Links and Resources for Writing Crime Fiction

Links and Resources for Writing Crime Fiction


American Crime Writers League:

Crime Readers’ Association:

International Association of Crime Writers North American Branch:

Mystery Writers of America:

The Crime Writers’ Association:

The Private Eye Writers of America:



Creative Crime Writing Courses:

Crime fiction academy:

Crime Writing Basics:

Cyber Crime Investigation:

The essentials of writing crime fiction:

Thriller School:

Write Crime



2016 Writers’ Police Academy:

Bloody Scotland:

Crime Fest – The International Crime Fiction Convention (Bristol, UK):

Crime Story (Northumbria, UK):

Crime Writing Festivals:


Publishers of Crime Fiction

Directory of Fiction Publishers – Crime: (looks like mainly UK publishers)


How to Articles – Writing Crime Fiction

10 Tips on How to Write Believable Crime and Murder Scenes:

Crime Fiction: The Truth about Police Investigation with Joe Giacalone:

Crime Fiction: Tips and Pet Peeves:

Greg Miller’s Guide to Lock Picking for Beginners:

How to Write Crime Stories:

Novel Writing Site:

Stories That Kill. 7 Tips for Writing Crime:

Top 10 Rules for Mystery Writing:

Writing crime fiction – 7 elements of gripping suspense:



Resources for Crime Writers – Books:

Resources for Writers:

Cyber Crimes Center:



Helpful Links

Police Related:

Basic Stages for a Crime Scene Investigation – Possible Homicide:

Cop Slang:

Crime Scene Equipment Checklist:

Crime Scene Investigator Network:

Glossary of Police Terms, Acronyms and Jargon:

How Crime Scene Investigation Works:

Police Lingo – Radio:

Police Scanner Codes:



Firearms Tutorial:


Private Investigator:

Glossary of Investigation Terms:

Hard Boiled Slang Dictionary:

Private Detective Source:

Private Investigator Training School:

Pursuit Institute:

Tools of the Trade: