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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.

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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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Liam Saville replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"Interesting topic. I can't help but think back to my policing studies and a paper by Carl B Klockars called, "The Dirty Harry Problem." http://www.kyoolee.net/dirty_harry_problem__the_-_klockars.pdf  Klockars an associate…"
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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 by clicking on the link below.I wrote…See More
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Gavin Woods replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"Exactly. I wrote down the ideas for this book as they have come along. The next one might be different. It was a good starting point either way."
8 hours ago
Gavin Woods replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"I started off that way. As my ideas started coming together, I've started to give it a bit more of a structure and filling in the gaps as I go along."
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Dana King replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"I used to wonder if I was "doing it right." A few years ago I read a brief e-book called MAKING STORY: TWENTY-ONE WRITERS ON HOW THEY PLOT. All the writers chosen had cred as crime fiction authors, and no two of them did it the same way.…"
9 hours ago
Dana King replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"To me, anything that makes the characters seem more real to the reader is good. Life is rarely black and white; neither is good fiction. Your example of the note passer between gangs is a good example. Based on that description, I don't know…"
9 hours ago
Rick Taylor posted a discussion

The fine line

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 wrote about the normalisation of chatacters within crime fiction, how they are fleshed out with aspects of the everyday such as jobs, family life and so on and how in doing this, despite the extreme circumstances they might find themselves in, the character is made more relatable to the reader because…See More
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The fine line 2 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 Liam Saville 4 minutes 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 on Friday.

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 on Friday.

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 18 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 8 hours 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

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

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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

Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales.

 

The collection…

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Posted by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:09am

The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare.

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a riveting new historical true crime short,: The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare.

 

In…

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Posted by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:07am

Review: "The Adventures of Quinn Higgins Boy Detective: The Case of the Gray Ghost's Belt Buckle" by Douglas Quinn

As the 5th book in this excellent series begins, it is spring break for young Quinn Higgins. It has been several years since he last saw his cousins Austin and Mathew. Because Aunt Judy is on her way home after a business trip, she can swing by with her van and get him so that he can come for a visit.

 

Aunt Judy and her sons Austin and Mathew live in Manassas, Virginia. The boys are eager to see Quinn as well as show him a civil war musket ball they just found. A…

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Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 22, 2014 at 12:28am

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