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

Colman posted a blog post
8 minutes ago
Colman replied to Tom Greer's discussion Best Cold War Novels List Started on Goodreads
"Interesting cheers - I do like a bit of Cold War fiction, though I haven't read nearly enough."
14 minutes ago
Rowena Hoseason is now a member of CrimeSpace
Stephen Brayton posted a status
J. E. Seymour replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion Do you care about the author?
"I love the Parker books.  Right up my alley. "
J. E. Seymour replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion Do you care about the author?
"I have a friend, who's a cop, who won't write crime fiction because he says his job is boring.  He's a detective, and does accident reconstruction, mostly.  And actually, I just spent almost an hour talking to a Connecticut…"
I. J. Parker replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion Do you care about the author?
"I hated Wambaugh. Actually all things are rarely ever the same. And it strikes me that a policeman/detective may get so caught up in the minutiae of his job that the story gets lost in the boring detail."
Jed Power replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion Do you care about the author?
"Yes, I agree with you. I wonder though if, again, all things being equal--talent, etc., someone with a law enforcement background's writing could be topped for realism in the police procedural field? Joseph Wambaugh comes to mind? All the…"


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Do you care about the author? 21 Replies

I'm wondering how important it is to you as a reader to know details about authors.  Do you care?  Author Anne Perry was convicted of murder as a teenager, does that make a difference in whether or…Continue

Started by J. E. Seymour in The Main Bar. Last reply by J. E. Seymour yesterday.

philadelphia / US - Missing person database

Hi does anyone know what the database PPD use for missing persons persons is called? I also would like to know that system is used when checking on a larger scale the photo matches you see on TV that…Continue

Started by N J Kingsley in The Main Bar Jul 5.

Best Cold War Novels List Started on Goodreads 1 Reply

I've just started a "Best Cold War Novels" List at Goodreads.I know this is a crime fiction forum and I plan adding crime-related lists on Goodreads but many people here also may read spy fiction.If…Continue

Tags: Cold, War, espionage, spying, spy

Started by Tom Greer in The Main Bar. Last reply by Colman 14 minutes ago.

Tartan Noir

Most people here, I assume, have heard of Ian Rankin of Rebus fame, but have any of you read any other Scottish crime writers?Tartan Noir is a form of crime fiction particular to Scotland and…Continue

Started by Tom Greer in The Main Bar Jul 3.


From Youngblood Hawke, the '60s movie at least, starring James Franciscus, seems an appropriate word for the sea of offerings to the world by writers seeking recognition, much like a fish trying to…Continue

Started by Dan L. Coleman in The Main Bar Jul 3.

New York Voice 4 Replies

Hi there:My work in progress will include a POV character from the New York / New Jersey area (more New Jersey). I will be writing a close 3rd-person-limited POV and I want to bring as much…Continue

Started by James Buckley in Writer's Den. Last reply by James Buckley Jun 22.

Internet and Identity Theft 2 Replies

I have just finished reading and reviewing a book called 'Evil Shadows' and absolutely shocked by this true story.  I think in this day and age of internet use, everyone should be aware of the…Continue

Tags: mumswritings, readers, book

Started by Dee Owen in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dee Owen Jun 25.

Some advices 4 Replies

Hey! Here i am in a CrimeSpace, good to see you people. A few words about be, in my first post, maid be appropriate, but i will skip that. You will know what, and who i am, by knowing what i do. So i…Continue

Started by Vulkan Pavlov in Writer's Den. Last reply by Vulkan Pavlov Jun 17.

Research resources 5 Replies

My current project involves the murder of a hacker. Does anyone have any suggestions for research resources on hackers and/or hacking?Continue

Started by Michael Allan Scott in Writer's Den. Last reply by Michael Allan Scott Jun 17.

Raymond Chandler 9 Replies

It's to my eternal shame that I haven't read any Raymond Chandler. Which of his novels do you suggest I try first?Continue

Started by Tom Greer in The Main Bar. Last reply by Tom Greer Jul 3.

Blog Posts




Posted by Colman on July 22, 2014 at 11:20pm


I discovered a way to get to sleep fast. Count the little Pauline Rowsons jumping over your headboard, until you fall out.

Posted by Dan L. Coleman on July 19, 2014 at 8:40am

Variety Is The Spice Of Writing

variety Since I'm involved in martial arts, I write a series with a character who is a taekwondo school owner as well as a private investigator. Yes, she carries a gun, but she relies on her martial arts skills more often.

Two challenges I have in writing this series are 1). to create scenes where my main character, Mallory Petersen, can use her skills and 2). for her to use a…


Posted by Stephen Brayton on July 19, 2014 at 8:17am

Bookstock, 2014

Next week, from July 25 through July 27, I'll be signing my books at the annual Bookstock Literary Festival, held in Woodstock, Vermont. The event brings together literary notables (former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins this year), Vermont writers and publishers, and, most importantly, readers. 

This will also be the first public signing of my newest effort, "Terror Strikes Downtown," in which crime reporter Ace Herron investigates the causes of a series of explosions which tear up…


Posted by Stephen Seitz on July 19, 2014 at 1:55am

Review: "Thuglit: Issue 12" edited by Todd Robinson

The latest collection of eight stories edited by Todd Robinson features the noir tales one expects from the Thuglit series. Whether it be fate that puts these characters in bad situations, bad decisions as that simplistic Facebook meme that some folks must unthinkingly share week in and week out, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, many of these characters are not living, working, or even walking down the sunny side of the street. Heck, they can’t even see the…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on July 16, 2014 at 12:58am



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