join up
forthwith. A couple of the sites
listed here have links that make them valuable.
I think Elaine Vietsís novels are charming and witty; check out The Big
Sleep mystery bookstore on her links page.
It has the url of just about any mystery writer you can think of.
Poison Pen also has oodles of mystery links.
Murder on Miami Beach has a good section on Florida crime writers.
The Joyce Carol Oates piece on Raymond Chandler and the detective genre in
general was first published in the New York Review, and posed on the web by the
USIS (US Information Service) on the condition it could not be reprinted in the
US. For that reason, it gives me a certain amount of glee to give its
website. (FYI, the USIS is prohibited from US publication to insure its
propaganda does not contaminate the US electorate. I thought you might be
amused to learn at least one government agency is barred from corrupting
the body politic in our country.) The writers I include below are favorites of mine.
If you donít know them already, you might want to check out their work.
Mystery Writers of America http://www.mysterywriters.net/index.htm
Poison Pen Bookstore http://www.poisonedpen.com
Murder On Miami Beach
Joyce Carol Oates NYR piece on the noir genre:
Florida College English
Here are some of my
favorite mystery writers:
Charles Willeford http://www.dennismcmillan.com/charleswillefo/biograp.htm
Les Standiford www.lesstandiford.com
Loren D. Estleman: http://www.cyberzone-inc.net/ws/dmorgan/
Max Allan Collins: http://www.muscanet.com/~phoenix/
Carolina Aguilera-Garcia www.carolinaontheweb.com
Dirk Wyle http://www.dirk-wyle.com
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