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.
The WSJ has a very good and perhaps provocative article about popular culture, Elmore Leonard, and some TV series. Some will agree with the premise; others might be pig-biting mad. But a good read.…Continue
I've see a lot of so-called mysteries lately that really meant to be something else. Only about an hour ago, I discarded a book by a writer who came very highly recommended. It was a historical…Continue
This site has been practically dead for the last week and barely breathing for months now.Given that plus the fact that I'm practically the only one to check in several times a day and post whenever…Continue
I am not too terribly well versed in crime fiction, being fairly new to the genre, so I was hoping some people that know more might be able to help me find some interesting books. I have long been…Continue
Accidentally (luckily!) came across GRIND JOINT while searching to see if Charlie Stella has recently published anything I haven't read. It seems Stella wrote the Introduction to Mr. King's…Continue
The middle of a story. In so many stories authors fluff and stuff it with extraneous wording, unimportant to the story, like belles lettres; whole chapters in some cases to add girth to the thing.…Continue
Suppose it's a matter of personal taste and experience, but since I haven't read all crime writers/stories--who really has?--what might be the opinion here of the brains versus brawn crime novel…Continue
So how many of y'all do research in "released" FBI and CIA files? I came across this one today and the blotting just cracked me up. It's begging for us to fill in the gaps with a fabulous spy…Continue
For anyone who does print books through Create Space, their expanded distribution is now offered for free. I've never understood why one would not be in the expanded program (except for the $25.00…Continue
And I don't even have a DVD collection. I have VCR tapes. I also have movies I download. Yes, folks, I admit, I download movies from the Internet. Illegal, you say? Let's not get into that particular issue. And let's totally stay away from my downloading television shows, about…Continue
Posted by Stephen Brayton on December 7, 2013 at 4:38am
The Society by William Wilde - A secretive society of powerful women practices deadly occult mysticism against its enemies. Now at Amazon Kindle. …Continue
Posted by William Wilde on December 7, 2013 at 3:32am
Just started a short story to send off for hopeful inclusion in an anthology. They sent the last one back so the hopeful isn't very hopeful. I think the reason was probably that I had (IMO) great characters, interesting dialog and background and NO PLOT AT ALL....
When I thought about it later, it seemed to me that nothing much actually happened. So I think I would have sent it back too :D That's what you get for writing something at the last minute in a big rush.
Posted by Alex Sweeney on December 6, 2013 at 9:43pm
A visit to the newly refurbished Sandhurst Library in Bracknell Forest on 4 December was the perfect way to finish a busy year of talks and public appearances in 2013. Not only were the audience lovely and packed with some die hard DI Andy Horton fans but after my talk about murder, crime and bodies there was a gorgeous English tea complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and cream,…Continue
Posted by Pauline Rowson on December 6, 2013 at 7:51pm