Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Stop You're Killing Me!

Several months ago, when I told Charlotte, one of the blog's faithful readers, about the website Stop You're Killing Me!, she suggested I mention it here. She said there may be other readers who don't know about my favorite website.

The website says, "A website to die for...if you love mysteries", and it truly is. If you're looking for a mystery series, in order, with a link to the author's website, check here first. It also says, "Stop, You're Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. We list over 5,0000 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 58,000 titles), both series (5,900+ and non-series." I have to say, though, that I use it most often to find the next book in a series.


Looking for a list of award winners? You’ll find the Edgars, Agathas, Macavities, and others listed. You can only remember the name of the character you like, but not the author? The index for the site is by author or character. Are you looking for a mystery set in the 1920s? Try the Historical Index. Find mysteries set in Arizona or Italy. That’s the Location Index. There’s a Genre Index to help you find Police Procedurals or Thrillers.There's a Diversity Index if you're looking for series characters who are Seniors or Gay or Lesbian.
Lucinda Surber and Stan Ulrich do a fantastic job with Stop, You're Killing Me! As I said, it's my favorite website. Everything a mystery reader could want, all in one place.

12 comments:

Kay said...

I will second this heartily! I love this website and use it all the time. I introduced our mystery group to SYKM several years ago and when we are having 'theme' or 'author' reads, I send them the links so they can take advantage of all the info. Happily, I have heard them tell newer members about it. I also suggest it to one and all. It's a wonderful resource!

Kaye Barley said...

Yes! I think I refer to this site weekly, at least. Stan and Lucinda do an amazing job (and they are delightful people).

Margie Bunting said...

I refer to this website from time to time to make sure I know what's coming out in the mystery genres, and it is very helpful. My favorite website for this purpose is Library Journal Prepub Alert. I look forward to receiving their weekly email to let me know about books in all genres being published six months in the future. That's how I make up my TBR list and manage to get most of the books I want to read by putting them on hold at one of the two libraries I use. Shelf Awareness is great, too, for books coming out in the near future.

Lesa said...

I totally agree. Stan & Lucinda have done a wonderful job with this site.

And, Margie? That's funny. I'm reading LJ's Prepub Alert right now, and it starts with mystery.

James Ziskin said...

I nominated SYKM for an Anthony.

TFJ said...

SYKM has been my go-to site since its inception. And as you said Lesa, you can find a book by just about any measure --- character, author, title, time period, etc. I also use it to find the next book in a series. And subscribing to the SYKM newsletter (sent on the 1st and 15th of the month) really does it all for you. Thanks for bringing the site to a wider audience, Lesa.

~Tricia

Lesa said...

James, It deserved that Anthony Award.

Lesa said...

Tricia, Thanks for mentioning the newsletter. I subscribe to it, but failed to mention it. I'm glad you did!

Lynn Kaczmarek said...

I use this website regularly and you’re absolutely right - Stan and Lucinda certainly deserved the Anthony. What a valuable resource they have created!!!

Jane R said...

I have used this web site for years. I look forward to the twice a month newsletter. It's the best resource I've found.

Gram said...

I receive their emails two times/month. I have been a fan since before these two great people took it over and certainly continue to be a big fan.

Lesa said...

Wonderful site, isn't it?