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Our Favorite Crime/Mystery Blogs

Our Favorite Crime/Mystery Blogs

By CamCat Books Date: September 15, 2020 Tags: For Authors

We don’t just work with crime and mystery novels, we love reading all about them too. Below are the staff picks for crime and mystery blogs, for your regular dose of the criminal mind.

Mystery and crime authors need to keep on top of what’s happening in the genre. We’ve pulled together a list of our favorite blogs, ranging from group blogs by some of the hottest authors, to mystery magazines and the official home of the Agatha Christie blog. Enjoy!

CamCat Publishing Staff Favorites: Crime and Mystery Blogs


The Strand Magazine. Aside from publishing a top-notch mystery magazine, The Strand maintains a a pretty awesome blog geared towards authors and readers alike. Recent articles including writing tips and reviews of Mr. Mercedes.



Type M For Murder. Ten fantastic authors, Rick Blechta, Aline Templeton, Frankie Bailey, John Corrigan, Barbara Fradkin, Donis Casey, Charlotte Hinger, Mario Acevedo, Sybil Johnson, and Thomas Kies, ensure readers have fresh content every day of the week.


Something Is Going To Happen. This creative blog offers insight into the mind of a major influencer in the genre: Janet Hutchings, editor at Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.



Femmes Fatale. Their tagline says it all: Ferociously talented women dedicated to the fine art of crime fiction. The femmes include: Donna Andrews, Alexia Gordon, Aimee Hix, Dean and Miranda James, Leigh Perry, Kris Neri, Catriona McPherson, Joanna Campbell Slan, Marcia Talley, Elaine Viets, and LynDee Walker.


Chicks on the Case.  Some of the funniest mystery authors around: Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, Ellen Byron, Kathleen Valenti, Kellye Garrett, Leslie Karst, Lisa Q. Mathews, Marla Cooper, and Vicki Fee.


Crime Reads. A definitive blog on everything going on in the genre, with tons of links for authors wanting to learn more about their genre and craft.


Writers Who Kill. We love group blogs that can illustrate so many voices. Authors on this blog include: Paul Gail Benson, Warren Bull, Carla Damron, Annette Dashofy, E. B. Davis, Kaye George, Debra H. Goldstein, Marilyn Levinson, Shari Randall, Linda Rodriguez, Grace Topping, Susan Van Kirk, and Tina  Whittle.


Jungle Red Writers. This ensemble of best-selling authors includes Julia Spencer Fleming, Lucy Burdette, Hallie Ephron, Rhys Bowen, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Deborah Crombie and Jenn McKinlay.


Mystery Lovers Kitchen. Where else can you get “delicious” murders? (Sorry abut that pun, we couldn’t help ourselves). These author-chefs include Lucy Burdette, Essie Lang, Sheila Connolly, Peg Cochran, Denise Swanson, Cleo Coyle, Vicki Delany, Maya Corrigan, Ellie Alexander, Krista Davis and Daryl Wood Gerber.

Keep on top of your genre with this selection of blogs, from a variety of influencers and names in the industry. You won’t be disappointed.

If you liked reading about our Staff’s Picks check out our other blog with our Staff’s favorite craft books.

Update 07/14/2020: A new favorite we just had to share.

The Wickeds. Six mystery authors from New England, writing about the highs and lows of writing, mysteries, and a splash of everything else thrown in. Liz Mugavero (Cate Conte), Sherry Harris, Jessie Crockett (Jessica Ellicott and Jessica Estevao), J.A. Hennrikus (Julia Henry and Julianne Holmes), Barbara Ross, Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day).