The American Crime Writers League was formed in the late 1980s by Ed Gorman and Robert Randisi, who wanted a private forum for exchanging ideas, complaining about almost everything, and trying to understand this decidedly wacky business.

Here's your chance to find out what some of the major names in mystery fiction--from those who write about cozy cats to those who walk the mean streets--have in the bookstores today. You can discover new authors who are not yet household names but intend to be.

Please note: We are professional writers who have more than enough ideas for books on our own. Much as we know you'd like to share your compelling story, we can't accept requests to write your crime book idea for you or with you. To protect us from being accused of stealing ideas (sigh), letters containing book ideas or "life stories" are shredded upon receipt. Sorry, but it has the potential to be a problem. Don't expect responses to anything other than questions about the organization and/or membership.

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Murder Here, Murder There

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