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.
Hello CrimeSpace community,I joined this awesome group several years ago, got lost in a sea of other responsibilities, and am now returning and can't wait to look around! I"m curious to see who's here and what people are talking about.Wishing…Continue
Hi there Crimespace people. I have just joined here, on the recommendation of a friend from Goodreads. I have been a fan of Stuart Macbride's Logan Mcrae since the beginning (Cold Granite), yet I feel the violence and gore in the later novels…Continue
Started by Scott Michael Heath in Reading Room Oct 17.
HelloI've been (and still is) a great fan of books written by James Hadley Chase but unfortunately i recently finished the last one and, literally knowing them all by heart thus not finding any sense in reading them again (for now), decided to pick…Continue
Started by Alexander in Reading Room Oct 5.
My work-in-progress is a crime novel set in California. The protagonist is a long-serving detective in Robbery/Homicide in San Francisco. What I need to know is about the cars they drive. Is there one issued to them, or do they use their own car…Continue
Hi Guys:If you've read my previous posts, you'll know I'm a huge James Ellroy fan. You'll also have noticed that I've been disappointed by Ellroy's recent work. Anyway, I've discovered a new author who takes a lot from Ellroy, but whose work I've…Continue
Hey, everyone.Just joined up and reading your introductions - I get it. I have been a member of other groups online where, no matter what, someone says, "Yeah, that's just like my character in my latest novel..." It's a tough racket being an…Continue
Started by James Roby in The Main Bar Aug 6.
I just started listening to This is Rage, which is a podcast version of the book by Ken Goldstein. I found it while looking through the new and noteworthy section on iTunes and I'm hooked. Have you guys heard it? What do you think about turning…Continue
Started by Michelle Lancaster in The Main Bar Aug 6.
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 last year I made a similar call for donations to meet that fee. And then I posted to…Continue
I've been asked to write an article on the 10 best crime novels set in the 1960s. I've got my own ideas - but I'd like to hear what other people think. Any suggestions?Continue
I'm back after many years locked away. Not in prison away, something much more boring.I remember a thread about what makes a proper Manhattan. But since I've been gone I realize that a Manhattan is really a lot of hard work, and all the young people…Continue
Started by Chip Cook in Schmooze Lounge Jul 1.
As a mystery/suspense author and an avid mystery reader, I'm constantly amazed at the number of books out there to choose from. And, with so many "free" books available, I'm seeing a trend lately.
Readers are downloading the free books and the books that are on sale and they seem to be less inclined to pay full price. Even if full price for an eBook is less than $3.99. It reminds me of the old saying, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?"
Which, I think, is sad.…Continue
Posted by Patricia Gligor on December 6, 2016 at 1:00am
Photo courtesy of kotatv.com.
Once the horrific act of murder has been committed, there is generally a relatively short window of time for law enforcement to solve the mystery. As time passes, the chance of a solving a murder case dwindles significantly.
And, the reason is simple—witnesses’ memories fade, valuable evidence begins to vanish or disintegrate, and police resources are reallocated. These seemingly forgotten…Continue
Posted by Jennifer Chase on December 2, 2016 at 6:28am
Photo courtesy of cantebury.ac.uk.
Throughout history, law enforcement has developed many tools to combat, and protect us against, the dangerous criminals who unfortunately live among us. Over the past 50 or so years, one such highly effective tool that has gained significant traction and attention is “behavioral profiling.”
No other law enforcement agency has dedicated more time and resources to perfecting behavioral…Continue
Posted by Jennifer Chase on December 2, 2016 at 6:24am
Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen is the sequel to the popular Riley Reed cozy mystery, Murdered in the Man Cave, by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.
Interior design consultant Riley Reed’s blog is full of helpful advice on home décor,…
Posted by R. Barri Flowers on November 27, 2016 at 6:47am