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.
I've see a lot of so-called mysteries lately that really meant to be something else. Only about an hour ago, I discarded a book by a writer who came very highly recommended. It was a historical…Continue
This site has been practically dead for the last week and barely breathing for months now.Given that plus the fact that I'm practically the only one to check in several times a day and post whenever…Continue
I am not too terribly well versed in crime fiction, being fairly new to the genre, so I was hoping some people that know more might be able to help me find some interesting books. I have long been…Continue
Accidentally (luckily!) came across GRIND JOINT while searching to see if Charlie Stella has recently published anything I haven't read. It seems Stella wrote the Introduction to Mr. King's…Continue
The middle of a story. In so many stories authors fluff and stuff it with extraneous wording, unimportant to the story, like belles lettres; whole chapters in some cases to add girth to the thing.…Continue
Suppose it's a matter of personal taste and experience, but since I haven't read all crime writers/stories--who really has?--what might be the opinion here of the brains versus brawn crime novel…Continue
So how many of y'all do research in "released" FBI and CIA files? I came across this one today and the blotting just cracked me up. It's begging for us to fill in the gaps with a fabulous spy…Continue
For anyone who does print books through Create Space, their expanded distribution is now offered for free. I've never understood why one would not be in the expanded program (except for the $25.00…Continue
Might have mentioned this before from folks more knowledgeable, but apparently not to my satisfaction. I was wondering if printed books might somehow be published at prices so reasonable that they…Continue
A visit to the newly refurbished Sandhurst Library in Bracknell Forest on 4 December was the perfect way to finish a busy year of talks and public appearances in 2013. Not only were the audience lovely and packed with some die hard DI Andy Horton fans but after my talk about murder, crime and bodies there was a gorgeous English tea complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and cream,…Continue
Posted by Pauline Rowson on December 6, 2013 at 7:51pm
Reeves has come back home to Minnesota and the small town he grew up in to find the town has changed in many ways. The local Ford Plant has closed and the economic pain of that is just one of the things that continue to haunt the town. He has changed as well thanks to growing up and serving in the military though many folks don’t seem inclined to talk to him. The various ghosts of the past and shattered dreams haunt the town as well as Reeves and there are no easy answers for…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on December 2, 2013 at 11:36pm
Great news for my fellow CrimeSpace readers: StoneThread Publishing is offering all of its titles in any e-book format (Kindle/Nook/Kobo/Apple, pdf, etc.) for 50% off between now and December 24th. In addition, StoneThread is offering a FREE fiction sampler.
Of course, I hope you'll take a look at my thriller, 13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy. Among the StoneThread titles I've read and recommend are The Grave on Peckerwood Hill…Continue
Posted by L. A. Starks on December 2, 2013 at 7:07am
I know. Everybody has bad days but don't you feel some people have more than their fair share? You may even think this about yourself.
As writers, bad days can turn into opportunities for story content. So, feel free to use any of my experiences in one of your…Continue
Posted by Stephen Brayton on November 29, 2013 at 4:51pm