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.

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Rick Taylor replied to Rick Taylor's discussion Crime and the everyday
"It's much like one of the main characters in the project I'm working on, he's a note passer between gangs, a product of his environment that wants better for himself but his habitat offers him little chances. A conflicted character…"
20 hours ago
J. E. Seymour replied to Rick Taylor's discussion Crime and the everyday
"My protagonist is a "bad" guy, but I work hard to make him sympathetic and likeable.  He doesn't think he's a bad guy, he's a father and a husband and just wants to be left alone.  But he's certainly committed…"
20 hours ago
Rick Taylor replied to Rick Taylor's discussion Crime and the everyday
"In the everyday no one is perfect and we all make mistakes, are wronged and do wrong as well as doing what we feel is right, most often we sit between blurred lines even if we don't realise it. This type of entertainment exploits that truth and…"
20 hours ago
Dana King replied to Rick Taylor's discussion Crime and the everyday
"As John McFetridge pointed out at least year's Bouchercon, "everyone is the hero of their own story." Cartoonish bad guys may be fun when you're a kid, but, as adults, the stories are far more intriguing when even the bad guy has…"
21 hours ago
Pauline Rowson posted a status
"Great audience at the Emsworth WI last week at my talk on crime writing & my crime novels"
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Pauline Rowson posted photos
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Rick Taylor replied to Rick Taylor's discussion Crime and the everyday
"That's a really good point and one I wanted to cover in my next discussion post, why characters we should hate we find so compelling. As I said in my reply I enjoy trying to understand lifestyles that are different to my own. What's…"
yesterday
Stewart P Evans left a comment for Liz Boughton
"Liz, email sent.  You are wise not to do Facebook, I am on it but rarely go there. I'm not mean!  When Patsy was about to publish her Jack the Ripper book I appeared on the BBC six o'clock news saying that if anyone wanted the…"
yesterday

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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.

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The Story behind the Story

My publisher gave me a challenge...and it sure was a daunting task!  Having transcribed to computer, searched and successfully published two of my deceased mother-in law’s books and several short…Continue

Started by Dee Owen in Schmooze Lounge on Tuesday.

Crime and the everyday 8 Replies

Crime is nothing new, it's been around since Eve first ate from the tree, that is if you're a Godly person and a believer. We see, hear and read about it everyday and are often disgusted and appalled…Continue

Started by Rick Taylor in The Main Bar. Last reply by Rick Taylor 20 hours ago.

A little out there 5 Replies

Not sure if this is where I'm meant to post an introduction, but hey, I'm throwing it out here.So how are you doing?My name's Rick and I'm new to this whole forum scene so I apologize if this is a…Continue

Started by Rick Taylor in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dana King yesterday.

THE WAR BETWEEN THE COVERS

After a long absence, I am back in the writing game with my next book. For those who might wonder why, ask the corrupt US publisher who had me trapped in a three year contract and never paid any…Continue

Tags: james, fouche, africa, south, attack

Started by James Fouche in The Main Bar Aug 20.

Funeral in Berlin 1 Reply

Does anyone still read Len Deighton? I see Le Carre feted all over the place and now even authors such as Alan Furst but Deighton' spy novels seem to have gone out of fashion.Maybe it's because he…Continue

Started by Tom Greer in The Main Bar. Last reply by Martin Roy Hill Sep 12.

success story 1 Reply

Hi all,It's been ages since I've dropped in, but I wanted to extend my thanks to all you CS peeps for your participation in the successful publication of my novel NINE DAYS, which is coming out in…Continue

Started by minervaK in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dan L. Coleman Aug 25.

Where and why did you buy that book? 10 Replies

We can debate whether promotion, word-of-mouth or shopping makes the difference. But why not record what actually happened and over time discover the different ways we are connected to the books we…Continue

Tags: word-of-mouth, promotion, influences, behavior, buying

Started by Richard Krauss in Reading Room. Last reply by J. E. Seymour on Sunday.

Crime Digests/Magazines 10 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

Tags: EQMM, AHMM

Started by Richard Krauss in Reading Room. Last reply by Richard Krauss Jul 26.

Do you care about the author? 25 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 Robin Richmond Jul 30.

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.

Blog Posts

Review: "Nasty" by Bret R. Wright

Private Detective Ignatius Jepson goes by the name of Nate. On the mean streets of Seattle he is known as “Nasty.” It is not a nickname he likes, but considering the way he earned it, that nickname isn’t going to be something he will ever get rid of easily. Things don’t come easy to Nate and the way his latest case arrives won’t be easy either.

 

 It was early in the morning a couple of hours before dawn and Nate was on a secluded beach contemplating the meaning of life. More…

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Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on September 13, 2014 at 1:30am

Fitness Writing, Part V

biking My first bike was a 5-speed Schwinn. The gear shift was in the middle with a big black knob on the end. Banana-type seat. Later, I had a ten speed which I outgrew. In Oskaloosa, I had, for a short time, a three speed several decades old, complete with a headlight. Unfortunately, I kept it in the laundry room and someone stole it. Now I have a ten speed that is just a bit small for me, but it…

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Posted by Stephen Brayton on September 13, 2014 at 12:03am

Hardboiled is No More

I've just had a story published in "Hardboiled."  Unfortunately it is their last issue after almost 25 years of publication.

Some great stories by some great writers, many of whom went on to be very successful authors.  Gary Lovisi did an outstanding job as editor/publisher through the years.

The magazine will be missed!

Posted by Jed Power on September 10, 2014 at 8:55am

Fitness Writing, Part IV

Running I went out for track in both junior high and high school. I never placed in any of my races. I went out for basketball as a junior in high school but the first warm up made my legs hurt for three days.

I'm not a fast runner but I've built up the endurance through taekwondo and through persistence.

I break down my running exercises into two categories. Intervals and…

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Posted by Stephen Brayton on September 5, 2014 at 6:02pm

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