Check out these useful sites for those interested in police work and crime fiction:
Chicago Police Department
Heavy Badge, a great site dealing with the burdens of police work
Une Flic, an interesting blog on police work and other matters by retired cop Jill Wragg
Criminal Justice Resources, Florida State University
The Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption, an academic site covering all aspects of organized crime
American Mafia, a site covering traditional organized crime
The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association It’s tough to compete with the superstores. Find one of these great specialty mystery bookstores in your area and support it– these are the people that know and love the genre.
NewPages.com Guide to Bookstores in the U.S. and Canada Find the general independent bookstore nearest you and support it!
The Book Cellar A fine independent bookstore in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood with attached wine bar. Now there’s a great concept.
Mystery One, Richard Katz’s fine Milwaukee store.
Otto Penzler’s Mysterious Bookshop, a great mystery bookstore in New York
Mystery Writers of America
Popcorn Fiction A website showcasing short fiction in the crime and science fiction genres. Editor Derek Haas says, “I wanted to create a place where new popular short fiction could flourish,” and he’s got a great line-up of stories.
The Rap Sheet, great crime fiction blog associated with January Magazine
Tim Broderick Comics artist Tim Broderick does crime stories. Cool stuff.
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Check out California writer Sophie Littlefield’s wide-ranging blog.
Crime Watch New Zealand reviewer Craig Sisterson’s crime fiction blog. Never heard of any Kiwi crime writers except Ngaio Marsh? Check out this site and expand your horizons.
The Crime Of It All A website for crime writers, with interviews, reviews, essays, and more…