To learn more about crime fiction, and readers advisory as it applies to crime fiction, check out Springfield (MA) City Library's excellent Murder in the Stacks: Reader's Advisory for Mystery and Detective Fiction for an outline of the history of the mystery. Mostly Fiction: Detectives and Amateur Sleuths: Excellent resource for the authors listed. Veterinarian Cozy Mysteries (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about 8 cozy series featuring veterinarians. Com): Excellent narrative list and description of mysteries featuring dogs, with detailed info on three series, a reading list with more authors and titles, a couple of collections, and some website suggestions. 3), from Fall 2006; Academic Mysteries 202 (Volume 22, No. Libraries Can Be Murder: Mysteries Featuring Libraries (Wilmette Public Library, IL): Author, title, pub. Cozies (Anderson Bookshop, Illinois): Lists over 30 authors of cozies (all female), their sleuth(s), and a quick description of the series, from Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles series to Deborah Woodworth's Rose Callahan series. Com): Author, title and Amazon link for about 30 Easter (plus a few Mother's Day, Father's Day, Yom Kippur, Fourth of July, and Labor Day) mysteries. (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Provides list of authors, books/series, and summaries. (Deborah Danzeiser, Wake County PL, NC): 2-page PDF. Police Procedurals (Timberland Regional Library, western WA): Author, title, webcat link, cover image for about 35 titles, from Michael Connelly's . If You Like Mysteries - Private Investigators/Police Officers - Female (Hennepin County Library, MN): Author, title, summary for about 25 books featuring female PIs or police officers. Crime Fiction Booklist (Overbooked): Author, title, pub.
Not comprehensive, but provides depth of information on sleuths, bibliography, biography, web links, and reviews for 200 authors. Animal Mysteries (Deschutes PL, OR): Author, title, webcat link, cover image (most), and subject listings for 12 titles involving dogs, cats, and horses. 4, Winter 2006-07); or the earlier Academic Mysteries (Volume 12, No. Lots of articles, essays, and lists featuring crime on campus. year, and webcat link for about 20 books, from Lawrence Block's . Libraries and Librarians in Fiction (Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada): Authors, titles, webcat links for about 100 crime novels featuring libraries or librarians, from Peter Ackroyd's . Librarian and Other Bookish People (Lake County Public Library, Merrillville, IN): Books featuring librarians and libraries. Cozy Mystery Authors (Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX): Author, brief description of sleuth, and webcat link for first titles in about 45 cozy series, from Catherine Aird's series featuring C. Sloan, CID Department Head in West Calleshire, England to Patricia Wentworth's series with Miss Maud Silver, spinster private eye in London. Genteel British Crime Novels (Winfield Public Library, IL): 'When You've Read All of Agatha Christie...' Author, title, summary, and webcat link for about a dozen mysteries, by timeframe (before WWI, Golden Age, and WWII and After). Sloan series to Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series. ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S Sherlock Holmes Readalikes, Sequels, etc. Murder on Holiday (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for mysteries set at Christmas, Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, New Year's, and Valentine's Day. My Shelf: Easter Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title only for about 15 Easter mysteries. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about a dozen books with strong female leads, by Sara Paretsky, Marcia Muller, Edna Buchanan, JA Jance, Mary Logue, et al. Lists about 40 titles (besides Hillerman's), from Peter Bowen's . Tony Hillerman Booklist (Overbooked): 'Books with components that may include a strong sense of place (New Mexico) and glimpses into Southwest or Indian culture.' An annotated list of about a dozen Hillerman readalikes, most of which have received starred reviews from Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, or Kirkus. Author, series title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about a dozen series, including Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, Faye Kellerman’s Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series, Stephen White's Alan Gregory series, etc. If You Like Mysteries - Police Officers - Male (Hennepin County Library, MN): Author, title, summary for about 20 titles featuring male police officers/detectives. info, summary for about 70 titles, most of which received starred reviews from Kirkus, Library Journal, or Booklist, by Linda Barnes, Sara Paretsky, Dana Stabenow, SJ Rozan, John Shannon, Bill Pronzini, Rick Riordan, Laura Lippman, Marcia Muller, et al. Crime in Far Away Places (Auckland City Libraries, NZ): Author, title, webcat link, series name, setting and description for almost 20 series set in places such as Shanghai, Rome, Paris, Alaska, rural France, Botswana, Greece, Sweden, Venice, Reykjavik, Norway, Sicily, etc.
year, webcat link, and summary for about 25 books, by Thomas Gifford, Deborah Crombie, Alan Wall, David Hewson, Daniel Easterman, Yxta Maya Murray, Judith Koll Healey, et al. Author, title, webcat link, and summary for about 20 'forensic and medical thrillers,' by Beverly Connor, Eileen Dreyer, Kathy Reichs, Aaron Elkins, Iris Johansen, Juris Jurjevics, Linda Fairstein, et al. Crime Novels Set in Saudi Arabia (Middle East Booklover): Author, title, publication date, page count, and summary for 4 crime novels set in Saudi Arabia.
(San Antonio Public Library, TX): Author, title, publication year, summary for about a dozen books similar to Patterson's, from William Bernhardt's . Best Mysteries for Book Discussions (Patti Cheney, Fiction-L): Compiled Jan. All the Crime That's Fit to Print (Arlington Library, TX): Author, title, summary for about 10 series featuring reporters or columnists.
Author, title, webcat link, cover image, and summary for about a dozen books, by Stephen Frey, John Sandford, John Hart, Margate Coel, Mary Higgins Clark, et al. Christian Mysteries and Thrillers (Kecia Greer, South Carolina State Library): Author, title, publication info, and summary for about 25 books/series (if series, titles are also listed). Lawyers & Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Lists author, title, webcat link for about 45 single titles and about 60 legal series. Authors include Neil Albert, William Bernhardt, Kate Charles, Margaret Maron, Barry Reed, Carolyn Wheat, others. Mystery Bibliographies (Tangled Web): Lists of mystery bibliographies, in categories such as historical mysteries, women mystery writers (further divided), female P.
Stuart Woods Readalikes (Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO): About 45 other authors whose books are similar to Woods' are listed, with titles. Legal Thrillers (Reader's Advice): Author, title, and Amazon link for about 400 titles, from Reed Arvin's by Shelby Yastrow. Charles Public Library, IL): Lists about a dozen lawyer-authors and their crime titles, plus a list of 12 more lawyer-authors without title listing. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 15 books, by James Grippando, Linda Fairstein, Jeffrey Deaver, James Patterson, Lee Child, et al. Not comprehensive, but provides depth of information on sleuths, bibliography, biography, web links, and reviews for 200 authors.
Mysteries Featuring Dogs (Arlington PL, TX): Author, (first) title, webcat link, summary of series for 7 series featuring dogs. Mysteries featuring Cats (Williamsburg PL, VA): Author, title, webcat link, and summary for 12 series, plus about 12 more anthologies and stand-alones. Museums and Mysteries (Springfield Greene County Library, MO): Author, title, webcat link, and summary for about 10 novels, by PD James, Tony Hillerman, Aaron Elkins, Elizabeth Peters, Agatha Christie, et al. Art Mysteries (Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA): Author, title, pub. Plus four short story collections, and author, title, pub. (San Antonio Public Library, TX): Author, title, publication year, summary for about a dozen books similar to Grisham's legal suspense novels, from David Baldacci's . Lists author, title, webcat link for 9 single titles and about 80 series. Police Procedurals (Reader's Advice): 'Mysteries in which the detective is a member of a police force, and must work within the rules and procedures of the force.' Author, title, and Amazon link for over 550 titles (most in series), from Warren Adler's Fiona Fitz Gerald series to Thomas Zigal's Kurt Muller series. info, summary for about 20 titles, most of which received starred reviews from Kirkus, Library Journal, or Booklist, by Reginald Hill, Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, Barry Maitland (actually Australian), Peter Robinson, Deborah Crombie, PD James, Jill Mc Gown, et al. Crime in the Big City: Novels Featuring the LAPD and NYPD (Lynne M.
Music Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Lists author, title, webcat link for about 120 single titles and about 35 series involving music. Mystery Readers International: Music and Mysteries: Overture: Not much online here, but if you have a strong interest in the topic, you might want to back order a copy of the journal Music and Mysteries: Overture (Volume 19, No. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 15 books, by Henning Mankell, G. Malliet, Donald Westlake, Lisa Lutz, Richard Castle, et al. The hallmark of police procedurals is a realistic depiction of official investigations, emphasizing teamwork, methodical pavement-pounding, lucky breaks, administrative hassles, and paperwork.
(Deborah Danzeiser, Wake County PL, NC): 2-page PDF. Kennedy, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY): Multiple titles for each of 28 authors of the subgenre, with a total of over 155 titles in all, including publication info and summaries. And if you just can't get enough, there's also Back to the Bench: More Legal Thrillers & Courtroom Dramas, with another 33 titles. Legal Thrillers (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Bernhardt, Phillip Margolin, Richard North Patterson, Lisa Scottoline, Kate Wilhelm, Philip Friedman, Nancy T. The Court is in Session: Law and Lawyers in Fiction (Williamsburg Public Library): Mysteries, thrillers, and simple legal fiction. Books Too Good To Put Down: Murder Mysteries (Book Bytes): Detailed descriptions of lots of recommended murder mysteries, from Donna Andrews' . 'All the books recommended here have a link with crime - or a criminal act - but there the similarity ends.' More than 20 books listed, with author, title, summary/review, including by Doris Lessing.
From the Hideaway Novels by Hannah Alexander to Scales of Justice: A Plethora of Legal Thrillers & Courtroom Dramas (Lynne M. Legal Thrillers: Beyond Perry Mason (Monroe County Public Library, IN): Author, title, publication year listed for about 65 books, by authors such as Wm. I.s, cozies, the golden age, with author, sleuth, titles, and setting/time provided. Break Out: Books About Crime (Wakefield Libraries, UK): PDF.
(Kansas City Public Library): Author, title, summary for about 15 similar titles, from by Sheldon Siegel. Lists 15 books, with author, title, publication year, and summary, in title order, from by Richard Preston. Medical Thrillers (Anne Hill, Williamsburg Public Library, Virginia): Author and title only for about 70 medical thrillers. Medical Suspense (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Author and title only for about 100 books, from Robin Cook's . Mostly Fiction: Detectives and Amateur Sleuths: Excellent resource for the authors listed.
Medical Thrillers (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Forensic Mysteries (Reader's Advice): 'Mysteries in which the detective works in forensics, or uses forensic evidence to solve the crime.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 80 titles, from Keith Ablow's to Robert W. Lists about 40 series and 3 stand-alones, plus about 15 non-fiction authors. Author, title, webcat link, and summary for about 20 'forensic and medical thrillers,' by Beverly Connor, Eileen Dreyer, Kathy Reichs, Aaron Elkins, Iris Johansen, Juris Jurjevics, Linda Fairstein, et al. Award Winning Mysteries (Seattle Public Library): Author, title, short summary for about 30 'mysteries for every taste and mood, each with its own award, from the Shamuses (Private Eye Novels), to the Agathas (Domestic Mystery), to the Nero Wolfe's (Fair Play Mystery) to the Herodotus Awards (Historical Mystery). Top 10 dead bodies in literature (The Guardian): Jon Mc Gregor's list, from Dante to Raymond Carver, stories of lost lives that coalesce around a 'central absence.' Jan. They Died in Vain (Neglected Books Page): The list from Jim Huang's book by Paula Gosling.