Other sources of mysteries (websites, bookstores, catalogs, etc.) we recommend...
Click on the author's name to link to their website. Use your "back" key to return to the Over My Dead Body! website.
CLUBS, GROUPS, AND SOCIETIES:
Friends of Mystery meet in Portland, Oregon. Their newsletter, The Blood Letter, is available in both a print and an electronic version. Dues are $20 per calendar year and are tax-deductible. Contact: Friends of Mystery, P.O. Box 8251, Portland, OR 97207.
Midsomer Murders Society aims to bring fans together at organized events like the annual "Midsummer in Midsomer" Fan Convention and smaller events via half-yearly newsletters. To become a member, visit the online shop and purchase a years' membership. The annual membership fee is £10.00 (single/online) which includes the email newsletter and also discounts for Society events. This Society is run "by fans for fans." This is an unofficial fan site and is not connected to Bentley Productions, ITV or the actors.
Short Mystery Fiction Society welcome writers, editors, publishers, and readers of short mystery fiction. Current membership is more than 1,500. SMFS is a Yahoo Groups discussion forum. They also honor outstanding published fiction with the annual Derringer Awards, lifetime achievement with the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer, and deceased writers of importance to the genre with the Short Mystery Fiction Hall of Fame.
PUBLICATIONS, NEWSLETTERS, AND BLOGS:
The Graveyard Shift, is a popular blog about cops, crooks, and crime scene investigation created by Lee Lofland, himself a former veteran police investigator. The blog features law enforcement topics such as autopsy, police tools and equipment, courts, prisons, and jails. The blog also features guest experts.
Mystery Readers Journal is a thematic quarterly publication with articles, reviews, essays, special columns, and calendar of events edited by Janet Rudolph.
Short Mystery Fiction Society Blog is the official public record of SMFS policy and activities. It also features writers' resources and members' publication news.
COVENTIONS, RETREATS, AND WORKSHOPS:
The Police Writers' Academy is an exciting, one-of-a-kind, hands-on event where writers, readers, and fans learn and train at an actual police academy. PWA was founded and is hosted by Lee Lofland (The Graveyard Shift). Author Michael Connelly is the 2014 WPA keynote speaker.
MAIL ORDER CATALOGS
good source of U.S. and British mysteries on DVD.
AMERICA — another good source of British mysteries