Re: RARA-AVIS: Crime clearinghouse website query

Date: 11 Jul 2010

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    -----One website we all should check out every now and then is which covers many different areas including news and current events having to do with crime fiction. Also reviews all sorts of mystery and crime books and films. 

    ----Walker Martin.

    ________________________________ From: davidcorbett622 <> To: Sent: Sun, July 11, 2010 2:12:28 PM Subject: RARA-AVIS: Crime clearinghouse website query

      Gentle Readers:

    I was talking to Joe Loya today, a former bank robber (and son of a philosophy professor) who did eight years in prison then wrote a kickass memoir, The Man Who Outgrew his Prison Cell (highly recommended), and he asked me if I knew of any website(s) out there that served as a kind of clearinghouse or central outpost, what have you, for all things crime -- non-fiction, fiction, current events crime-wise, historical crime (La Cosa Nostra, Westies, Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd) etc.

    My answer, briefly, was: No. Don't think so.

    I told him the smartest web sites/groups I knew about crime were this one, and the blogs of Declan Burke, Adrian McKinty and Sarah Weinman, but there was nothing like what he described.

    But then, I'm an ignorant putz on such matters, so I thought I would put this question out to the group, since the collective mind, especially in this instance, is far wiser than the singular.

    Any good comprehensive websites out there on all things crime?

    Thanks! David

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