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.

Latest Activity

Dana King replied to Richard Krauss's discussion Crime Digests/Magazines
"Spinetingler is a first rate site, with non-fiction and reviews, as well."
42 minutes ago
Dana King replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion Do you care about the author?
"Tom, I agree. I just won't let them have any of my money, should they pass a certain threshold of disgustingness."
43 minutes ago
Tom Greer replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion Do you care about the author?
"Orwell said about Dali, "You can admire the art even if you think the artist is a disgusting human being." Applies to authors as well."
5 hours ago
Tom Greer replied to Tom Greer's discussion Best Cold War Novels List Started on Goodreads
"Feel free to give it a read, Colman"
5 hours ago
J. E. Seymour replied to Richard Krauss's discussion Crime Digests/Magazines
"Are you just asking about those two, or are you interested in others?  Because there are a ton of crime fiction magazines, some print, some only digital.  I wasn't aware that either AHMM or EQMM were available in digital…"
12 hours ago
Karen from AustCrime replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"Been very lucky recently to read a number of this years entries in the Ngaio Marsh Awards (NZ) - so Joe Victim by Paul Cleave, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, The Beckoning Ice by Joan Druett, Frederick's Coat by Allan Duff, My Brother's…"
17 hours ago
Richard Krauss replied to Richard Krauss's discussion Crime Digests/Magazines
"Thanks Jed. I imagine there are plenty of readers willing to pay to read crime fiction magazines, but publishers haven't figured out how to reach us. There was a rather surprising article about how revenue for comics (mostly due to digital)…"
Jed Power replied to Richard Krauss's discussion Crime Digests/Magazines
"I have a subscription to both and read about half the stories in each. The others are usually in a sub-genre I'm not interested in. Except for those two, and the Strand, (which I'm boycotting because they don't respond to submissions)…"


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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 4 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 Dana King 42 minutes ago.

Do you care about the author? 24 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 Dana King 43 minutes ago.

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 2 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 5 hours ago.

Tartan Noir

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 Jul 3.


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



For sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic—until a student she’d never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he’s dead and she’s stuck with a cane and one question she can’t let go: Why her? All she wants is for life to get back to normal. Better than normal,…


Posted by Colman on July 23, 2014 at 11:53pm

Sheriff Dan Rhodes is back in "Half In Love With Artful Death" by Bill Crider

Burt Collins is just one of those difficult folks that Sheriff Dan Rhodes has to deal with on a daily basis. Burt Collins has a very narrow view of the world and Rhodes has to listen to him complain and demand action. His latest issue is that he doesn't like the artists that have shown up all over Clearview, Texas. To hear Burt Collins talk those artists, who are in town for a workshop being taught by a couple of county residents, are an infestation that has to be removed before they ruin…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on July 23, 2014 at 2:30am

Review: "The Untreed Detectives" edited by J. Alan Hartman

After a short introduction to the book by, publisher J. Alan Hartman, it is on to the twelve short stories. Some are written by names you may recognize. Others by names that are unfamiliar to you. All authors involved have weaved a complex tale very worthy of their inclusion in The Untreed Detectives anthology released last year.


Kara L. Barney leads things off with “A Knife in the Dark.” This story is set in the time before Sherlock became legendary. Watson has…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on July 23, 2014 at 1:21am

Review: "The Shamus Sampler II" edited by Jochem Vandersteen

Editor Jochem Vandersteen crafted a very good read with The Shamus Sampler and does it again with The Shamus Sampler II. The 13 stories in the book are all good ones though they go about things in very different ways. By doing so the authors show in very practical terms the argument put forth by author Timothy Hallinan in the introduction that the private…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on July 23, 2014 at 12:44am




Posted by Colman on July 22, 2014 at 11:20pm



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