A Dead Good Guide

Reading & Writing
Crime readers have their work cut out trying to navigate the complexities of crime writing. As a reviewer even I get lost sometimes in the intricacies of the field, so Dead Good Books is a useful tool. It’s a well laid-out, user-friendly site that acts as a terrific lure for readers who need a reliable guide to the different sub-sections in this biggest of all genre categories. If you go to their Winter Chills section, all you have to do is pick the subsection that interests you and browse the plot – easy!
But there’s lots of other good stuff about crime, characters (this month, Maddie and David!), plots and author news – and I think you’ll find ‘Full Dark House’ lurking under their ‘Detectives and Inspectors’ section…

you can visit the site here.

5 comments on “A Dead Good Guide”

  1. J.Folgard says:

    I found out about this site two months ago when it featured your Bryant & May short story. Out of their selection I read Oliver Harris’ The Hollow Man and really enjoyed it, I’m even waiting for the next book featuring Belsey. Cheers!

  2. Pheeny says:

    Blimey! I had forgotten that Bruce Willis ever had hair

  3. snowy says:

    I didn’t find the site layout very user friendly, which is a shame as there is some very good content on there.

    To go from the home page to the ‘Winter Chills’ section was not intuitive, and involved finding a related blog post and clicking through on a graphic to get there.

    For anyone struggling use:

    The tagging is quite basic, and so it’s not possible to browse in catagories like author interviews, for example.

    If a person was ‘hooked into’ it via social media it might be OK, but as a website it’s a bit shonky.

    [I don’t wish to be mean to anyone involved with it. It’s just with such poor navigation, readers will get frustrated and never visit again, which would be a shame].

  4. Dan Terrell says:

    Wish I were in London. I have found that the British Library has a special show mounted entitled: Murder in the Library: An A-Z of Crime Fiction which runs from 18/1 to 12/5/2013. Has a Conan Doyle manuscript of a Holmes story, a jacket from “The Maltese Falcon”, something by the American striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee who I hear was really quite funny off stage, something by Dame Agatha, and other crime writers.
    (If I’ve stolen some of your thunder, please deleate this post, but it did open in mid-January.) 🙂

  5. Helen Martin says:

    And closes the first week of May. Well, guess I won’t see it, then.

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