To learn more about crime fiction, and readers advisory as it applies to crime fiction, check out Springfield (MA) City Library's excellent Murder in the Stacks: Reader's Advisory for Mystery and Detective Fiction for an outline of the history of the mystery. Mostly Fiction: Detectives and Amateur Sleuths: Excellent resource for the authors listed. Veterinarian Cozy Mysteries (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about 8 cozy series featuring veterinarians. Com): Excellent narrative list and description of mysteries featuring dogs, with detailed info on three series, a reading list with more authors and titles, a couple of collections, and some website suggestions. 3), from Fall 2006; Academic Mysteries 202 (Volume 22, No. Libraries Can Be Murder: Mysteries Featuring Libraries (Wilmette Public Library, IL): Author, title, pub. Cozies (Anderson Bookshop, Illinois): Lists over 30 authors of cozies (all female), their sleuth(s), and a quick description of the series, from Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles series to Deborah Woodworth's Rose Callahan series. Com): Author, title and Amazon link for about 30 Easter (plus a few Mother's Day, Father's Day, Yom Kippur, Fourth of July, and Labor Day) mysteries. (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Provides list of authors, books/series, and summaries. (Deborah Danzeiser, Wake County PL, NC): 2-page PDF. Police Procedurals (Timberland Regional Library, western WA): Author, title, webcat link, cover image for about 35 titles, from Michael Connelly's . If You Like Mysteries - Private Investigators/Police Officers - Female (Hennepin County Library, MN): Author, title, summary for about 25 books featuring female PIs or police officers. Crime Fiction Booklist (Overbooked): Author, title, pub.
Not comprehensive, but provides depth of information on sleuths, bibliography, biography, web links, and reviews for 200 authors. Animal Mysteries (Deschutes PL, OR): Author, title, webcat link, cover image (most), and subject listings for 12 titles involving dogs, cats, and horses. 4, Winter 2006-07); or the earlier Academic Mysteries (Volume 12, No. Lots of articles, essays, and lists featuring crime on campus. year, and webcat link for about 20 books, from Lawrence Block's . Libraries and Librarians in Fiction (Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada): Authors, titles, webcat links for about 100 crime novels featuring libraries or librarians, from Peter Ackroyd's . Librarian and Other Bookish People (Lake County Public Library, Merrillville, IN): Books featuring librarians and libraries. Cozy Mystery Authors (Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX): Author, brief description of sleuth, and webcat link for first titles in about 45 cozy series, from Catherine Aird's series featuring C. Sloan, CID Department Head in West Calleshire, England to Patricia Wentworth's series with Miss Maud Silver, spinster private eye in London. Genteel British Crime Novels (Winfield Public Library, IL): 'When You've Read All of Agatha Christie...' Author, title, summary, and webcat link for about a dozen mysteries, by timeframe (before WWI, Golden Age, and WWII and After). Sloan series to Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series. ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S Sherlock Holmes Readalikes, Sequels, etc. Murder on Holiday (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for mysteries set at Christmas, Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, New Year's, and Valentine's Day. My Shelf: Easter Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title only for about 15 Easter mysteries. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about a dozen books with strong female leads, by Sara Paretsky, Marcia Muller, Edna Buchanan, JA Jance, Mary Logue, et al. Lists about 40 titles (besides Hillerman's), from Peter Bowen's . Tony Hillerman Booklist (Overbooked): 'Books with components that may include a strong sense of place (New Mexico) and glimpses into Southwest or Indian culture.' An annotated list of about a dozen Hillerman readalikes, most of which have received starred reviews from Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, or Kirkus. Author, series title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about a dozen series, including Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, Faye Kellerman’s Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series, Stephen White's Alan Gregory series, etc. If You Like Mysteries - Police Officers - Male (Hennepin County Library, MN): Author, title, summary for about 20 titles featuring male police officers/detectives. info, summary for about 70 titles, most of which received starred reviews from Kirkus, Library Journal, or Booklist, by Linda Barnes, Sara Paretsky, Dana Stabenow, SJ Rozan, John Shannon, Bill Pronzini, Rick Riordan, Laura Lippman, Marcia Muller, et al. Crime in Far Away Places (Auckland City Libraries, NZ): Author, title, webcat link, series name, setting and description for almost 20 series set in places such as Shanghai, Rome, Paris, Alaska, rural France, Botswana, Greece, Sweden, Venice, Reykjavik, Norway, Sicily, etc.
be used in mysteries to help shape the story - not only can it be the setting, but winter may also influence the action and can be an important element in murder.' Author, title, pub. Winter Can Be Murder (Eileen Pearce, MLS): Author and title only for about a dozen murder mysteries with winter holiday themes, except Christmas; including Hannukah, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, St. Holiday Mysteries (Novi PL, MI): Author and title only for about 25 Christmas mystery titles. (Skip to Individual mystery readlikes.) If You Like ... 'atmospheric Suspense Stories, featuring deception, fast action, adventure, puzzles, and conspiracies' involving code-breaking. (Tulsa City-County Library, OK): Provides titles, short summaries, and webcat links for books by 20 authors similar to Evanovich, including Jen Sacks, Gillian Roberts, Tamar Myers, Marissa Piesman, Lauren Henderson, Marne Davis Kellogg, Donna Andrews, Selma Eichler, Donald Westlake, and others. Author, title, summary for about 100 crime novels, from by Stephen White. Browse by: author, character, location, job of series character, historical period, diversity of series character. year, and webcat link for series/titles set in: Algeria, Botswana, Congo, Egypt (many), Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya (many), Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, and Zanzibar. ): Lists about 15 series set in Africa, with author, protagonist, and brief description of protagonist and setting. Mystery Readers International: African Mysteries: Not much online here, but if you have a strong interest in the topic, you might want to back order a copy of the journal titled African Mysteries (Volume 26, No. Lots of articles, essays, and lists about mysteries in Africa, Africa noir, safari mysteries, etc. ): Lists about 15 series set in the Middle East (mostly Turkey, Egypt and Israel), with author, protagonist, and brief description of protagonist and setting. Ancient Egypt in Mysteries and Thrillers (Noreen Doyle): Short stories and novels with significant elements drawn from ancient and modern Egypt.
year, cover image and extensive summary for a dozen books, from by Asa Larsson. My Shelf: New Year's Day Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title only for about 40 New Year's mysteries. Mysteries (San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, CA) : If You Like strong female leads, female leads in a lighter or more domestic vein, classic English mystery, really funny mysteries, the standard private eye novel, male leads of the amateur persuasion, tough crime novels, gritty (and often unpleasant) stories, big lawyer books, really good writers (that we feel have been undeservedly neglected in recent years), then this is the place for you. If You Like Lilian Jackson Braun, then you might like ... Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 20 books, by Ross King, Raymond Khoury, Ian Caldwell, Umberto Eco, John Case, Lynn Sholes, et al. If you liked The Da Vinci Code, or, What to read while waiting for your copy (Timberland Regional Library, WA): Suggests Dan Brown's three other books, several non-fiction books on a similar topic, about a dozen intellectual thrillers with historical underpinnings, four series of fantasy fiction, and five other fiction readalikes. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for a dozen books, by James Lee Burke, Robert Crais, Andrew Grant, Gregg Hurwitz, Barry Eisler et al. If You Like Mary Higgins Clark, then you might like ... (Multnomah County Library, OR): Author, title, publication year, summary for about 20 books similar to Evanovich's, from Donna Andrews . Mystery Series List (Leslie Ambedian): More of a mystery sleuths list. First in a Series #1 (Sunnyvale PL, CA): Author, first title, webcat link, and brief description of about 80 mystery series; followed by a href=" in a Series 2.htm"First in a Series #2, with another 80 or so series listed. Fishing Mysteries (State Library of Tasmania): Author, title, summary for 7 mysteries. Mysteries Set in Africa (Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO): Authors, titles, and publication dates only, no summaries. Mysteries Set in Africa (Charlotte Bradshaw, Fiction-L): Author and title for about 30 single titles and 4 series. Author, title, publication info, and brief summary. Crime Novels Set in Egypt (Middle East Booklover): Author, title, publication date, and summary for crime novels set in Egypt by 9 authors.
Dogs are Cozy, Too (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about more than 20 cozy series featuring dogs. Fiction for Dog Lovers (Multnomah County Library, OR): Includes many mysteries. year, webcat link, and summary for about 30 books, of which about 15 are crime novels. Canine Capers (Addison Public Library, IL): Title, author, summary, and webcatalog link for 12 mysteries involving dogs. Kennedy, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY): Author, titles, publication info, and summary for each of 7 series and one lone mystery featuring dogs. Mystery Readers International: Bibliomysteries: Not much online here, but if you have a strong interest in the topic, you might want to back order a copy of the journal titled Bibliomysteries (Volume 21, No. Lots of articles, essays, and lists featuring 'mysteries that have settings, plots or substantial characters in them related to the world of books, writers, bookstores, and libraries.' Bibliomysteries (Supper Sleuths, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): Mysteries about libraries, booksellers, and authors. (J Lockhart, Wake County PL, NC): Author, title, webcat link, cover image, and summary for about a dozen books, by David Baldacci, Kate Wilhelm, Lisa Socttoline, Perri O'Shaughnessy, et al. Some Florida related nonfiction titles are included.' Many received starred reviews from reviewing journals. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 20 books, by Ann Cleeves, Michael Dibdin, C. Author, first book, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 10 series, including Carolyn Hart's Henrie O series, Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series, Jim and Joyce Lavene's Sharyn Howard series, Sarah Shaber's Simon Shaw series, et al. Lists 15 books, with author, title, publication year, and summary, from by Eliot Pattison. Author, publication info, and summary of series or title provided for each. Police Fiction (Reader's Advice): 'Not necessarily mysteries, but stories set in and around police departments, and involving police officers.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 120 titles, from Kenneth Abel's .
Mysteries featuring Dogs (Williamsburg PL, VA): Author, title, webcat link, and summary for 12 series and stand-alones. Taking a Bite Out of Crime: Barking Good Mysteries (Lynne M. A Nose for Crime (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Lists 9 authors and their dog mystery titles, with short summary of dog and/or sleuth. Cat Fancy (Mesa Library, AZ): Author, title/series name, and summary for about 20 titles or mystery series about felines. Cat Cozies (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about more than 15 cozy series featuring cats, plus anthologies and several stand-alones. Art Mysteries (Downers Grove Public Library, IL): Author, title, publication year, page count, summary for about 15 art mysteries, including Aaron Elkins' . Art Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Lists author, title, webcat link for about 80 single titles and about a dozen art mystery series. year, and webcat link (no summary) for dozens more books in each category. If You Like Carl Hiassen Booklist (Overbooked): 'Fast paced fiction with an edge, a vivid local setting, crime fiction elements and tinged with black humor. Mean Streets: Police Procedurals (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Kennedy, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY): LAPD titles: over 80 by 9 authors; NYPD titles: over 220 by 36 authors.
Love Can Be Murder (Springfield City Library, MI): Author, title, pub. My Shelf: Valentine's Day Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title only for about 25 Valentine's Day mysteries. Humorous Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Lists author, title, webcat link for about 12 single titles and 35 funny series. If You Like Thrillers/Adventure, Try (Mayo County Library, Ireland): Recommends 2 or 3 similar authors, if you like: Ted Allbeury; Eric Ambler; Evelyn Anthony; Geoffrey Archer; Campbell Armstrong; Desmond Bagley; David Baldacci; Dale Brown; James Buchan; Lee Child; Tom Clancy; James Clavell; Jon Cleary; Robin Cook; Stephen Coonts; Martin Cruz Smith; Clive Cussler; Lionel Davidson; Len Deighton; Nelson De Mille; Daniel Easterman; Clive Egleton; Ian Fleming; James Follett; Ken Follet; Byran Forbes; Frederick Forsyth; Clare Francis; Brian Freemantle; Alexander Fullerton; Alan Furst; Francis Gelleymore; John Gilstrap; Robert Goddard; Arthur Hailey; Robert Harris; Thomas Harris; Stuart Harrison; Mary Higgins Clark; Greg Iles; Hammond Innes; Philip Kerr; Andrew Klavan; Duncan Kyle; John Le Carré; Robert Littell; Robert Ludlum; Eric Lustbader; Patrick Lynch; Alistair Mac Lean; J K Mayo; Brad Meltzer; David Morrell; Julie Parsons; Anthony Price; A J Quinnell; Michael Ridpath; Gerald Seymour; Sidney Sheldon; Nevil Shute; Daniel Silva; Wilbur Smith; Craig Thomas; Gordon Thomas; John Trenhaile; and Nigel West. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 15 books, by James Grippando, Linda Fairstein, Jeffrey Deaver, James Patterson, Lee Child, et al. year, summary for about 25 novels, by Donna Leon, Nick Tosches, Marianne Mac Donald, Robert Ludlum, Michael Frayn, Martha Grimes, and others. The Da Vinci Code Read-alikes (Madison Public Library, WI): Author and title for more than 30 books similar in style or story to Dan Brown's (feminine divine, suppression by Catholic Church). (Bookreporter.com): A list of 20 books, fiction and non-fiction, that will appeal to readers who enjoyed Dan Brown's THE DA VINCI CODE. If You Liked Margaret Coel (Arapahoe Library District, Englewood, CO): 'Mystery and adventure books with a Native American theme.' Author, title, cover image, summary for 12 novels, by Kirk Mitchell, James Alexander Thom, Mike Blakely, Lucia St. ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S Sherlock Holmes READALIKES, SEQUELS, and PASTICHES is on the Series and Sequels page. Michael Crichton Booklist (Overbooked): 'Books featuring a combination of action, adventure, speculative fiction, history, fierce creatures, technology, medicine, and scientific details.' Some received starred reviews from reviewing journals. (Deborah Danzeiser, Wake County PL, NC): 2-page PDF. Funderburk, Wake County PL, NC): Author, title, webcat link, cover image, and summary for about a dozen 'tightly plotted tales with interesting main characters and strong secondary casts, ... Four fiction titles, 7 romance, 7 mystery, 1 science fiction, 1 fantasy, 3 historical fiction, and 4 non-fiction titles. From Herbert Adams' Sports Mysteries (Classic Crime Fiction): 'The titles mentioned feature the sport either as a main theme or at least strongly.' Author, title, publication year, and sometimes links to more info. Also: Sports Thrillers, with another 35 titles plus a bunch of Dick Francis titles; these name the sport involved. Author, title, summary for about 15 crime novels involving football, from by Ralph Mc Inerny. of mystery stories that are set in far-flung places around the globe. World Mystery Tour (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Lists about 35 mysteries by country of setting, with author, title, brief summary. Crime Novels and Thrillers Set in Israel (Middle East Booklover): Author, title, publication date, page count, and summary for 10 crime novels set in Israel.
(Scroll past ads.) Death Among the Books: Bibliomysteries for Booklovers (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Over 25 bibliomystery titles/series listed and summarised, plus another dozen simply listed. Academic Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Set on campus or featuring professors, grad students, etc. Academic Mysteries (Reader's Advice): 'Mysteries set in and about Colleges, Universities, and the academic world in general.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 150 titles, from Lou Allin's to Sally Wright's Ben Reese series. Mysteries Set in Cold Climates (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Author, title, summary of each of about 45 books, from Rosemary Aubert's . Mistletoe Mysteries (Lincoln City Libraries, NE): Set at Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year's. Murder for Christmas (Downers Grove Public Library, IL): Author, title, publication year, page count, summary for more than 20 Christmas mysteries and anthologies, from Marian Babson's by Valerie Wolzien. And her descriptions of eight more 2001 Christmas mysteries! Murder Most Merry (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Christmas Mystery (Skokie Public Library, IL): Author, title, and webcat link for about 50 Christmas mysteries. Author, (first) title, webcat link, and brief summary about a dozen similar series and 9 more single titles, including books by Linda Barnes, Susan Sussman, Claire Hamner Matturro, Katy Munger, Sarah Strohmeyer, Marne Davis Kellogg, et al. (Kansas City Public Library): If you like 'mysteries featuring sassy and sexy heroines who can handle themselves in any situation,' you might like these authors and titles. Kennedy, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY): 'Tales of assassins, terrorists, conspirators & power-hungry politicians.' About 50 titles, with authors, publication info, and summaries. Some authors whose books are included are Anna Salter, James Patterson, Rochelle Majer Krich, Jonathan Kellerman, Tami Hoag, Thomas Harris, Bret Easton Ellis, Jeffrey Deaver, Catherine Coulter, Michael Connelly, John Connolly, and Caleb Carr. Murder Multiplied: Recent Novels Featuring Serial Killers (Lincoln City Libraries, NE): Most books published in or since 2000. Serial Killers and Other Twisted People (Bookbytes): Extensive summaries/reviews of over 30 recommended books featuring serial killers et al., from Michael Allegretto's . Psycho-Killer Thrillers (Reader's Advice): 'A lone killer, usually a gruesome serial murderer, and the person who hunts him/her down.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 370 titles, from Lynn Abercrombie's Cold Case series to David Wiltse's John Becker series. For literature, the list names the serial killer, the author, and the book, series, play, or story in which the killer appears. year, webcat link for books/series set at the beach, by about 85 authors. Charles Public Library, IL): Author, title, and one-line summary for 18 mysteries that take place at the shore. Murder Under the Sun: Danger in Paradise (Linda Bova, Sachem PL, Holbrook NY): Author, title, publication year, summary for about 30 titles, from Steve Allen's Mysteries in Africa and the Middle East (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Lists about 15 titles, by country or subregion, with author and summary for each book.
Lists author, title, webcat link for about 50 single titles and about 65 series. Wintertime Mysteries (Tompkins County PL, Ithaca NY): 'Winter, snowstorms, ice, and cold can ... Author, title, and webcat link for about 275 books. (Skip ads at top.) 'Tis the Season: Mysteries With a Christmas Theme (Madison Public Library, WI): Author, title, and publication year for 58 Christmas mysteries. Charles Public Library, IL): Authors and titles only (no summaries) for about 55 Christmas mysteries, by authors including Corinne Holt Sawyer, Lesley Egan, Janet Evanovich, Mary Higgins Clark, Nero Blanc, and many more. Lists author, title, and publication year for about 45 books, from Lydia Adamson's . Christmas Mysteries (Mid-Continent PL, Independence, MO): Author and title only for about 30 Christmas mysteries, from Nancy Atherton's . Provides author, title, summary for 10 similar series, from Linda Barnes's Carlotta Carlyle series to Noreen Wald's Ghostwriter series. Murder Multiplied: Recent Novels Featuring Serial Killers (Lansing PL, IL): 20-page PDF. Author, title, and webcat link for about 125 books, from Keith Ablow's . Stop You're Killing Me: Character List: Lists authors, titles, publication years, character names, and provides Amazon links for hundreds of books. Mysteries Around the World: Africa (Tulsa City-County PL, OK): Author, title pub.
Cat Mysteries (Info Soup - Owls Net Library Consortium, WI): Author, some series description, and links to titles with webcat links for about 25 cat series. 2), from Summer 2003 or Music and Mysteries: Finale (Volume 19, No. Lots of articles, essays, and lists featuring musically inclined crime novels. [adapted from Mysteryguide] Calling Scotland Yard: Mysteries Featuring Britain's Elite Police Force (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Lists about 30 fiction titles, with author and summary for each, from Rennie Airth's .
Music Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Lists author, title, webcat link for about 120 single titles and about 35 series involving music. Mystery Readers International: Music and Mysteries: Overture: Not much online here, but if you have a strong interest in the topic, you might want to back order a copy of the journal Music and Mysteries: Overture (Volume 19, No. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 15 books, by Henning Mankell, G. Malliet, Donald Westlake, Lisa Lutz, Richard Castle, et al. The hallmark of police procedurals is a realistic depiction of official investigations, emphasizing teamwork, methodical pavement-pounding, lucky breaks, administrative hassles, and paperwork.