Welcome To CrimeSpace

Winner of the Spinetingler Magazine Special Services To The Industry Award, CrimeSpace is a place for readers and writers of crime fiction to meet. Find new authors to delve into and discuss the latest in crime fiction. Share photos, videos and make some friends. Pull up a chair at the bar and share your poison.


For those of you looking to join CrimeSpace, the requirements are simple: You need to have a genuine interest in crime fiction. While there are a number of authors on the site, the main focus of CrimeSpace is not promotion. It's community.


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Please read the information on Promotion. Note that the forum is for discussion only, not for blatant self promotion (BSP). Appropriate announcements can be made in the Events forum or your member blog.


New Member, Just Saying 'Hi'

Hi,Glad to be here. I didn't know if there was a 'welcome' thread, so I made one up.Looking forward to getting to know you all!Best wishes,TadeContinue

Started by Tade Thompson in The Main Bar Sep 12.

Shane Gericke

If you know Shane, or even if you don't, please pass along your condolences to him and his family on the passing of his beloved wife, Jerrle. She had been battling metastatic breast cancer  since last October, and she left the hospital Aug. 20 to…Continue

Started by Juli schatz in The Main Bar Sep 1.

Donation Goal Achieved! 1 Reply

Thanks to everyone for their kind contributions, the goal of $USD239 has been achieved.Back to your regular Crimespacing!Cheers,DanielContinue

Started by Daniel Hatadi in CrimeSpace News. Last reply by Randall White Sep 1.

2015 Ned Kelly Winners - Australian Crime Writers Association

The winners were announced last Saturday night.Best First Crime:  Quota, Jock Serong (Text Publishing)Best True Crime:This House of Grief, Helen Garner (Text Publishing)Best Crime:Eden, Candice Fox (Random House)Continue

Tags: Crime, Writers, Association, Australia, Awards

Started by Karen from AustCrime in The Main Bar Aug 24.

As Far As I Recall 1 Reply

Hi All,Being a criminal defense lawyer for nearly forty years in Sweden, I have met many peculiar and wonderful types during my active life. Now I am retired and trying to recall the most significant cases during my career and put them in a book.The…Continue

Started by Carl J Tengstrom in Writer's Den. Last reply by John Baird Rogers Aug 23.

James Ellroy Frustration

Sorry, I haven't been around here enough to know if this will be (1) a worn out subject, or (2) of interest. Nevertheless:Are there any other frustrated James Ellroy fans out there? If so, what are your thoughts? What consolation or advice can you…Continue

Started by James Buckley in Reading Room Aug 22.

Annual Call For Donations 2 Replies

Hey folks,As you may be aware, Ning.com, the company who provides the servers and service for Crimespace to run on, charge an annual fee.The fee is $USD 239.90, and although I do receive donations at times, I'm well short of that target this year.…Continue

Started by Daniel Hatadi in CrimeSpace News. Last reply by Daniel Hatadi Aug 24.

Is it necessary to 'like' your characters? 3 Replies

I write crime fiction/noir, and since those genres generally involve lawbreakers in some form or another, suffice to say, there are 'bad' guys in my stories.  The way I look at it though, is with a realistic point of view.  Some 'good' people have…Continue

Tags: noir, creation, character, fiction, crime

Started by J. F. Juzwik in Writer's Den. Last reply by Gavin Woods Sep 28.

Private Investigator or police force? 15 Replies

I am a first time unpublished novelist. I am looking for info on police procedures in the novel I'm currently working on. To try and keep it as short as possible, my protagonist finds out his brother goes missing. They both live in Canada and it is…Continue

Started by Mark B. Plimley in Writer's Den. Last reply by Mark B. Plimley Aug 23.

Your views wanted please 17 Replies

Hi – as a crime fiction fan can I ask you:Q1 – how do you find new crime writers to read?Q2 – what leads you to try a crime writer for the first time?My 'agenda' is simple, I’m an indie crime writer (…Continue

Started by Iain Parke in The Main Bar. Last reply by Iain Parke Aug 1.

Blog Posts

Review: "King's Ransom: An 87th Precinct Mystery" by Ed McBain

It is October 1960 and Douglas King has worked himself to a position of some power at Granger Shoes. He has plans to move up and take over the shoe company as do others who intended to use him as a small part of their plans. Competing agendas and the future for Douglas King is at stake as his money is tied…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 5, 2015 at 4:44am

Review: "Dragon By The Bay" by Garnett Elliott

A tale by Garnet Elliott is always a good one full of pulpy goodness as Garnet Elliot never disappoints. Such is the case with Dragon By The Bay, his latest novelette set in San Francisco in 1866. The Civil War is over, the Gold Rush is very much on, and people are active above and below ground…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 4, 2015 at 11:09am

Review: "Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins: A Jesse Stone" by Reed Farrel Coleman

“You know what I think, Chief Stone?”

“What’s that?”

“Most of the time he loses, but sometimes the devil wins.” (Page 243)



It isn’t a point Police Chief Jesse Stone can argue. First with the LAPD and now with the Paradise PD, Stone…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 4, 2015 at 11:00am

Review: "Flash And Bang: A Short Mystery Fiction Society Anthology" Edited by J. Alan Hartman

After watching the success of anthologies from other writers groups have had in recent months, the members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society embarked on their own anthology. Over three hundred entries were whittled down to the final nineteen tales showcased in the book. Variety is the key in Flash And…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 4, 2015 at 10:30am

American Violence: An Endless Epidemic

Deep within the streets of the urban American landscape, there exists a harsh reality – it is more perilous to be caught without your gun than to be caught with your gun. Simply put, the streets instill more fear than law enforcement ever…


Posted by Jennifer Chase on September 29, 2015 at 8:59am



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