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Bob Mueller:
Use this thread to make suggestions for useful websites.

I have requested this comment be deleted.: hosts a lot of useful articles.  For example:

Death special: How does it feel to die?

There's a search box at the top of the page.


I might have misunderstood this thread.  Do you want sites specifically for mystery writing, or do you also want general purpose writing advice and writing resources (programs, grammar reference, and so on)?

I have requested this comment be deleted.:

LEGO lie detector

Lie Detector Electronic Kit and Circuit Explanation

Modern Mechanix » Crime-Detection Tests FOR THE Home Chemist

Howstuffworks "How Crime-scene Clean-up Works"   

Drugs and Poisons   

Topics - Latent Print Examination   

Forensic Science   

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Uniform Crime Reports   

Howstuffworks "How Police Interrogation Works"   

Welcome to Forensic Magazine Master Index An Introduction to Forensic Firearm Identification

The Lab Home Page   

Forensic Pathology Index   

Crime and Clues   

Crime Scene Investigation   

FSS The Forensic Science Service - UK   

Contents - Forensic Science Communications - January 2007


Craigsnumber Auto expiring. FREE anonymous phone numbers for online safety.

Free Web Proxies

How to Set Up an Offshore Banking Account

Search Google by proxy.

Disposable e-mail address services round-up

dodgeit - free. receive-only. email. no set up. rss.

inurl:"nph-proxy.cgi" "Start browsing through this CGI-based proxy" - Google Search
Long list of CGI proxies.

Do A Background Check On Yourself - Consumerist


Penguin Magic  Index
A forum for discussing magic tricks.

The Magic Cafe Forums - The Magic Café Forum Index       

How to Turn Your Mobile Phone into a Covert Listening Device

CSO Homepage - The site for chief security officers &amp other security executives. - CSO Home Page

Mystery / Detective
Copyright free or expired copyright novels.


Return Fraud -- and How the Criminals Do It

Cons, Frauds and Other Lies   

Crimes of Persuasion   

Urban Legends Reference Pages ATM Camera   

Dark Roasted Blend - How they steal your card at ATM (photos)   

Shoplifting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   

Cheating and Marked Cards - The Gamblers' Crimp | Stealing SuperTarget - How to Hit the Bullseye


Searches only LiveJournal.

Yahoo! Video Japan
A web-video search that looks in personal websites.

PODZINGER starbucks
Search for words spoken in YouTube videos.

Google alternative for searching blogs. Home Page
Google alternative, many search engines in one.
Google search by filetype (it inputs the advanced operators for you).

Directory assistance. 1-800-373-3411


JAJAH - web activated-telephony
Free trial allows one to connect any two numbers for a five minute conversation. This is similar to the calls-for-the-blind service in that it doesn't go
 through like a normal phone call. The person hears a recorded message.

Social engineering reloaded   

Google Maps/IP Locator Mashup

Gummi Bears Can Also Fool Fingerprint Scanners - Independent Tech   

The Metasploit Project   

Tracing An Email   

Thermal keypad combo snooping - hack a day   

Orange Boxing / Caller ID Hacking FAQ   

The SSN Numbering Scheme Tools   

Net Tools

What are numbers that always ring busy?

Portable USB Programs List   

IP Address Locator   

Geolocation IP Address to Country City Region   

FAQ How to find people's E-mail addresses   

DNS tools, DNS hosting tests, WHOIS, traceroute, ping, and other tools.   

Default Passwords   
Default login/password for 1500+ products.


Unique ID - The numbers that control your life   

Brainstorm ID Supply   


Lamination Station   

$2,500 and good bit of technical know-how required to counterfeit a hologram.

Check Washing - WHAT IS IT?

Celtic Kane Online - Project Check Washing
Schneier on Security Check Washing

Schneier on Security Erasable Ink Scam


Paperclip Lock Picking Video   

Video - Making a beer can shim   

Locksport International   
A comic book format guide to lockpicking.

Bump Key HOWTO - Google Video   

Project Autodialer - The inner mind of Kyle Vogt   

Bump keying   

Electroatomics - How to recover a lost Master padlock combination Taking Advantage Of Technology - Beer Can Padlock Shim   

Quick Vibrating Lockpick - Overview   

"TV item about Bumpkeys creates awareness and fear" - includes 65MB .wmv

How to Recover the Combination for a Master Combination Lock   

Guide to Lock Picking   

MIT Guide, Locksmith Course, Impressioning Guide, Videos   


Cheap, Easy, DIY Pick Making   



Contact Us - Blogs Etc. - - Open Public Relations - Publish Press Releases Free of Charge
Free Press Release Distribution Center - - Press Releases


ESV Bible Blog » Mapping New Testament Social Networks
A useful idea for visualizing character relationships. Compare this to the relationship charts provided for Japanese dramas.

See also the Google videos.

CategoryConspiracy theories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Topical Index

Personal Camouflage from FM 21-76 ( - Public Opinion Online   

Orangoo Spell Check - Online spell checking   

List of redundant expressions - Wikipedia
264 of them.

Useful for pop-culture reference.

Simply Scripts

ScriptCrawler (search engine)

Screenplays for You

Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie Scripts

The Luna Lounge   

Internet Movie Script Database (search engine)   

Drew's Script-O-Rama   

The Daily Script   

Awesome Scripts and Screenplays

John August's Downloads


Creative Writing Software from Esoteric Sensationalism   

Horror Writers Association - Writing Tips

40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation - by Dumb Little Man

The Erotic Thesaurus - A Guide to Purple Prose for the Literary Artist

11 Rules of Writing -- a concise guide to important grammar, punctuation, and writing style rules   

TOC About Writing   

Cliche Finder   

Overcoming Procrastination by Steve Pavlina   

Creativity techniques and creative tools for problem solving   

Fifty (50!) Tools which can help you in Writing -

I have requested this comment be deleted.:

I couldn't get these to work with the forum code, so I uploaded an html document on GeoCities.

I also recommend going to the Mycroft Project Search Engine Plugins page and browsing the list there.  They have thousands of search engines you can plug into Firefox.

Charles King:
Thanks Doc,
There goes my afternoon with all those sites, but it looks good. ... Would you mind if I added some of them to my site ? I like to think there are some useful links there as well.

CKing 8)


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