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.
There are times when ideas and direction come slowly but then there are others when you find yourself on a roll. It is like reading a good book when everything flows and you just don't want to stop,…Continue
Has anyone seen either "The Drop" based on a Dennis Lehane short story(he also wrote the screenplay)or "A Walk Amongst the Tombstones," the new film version of Larry Block's novel?After seeing both I…Continue
I have just joined this group so I thought it was about time to briefly introduce myself.I am English and have recently retired from the Met Police after having spent 30 years working as a detective,…Continue
My publisher gave me a challenge...and it sure was a daunting task! Having transcribed to computer, searched and successfully published two of my deceased mother-in law’s books and several short…Continue
Crime is nothing new, it's been around since Eve first ate from the tree, that is if you're a Godly person and a believer. We see, hear and read about it everyday and are often disgusted and appalled…Continue
Not sure if this is where I'm meant to post an introduction, but hey, I'm throwing it out here.So how are you doing?My name's Rick and I'm new to this whole forum scene so I apologize if this is a…Continue
After a long absence, I am back in the writing game with my next book. For those who might wonder why, ask the corrupt US publisher who had me trapped in a three year contract and never paid any…Continue
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Does anyone still read Len Deighton? I see Le Carre feted all over the place and now even authors such as Alan Furst but Deighton' spy novels seem to have gone out of fashion.Maybe it's because he…Continue
Hi all,It's been ages since I've dropped in, but I wanted to extend my thanks to all you CS peeps for your participation in the successful publication of my novel NINE DAYS, which is coming out in…Continue
We can debate whether promotion, word-of-mouth or shopping makes the difference. But why not record what actually happened and over time discover the different ways we are connected to the books we…Continue
Readers who have read A Vampire Named Fred are well aware that Hermie and Al helped Fred and his assistant, Carl, with a couple of issues. While Kermit felt it wasn’t easy being green, being a vampire in these times of extreme prejudice caused by bogus Hollywood movies isn’t easy. Not to mention the fact that cats don’t like vampires and will come by the hundreds to the home and yowl in the yard. Neighbors don’t like that sort of thing.
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on September 29, 2014 at 5:40am
A Case of Noir by Paul D. Brazil takes readers on a dark and twisted road through five chapters. Even though each one is a fairly contained short story, the five chapters link together to form a complex tale featuring Luke Case.
Except his name isn’t really Luke Case. Not…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on September 29, 2014 at 4:53am
Originally published in the excellent anthology, On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir, Bill Crider’s very good and very dark tale “Piano Man” is now available as a short story. Somewhere near Fort Laramie in the year 1880 there sits a place known as the “Bad Dog Saloon.” It is the home for a man who forsook nearly everything else because of the booze. He is known as…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on September 29, 2014 at 3:07am
Jack Reacher was on the west coast when it happened. A sniper, loose in Paris, took a shot at the President of France. The shot was fired from 1400 yards out by someone on an apartment balcony. Some kind of new glass held saving the life of the politician. As the situation was investigated and the reality of just how difficult a shot it was to pull off a list of potential snipers with that kind of skill level was drawn up by those who should know.
It has been determined that…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on September 29, 2014 at 1:34am
One day in August of 1991, I was uptown and saw the local taekwondo club had a special offer of two weeks' free classes. I'd always been interested in martial arts, so I thought this sounded like a good deal and started classes.
I'd been in Oskaloosa less than a year and soon after starting my job at the radio station I joined the local community theatre group. I had been acting in plays since…Continue
Posted by Stephen Brayton on September 26, 2014 at 4:32pm