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.


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.

Latest Activity

Shelley Oglesby is now a member of CrimeSpace
25 minutes ago
Gavin Woods replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"Thanks Lisa. I've done a basic outline and a load of ideas that I just had to get down on paper (or to be exact my laptop. I'm now starting to put flesh on the bones so to speak. It has more of a structure now."
5 hours ago
Lisa Fernow replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"I agree with the comments the others have contributed.  One practical thing I learned the hard way:  develop a clear story arc and write your scenes in order!  I didn't, at first, for some reason, and ended up having to…"
7 hours ago
J.R. Lindermuth posted a status
"Blogging on a horrifying subject: http://j.mp/jZZynx"
12 hours ago
Stephen Brayton posted a status
20 hours ago
Colman posted blog posts
22 hours ago
Mike Dennis commented on Mike Dennis's blog post DETOUR
"They Live By Night is an excellent noir. One of my favorites, in fact. The characters in that movie have the greatest names: Keechie, Chickamaw, T-Dub, etc. "
Jed Power commented on Mike Dennis's blog post DETOUR
"Have I seen it? I can't count the times. Great noir film. It's on TCM Wed. Oct. 22 at 2:45 a.m. Good one to DVR. Even better is 1948's "They Live By Night," Nicholas Ray's first feature film. Farley Granger and Kathy…"


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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.


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.


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 on Wednesday.

Writing Virgin 14 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 5 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

Tags: Sailing, Police, Crime

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

The Story behind the Story 10 Replies

My publisher gave me a challenge...and it sure was a daunting task!  Having transcribed to computer, searched and successfully published two of my deceased mother-in law’s books and several short…Continue

Started by Dee Owen in Schmooze Lounge. Last reply by Dee Owen Sep 26.

Blog Posts


A fast, powerful read full of action, twists, and dark humour
Bounty Hunter Karl Morgen goes after Miro Knotts on a skipped bond, finding the dope dealer wrapped around an underaged girl at a rave in Seattle. Dragging Miro in the hard way gets…

Posted by Colman on October 20, 2014 at 3:55pm


Anyone ever seen the 1945 film noir classic Detour? It was based on a 1939 novel by Martin M Goldsmith, and I've just narrated the audiobook. This is the first time this novel has ever been released in audio form and I'm thrilled to have done it.

You can check it out and listen to an audio sample here. http://j.mp/1y6XCr2…


Posted by Mike Dennis on October 20, 2014 at 3:19am — 2 Comments

Release of Chase Baker and the Golden Condor

Chase Baker II is here. The followup to The Shroud Key which Suspense Magazine hailed with 5-Stars, Chase Baker and the Golden Condor is a full of action, romance, and a whole lot of crime down in the Amazon Jungle where life is precious but death is all too easy.…


Posted by Vincent Zandri on October 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Building Castles and Shit-Scrubbing

16 October 2014 - The ball is no longer in my court. I have passed on the manuscript to my trusted proof-reader as well as to a dear friend with whom I bounced off ideas and storyline progression during the whole writing process. I have finally shared my newborn creative offspring with a closed circle of people.

After the necessary cosmetic and structural changes to the book I anticipate carrying over in the coming month or two, I will be able to share my work…


Posted by Simon Duke on October 19, 2014 at 8:37pm


This never-before-published story is a chilling forebear to the tales that made the late, great Elmore Leonard the “King Daddy” of crime with a twist. Told from the perspective of a young wife who’s become increasingly frustrated with her mild-mannered husband, “The…

Posted by Colman on October 19, 2014 at 4:39pm



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