Crime Online: How web-writers subvert the genre of crime fiction
New media is a completely new form of writing, but it has evolved from other media and genres.
Writers have developed poetry, programming, video and cartoons, to name just a few. Here are some creative web-writing projects that have taken crime writing as inspiration, in various ways.
Online crime magazines, SHOTS
Writer of Roman historical detective novels… Lindsey Davis
Molly Brown’s website, accompanying her period whodunnit “Invitation to a Funeral”
The Heist: A hypertext crime novel, a bit primitive by today’s standards, by Walter Sorrel
Clues: Rob Kendall’s poem series dressed up as a noir mystery
MOOs are one way to role-play online and there have certainly been crimes in cyberspace, the most well-known being a rape which occurred in LambdaMOO, reported by Julian Dibbell in his noted essay, chapter one of his book My Tiny Life