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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Craig Pickering left a comment for Andrew Graham
"Many thanks Andrew. I'd tell you about my new e-murder mystery set in Belgium, but I'm not sure the rules of the site allow. Contact me on craig33358@gmail.com if you like. (I'm from South Shields by the way.) best wishes Craig"
13 hours ago
Craig Pickering and Andrew Graham are now friends
13 hours ago
Iain Parke replied to Iain Parke's discussion Your views wanted please
"Agreed, hoping for a mainstream press book review as an indie is an unrealistic expectation, they aren't interested. Getting a mention in national press (as opposed to a review) can be easier and when I did it once I had a doubling of sales for…"
yesterday
Iain Parke replied to Iain Parke's discussion Your views wanted please
"Digital 'word of mouth' - as important as I'd expect, but gets me back to how do I look to generate word of mouth recommendations / critical mass (and avoid temptation towards BSP)"
yesterday

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BEFORE YOU POST TO THE FORUM

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.

Forum

Private Investigator or police force? 13 Replies

I am a first time unpublished novelist.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

Started by Mark B. Plimley in Writer's Den. Last reply by Martin Roy Hill yesterday.

Your views wanted please 17 Replies

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

Started by Iain Parke in The Main Bar. Last reply by Iain Parke yesterday.

Looking for crime and mystery writers 1 Reply

Past Midnight Publishing is looking to expand its catalog. This is not a vanity…Continue

Started by Matt Sanborn in The Main Bar. Last reply by Mike Worley Apr 21.

Any Jonathan Valin Fans Out There?

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

Tags: stoner, mystery, valin

Started by Trace Conger in Reading Room Feb 7.

Dead Site? 39 Replies

Has Crimespace died? Has everyone gone somewhere else? Let me know if you have. Seems like nothing but BSP, reviews and blogs now. Continue

Started by Jed Power in The Main Bar. Last reply by I. J. Parker Mar 18.

BSP Only? 5 Replies

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

Started by Jed Power in The Main Bar. Last reply by Linton Robinson Apr 13.

Making a living from crime

Hi - hope you can join me for an interview about crime writing and publishing.Noon (UK time) Sat 22 Nov & repeated 4pm Sun 23 NovLog in at …Continue

Tags: appearance, author, interview

Started by Iain Parke in The Main Bar Nov 22, 2014.

DO YOU HAVE A MYSTERY COMING OUT? 37 Replies

I need book releases to fill my Coming Attractions column in Kings River Life. I need December ones, but am also scouting for books coming out in 2015. HELP!Continue

Started by Sunny Frazier in The Main Bar. Last reply by Joe Stephens Jul 18.

Two Books Edited at the Same Time 8 Replies

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

Started by Jed Power in The Main Bar. Last reply by Jed Power Apr 30.

Editing Two Books at Once 1 Reply

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

Started by Jed Power in Writer's Den. Last reply by Jed Power Nov 14, 2014.

Blog Posts

What Made Me Love Mysteries

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…

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Posted by C.E. Newsom on August 1, 2015 at 8:50am

My new books

My pen name is A. Machin-Taylor

Myfirst book The Female of the Species is more deadly than the Male ws published last year'

My new book A Russian Rendezvous has just been published

Posted by Alan Taylor on August 1, 2015 at 5:25am

To Be Together Again - 5 minute Audio Clip

To Be Together Again

A mysterious young woman hitchhikes across the country, carrying an ominous suitcase… A Bella Vista Motel flash fiction story.
Written and narrated by Pamila Payne

Posted by ms.pamila on July 28, 2015 at 7:30am

Delays in response

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…

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Posted by nick spencer on July 25, 2015 at 1:49pm

Review: "Robert B. Parker’s Kickback: A Spenser Novel" by Ace Atkins

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.…

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Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on July 24, 2015 at 3:17am

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Privacy & TOS

Email addresses are not made available by default, but CrimeSpace cannot be held responsible for information placed in public view by members. Please be aware that search engines can see everything the other members can.

CrimeSpace will not tolerate abuse, harrassment, offensive material, or irrelevant spam. This will result in either a warning or instant removal from the network.

CrimeSpace also reserves the right to remove members without notice or reason.

All that being said, you'll have to work pretty hard to offend most of the members here. It is a crime fiction site, after all.

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