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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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J. Kingston Pierce and Lisa Fernow are now friends
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Victoria Dougherty commented on Victoria Dougherty's blog post The Bone Church (Cometh): A Chapter Excerpt
"Thanks, Martin!"
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Martin Roy Hill commented on Victoria Dougherty's blog post The Bone Church (Cometh): A Chapter Excerpt
"Congratulations, Victoria! Good luck with the book!"
1 hour ago
Colette replied to L. A. Starks's discussion The author whose books you can't stop reading
"Josh Lanyon - after I read Fair Game I had to go and read everything he had written.  The Adrien English series was excellent.   Lindsey Davis, I love her Falco series - I have still to read the last one featuring his daughter."
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Colette updated their profile
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Karen Anderson left a comment for Lisa Fernow
"Hi Lisa, I think I've accepted your friend request. Yes, I'm a huge Nero Wolfe fan. Thought the TV show was scarily accurate. Are there any Nero conventions? Fanfic? Have to admit, after years of working in mystery (as a reviewer) I'm…"
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Christy replied to Dale Kutzera's discussion Short Crime Fiction
" I'm a bit late tot he discussion, but for what its worth at this late date, I find the 'Mammoth Book of...' to be excellent for a connoisseur of short story fiction. They have simply OODLES of sub-genres to choose from. …"
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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.


Police crime novels 20 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 Lucie Smoker Apr 10.

Translation of Peter Temple's Truth in Greek, discussion - feedback 10 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 Apr 1.

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 12 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 Joel Gomez-Dossi Apr 12.

So, What's Everyone Working On 34 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 Lisa Fernow 3 hours ago.

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.

And we have a cover! 8 Replies

It's not too different than the placeholder cover my publisher has been using for some time, but this version has my title and my name on it. The final manuscript has also been approved, so I can…Continue

Started by Karen Dionne in The Main Bar. Last reply by Karen Dionne Feb 25.

The author whose books you can't stop reading 14 Replies

Which authors do you enjoy so much you've read every one of their books?Continue

Started by L. A. Starks in Reading Room. Last reply by Colette 1 hour ago.

Blog Posts

Tango mystery Dead on Her Feet, published by Booktrope

I'm very excited to announce the release of Dead on Her Feet.  Some of you know I've been working on this for a verrry long time, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you again for your support!

Publisher's blurb: 

"For those who dedicate their lives to "chasing the ghost," searching for that elusive moment of perfect connection on the dance floor, tango is a drug.

A drug that proves fatal.

When a much-hated member of the Atlanta tango community is stabbed…


Posted by Lisa Fernow on April 18, 2014 at 3:35am — 1 Comment


Montreal 1970. The “Vampire Killer” has murdered three women and a fourth is missing. Bombs explode in the stock exchange, McGill University, and houses in Westmount. Riots break out at the St. Jean Baptiste parade and at Sir George Williams…

Posted by Colman on April 17, 2014 at 6:07pm

The Bone Church (Cometh): A Chapter Excerpt

My Cold War thriller, The Bone Church, debuts on April 15th and I’m nervous, excited and more than a little bit relieved. Honestly, it feels like my daughter’s wedding or something.

Here’s an idea of what it’s about:

In the surreal and paranoid underworld of wartime Prague, fugitive…


Posted by Victoria Dougherty on April 15, 2014 at 3:53am — 2 Comments

Name that Book Contest

The second Ace Herron novel is ready to go, but lacks an important element: the title. I'm offering a free and autographed copy of the book to the reader who makes the best suggestion. You have a week. Details here:


Posted by Stephen Seitz on April 15, 2014 at 12:32am

Review: "The Contractors" by Harry Hunsicker

Anyone who has read the Lee Henry Oswald series by Harry Hunsicker knows that the author does not write the Dallas Chamber of Commerce ad copy type of books. The Dallas streets in his books are not of glitter and not necessarily always mean. Instead, these streets are broken dreams, cracked asphalt and the five dollar whore on the corner who might be turning tricks to feed the child she will soon lose to the state. These are streets where nobody cares because everybody has a…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on April 14, 2014 at 1:45am



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