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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J.R. Lindermuth posted a status
Colman posted a blog post


Synopsis/blurb….A tragic accident? When two bodies are found…See More
Julian Donn replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"Thanks, I'll check it out. Currently reading a series by Baxter Clare, American police novels set in LA. Very readable."
Kevin R. Tipple posted a blog post

My Guest Today

Over 12 years of blogging means there is a lot to read on my blog. Among other things on the blog already this morning is the seasonally appropriate guest post from Jeanne of the Bookblog of the Bristol Public…See More


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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.


Similar to Stuart Macbride, but DARKER?

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

Tags: Macbride, Stuart, Mcrae, Logan, Graphic

Started by Scott Michael Heath in Reading Room Oct 17.

Please help me to find an author similar to J.H Chase.

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.

Cars issued to US detectives. 2 Replies

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

Tags: california, sfpd, vehicles, police

Started by Denis OLeary in The Main Bar. Last reply by Denis OLeary Sep 23.

Iain Ryan – hot tip for fans of James Ellroy 1 Reply

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

Started by James Buckley in The Main Bar. Last reply by Colman Aug 12.

I get it...

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.

Books into Podcasts

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.

Annual Call For Donations 2016 1 Reply

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

Started by Daniel Hatadi in CrimeSpace News. Last reply by Dan L. Coleman Oct 6.

Best crime novels set in the 1960s 12 Replies

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

Tags: novels, crime, 1960s

Started by Peter Bartram in The Main Bar. Last reply by Peter Bartram on Monday.

Speaking of drinking...

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.

Please help me find this book 4 Replies

This is driving me mad! I was in a cafe last weekend and overheard two women talking about a new crime writer (Campbell, Cameron, something like that) and her book, I don't know if/when it was published but it sounded great and right up my street-…Continue

Started by Elsie in The Main Bar. Last reply by Susan Sep 25.

Blog Posts


A tragic accident?
When two bodies are found sprawled at the bottom of the Devil's Kitchen in the mountains of Snowdonia, it's believed the man found dead killed his wife and then committed a suicide. But something doesn't…

Posted by Colman on October 25, 2016 at 6:41pm

My Guest Today

Over 12 years of blogging means there is a lot to read on my blog. Among other things on the blog already this morning is the seasonally appropriate guest post from Jeanne of the Bookblog of the Bristol Public Library. See what she has to say regarding “A Legend is Born.”…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 25, 2016 at 12:20pm

Review: Robert B. Parker’s Debt To Pay by Reed Farrel Coleman

Late summer and Paradise, Massachusetts has been pretty calm. The biggest issue has been some petty vandalism. For Police Chief Jesse Stone the break from anything significant has been good as he is a bit preoccupied with his personal life. On the plus side, there is Diana who is becoming increasingly important to…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 23, 2016 at 2:17am


Mike McCrary, author of the recently enjoyed Genuinely Dangerous was the latest to submit to a gentle inquisition.

Over at his website - his bio gives up the following detail......

Mike is a…


Posted by Colman on October 21, 2016 at 6:50pm

Recent Review

Published in 2015 by All Due Respect Books, Crooked Roads: Crime Stories by Alec Cizak features fifteen previously published short stories. Published in print and online the tales reflect flawed characters, crimes of various types, and situations where there are no easy answers.

The rest of my…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 21, 2016 at 2:28am



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Email addresses are not made available by default, but CrimeSpace cannot be held responsible for information placed in public view by members. Please be aware that search engines can see everything the other members can.

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

CrimeSpace also reserves the right to remove members without notice or reason.

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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