More murder and mayhem are on tap. Some of us are always on the lookout for the next great mystery read. Whether you like Golden Age mysteries, cozies, or something more modern or hardboiled, here are a book and a few websites that can help you to get your fix.
MYSTERY AND MAYHEM IN PRINT
Whodunit? A Who’s Who in Crime & Mystery Writing
Edited by Rosemary Herbert
An enlightening and entertaining information compendium on hundreds of classic and contemporary characters who populate the mysteries we love to read and the authors who created them. Are academic sleuths like Amanda Cross’s Kate Fansler your thing? How about sharp-tongued narrators or sidekicks like Archie Goodwin in Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe series? What about Ian Rankin’s noir offerings? As Dennis Lehane says in the Preface, “Rosemary Herbert has gone to great pains to compile a compendium of not only the elder statesmen and stateswomen…of crime fiction history, but also the new blood…”
MURDER AND MAYHEM ON THE WEB
Check out MysteryPeople—the online presence of BookPeople’s mystery bookstore-within-a-bookstore. The bricks-and-mortar indie bookstore is in Austin, TX. Find author interviews and the staff’s picks for the top 100 crime and suspense novels. Plus, there’s also a newsletter you can sign up to receive.
Classic Mysteries offers “Podcasts and Conversations About Fine Detective Stories Worth Reading and Re-Reading.” A few of the offerings include children’s mysteries, cozies and film. Also on tap: food and drink, noir, out of print, police procedurals and much more,
Want something to do for the weekend? Mystery Suspense Reviews should keep you engaged for the whole weekend, if not longer. So, pick your obsession. Mystery/suspense, thrillers, romantic suspense, scifi/fantasy, adventure, Even nonfiction. These categories are here for the browsing. Also, there’s even a way to get involved in mysterious happenings with your kids—check out the Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt in the site’s Odds and Ends department.