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.

JOINING CRIMESPACE

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

Gavin Woods left a comment for Victoria Dougherty
"Hi Victoria. I'm in the middle of writing my first novel. I've just started reading some Raymond Chandler. Which other Noir/Detective novels do you recommend?"
24 minutes ago
Gavin Woods replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"It feels great as it is all coming together. When I started putting ideas down on paper I didn't realise they would start to build into a proper story. I'm probably aiming for about the same 75-80,000 would be doable without killing the…"
35 minutes ago
Gavin Woods replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"Indeed I.J. I have got a secondary plot going on that, at various points, is intertwined with the main one. It is something to fall back on."
39 minutes ago
Gavin Woods replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"Thanks Rick. James Patterson and Raymond Chandler have been my reading material recently."
44 minutes ago
Jed Power replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"Good to hear someone with I. J.'s skill sometimes does it this way. I'm 35,000 words into a first draft that will end somewhere between 70,000 to 90,000 words. Final book will probably be low 70's. Just had a bare bones idea when I…"
1 hour ago
Rick Taylor replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"I agree with everything you have said here. I'm so happy that you mentioned Sherlock Holmes, as great a character as he is I have always thought he was too close to perfect, granted he has the odd flaw but he was almost elevated to near…"
4 hours ago
Colman posted blog posts
9 hours ago
Liam Saville replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"I agree with you Dana, I don't agree with a lot of what he wrote either.  For myself, in my own policing career, what I took out of it was that at times you may be faced with some difficult decisions. In making your decision, you have to…"
15 hours ago

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The fine line 8 Replies

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post, life got in the way a bit, but here I am again so...In my previous post I spoke about something related to the point I want to make with this one. I last…Continue

Started by Rick Taylor in The Main Bar. Last reply by Rick Taylor 4 hours ago.

We seem to have aquired a troll 4 Replies

I see a ton of posts from what appears to be a Nigerian scammer. Stephanie Assa. Interesting choice of venues, Stephanie. Did you think none of us would know anything about crime?Continue

Started by J. E. Seymour in The Main Bar. Last reply by Gavin Woods Oct 18.

BELGIAN DETECTIVE FICTION 4 Replies

Does anyone know of any English language crime novels set in Belgium since 1945 please?Continue

Started by Craig Pickering in The Main Bar. Last reply by Craig Pickering Oct 18.

New to the scene 4 Replies

I just joined Crimespace yesterday and so far I'm really enjoying what I see. I wish I had found this site a few years ago when I was working on my first novel. I hope to get an opportunity to…Continue

Started by Dewayne King in The Main Bar. Last reply by I. J. Parker Oct 16.

Writing Virgin 24 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm in the middle of writing my first Detective/Crime Novel. I'm up to just under 26,000 words. Does anyone have any useful hints or tips on putting your first novel together?Continue

Started by Gavin Woods in The Main Bar. Last reply by Gavin Woods 35 minutes ago.

Anyone know a cop/detective I could contact for my book? 3 Replies

Its been awhile since I've posted hereI'm looking for a cop or a detective ( male or female- not particular) who would be interested in helping me out with a few procedural details in the next two…Continue

Started by Frank Zubek in Writer's Den. Last reply by Dana King Oct 7.

Free Criminal Minds course 3 Replies

Hey guys,I just came accross this free course called, Understanding the Origins of Crime,…Continue

Tags: course, writing, crime

Started by Tansy Bradshaw in The Main Bar. Last reply by Gavin Woods Oct 9.

Do you ever find it hard to stop writing? 3 Replies

There are times when ideas and direction come slowly but then there are others when you find yourself on a roll. It is like reading a good book when everything flows and you just don't want to stop,…Continue

Started by Mark Roope in The Main Bar. Last reply by Jed Power Sep 28.

New Lehane & Block Movies 2 Replies

Has anyone seen either "The Drop" based on a Dennis Lehane short story(he also wrote the screenplay)or "A Walk Amongst the Tombstones," the new film version of Larry Block's novel?After seeing both I…Continue

Started by Jed Power in The Main Bar. Last reply by Jed Power Sep 26.

It's about time 24 Replies

I have just joined this group so I thought it was about time to briefly introduce myself.I am English and have recently retired from the Met Police after having spent 30 years working as a detective,…Continue

Tags: Sailing, Police, Crime

Started by Mark Roope in The Main Bar. Last reply by Liam Saville Oct 3.

Blog Posts

BRIAN STODDART - A MADRAS MIASMA

Synopsis/blurb……
Madras in the 1920s. The British are slowly losing the grip on the subcontinent. The end of the colonial enterprise is in sight and the city on India’s east coast is teeming with intrigue. A grisly murder takes place against the backdrop of political tension and…
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Posted by Colman on October 23, 2014 at 6:03pm

Life in a Haunted House

We never get any trick-or-treaters. I can tell myself that it’s because we’re the only house on a dead-end street and surely, being off the beaten path is part of the problem. But if I’m to be completely honest, it’s because I know that little kids are afraid of our home.

Yes, we live in THAT…

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Posted by Victoria Dougherty on October 23, 2014 at 9:41am

ROBERT SILVERBERG - PICKUP

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A crime noir gem from 1964 by Science Fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg.
 
Love 'em... and leave 'em. That is small-time criminal Jimmy Henstall's first rule in life, as he travels all over the country,…
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Posted by Colman on October 22, 2014 at 6:06pm

J Jay Brighton returns to Crimespace with BURNEM

BURNEM will hit Kindle's Bookstore in time for Columbus Day weekend, October 10, 2014, a full three weeks earlier than expected thanks to Amazon's publishing efficiency.  A preview of my new novel is now available on Amazon and can be accessed…

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Posted by jjaybrighton on October 22, 2014 at 9:21am

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: Murder in Maui\Murder in Honolulu\Seduced to Kill in Kauai

 

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle contains three full length bestselling suspense thriller novels by R. Barri Flowers, including Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai. 



Murder in Maui: A Leila Kahana Mystery is a police…

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Posted by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:18am

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