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.
Once in, TV, movies etc. will be a great place to discuss. Hope admin approves the likes of us. lol I've been here for several years but with you lot, well, I'll be spending more time here than…Continue
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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
Hackett has a serious problem and his therapist by the name of Loebner is not helping at all. Hackett has told him again and again that his dream every night is always the same. Hackett dreams that a mysterious caller rings him up and tells him he has to drive to Cleveland. In his dream he gets dressed and goes out to his car where a briefcase is waiting for him on the passenger seat. He drives the briefcase to Cleveland and then drives back. Since the very real drive takes four hours to…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on December 10, 2013 at 1:09am
Decided what to write for the Debut Dagger. Two or three years ago I started a fantasy novel and abandoned it. I revisited it a few times but could never get beyond about chapter 4.
I realised it was the characters I couldn't let go of, whereas the story itself was - poor :D
Then some real-life events and a bit of brainstorming suggested a story that these characters seemed to fit a lot better than they did a fantasy, so I decided to write it. 1800 words in so far and I still…Continue
Posted by Alex Sweeney on December 7, 2013 at 9:55pm
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.