crime_scene_by_aktn-d37078cWe are starting today a post series featuring a few crime fiction blogs we think you would like to read. These are the first five we suggest you have a visit to.

The Bunburyist
This excellent blog takes a thought-provoking look at the history and cultural impact of mystery and detective fiction. Its author, Elizabeth Foxwell, draws upon scholarly content as well as reviews and features to present a fascinating alternative view.

Crime Thriller Fella
A really enjoyable read: CTF has an engaging voice and an excellent cultural and critical perspective. This blogger, a professional writer, clearly loves a good murder – but then don’t we all?

The Game’s Afoot
Any crime fan worth his salt will feel a thrill of excitement just reading the title of this blog. Its writer, José Ignacio says this blog is about keeping track of what he reads, but it’s a whole lot more than that. Honest, insightful and a real international outlook.

Africa Screams
I’ve always believed that thrillers tell us more about a nation than its tourist board and this blog takes us on an intriguing journey through South Africa. Its US-based creator, Mack Lundy, may well be the one to introduce you to your next favourite author.

Detectives Beyond Borders
Italian gialli rub shoulders with trashy pulp fiction and musings on language and history in this award-winning blog beyond borders. This is a wonderfully eclectic offering from Peter Rozovsky – join in the conversation.

Enjoy your readings and feel free to name other websites in the comments…