Sherlock Holmes fans will enjoy material about the Holmes legend at this entertaining site. Included is information about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle???s life and non-Holmes works, but the featured focus is on the adventures of Holmes and Watson. Visitors can read interesting essays about Holmes??? character development and his fictional death, as well …
Subject: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930; Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious Character); Authors, English; Detective And Mystery Stories; People
With about 5,000 reviews, in 21 genres, most readers will find something new and interesting. Browse by category, or search by keyword or by "appeal," which allows you to choose from a list of characteristics within a genre (e.g., "mystery novels where the focus of the story is on people and the psychology of characters and the autho …
Subject: Fiction Genres; Books — Reviews; Readers’ Advisory Services
Web English Teacher
This site specializes in presenting a broad variety of "K-12 English/Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biography, e-texts, criticism, jokes, puzzles, and classroom activities." Browse using the linked sidebar or via the subject-categorized site map.
Subject: English Language — Study And Teaching; English Literature — Study And Teaching; Teaching — Aids And Devices
The Mystery Reader
A searchable collection of reviews for the different genres of mystery novels. "Features" contains miscellaneous information including a list of recommended titles, small presses, addresses for many of the authors, and more. Note: much of the site has not been updated recently.
Subject: Detective And Mystery Stories; Books — Reviews
Reviewing the Evidence
Reviews of nearly 2000 murder mysteries and thrillers in print and audio formats. Searchable by keyword, author, publisher, and reviewer. There are descriptions of the reviewers’ backgrounds and reading tastes, and the site welcomes submissions of reviews, titles to review, and links.
Subject: Detective And Mystery Stories — Reviews; Detective And Mystery Stories; Books — Reviews
Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Earl of Bothwell
This article looks at Mary, Queen of Scots (Mary Stuart), "the role of Mary’s lover, the Earl of Bothwell, and the web of intrigue that surrounds … [the] 16th-century murder mystery" in which "Lord Darnley, the husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, was murdered" in 1567. Includes a brief bibliography and links to related informatio …
Subject: Mary, Queen Of Scots, 1542-1587; Bothwell, James Hepburn, Earl Of, 1536?-1578; Darnley, Henry Stuart, Lord, 1545-1567; Queens — Scotland; Scotland — History; People
A David Dodge Companion
This well-designed site offers a complete bibliography of the works of this Berkeley-born writer (author of "To Catch a Thief," filmed by Alfred Hitchcock) who specialized in mystery fiction but also wrote plays and whimsical travel essays. Entertainingly spiced with reproductions of the original covers of his novels and illustrations fro …
Subject: Dodge, David, 1910-; Authors, American — 20th Century; Detective And Mystery Stories; People
The Margery Allingham Society
Founded in 1988, this society is dedicated to the life and work of one of the great writers of the golden age of detective fiction. You’ll find her biography, a bibliography of her work, an article about Phillip Carter Youngman (a writer and Allingham’s husband; he completed her last two novels), news and events (in Britain), and related informatio …
Subject: Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966; Authors, English — 20th Century; Detective And Mystery Stories; People
Designed for the genre fiction reader, this commercial site contains fiction bibliographies, reviews, a pseudonym directory, series listings, and more. All entries are grouped by genre: western, romance, and mystery/suspense, and speculative (science fiction, fantasy, horror) fiction. There are several forums, including an active one for people try …
Subject: Fiction Genres; Readers’ Advisory Services
Crimeboss: Crime Comic Books of the 1940s & 1950s
This site explores the popular crime comics of the 1940s and 1950s, known for their violent content. See History for information on titles and publishers, the 1954 Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, and the eventual end of crime and horror comics after the adoption of the comics code. Also features a gallery of comic covers (browsable by …
Subject: Detective And Mystery Comic Books, Strips, Etc.; Detective And Mystery Comic Books, Strips, Etc. — History; Comic Book Covers
Nearly 270,000 citations covering more than 125,000 individual and organizational proper names from approximately 700 investigative books published since 1962 and thousands of periodicals from 1973. Covers academia, high tech, media, political figures, the international intelligence community, U.S. foreign policy, religion, crime, business and more …
Subject: Biography; Biography — Dictionaries; Investigative Reporting
"Sinkers" Provide Missing Piece in Deep-Sea Puzzle
Information about a June 2005 research article in which marine biologists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) present their findings about how animals in the deep sea get enough to eat. They found that "’sinkers’ the cast-off mucus nets of small midwater animals called larvaceans are a significant source of …
Subject: Greenhouse Gases; Carbon Cycle (Biogeochemistry); Deep-sea Ecology
Death Among the Books: Bibliomysteries for Booklovers
"Librarians, authors, publishers, and bookdealers are featured in these charming mysteries." A short, partially annotated, bibliography from the Manchester (Connecticut) Public Library.
Subject: Detective And Mystery Stories — Bibliography; Books And Reading — Fiction
Golden Gate Mysteries: A Bibliography of Crime Fiction Set in the San Francisco Bay Area
"This bibliography contains nearly 1,500 titles of mystery, detective, and crime fiction with the action, or significant parts of the action, set in San Francisco and the Bay Area." Summaries of books are provided for selected entries. Also includes an essay about mysteries set during the 1906 earthquake and a geographic index. Browsable …
Subject: Detective And Mystery Stories; Detective And Mystery Stories — Bibliography; San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) — In Literature
The Harry Potter Lexicon
Broad coverage and detailed information on the people, places, and things in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series of children’s books. Includes an atlas of Hogwarts, encyclopedias of potions and spells, a bestiary, a quidditch handbook, and a guide to other resources concerning the world’s favorite wizard-in-training.
Subject: Potter, Harry (Fictitious Character); Children’s Literature
After you have finished learning everything you ever wanted to know about ladybugs make a ladybug cake, put together a jigsaw puzzle, view some photos and learn a poem all in this one site. Links to additional ladybug sites and even a guide for teachers is also available here.
Subject: Insects; Ladybugs; Beetles
Crime Writers of Canada
"A national organization for Canadian crime writers, associated professionals, and anyone else with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Its mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers." The site includes biographies of dozens of member Canadian crime and mystery writers, and a …
Subject: Crime Writing; Detective And Mystery Stories; Authors, Canadian
The Thrilling Detective Web Site
This searchable site contains information on authors, fictional characters, radio and television shows, and comics concerning "any mystery protagonist who is a professional investigator, but not a police officer or government agent." You can also find stories by new authors, a FAQ, annotated links, and a glossary of terms and abbreviation …
Subject: Detective And Mystery Stories; Private Investigators In Literature
This "booklover’s guide to mysteries and thrillers" features book reviews, author interviews, and related reference materials. Searchable, or browse by genre (mystery, suspense and thrillers, and crime and noir). Also includes award and top-10 lists, a "books into movies" section, and links to author Web sites.
Subject: Detective And Mystery Stories; Suspense Fiction; Crime — Fiction; Books — Reviews; Authors — Interviews
"A free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the Web. Featured sites are hand-selected by BookSpot.com editors and organized into intuitive categories, such as bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news and more." Coverage includes children’s books, comic books, mystery, …
Subject: Books And Reading; Book Clubs (Discussion Groups)