Useful Sites for European Crime Fiction
My favourite blogs are now listed on the Euro Crime blog.
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.
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
Whole Story Audio Books (cds)
Allison & Busby
Arcadia Books - Eurocrime series.
Bitter Lemon Press
Constable & Robinson
Creme de la Crime
The Do-Not Press
Faber & Faber
Honno Welsh Women's Press
House of Stratus
Luath Press Ltd
No Exit Press
Random House Group
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.
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.