Find New Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Authors
Stop, You’re Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. They list over 4,900 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 56,000 titles), both series (5,500+) and non-series. If you love crime fiction, you’re sure to find new authors to love.
Supersummary.com Crime Fiction and Mystery Guide – This genre guide has links to a ton of resources for mystery readers and writers. There are also links for anyone who teaches writing to children and would like to incorporate grade-appropriate mysteries. Thanks to Jacky Talbott for suggesting this resource.
Conferences, Conventions, and Other Events
Bouchercon – October 12-15, 2017 – will be held in Toronto, Canada.
Decatur Book Festival – September 1-3, 2017 – With upwards of 1,000 authors and 70,000 attendees, the Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country.
Killer Nashville – August 24-27, 2017. Guests of Honor are A.J. Tata and Chris Grabenstein. This conference is large enough to attract good panelists but small enough to allow for a spirit of camaraderie. Author readings and a chance to hobnob with authors and other fans. The forensic track is especially fascinating, and there’s a mock crime scene like those used by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Mystery Thriller Week – This annual online event offers author interviews, blog posts about mysteries and thrillers, author profiles, chats with authors and a ton of great programming, some for readers and some for writers. It’s a week-long event with pretty much round the clock programming, and there’ even some continuing programming throughout the year.
Southern Festival of Books – Held during the second full weekend in October, this annual festival is put on by Humanities Tennessee at Nashville’s legislative plaza. Free and open to the public, the Festival “annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America’s foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children’s literature among others”.