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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Theresa de Valence updated their profile
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Gegory Taylor is now a member of CrimeSpace
22 hours ago
Robin Richmond left a comment for Cathy A Chance
"what mystery books have you written.Welcome to Crimespace.I am writing my first book a mystery "
Robin Richmond replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion How do you choose a book to read?
"I am reading a lot of books from library.Have formed a mystery reading group in our local library in Wigtown Scotland.I look for books by authors I like and then the librarians make suggestions which are usually spot on"
Robin Richmond replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion Do you care about the author?
"I do not think it is important to now about the author but it is always interesting. I find if I do not like an author I have met I try to avoid their books.I sometimes think this is not to bright. With my late wife I attending many Bouchercons in…"
Robin Richmond left a comment for Jennifer Wise
"Jennifer How is your research going? I am still researching for my book have created most of the characters in it"
Robin Richmond replied to Tom Greer's discussion Crime Readers Here Who Are Also Crime Writers
"I am a reader of mysteries ,  a bookseller and writing first book a mystery"
Robin Richmond left a comment for Viktoria Torzsok
"How is your mystery reading going?"


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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.


Crime Digests/Magazines 10 Replies

Any regular or casual readers of Alfred Hitchcock or Ellery Queen? Any trouble finding them? Do you read them printed or digitally? Are digests still in decline or is there a market for others?Continue


Started by Richard Krauss in Reading Room. Last reply by Richard Krauss on Friday.

Do you care about the author? 25 Replies

I'm wondering how important it is to you as a reader to know details about authors.  Do you care?  Author Anne Perry was convicted of murder as a teenager, does that make a difference in whether or…Continue

Started by J. E. Seymour in The Main Bar. Last reply by Robin Richmond yesterday.

philadelphia / US - Missing person database

Hi does anyone know what the database PPD use for missing persons persons is called? I also would like to know that system is used when checking on a larger scale the photo matches you see on TV that…Continue

Started by N J Kingsley in The Main Bar Jul 5.

Best Cold War Novels List Started on Goodreads 4 Replies

I've just started a "Best Cold War Novels" List at Goodreads.I know this is a crime fiction forum and I plan adding crime-related lists on Goodreads but many people here also may read spy fiction.If…Continue

Tags: Cold, War, espionage, spying, spy

Started by Tom Greer in The Main Bar. Last reply by Tom Greer on Sunday.

Tartan Noir 3 Replies

Most people here, I assume, have heard of Ian Rankin of Rebus fame, but have any of you read any other Scottish crime writers?Tartan Noir is a form of crime fiction particular to Scotland and…Continue

Started by Tom Greer in The Main Bar. Last reply by Tom Greer on Sunday.


From Youngblood Hawke, the '60s movie at least, starring James Franciscus, seems an appropriate word for the sea of offerings to the world by writers seeking recognition, much like a fish trying to…Continue

Started by Dan L. Coleman in The Main Bar Jul 3.

New York Voice 4 Replies

Hi there:My work in progress will include a POV character from the New York / New Jersey area (more New Jersey). I will be writing a close 3rd-person-limited POV and I want to bring as much…Continue

Started by James Buckley in Writer's Den. Last reply by James Buckley Jun 22.

Internet and Identity Theft 2 Replies

I have just finished reading and reviewing a book called 'Evil Shadows' and absolutely shocked by this true story.  I think in this day and age of internet use, everyone should be aware of the…Continue

Tags: mumswritings, readers, book

Started by Dee Owen in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dee Owen Jun 25.

Some advices 4 Replies

Hey! Here i am in a CrimeSpace, good to see you people. A few words about be, in my first post, maid be appropriate, but i will skip that. You will know what, and who i am, by knowing what i do. So i…Continue

Started by Vulkan Pavlov in Writer's Den. Last reply by Vulkan Pavlov Jun 17.

Research resources 5 Replies

My current project involves the murder of a hacker. Does anyone have any suggestions for research resources on hackers and/or hacking?Continue

Started by Michael Allan Scott in Writer's Den. Last reply by Michael Allan Scott Jun 17.

Blog Posts

Great line up of best selling crime authors, police and forensic experts for CSI Portsmouth 2014

I'm delighted to announce the great line up of best selling crime authors, crime experts and officers from Hampshire Police for CSI Portsmouth 2014, part of Portsmouth BookFest, where crime fiction meets crime fact, on Saturday 8 November.

This year joining me on the panel in the morning will be crime author M.C. Beaton with crime experts, Terrence Napier, Footwear Mark Examiner for Hampshire Police…


Posted by Pauline Rowson on July 30, 2014 at 12:01am

THE PARK - New Horror Thriller

The Park by William Wilde - Police hunt an ancient, mythical predator inside a huge, forested city park. At Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KGF0KI6

Posted by William Wilde on July 28, 2014 at 9:48am

COMING ATTRACTIONS and 5 book give-away

Check out the latest books from William Kent Krueger, Kelli Stanley, L.J. Sellers and a new series by Ray Daniel. Also, here's a link to sample 11 chapters from the latest Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child novel. http://kingsriverlife.com/07/26/coming-attractions-end-of-summer-edition/  

And 5 cozy mysteries from Penguin can be yours by emailing…


Posted by Sunny Frazier on July 28, 2014 at 9:46am

Another good year at Bookstock

There is a distinctive change in my signings these days: I'm actually making money.

Most of us who write never talk about the pay, which is usually abysmal. We write because we must, and we write because we have something to say and want people to hear it. Money is nice, but no one being realistic expects to make a fortune.

Most of my signings over the years have ranged from quiet to excellent: before this year, probably the best one took place several years ago at the Borders…


Posted by Stephen Seitz on July 28, 2014 at 12:39am — 1 Comment


The Red Right Hand - Joel Townsley Rogers
With a new introduction by Martin Edwards
There was a Little Man - Who Got Away
But how? He killed St.…

Posted by Colman on July 25, 2014 at 11:45pm



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CrimeSpace will not tolerate abuse, harrassment, offensive material, or irrelevant spam. This will result in either a warning or instant removal from the network.

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All that being said, you'll have to work pretty hard to offend most of the members here. It is a crime fiction site, after all.



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