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Useful Sites for European Crime Fiction

My favourite blogs are now listed on the Euro Crime blog.

Review Sites
I'm slightly biased as I used to review occasionally for OMDB, Mystery Women and RTE. Reviews are for all crime books not just European.

Crime Review
Mystery File - "The Crime Fiction Research Journal" which has now morphed into a blog.
Over My Dead Body
Promoting Crime Fiction by Lizzie Hayes
Reviewing the Evidence

European Crime Websites

CrimeSquad- "The all-new crime review website that has been created for crime readers by crime enthusiasts."
Crimetime- the website for the former hard copy magazine.
Crime Writers' Association
Europolar - European crime fiction in the crosshairs
Italian Mysteries- "The Definitive Website for English-language Mystery Novels Set in Italy."
Mysteries in European Countries- from Tulsa City Library.
Mystery Women- an organisation founded to promote female crime writers in the UK, includes reviews, interviews and convention write-ups.
Sherlock- the online arm of this hard copy magazine about the world of Sherlock Holmes and other crime fiction (this website new seems to be a Sherlock Holmes shop but it's not complete yet).
Shots Mag- reviews, news and interviews
Tangled Web- author profiles, new releases etc.

Non European Crime Websites

Australasian Crime Fiction

Audio Book Suppliers

Isis Soundings
Oakhill Publishing
Whole Story Audio Books (cds)

UK Publishers

Accent Press
Allison & Busby
Arcadia Books - Eurocrime series.
Bitter Lemon Press
Canongate Books
Constable & Robinson
Creme de la Crime
The Do-Not Press
Europa Editions
Faber & Faber
Hodder Headline
Honno Welsh Women's Press
House of Stratus
Luath Press Ltd
No Exit Press
Pan Macmillan
Penguin UK
Random House Group
Robert Hale
Serpent's Tail
Severn House UK
Simon & Schuster UK

Reading Group Guides
The Reading Club - lots of advice on setting up a reading group.

Yahoo Crime Fiction Discussion Groups
These are ones I know to be actively discussing European books amongst other book chit-chat. The timetable can be found by clicking on the Discussions link.

British Mysteries - discuss one book a month (discussions on hiatus at the moment. 4/06)
Brit-Aussie Mysteries - discuss one book a month but authors can also be from New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
4MA - cover three books a month usually including at least one European book. Probably the best crime fiction discussion group on the web.
Oz Mystery Readers - discuss one book a month, both European and Australian authors.

Crime Fiction Reading Groups

In Birmingham, the Erdington Library Crime Fiction Reading Group meets once a month to discuss several titles on a theme. I wrote an article for newBooks.mag a couple of years ago.

Broughty Ferry Library - Last Tuesday of the month from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm.

Emsworth Library

Lambeth Borough - Clapham Crime Scene book group (Clapham Library Second Saturday of each month, 2 - 3.30pm), Streatham Crime Reading Group (meets at Streatham Library Third Tuesday of each month, 7 - 8.30pm) and West Norwood Crime Group Crime scene (meets at West Norwood Library First Thursday of each month, 2 - 4pm)

Nottingham Central Library - meets every month, last Tuesday of the month at 2pm.

Oadby Library - meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 6.00 - 7.00pm.

Pinhoe Library - meet 2nd Friday of each month, 12.30pm - 1.45pm.

Stockport MBC - at Cheadle (10.30am - last Friday of the month) and Hazel Grove ("Pam's Group" and the "Mystery Circle", both meeting at 2pm every third week) libraries

Hook and Chessington Library - Hook Crime Readers' Group meet on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7.00pm..

Winchester Library - Meets on the second Wednesday every month from 7.30pm 9pm. This group is for anyone who enjoys crime and thrillers.

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