Mystery Links

For More Sources of Mystery:

Agatha's Best Kids Books (Agatha Awards)
Past Edgar Winners  (middle grade)
Past Edgar Winners (young adult)
Anthony Awards

Library Recommended Reading Lists
Morrison-Reeves Library’s List of Children’s Mysteries
Weber Public Library’s List of Children’s Mysteries
San Jose Library’s Children’s Mystery Page
Hunterdon County Library Kids’ Mystery Page
Berkeley Public Library’s Recommended Middle Grade Mysteries
PBS Kids’ Recommended Mysteries
Library Book List

Lesson Plans/Teaching Resources
Carol Hurst’s Children’s Mysteries Page
Jerrie Cheek’s Mystery Lesson Plans for Kids
Yale-New Haven Teacher’s Institute - Mystery Lesson Plan
Mystery Writing with Joan Lowery Nixon (step-by-step guide) Summer Reading Flowchart

Mystery Writers: Group Blogs and Organizations
Jungle Red Writers - a group blog by well-known adult mystery authors 
Sisters In Crime - organization of women authors 
Mystery Writers of America

Mystery Reviewers and General Resources
Reviewing the Evidence -- A mystery book review site. Mostly books for adults, but some for teens, too.
Mystery Readers, Inc. -- This mystery blog from Janet Rudolph provides extensive links to mystery periodicals, reading groups, conventions, and mystery award-winners.
In Reference to Murder -- B.V. Lawson's comprehensive list of 3,000 categorized links for mystery writers and fans' research, education, and entertainment.
Y.A. Sleuth - author F.T. Bradley investigates the latest on YA and MG mysteries

For Young Mystery Fans
Children’s Mystery Book Challenge -- A list of a 100 favorite kids’ mysteries and a reading challenge.
MysteryNet’s Kids’ Mysteries -- A place for kids to solve mysteries, read scary stories, and learn magic tricks.
The Mystery Shop – Traveling Interactive Children’s Workshop
Elizabeth Craig’s Mystery Writing Link  -- A Guide to Classic Mystery and Detection - List of Children’s Mysteries
Children’s Mystery Stories -- A great list of classic mystery authors for kids.
FBI Kids Page  

Mystery Bookstores
Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookshop -- A mystery bookshop with a few thoughts on books for kids, as well.
Mystery Lovers Bookshop --Click on “Children’s” on the left-hand panel to find middle-grade and YA mysteries
Murder by the Book – Author Interviews -- This collection of author interviews from Houston’s famed bookstore might be a source of inspiration.
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Spenser’s Mystery Bookshop

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