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.
Once in, TV, movies etc. will be a great place to discuss. Hope admin approves the likes of us. lol I've been here for several years but with you lot, well, I'll be spending more time here than…Continue
The WSJ has a very good and perhaps provocative article about popular culture, Elmore Leonard, and some TV series. Some will agree with the premise; others might be pig-biting mad. But a good read.…Continue
I've see a lot of so-called mysteries lately that really meant to be something else. Only about an hour ago, I discarded a book by a writer who came very highly recommended. It was a historical…Continue
This site has been practically dead for the last week and barely breathing for months now.Given that plus the fact that I'm practically the only one to check in several times a day and post whenever…Continue
I am not too terribly well versed in crime fiction, being fairly new to the genre, so I was hoping some people that know more might be able to help me find some interesting books. I have long been…Continue
Accidentally (luckily!) came across GRIND JOINT while searching to see if Charlie Stella has recently published anything I haven't read. It seems Stella wrote the Introduction to Mr. King's…Continue
The middle of a story. In so many stories authors fluff and stuff it with extraneous wording, unimportant to the story, like belles lettres; whole chapters in some cases to add girth to the thing.…Continue
Suppose it's a matter of personal taste and experience, but since I haven't read all crime writers/stories--who really has?--what might be the opinion here of the brains versus brawn crime novel…Continue
The Controversial Life of a Book: The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray is now at Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto's Weblog.
Posted by Mitzi Szereto on December 12, 2013 at 9:30am
Posted by Iain Parke on December 12, 2013 at 3:28am
Reviewing collections and anthologies can be tricky due to the nature of the short stories involved. One does not want to say too much and ruin the reads. Such is the case here with Thuglit: Issue 7 where the reading is once again very good.
Kim wasn’t really obtainable in “Mouthbreather” by Joe Gifford. The man known as “Slim” has always been at her beck and call since they grew up together in different trailers in “Copperhead Canyon. A bond that even his wife…Continue
Hackett has a serious problem and his therapist by the name of Loebner is not helping at all. Hackett has told him again and again that his dream every night is always the same. Hackett dreams that a mysterious caller rings him up and tells him he has to drive to Cleveland. In his dream he gets dressed and goes out to his car where a briefcase is waiting for him on the passenger seat. He drives the briefcase to Cleveland and then drives back. Since the very real drive takes four hours to…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on December 10, 2013 at 1:09am
Decided what to write for the Debut Dagger. Two or three years ago I started a fantasy novel and abandoned it. I revisited it a few times but could never get beyond about chapter 4.
I realised it was the characters I couldn't let go of, whereas the story itself was - poor :D
Then some real-life events and a bit of brainstorming suggested a story that these characters seemed to fit a lot better than they did a fantasy, so I decided to write it. 1800 words in so far and I still…Continue
Posted by Alex Sweeney on December 7, 2013 at 9:55pm