Last week I shared a couple of good reference books for mystery lovers. Now, are you curious where I find all my great reads (aside from books mentioned in that last post)? Of course I get many suggestions from readers here, and they are always much appreciated. I do have a number of online places, too, that I like to visit and always with a pen and paper in hand.
First a few publishers specializing mainly in mysteries and crime fiction:
Bitter Lemon Press - International and translated crime novels.
Felony and Mayhem Press - They publish a variety of subgenres, lots of vintage mysteries, plus each book notes who is likely to enjoy the book (for example-- Janet Neel's Death's Dark Angel is suggested to fans of Marcia Muller and Frances Fyfield). The Felonious Categories: British, Espionage, Foreign, Hardboiled, Historical, Traditional, Vintage, Wild Card.
Rue Morgue Press - Mystery books from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.
Poisoned Pen Press - Their categories range from Hardboiled to Women Sleuths.
Midnight Ink Books - Another general publisher of a variety of mysteries including lots of cozies.
Europa Editions: World Noir- World Noir is a recently created imprint of Europa Editions. They also specialize in international crime fiction.
Melville House International Crime - "Award-winning international crime series features works of edgy literature from around the world."
Hersilia Press - They specialize in Italian crime fiction.
Minotaur Books - An imprint of Macmillan/ St. Martin's Press
Severn House - Mostly British mysteries and crime novels.
Serpents Tail - Publisher of literary fiction with an excellent back/frontlist of crime novels.
Gallic Books - The best of French in English.
Stockholm Text - New publishing house specializing in Scandinavian crime fiction.
And a few blogs specializing in mysteries or crime fiction:
Euro Crime - My top go-to crime blog for reading ideas. There are links to reviews with an excellent index.
Petrona - Sadly the woman behind Petrona passed away earlier this year--she was one of the best read mystery readers I have ever had the fortune to meet (if only virtually). You can still access the archives to her blog, which is filled with many excellent reviews and resources.
It's a Crime! (Or a Mystery...) - An all-around excellent resource for mysteries, thrillers as well as mystery/publishing news and awards.
International Noir Fiction - Loads of reviews on mostly international crime novels.
Kittling Books - Mostly mysteries including American as well as International crime novels.
BooksPlease - Margaret reads quite a few mysteries and crime novels interspersed with other interesting books.
Classic Mysteries - Vintage and classic mystery and crime novels.
Italian-Mysteries.com - An excellent resource for crime novels translated from Italian or set in Italy.
And award lists are always good for reading ideas, too:
Crime Writers of Canada (Arthur Ellis Award)
Malice Domestic (Agatha Awards)
Mystery Writers of America (Edgar Award)
I'm sure I've barely touched the tip of the iceberg! What have I missed that I shouldn't have?