Little beats captivating stories that get our hearts and thoughts racing… Thrillers got me through math class as a kid and some of life’s toughest times as an adult. *sigh* Major biases aside, I find thrillers to be the most inspiring, absorbing works of fiction. And I love connecting with thriller fans and authors. If you’d like to delve deeper into the dark, sordid, twisted, inspiring, suspenseful, sometimes funny, sometimes romantic world of crime fiction, I suspect you’ll dig the following links:
Crime Fiction Collective: Essays, reviews and updates on thriller fiction and digital publishing
The Thrill Begins: Home to tomorrow’s best-selling thriller authors
The Kill Zone: Insider perspectives from today’s hottest thriller and mystery writers
ScienceThrillers.com: Where thriller fans put their geek on
The Writer’s Forensic Blog: Forensic Comments for Writers From D.P. Lyle, MD
Stacy Green: Twisted Minds and Dark Places
Catie Rhodes: Full-Tilt Backwoods Boogie
Jennifer Chase: Award-Winning Author and Criminologist
C.J. West: Suspense. Creativity. Action.
Diane Capri: License to Thrill
R.J. Ellory: British thriller writer (also a supportive, lovely guy!)
Lisa Gardner: New York Time’s bestselling author of suspense
David Morrell: The “master of high-action thriller”
Daniel Palmer: Thriller writer, musician, author of Delirious
Amanda Kyle Williams: Author of impossible-to-put-down novel, The Stranger You Seek
Daniel Woodrell: The guy is so good, he doesn’t need his own website. Author of Winter’s Bone and more.
Bouchercon (Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention): Annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction
ThrillerFest: Convention of thriller authors and fans, held annually in New York City
In Reference to Murder: Mystery conferences, festivals and workshops
Groups and Associations
International Thriller Writers: Honorary society of fiction and nonfiction thriller authors
Sisters in Crime: International association that offers networking and support to authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by “affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries”
If you enjoyed the links above or have suggestions to add, I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a note in the comments, and be sure to pop by again for updates. In the meantime, stay well and keep reading.