Old Bailey Online· contains the proceedings of London’s Old Bailey from 1674 to 1834. The Old Bailey is the name of London’s primary criminal court, and this recently organized Web site contains the records of more than 100,000 trials. Great material for aspiring or even already accomplished mystery writers. In fact, it’s already been mined for that purpose and for movies too. With 100,000 cases, there should be some material left. has aids for writers and advice on how to overcome writer’s block. (What is writer’s block?)

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