Monday, October 25, 2010

Stop, You're Killing Me!

by Raelene Gorlinsky

Are you a mystery fan or fanatic? Then you must check out this website!
Stop, You're Killing Me! : A website to die for...if you love mysteries.
http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/

They list 38,000 titles, 3400 authors, all the major mystery book awards. You can look up books by time period or by location. Amazingly, even by character name or by the job of the main characters in series books! You're into gardening and want to read mysteries involving an herbalist? Want stories set in Australia? In the Baroque period? You know the books were about a PI named Haggerty? Look it up here! There's even a Diversity Index - find stories about seniors or gypsies.

There are also book reviews, "if you like xxx, then you may like yyy" recommendations, and a newsletter to notify you of new mysteries being published. Alas, it looks like they do not include digital-only books.

Wow, how much effort and research does it take to maintain all this?! I am in total awe. Please, could someone do this for other genres?

1 comment:

J.L. Stratton said...

Got it! Saved it to my favorites.