Crime fiction, detective and spy fiction

Crime fiction writers; detective, spy and mystery fiction; a guide to websites


The American Crime Writers League

Author directories *

An alphabetical list of crime writers.

A list of crime writers, from Wikipedia.

The world’s Best Detective, Crime, and Murder Mystery Books
Famous crime and detective novel writers from 1841 onwards.

British Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction Dossier, a weblog.

Crime Fiction. From The Tangled Web, UK.

Euro Crime. British and European crime fiction.

Scandinavian noir. Wikipedia

Sarah Ward: Top 10 Scandinavian Crime Novels in Translation

Swedish crime fiction writers. Wikipedia entries.

Authors *

Amber, Eric

Eric Ambler. Wikipedia
Thomas Jones on thriller writer Eric Ambler. The Guardian

Billingham, Mark

Mark Billingham’s website.

Chandler, Raymond

Chandler, Raymond. Raymond Chandler website.
Raymond Chandler
Wikipedia entry.

Chase, James Hadley

James Hadley Chase

Chesterton, G. K.

Works by G. K. Chesterton
Project Gutenberg
G. K. Chesterton
The Internet Archive

Christie, Agatha

Agatha Christie, the official website.
Agatha Christie, Wikipedia entry.
Classic Crime Fiction,
a resource for collectors & readers alike.

Hercule Poirot; Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot; Agatha Christie

Coban, Harlon

Harlon Coban, the official website.

Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur

Arthur Conan Doyle, Wikipedia entry.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Texts and biography, from Online Literature.
Arthur Conan Doyle Online Exhibition
The Arthur Conan Doyle Society
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
Archival material relating to Arthur Conan Doyle
Works by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes on the Web
The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Cross, Neil

Neil Cross, the official website.

Diblin, Michael

Dibdin, Michael. Michael Dibdin, Wikipedia entry.

Fleming, Ian

Ian Fleming website.
Ian Fleming. Wikipedia
Ian Fleming – the real James Bond. The Telegraph
Ian Fleming. The Guardian

Forsyth. Frederick

Frederick Forsyth. Wikipedia
Frederick Forsyth: I was an MI6 agent. The Guardian

Hammett, Daniel

Dashiell Hammett

James, P. D.

P.D. James. The Official Website
P. D. James. Wikipedia entry.
P D James. The Guardian

Larsson, Stieg

Stieg Larsson
Stieg Larsson, Wikipedia entry.

Le Carré, John

John le Carré: The author’s official website
John le Carré. Wikipedia

Leon, Donna

Donna Leon website.
Donna Leon U.K. website.
Donna Leon, Wikipedia entry.

Marsh, Ngaio

Ngaio Marsh, Wikipedia entry. 
Dame Ngaio Marsh’s Home
Novels. A web list of crime novels from Wikipedia.

Maugham, Somerset

Ashenden: Or the British Agent. Wikipedia
Ashenden, or the British Agent by W Somerset Maugham. The Telegraph

Rankin, Ian

Ian Rankin official website.
Ian Rankin Wikipedia entry.

Rendell, Ruth

Ruth Rendell. Wikipedia entry.
Ruth Rendell, an information site.

Sayers, Dorothy

The Dorothy L. Sayers Society
Archival material relating to Dorothy L. Sayers
Dorothy Sayers. Works by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Internet Archive
Dorothy Sayers, Wikipedia entry.

Reviews, events, articles *

Crime Magazine
The True Crime Library is a complete resource for news, stories and magazines about non fictional crimes.

Venetian Vase
A crime fiction blog edited and maintained primarily by Steven and Chris Routledge.

Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain

Detective fiction *

Detective fiction, Wikipedia entry.

Famous fictional detectives.
Wikipedia list entries.

Female detective characters.
Wikipedia list entries.

Mystery Writers of America

Festivals *

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate, U.K.

CRIMEFEST/The International Crime Fiction Convention in Bristol, U.K.


The Definitive Website for English-language Mystery Novels Set in Italy. This site provides information on about 500 English-language books set in Italy, most of which are mystery or suspense novels.

Lists of crime writers *

List of crime writers in alphabetical order.
Wikipedia entries.

50 crime writers to read before you die.
The Daily Telegraph presents a list of of its favourite crime writers of all time.

The 10 best modern European crime writers.
The Guardian

Scandinavian crime fiction

Scandinavian Crime Fiction Authors

Norwegian crime writers, Wikipedia entries.

John Crace on the unstoppable rise of the Scandinavian detective .
An article from The Guardian.

The best crime writers from Scandinavia.
The Library Thing

Those bloody Scandinavians.
An article from The Economist

Jo Nesbø, The Official Website
Jo Nesbø, Wikipedia entry.

Camilla Läckberg’s top 10 Swedish crime novels.

Scandinavian Crime Fiction, a blog.

Swedish crime fiction writers.
A list from Wikipedia.

Spy writers *

Spy fiction. Wikipedia

The 20 best spy novels of all time. The Telegraph

Who are the master spy novelists? The Guardian


Tangled Web UK
Search author profiles/reviews/interviews

Wikipedia entry on crime fiction.
Writers lists

Writers, an alphabetical list of crime writers.

A list of crime writers, from Wikipedia.