Michigan And Florida
See the real place in "Echo Bay" where Pete the Budda-bellied Romeo lives.
TALES OF ELOISE
When we were kids, this is the sanitarium where we used to go and peek through the iron gates.
The beautiful village in the Leelanau Peninsula that was the model for Echo Bay.
THE RIVERSIDE INN
One look and you'll see why Rafsky wanted to stay here.
SLEEPING BEAR DUNES
A must-visit place if you ever get "Up North." Take the kids!
MICHIGAN IN PICTURES
A great site featuring the photos of amateur and pros showcasing our home state's beauty.
THE FABULOUS RUINS OF DETROIT
If you're from there, it will break your heart. But a fascinating site.
We don't know who this anonymous blogger is, but his insights in the city are great reading.
DETROIT KIDS SHOWS
And you thought it was only Soupy Sales?
Where we went as kids. Kelly wants to retire here. We're working on it.
Better than anything Disney ever dreamed up.
Louis's home and one of Kris's favorite places on earth.
THE FLORIDA PANTHER SOCIETY
There are only about 100 of these splendid creatures left in the wild of the Everglades.
JENSEN'S RESORT AND MARINA
Timmy's Nook may be gone, but long live this Captiva landmark! Home of Queenie's Ice Creamthe best on earth.
Fort Myers Police Department
A tip to the brim to SW Florida's finest who help keep us honest.
Just For Fun
COOL OLD VINYL
Dogs covering the Beatles. Ethel Merman disco. William Shatner sings Mr. Tamborine Man. You can find it all here. Plus that Herb Alpert Whipped Cream album you loved...
And you thought your prom dress was gruesome?
Poignant, funny, sad and so human. Postcards with an edge.
A really fun way to waste time.
The team that tries Kris's soul. But now that Nick the Weasel is gone, there's hope.
Mystery, Crime And Writing
MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA
Home of the Edgar Awards.
INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS
Thrills, chills and good books.
SISTERS IN CRIME
A class act advocating for women (and even men) in crime fiction.
EDITORS AND PREDATORS
Must reading for anyone trying to break into publishing.
CRIME LAB PROJECT
Great nonprofit group helping to keep forensic science alive.
Acerbic reviews by the incomparable Stacy.
"I jammed the roscoe in his button." Translations here!
SIMENON'S INSPECTOR MAIGRET
Kris's favorite crime hero. Un homme formiable.
DR. DOUG LYLE'S LAB
Got a forensic or medical question? Let Dr. Doug explain it all for you.
SMART BITCHES WHO LOVE TRASHY NOVELS
Worth the trip for the bad romance covers alone!
One of our favorite blogs. Wise and wacky women waxing about writing.
INDEPENDENT MYSTERY BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION
Support your indy bookstore!
MURDER ON THE BEACH
Joanne Sinchuk's must-stop shop on every author's tour in Delray Beach, Fla.
CENTURIES & SLEUTHS
Augie's always got the welcome mat out in Lake Forest, Ill.
THE MYSTERY BOOK STORE
Our favorite stop in the LA area.
An out-of-this-world indy store in Gaylord, Mich.
A lovely old-fashioned bookstore in a pretty village on the shore of Lake Michigan.
SEATTLE MYSTERY BOOK SHOP
Our favorite stop in Seattle's Pioneer Square.
BRIDGE STREET BOOKSHOP
The only place for books in Charlevoix, Mich.
Need a good read? Let Robin Agnew pick out a winner at her cozy Ann Arbor store.
Barbara Peters' oasis in the desert.
M IS FOR MYSTERY
There's a reason why all authors stop by this great San Mateo Cal. store.
MURDER BY THE BOOK
In Houston and winner of MWA's Raven award!
THIRD PLACE BOOKS
Lake Forest Park, Wash. A store you always want to go back to.
THE BOOK NOOK AND JAVA SHOP
If Mayberry had a bookstore, it would look like this one.
These folks host the best author events in Northern Cal!
BOOKED FOR MURDER
In lovely Madison Wis., one of the best indy's in the midwest.
On beautiful Mackinac Island, with a nuturing eye to Michigan authors.
McLEAN & EAKIN
In Petoskey Mich, a terrific indy store that makes us feel at home.
A small chain in northern Michigan with the soul of a great indy store.
In Holland, Mich., with one of our favorite customers "Louis Kincaid."
SAFE HARBOR BOOKS
Way up in the U.P. but worth a trip!
Another quality small chain servicing upper Michigan.
COTTAGE BOOK SHOP
In Glen Arbor, Mich., our vote for cutest bookstore in the world.