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A very popular and comprehensive site about crime fiction and relate genres. Writing includes reviews, literary criticism, interviews, "best of" lists, and much more.
The site features everything from excerpts to reviews to author essays and Q&As to various weekly features and original blog posts.
Foreign Bodies - BBC Radio 4
Mark Lawson examines how mystery novels reflect a country's history and political system.
G.J. Demko's Landscape of Crime
Created by the late geographer George J. Demko, this site offers a unique and thoughtful look at the role of place and geography in crime and mystery fiction.
History of Crime Fiction - Wikipedia
This Wikipedia entry is a good place to start for a comprehensive survey of the genre's history and how it developed through different cultural and historical contexts.
The International Crime Fiction Association
The International Crime Fiction Association is an international network of scholars, researchers and practitioners on the subject of crime fiction and the social and cultural history and development of crime and its surrounding issues.
International Crime Fiction Research Group
The International Crime Fiction Research Group, based at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities in Queen’s University Belfast, was created in 2013. It brings together scholars from disciplines such as literature, film studies and cultural history.
Novel Suspects - Author Essay
Authors of crime and suspense stories discuss their work, the craft of writing in the genre, and other aspects of writing. Part of the Novel Suspects site of podcasts, writing, and blog posts for fans of suspense.