|Welcome Dreammakers, to the MYSTERY LOUNGE... where all dreams are possible and where Heroes that were, always will be. Sit back now in a soft lounge chair, with your favorite merlot or cappuccino and a favorite friend, and drift with the fog, filling your imagination with the dreams that are and may be. We Mystery writers are creators of worlds, dreammakers and sculptors of the imaginary, carving characters and worlds out of thought, and bringing forth through the magic of illusion ...that which might be, and for 300 pages of precious time...is ... if but for a moment.|
|LORD & ASSOCIATES, our own real-life shamuses. Experts in surveillance, bodyguard services, business intelligence work and all your private detective needs. One of the companies with which The Cinemarquee is associated. Just mention our name, then stand back as the smoke clears.|
|A civil and criminal investigation firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho.|
|An online network for everything mystery, with mystery puzzles and information about books, TV, and movies. The Place for Everything Mystery|
|Pulp fiction magazines were the main source of everyday entertainment for the masses during the first half of the 20th Century. These magazines delivered action and heroes that were some of the most creative in literary history. Pulp heroes and their authors have influenced every medium including comics, movies, and television.|
|If you like mysteries, thrillers, espionage fiction, or any kind of crime fiction, then you're in the right place.|
|Film Noir and the Hard-Boiled Detective Hero|
|No Place for a Woman: The Family in Film Noir and Other Essays is a collection of essays on classic film noir, with emphasis on gender roles -- particularly the role of women and the male detective/hero -- and what the films' treatment of these roles says about American culture's attitude toward the family during the 1940s and '50s.|
|This page is for those who are interested keeping up on the latest news and events in the industry and those who enjoy reading and writing short fiction.|
|Film Noir (literally 'black film or cinema', from French film critics who noticed the trend of how dark and black the looks and themes were of many American crime and detective films released in France following the war) is a style of American films that evolved in the 1940s, and lasted in a classic period until about 1960.|
|Crime and Gangster Films|
|Criminal and gangster films are often categorized as film noir or detective-mystery films - because of underlying similarities between these cinematic forms.|
|The Thrilling Detective Web Site is devoted to fans of hardboiled private eyes and other tough guys and gals. The site covers fiction, film, television, radio and comics, and offers bibliographies, trivia, links, and more.|
|A WWW Reference to the Immortal
of Leslie Charteris and his Saint Saga
|Clue Lass Home Page|
|A Mystery Lover's Notebook|
|The Police Writers Club provides
with the knowledge, resources and networking
capabilities to share their expertise with others
through the written word.
|An on-going list of new and upcoming books and audio tapes based primarily on information provided by the publishers.|
|... a mystery review newsletter by Molly Weston. It is distributed in hard copy to independent bookstores and libraries to be duplicated for their patrons. Meritorious Mysteries offers mystery readers new titles and happenings in the world of mystery.|
|A Guide to Classic Mystery and Detection|
|This is an educational site containing reading lists and essays on great mysteries, mainly of the pre 1960 era.|
|This page is
lovingly dedicated to the TV series "The Avengers"
and to all fans of this wonderful show.
|Twists, Slugs and Roscoes:
A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
|The language spoken by Philip
Marlowe, Sam Spade, Mike Hammer.
With the help of this glossary, you too can speak it like a native.
|The African American contribution to the world of mystery fiction is alive and kicking: hardboiled detectives, police procedurals, thrillers, amateur sleuths, romantic suspense, the traditional whodunnit, and more.|
|Theme Party Entertainment For Corporate Events Interactive Murder Mysteries and The Bacchanal Dance Company|
|The online information service for editors, literary agents and writers. In addition to carrying major industry news, Authorlink! aggressively markets ready-to-publish manuscripts to editors and agents. The site has been rated among the top 25% of most useful sites on the web by Microsoft's One Click Away Ezine. Simon & Schuster is among key sponsors.|
COOL LINKS TO WEB MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHOR RESOURCES
Movies and Television
|This site will introduce you to the pulp magazines of the 1920's, '30's and '40's. Sections include a brief historical essay, a bibliography, a special feature and links to other pulp sources.|
|WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE
|This is a site dedicated to the
group of heroic and villainous literary figures that science
fiction author Philip José Farmer postulated belonged to the same genetic family.
|The action/adventure film first became popular with weekly Saturday serials, running in installments that often had 'cliff-hanging' endings to entice viewers to return for the next show. Other action-adventure heros of B-picture adventure films included Kane Richmond (as the "Spy Smasher," "The Shadow," and a star in the "Cliffhanger Serials" and the "Rin-Tin-Tin" adventure serial), Tom Tyler (as "Captain Marvel" with countless episodes, and "The Phantom of the West"), and Don "Red" Barry (as "Red Ryder"). See Spy Smasher in the flaming tunnel, an animated GIF from Spy Smasher.|
|The Horror Screenwriter's Page|
|If you write horror screenplays (or if you want to) then this is the site for you.|
|Theatre and Playwrighting||Pulp Heroes|
|Gothic and Horror||Superheroes / Comics|
|Science Fiction and Fantasy||Spies|
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