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  • Provides a biography, a bibliography, news and events, and related information.

  • Extensive Holmes website, including the original stories, and a broad range of additional resources.

  • Although a portion of the site is devoted to Doyle's other works, the focus of most of the material in on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

  • Each of the Holmes stories is available, with some basic information about the original publication, links to online full-text versions, and items of related interest.

  • Features biography and a selected bibliography and suggestions for further reading.

  • Features information about the society, a short biography, a bibliography of works, and a very extensive list of related lins.

  • Guide to mysteries and crime fiction on the Internet. The links are divided into numerous, easy to navigate categories such as Authors, Characters, Themes, Reviews, Awards, and many others.

  • "An archive of crime and mystery fiction reviewed by Marilyn Stasio since January 1997, arranged by author." From the New York Times. Registration required.

  • Reviews, interviews, and other crime fiction features from the online publication January Magazine.

  • Online British crime, mystery, suspense publication.

  • Website of "a professional group of crime authors, probably best known for staging some of the most famous and celebrated literary awards in the world: The Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards."

  • An academic site designed to "explore different critical approaches to the study of crime literature/film."

  • Collection of articles about the settings of crime and mystery fiction.

  • A well-done home page containing reading lists and essays on great mysteries, mainly of the pre 1960 era.

  • A crime fiction content database based on the George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection at the University of Buffalo, the State University of New York. It "currently provides an in-depth look at 185 detective and mystery novels originally published during the period 1930-1960."

  • Called the "booklover's guide to mysteries and thriller," this site offers features in the following categories: Mystery Authors & Books,Suspense & Thrillers, Crime & Noir,Book Reviews, Author Interviews,Reference & Recommendations,Awards & Top 10 Lists, Books Into Movies, Links.

  • Site of an Milwaukee bookstore which features numerous informal interviews with contemporary mystery and suspense authors.

  • This organization, "the largest mystery fan/reader organization in the world, is open to all readers, fans, critics,editors, publishers, and writers."

  • "Sisters in Crime is an international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers and teachers interested in promoting the work of women mystery writers."

  • Site dedicated to crime, mystery, and fantastic fiction. Features bibliographies, reviews, author profiles, in addition to News, Views, Events, Interviews, Awards.

  • Companion to a course at the University of Evansville features links to interviews and other information concerning a dozen women authors in the field.