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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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michael draper left a comment for Joyce Nance
"Hi Joyce; Hope you're well. I'm doing well but fighting lung cancer. We corresponded about my novel, "Splattered Blood." Did you ever check it out? IT has gotten excellent reviews. I still have an author supply if interested in a…"
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Donna Fletcher Crow posted a status
"Tour BAth with #JaneAusten lots of pictures #giveaway http://j.mp/1jH61bA"
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Donna Fletcher Crow posted a status
"#Shakespeare, #DorothyLSayers, #JaneAusten in #literary suspense http://j.mp/1jH4y52"
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Bret Wright posted a status
"So, first, I finally remembered I had this page and, second, I actually remembered both the member name and the password. Holy shmolies!"
20 hours ago
Bret Wright posted a status
"Wow . . . been a looooong while since I posted on here. Actually, I'd forgotten all about my page here. I've been a very busy boy with work"
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Bret Wright and Reece Hirsch are now friends
20 hours ago
John Baird replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"Oh yes. And I read Moonlight Mile not so long ago... Good suggestion."
John Baird replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"Interesting. In the UK about 60% of crime fiction is bought by women but how many of them prefer a female lead?"


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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.


Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature? 5 Replies

Well represented in TV shows and comic books, the US has a strong history of crime stopping twosomes (Batman & Robin, Starsky & Hutch etc…) but what about in crime novels? Most of the best…Continue

Started by John Baird in The Main Bar. Last reply by John Baird yesterday.


I received his novel, "Target Lancer" in my book bag at LCC Monterey. I've never heard of this author, Max Allan Collins, totally off my radar. The book is fact-based about an attempt on JFK's life…Continue

Tags: to, Road, noir, Chandler, Perdition

Started by Sunny Frazier in Reading Room. Last reply by I. J. Parker on Monday.

Police crime novels 21 Replies

Hi I am looking for recommendations. I would like to find police crime novels with up to date forensics and police procedures. Any good suggestions. MarianContinue

Started by Marian in The Main Bar. Last reply by Katie Schnack on Monday.

Translation of Peter Temple's Truth in Greek, discussion - feedback 13 Replies

First of all I have to introduce myself.I am George, 33, noir aficionado and translator by profession.I 've done some titles by now, notably Burroughs' Junky, Naked Lunch, Queer and Hippos (in…Continue

Started by George Betsos in The Main Bar. Last reply by Daniel Hatadi on Tuesday.

Banville/Black on LARB 5 Replies

Just thought I'd let you all know there's a very interesting article in the Los Angeles Review of Books this morning. John Banville/Benjamin Black is interviewed by Jon Wiener. While I'm not a fan of…Continue

Started by Lee Lamothe in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dana King Mar 20.

The Writing Process 17 Replies

What do you enjoy most about writing and what do you like least in the process?I'll start.For me the best part is getting started. I'm a planner so  I enjoy taking a couple of days and working out…Continue

Started by David DeLee in Writer's Den. Last reply by Debbie Bennett on Tuesday.

So, What's Everyone Working On 36 Replies

For the writers, what are you currently working on?  And how's it going?I'm waiting for edits back on my latest Grace deHaviland novel and half way through writing my second Nick Lafferty…Continue

Started by David DeLee in The Main Bar. Last reply by Karyn J. Powers Apr 19.

Veronica Mars

From TV…Continue

Started by David DeLee in Box Office Mar 12.


Please read the text box on the main page that says "BEFORE YOU POST TO THE FORUM".Note that purely promotional posts will be routinely deleted from the forum. Your member blog is the place for that…Continue

Started by Daniel Hatadi in The Main Bar Mar 5.

DNA & Fingerprints on cigarette butt left out in rain 8 Replies

Hi,If a cigarette butt is left in the rain, what if any dna would be left?additionally wd rain/water degrade a fingerprint on same butt?thanks DanContinue

Tags: cigarette, dna, fingerprint

Started by dan petrosini in The Main Bar. Last reply by dan petrosini Mar 26.

Blog Posts

Anna Pigeon is back in "Destroyer Angel" by Nevada Barr

It was supposed to be a simple and relaxing float trip for National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon and friends. Heath Jarod and her daughter, Elizabeth, will be along as will Leah and her daughter, Katie. Both the girls are teens and have little in common. The Fox River in Northern Minnesota is the destination. The trip is to serves as a much needed break for Anna as well as a way to test various methods and equipment for paraplegics to access the wildness. For Heath the trip is another…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on April 23, 2014 at 12:28pm

The story behind the detective - DI Andy Horton in Death Surge

The inspiration for Death Surge came like all the other novels in the series featuring the flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton from the location. It is locations that inspire me and with the…


Posted by Pauline Rowson on April 22, 2014 at 6:00pm

Review: "Wrecked" by Tricia Fields

The series that began with the award winning, The Territory, and continued in Scratchgravel Road, continues in the recently released Wrecked. While this novel could be read as a standalone, because of the numerous references to the two prior books scattered throughout this novel, readers who have read the earlier works will appreciate this one more. Some of those references are clear spoilers for the prior books.


Deep in…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on April 19, 2014 at 11:38pm

A Breach of Etiqette

She awoke with intense pain, in her head, her back. Dense smoke filled the air and flames leapt along the wall across from where she lay. Ghostly figures moved around her. Were they shouting? She only heard whispers above the ringing in her ears. Warm blood ran down her face. It was hard to breath. The stench of melted plastic was intolerable.

The last thing she remembered was sitting across from that dreadful young executive. She could not comprehend that despite her seventy years of…


Posted by Karyn J. Powers on April 19, 2014 at 11:30am

Attack of the M's, Part II

Today, I turn the coveted blog chair over to a wonderful woman I've met at Killer Nashville and didn't get to spend as much time talking with as I would have liked. Today she honors me by stopping by my place on her blog tour to promote her latest endeavor, Murder In The Worst Degree. So be nice to her…


Posted by Stephen Brayton on April 18, 2014 at 7:07pm



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