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.
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
Started by James Fouche in The Main Bar Aug 20.
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
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
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
Private Detective Ignatius Jepson goes by the name of Nate. On the mean streets of Seattle he is known as “Nasty.” It is not a nickname he likes, but considering the way he earned it, that nickname isn’t going to be something he will ever get rid of easily. Things don’t come easy to Nate and the way his latest case arrives won’t be easy either.
It was early in the morning a couple of hours before dawn and Nate was on a secluded beach contemplating the meaning of life. More…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on September 13, 2014 at 1:30am
My first bike was a 5-speed Schwinn. The gear shift was in the middle with a big black knob on the end. Banana-type seat. Later, I had a ten speed which I outgrew. In Oskaloosa, I had, for a short time, a three speed several decades old, complete with a headlight. Unfortunately, I kept it in the laundry room and someone stole it. Now I have a ten speed that is just a bit small for me, but it…Continue
Posted by Stephen Brayton on September 13, 2014 at 12:03am
I've just had a story published in "Hardboiled." Unfortunately it is their last issue after almost 25 years of publication.
Some great stories by some great writers, many of whom went on to be very successful authors. Gary Lovisi did an outstanding job as editor/publisher through the years.
The magazine will be missed!
Posted by Jed Power on September 10, 2014 at 8:55am
Posted by Vivienne Diane Neal on September 7, 2014 at 12:53am
I went out for track in both junior high and high school. I never placed in any of my races. I went out for basketball as a junior in high school but the first warm up made my legs hurt for three days.
I'm not a fast runner but I've built up the endurance through taekwondo and through persistence.
I break down my running exercises into two categories. Intervals and…Continue
Posted by Stephen Brayton on September 5, 2014 at 6:02pm