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I am a first time unpublished novelist. I am looking for info on police procedures in the novel I'm currently working on. To try and keep it as short as possible, my protagonist finds out his brother goes missing. They both live in Canada and it is…Continue
Hi – as a crime fiction fan can I ask you:Q1 – how do you find new crime writers to read?Q2 – what leads you to try a crime writer for the first time?My 'agenda' is simple, I’m an indie crime writer (…Continue
I recently discovered Jonathan Valin, author of the Harry Stoner mystery series. I'm in the middle of SECOND CHANCE (1991) and loving it so far.From what I understand he wrote about 14 novels, but stopped around the mid 90s. Shame, because he's a…Continue
Started by Trace Conger in Reading Room Feb 7.
What's the story on this character who seems to do nothing except Blatant Self-promotion?Isn't there any rule agains BSP with absolutely no other contribution to the site? Personally I wouldn't buy any of his books because of it.Continue
I have two books ready to be edited. One the fourth in a crime series. The other the first in another crime series. What are the logistics of having two edited at once? Seems it might be daunting and confusing. Use the same editor? I do have one…Continue
I have two books ready to be edited. One the fourth in a crime series. The other the first in another crime series. What are the logistics on having two edited at once? Seems it might be daunting and confusing. Use the same editor? I do have one I…Continue
I get asked sometimes why I chose to write mysteries. Surely, there are other genres out there. Some may say that so-called "literary fiction" is better and more impressive. So, why choose genre fiction? Why mysteries?
After some thinking, I've traced my interest in mysteries all the way back to when I was a kid in grade school. My mom would take my brother and I to the library in the summer so we could get books. Sometimes, if we were lucky, we'd go to a bookstore and be able to…Continue
Posted by C.E. Newsom on August 1, 2015 at 8:50am
It is nearly ten months since AHMM has had my latest offering (submitted online)--a short story. Ordinarily I hear back in, say, three or four months. (Two emails to editor asking for status, was assured, apologetically) that more time was needed. The Strand has had another mystery of mine for more than a year--and doesn't respond to my inquiries for information at all! But DID respond when I asked under separate cover: "Are you still an active mystery magazine?" Answer: "We are still in…Continue
Posted by nick spencer on July 25, 2015 at 1:49pm
If you are a teen and run afoul of the law in Blackburn, Massachusetts, you are going to experience some bad times out on a rock out in the harbor. According to Sheila Gates, who comes to Spenser on the recommendation of Rita Fiore, her son Dillion Yates was put out there by a local judge. Making a fake twitter account for his vice principal and making some smart aleck tweets got him charged with terrorism, stalking, and making threats against an administrator.…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on July 24, 2015 at 3:17am