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Perhaps you want to write your own crime novel. Then you may find the following web links useful:

Literary Agents, Publishers, Research for Writers

 

Research for Writers Daniel Starer. If you need facts for a book this is the place to go.

 

Writeres Research Group: Research, editing, permissions negotiations, writing

 

Literarymarketplace Literary agents, publishers, editors, marketing of books, how-to-do advice

 

Guide to Literary Agents Another list of highly successful literary agents

Blogs, Fora

 

Detectives Beyond Borders: A forum for international crime fiction (because murder is more fun away from home).

 

The Gumshoe Site: Opened on January 8, 1996.

 

Don't Shoot the Writer: Blog of Britt Vasarhelyi

Associations of Professional Crime Writers

 

American Crime Writers League: Formed in the late 1980s by a group of writers who wanted a private forum for exchanging ideas.

 

Mystery Writers of America: Dedicated to promoting higher regard for crime writing.

 

Crime Writers of Canada: National association for professional crime writers. Newsletter, information on authors, awards, and links.

 

Crime Writers Queensland: Based in Brisbane, Australia.

 

International Association of Crime Writers:  Organization of professional writers to promote crime writing as a significant art form.

The Art of Crime Fiction Writing

 

Raymond Chandler: The Simple Art of Murder. 1950 (Houghton Mifflin) [Classic literary criticism]

 

Douglas Wynn: The Crime Writer's Sourcebook. 2000 (Allison & Busby)

 

Stephen King: On Writing. 2002 (Pocket)

 

Stephen King: Secret Windows - Essays and Fiction On The Craft Of Writing. 2000 (Book Of The Month Club)

 

Sol Stein: Solutions for Writers. 1999 (Souvenir Press)

 

Dorothea Brande: Becoming a Writer. 1996 (Pan)

 

Paul Mills: The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook. 2006 (Routledge; 2nd Ed.)

 

Julia Bell: Creative Writing Coursebook. 2004

 

Natalie Goldberg: Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. 2006 (Shambhala)

 

David Lodge: The Art of Fiction. Illustrated from Classic and Modern Texts. 1994 (Penguin)

 

Damon Knight: Creating Short Fiction: The Classic Guide to Writing Short Fiction. 1997 (St. Martin's Griffin; 3rd Ed.)

 

BBC: Writing Crime Fiction A master-class held by crime fiction authors Minette Walters and Mark Billingham in March 2004.

 

Martin Roth: The Crime Writer's Reference Guide: 1001 Tips for Writing the Perfect Murder. 2003 (Michael Miese Productions)

Selling Your Manuscript

 

T.W. Whalin / D.C. Goodrich / S.R. Laube: Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to speed your success. 2005 (Write Now Publications)

 

Robert Brewer: Writer's Market, 2009. Over 3,500 listings for book publishers, magazines and literary agents

 

Michael Larsen: How to Get a Literary Agent. 2006 (Sourcebooks)

 

Chuck Sambuchino: 2010 Guide to Literary Agents. 2009 (Writers Digest Books)

 

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents 2010: Who They Are! What They Want! How to Win Them Over! 2009 (Sourcebooks)

The Criminal Mind

 

James Blair, Derek Robert Mitchell, Karina Peschardt: The Psychopath: Emotion And The Brain. 2005

 

Katherine Ramsland: The Criminal Mind: A Writer's Guide to Forensic Psychology. 2002 (Writer's Digest Books)

 

Robert K. Ressler: Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI. 1993 (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

 

Stanton E. Samenow: Inside the Criminal Mind: Revised and Updated Edition. 2004 (Crown)

Forensic Science / Police Procedure

 

Lee Lofland: Police Procedure & Investigation: A Guide for Writers. 2007 (Writers Digest Books)

 

 

D.P. Lyle: Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers. 2003 (St. Martin's Minotaur)

 

Kind, Stuart / Overman, Michael:  Science Against Crime. Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York, (1972)

 

Douglas P. Lyle: Forensics for Dummies (2004)

Other Excellent Links

 

The Crime Museum: National Museum of Crime & Punishment

 

addictivebooks.com Amazon shop specialized in thrillers

 

 

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