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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.

Latest Activity

Kevin R. Tipple posted blog posts
2 hours ago
Colman posted blog posts
8 hours ago
Dana King replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"What made Holmes great as a character was the timing: Doyle basically made the general people aware of forensic science. I love the stories, though I have some of the same concerns expressed here. What we need to do when assessing him is to think of…"
19 hours ago
Gavin Woods and Victoria Dougherty are now friends
20 hours ago
Victoria Dougherty left a comment for Gavin Woods
"I love Ken Bruen, Matt Beyton Rees, PD James - Dashiell Hammett as far as classic detective stories go. Hope you like those. And good luck on your novel. The first is always a long slog."
21 hours ago
Gavin Woods left a comment for Victoria Dougherty
"Hi Victoria. I'm in the middle of writing my first novel. I've just started reading some Raymond Chandler. Which other Noir/Detective novels do you recommend?"
22 hours ago
Gavin Woods replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"It feels great as it is all coming together. When I started putting ideas down on paper I didn't realise they would start to build into a proper story. I'm probably aiming for about the same 75-80,000 would be doable without killing the…"
22 hours ago
Gavin Woods replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"Indeed I.J. I have got a secondary plot going on that, at various points, is intertwined with the main one. It is something to fall back on."
22 hours ago


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The fine line 9 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 Dana King 19 hours 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 Oct 18.


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 Oct 18.

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 24 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 22 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.

Blog Posts

"Hoods, Hot Rods, and Hellcats" edited by Chad Eagleton

The title of Hoods, Hot Rods, and Hellcats says it all even before you get to the cover tag line of Drive Fast. Kill Young. Love A Pretty Girl. This anthology edited by Chad Eagleton certainly delivers on that premise. The image of the 50's depicted in Happy Days, American Graffiti, and others is quickly shattered by the introduction by Mick Farren. It sets a tone that is held up quite well by the eight authors involved in the…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 24, 2014 at 11:30pm

Review: "Windigo Island: A Novel" by William Kent Krueger

As legend has it there is a vengeful spirit named Michi Peshu, or Windigo. That terrible creature will call your name before it satiates its hunger for human flesh by first ripping your heart from your chest and then consuming it and the rest of your body. It is said to dwell in Lake Superior and the surrounding area, but to prefer Windigo Island over the surrounding area. It is that small island where late one night the body of a local Indian girl, Carrie Verga, arrives to terrorize three…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 24, 2014 at 11:15pm


Hats Off To Murder - A Novelette:
'A milliner must understand his client, capture their personality and crown them with it.'
Blake Hetherington is no ordinary Milliner. Fascinated by human nature, he is not…

Posted by Colman on October 24, 2014 at 5:42pm


Madras in the 1920s. The British are slowly losing the grip on the subcontinent. The end of the colonial enterprise is in sight and the city on India’s east coast is teeming with intrigue. A grisly murder takes place against the backdrop of political tension and…

Posted by Colman on October 23, 2014 at 6:03pm

Life in a Haunted House

We never get any trick-or-treaters. I can tell myself that it’s because we’re the only house on a dead-end street and surely, being off the beaten path is part of the problem. But if I’m to be completely honest, it’s because I know that little kids are afraid of our home.

Yes, we live in THAT…


Posted by Victoria Dougherty on October 23, 2014 at 9:41am



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