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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.

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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.

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Karyn J. Powers posted a blog post

A Breach of Etiqette

She awoke with intense pain, in her head, her back. Dense smoke filled the air and flames leapt along the wall across from where she lay. Ghostly figures moved around her. Were they shouting? She only heard whispers above the ringing in her ears. Warm blood ran down her face. It was hard to breath. The stench of melted plastic was intolerable.The last thing she remembered was sitting across from that dreadful young executive. She could not comprehend that despite her seventy years of life and…See More
5 hours ago
Karyn J. Powers replied to David DeLee's discussion The Writing Process
"Like most getting the story out. Start to finish ripping through the chapters scene by scene. I've written seat of my pants and by outline. Once I started a series i really started planning because my characters have history and the settings…"
5 hours ago
Karyn J. Powers replied to L. A. Starks's discussion The author whose books you can't stop reading
"JD Robb's Death series."
6 hours ago
Karyn J. Powers replied to David DeLee's discussion So, What's Everyone Working On
"I'm working on Firestorm, a suspense romance. I've just been asked to submit the first of my four Blue Dragon Mysteries to two different agents and I'm reading  Coup by Michael Perry. Hope to get caught up on Nevada…"
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Karyn J. Powers updated their profile photo
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Karyn J. Powers updated their profile
6 hours ago
J. E. Seymour replied to Dale Kutzera's discussion Short Crime Fiction
12 hours ago
J. E. Seymour replied to L. A. Starks's discussion The author whose books you can't stop reading
"Elmore Leonard (Haven't read all his westerns, but all the crime) Lawrence Block (All but a few of the old ones, the porn) Donald Westlake (All including those written as Richard Stark) (Especially those written as Richard Stark!) J.K. Rowling…"
13 hours ago

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Police crime novels 20 Replies

Hi I am looking for recommendations. I would like to find police crime novels with up to date forensics and police procedures. Any good suggestions. MarianContinue

Started by Marian in The Main Bar. Last reply by Lucie Smoker Apr 10.

Translation of Peter Temple's Truth in Greek, discussion - feedback 10 Replies

First of all I have to introduce myself.I am George, 33, noir aficionado and translator by profession.I 've done some titles by now, notably Burroughs' Junky, Naked Lunch, Queer and Hippos (in…Continue

Started by George Betsos in The Main Bar. Last reply by Daniel Hatadi Apr 1.

Banville/Black on LARB 5 Replies

Just thought I'd let you all know there's a very interesting article in the Los Angeles Review of Books this morning. John Banville/Benjamin Black is interviewed by Jon Wiener. While I'm not a fan of…Continue

Started by Lee Lamothe in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dana King Mar 20.

The Writing Process 13 Replies

What do you enjoy most about writing and what do you like least in the process?I'll start.For me the best part is getting started. I'm a planner so  I enjoy taking a couple of days and working out…Continue

Started by David DeLee in Writer's Den. Last reply by Karyn J. Powers 5 hours ago.

So, What's Everyone Working On 36 Replies

For the writers, what are you currently working on?  And how's it going?I'm waiting for edits back on my latest Grace deHaviland novel and half way through writing my second Nick Lafferty…Continue

Started by David DeLee in The Main Bar. Last reply by Karyn J. Powers 6 hours ago.

Veronica Mars

From TV…Continue

Started by David DeLee in Box Office Mar 12.

BEFORE YOU POST TO THE FORUM

Please read the text box on the main page that says "BEFORE YOU POST TO THE FORUM".Note that purely promotional posts will be routinely deleted from the forum. Your member blog is the place for that…Continue

Started by Daniel Hatadi in The Main Bar Mar 5.

DNA & Fingerprints on cigarette butt left out in rain 8 Replies

Hi,If a cigarette butt is left in the rain, what if any dna would be left?additionally wd rain/water degrade a fingerprint on same butt?thanks DanContinue

Tags: cigarette, dna, fingerprint

Started by dan petrosini in The Main Bar. Last reply by dan petrosini Mar 26.

And we have a cover! 8 Replies

It's not too different than the placeholder cover my publisher has been using for some time, but this version has my title and my name on it. The final manuscript has also been approved, so I can…Continue

Started by Karen Dionne in The Main Bar. Last reply by Karen Dionne Feb 25.

The author whose books you can't stop reading 16 Replies

Which authors do you enjoy so much you've read every one of their books?Continue

Started by L. A. Starks in Reading Room. Last reply by Karyn J. Powers 6 hours ago.

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A Breach of Etiqette

She awoke with intense pain, in her head, her back. Dense smoke filled the air and flames leapt along the wall across from where she lay. Ghostly figures moved around her. Were they shouting? She only heard whispers above the ringing in her ears. Warm blood ran down her face. It was hard to breath. The stench of melted plastic was intolerable.

The last thing she remembered was sitting across from that dreadful young executive. She could not comprehend that despite her seventy years of…

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Posted by Karyn J. Powers on April 19, 2014 at 11:30am

Attack of the M's, Part II

Today, I turn the coveted blog chair over to a wonderful woman I've met at Killer Nashville and didn't get to spend as much time talking with as I would have liked. Today she honors me by stopping by my place on her blog tour to promote her latest endeavor, Murder In The Worst Degree. So be nice to her…

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Posted by Stephen Brayton on April 18, 2014 at 7:07pm

Before Nightfall available at special pre-order price

I'm very pleased to announce that my new novel, Before Nightfall, is now available for pre-order through iTunes.

As a special bonus, if you pre-order Before Nightfall ahead of its release date of 5 June, you can pick it up for just $0.99. RRP upon release will be $2.99.

Here's the link - happy shopping!

http://bit.ly/1lahKpJ

Posted by Rachel Amphlett on April 18, 2014 at 11:07am

Tango mystery Dead on Her Feet, published by Booktrope

I'm very excited to announce the release of Dead on Her Feet.  Some of you know I've been working on this for a verrry long time, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you again for your support!

Publisher's blurb: 

"For those who dedicate their lives to "chasing the ghost," searching for that elusive moment of perfect connection on the dance floor, tango is a drug.

A drug that proves fatal.

When a much-hated member of the Atlanta tango community is stabbed…

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Posted by Lisa Fernow on April 18, 2014 at 3:35am — 1 Comment

JOHN MCFETRIDGE - BLACK ROCK

Synopsis/blurb............
 
Montreal 1970. The “Vampire Killer” has murdered three women and a fourth is missing. Bombs explode in the stock exchange, McGill University, and houses in Westmount. Riots break out at the St. Jean Baptiste parade and at Sir George Williams…
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Posted by Colman on April 17, 2014 at 6:07pm

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