Undercover in America: I got goosebumps on my goosebumps when I visited the Barnes & Noble website and read a Meet the Writer interview with the best selling author in America, R.L.Stine.

Q. If you could choose one new writer to be “discovered” who would it be… and why?

R.L.Stine: There’s a British mystery writer named Peter Lovesey, who probably doesn’t need to be “discovered” in England since he’s written nearly twenty books and has won a lot of awards. But I think his mysteries are extremely clever and well written and very funny – and he needs to be discovered by mystery readers over here.

In the UK

Little, Brown UK

Allison and Busby

BBC Audiobooks
Large print and audio

Soundings Audiobooks


Soho Press

Crippen & Landru
Short story books

Felony & Mayhem

Crime writing related sites

Tangled Web Books

Post Mortem Books

Crime Time
On-line magazine

Shots Magazine
On-line magazine

Other sites of note:

My son Phil Lovesey and his wife Jacqui have created a highly original website for their Matlock the Hare series at

My friend and fellow traveller,, lists rare items on his website such as our CD Wanted for Murder: Take-Outs and the short story booklet The Ideas Experiment

I dedicated The Circle to my friend Joan Moules , novelist, biographer and founder and mainstay of several writers’ circles

The Crime Writers’ Association, founded 1953, is a great source of friendship and expertise for published writers

And the Mystery Writers of America