Whodunit? Great Links for Mystery Writers

I'm sure you've never heard of Lesa Holstine but if you're a mystery, crime, or suspense writer, you'll want to get to know her. This Library Manager in Glendale, Arizona has quite a following on her blog, Lesa's Book Critiques. She reviews (mainly) mysteries, but also has some great articles and guest posts essential to writing in this genre.

First of all, you'll keep up-to-date on what's being published in your genre. That's not an easy feat on your own. It's just not possible to keep up with all the new releases, while getting your own writing done. That's why Lesa's blog is so effective. You can read reviews of everything that's new, and just select a few to read yourself. If you write in another genre, do a search for blogs that review your particular interest area.

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of a forensic artist? (not literally)  How about consulting with a handwriting analyst? These are the things that mystery and crime writers salivate over. Give them a book of poisons, or a list of ten ways to kill someone with a ballpoint pen, and they're happy.

Besides reviews, Lesa post frequent interviews with top authors, like women who killand links for those who write in her favorite genres

Would you like to join some like-minded writers? Check out these groups:

Mystery Writers of America

Sisters in Crime

International Thriller Writers

Suspense Romance Writers

American Crime Writers League

The Crime Writer's Association


  1. Debbie,

    What a nice surprise! Google alert sent me here, and I was so surprised to find this nice post about my blog. Thank you. I hope you can tell that I'm passionate about it. I do care a about the mystery authors and the readers. Thank you for sharing my blog with your readers.


  2. I really meant to drop you a line today, but I'm glad you had an alert set up. You are very passionate about the books you review, and it shows. Maybe you'll review one of mine someday!

    Looking forward to checking out some of the books you've reviewed.




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