This is a shout-out to two of the finest mystery sites on line. Steve Lewis' Mystery.File.com is as close to a mystery history course as anything I've ever seen. Same for Kevin Burton Smith's Thrilling Detective site.
In the last week or so alone on Mystery.File we've seen pieces on a Mary Pickford mystery film, a Wade Miller novel and a very funny piece on Bill Pronzini's hilarious Gun In Cheek. And the start of an overview of early films about Women In Prison, a sub-genre of great interest to dudes I'd guess.
Thrilling Detective offers fiction, reviews and enough historical information about private eye fiction to qualify as graduate course with tenure maybe in the offing. I appreciate being able to look at the entire p.i. field in all its permutations down the years. The author biographies are packed with information you probably won't find elsewhere.
Do you yourself a favor. If you're any kind of mystery fan, you'll want to look at these sites at least once a week. They're rich with treasures.