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

Myra Sellers is now a member of CrimeSpace
Carmen Acevedo is now a member of CrimeSpace
Robin Richmond posted a status
"I have created Wigtown Events to put on crime fiction events . I look forward to hearing from any authors/ readers who would like to help."
Mar 13
Shad Kirlin is now a member of CrimeSpace
Mar 13


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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.



...to crimespace after several years of only occasionally checking by to see what might catch my interest... I'm in the reading mood now, not promoting anything coming up soon for sale. "Foul Shot, a Wray Larrick Mystery" was mentioned once here…Continue

Started by Dan L. Coleman in The Main Bar Jan 9.

Trying to get UK Audiobook Reviews

I have 22 coupon codes left from Audible, for use on Audible.co.uk, for UK Audible members. I tried Audiobook Boom and it worked quite well for US but only 3 UK takers. Any suggestions are welcome. Here's a link to the titles.…Continue

Tags: audiobooks

Started by Judy Penz Sheluk in The Main Bar Dec 18, 2017.

Murder Without Pity promo

  Murder Without Pity, a murder mystery for today's dangerous times, on sale now.  Was $2.99. Now $.99.  Available on Amazon and SmashwordsContinue

Started by Steve Haberman in The Main Bar Dec 15, 2017.

Long Time Not Here (but am back)

Hi all!I'm so excited to have found the link to Crimespace this week. I joined this group several years ago, but seven years ago, due to several critical situations that were beyond my control, I stepped away from writing and all social media.  I'm…Continue

Tags: detective, private, investigator, fiction, crime

Started by Marta Stephens in The Main Bar Oct 12, 2017.

SFPD detective ranks.

Hoping I can get some help with San Francisco police ranks.The main character is a male 20 year veteran now in Robbery Homicide. I have been using the title of Detective throughout. For him, I was unsure of different levels of detective. I found…Continue

Tags: california, detective, sfpd

Started by Denis OLeary in Writer's Den Sep 27, 2017.

My new novel about masked vigilante, the Silver Manticore.

SILVER MANTICORE: STILL AT LARGEDATELINE: New York City 1967. Headlines scream the Silver Manticore, criminal mastermind, is dead. If he’s dead, who broke out of his City Morgue drawer? Find out in P.J. Lozito’s third installment in this popular New…Continue

Started by PJ LOZITO in Writer's Den Aug 11, 2017.

I'm coming back

When I went into the University I read tons of hardboiled and noir books and fell in love with the genre but after I left I had no time to read and I miss reading. I decided to come back after picking up several of Mario Puzo's books and I found my…Continue

Started by Nikki Xaysanasy in The Main Bar Jul 11, 2017.

Top 10 Thriller Books of 2017 1 Reply

I recently created a list of the top 10 thriller books of 2017. Part of the allure of thrillers comes from not only what their stories are about, but also how they are told. If you are looking for the next fast paced and adrenalin pumping book to…Continue

Started by Melissa Shaughnessy in Reading Room. Last reply by Siobhan C Cunningham Aug 7, 2017.

Mystery weekend in Wigtown South West Scotland 23-25 june

We have this great weekend which must bring to your attention.The authors speaking are Mari Hannah and Mike Craven who write police procedural, Matt Hilton who writes Thrillers, Peter Bartram who writes the Crompton Chronicles and new local author…Continue

Started by Robin Richmond in The Main Bar Jun 13, 2017.

Just to say Hi 2 Replies

Hi,I'm new to the forum, so hope this is the right place to post. I write crime fiction and currently have a couple of books available as both kindle and paperback versions, under the name Clayson. Looking forward to getting involved in discussions…Continue

Started by Sue Jeffels in The Main Bar. Last reply by Lisa Towles Jun 21, 2017.

Blog Posts

Review: Mystery Weekly Magazine: November 2017

Mystery Weekly Magazine: November 2017 opens with “The Sugar Witch” by R.S. Morgan. Melissa wants Angelo dead and wants his help. The 500K Angelo has stashed in the house is another inducement beyond what Melissa has already given him.


Cilly had a plan and…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on March 8, 2018 at 8:01am

Review: Down A Dark Road: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo

“’Be careful in your search for the truth, Kate Burkholder.’ Easing his arm away from me, he goes back to mucking. ‘You may not like what you find.’” (Page 216, Down A Dark Road)


A normal day in the life of Chief of Police Kate Burkholder goes sideways…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on March 8, 2018 at 5:27am

Review: The Hairy Potter And Other Al Quinn Mystery Stories by Russ Hall


The Hairy Potter And Other Al Quinn Mystery Stories opens with the signature tale, “The Hairy Potter.” Retired Detective Al Quinn, his brother Maury, and their girlfriends, Fergie and Bonnie, are out in the dark Texas night on a reconnaissance mission. They are trying to sneak…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on March 8, 2018 at 5:04am

Guest Post by Judy Penz Sheluk

It has been awhile since Judy last graced the blog with her presence, but she is back today as she has a new book now out. A HOLE IN ONE follows THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE: A Glass Dolphin Mystery. Cover design is very important with a book release and…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on March 8, 2018 at 4:53am

Guest Post by Terry W. Ervin II

It has been awhile, but author Terry W. Ervin II is back today with a new guest post. Today he talks about authoring with a partner and his new project with David Wood for Rock House and the sequel, Cavern.…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on March 7, 2018 at 12:21pm



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Privacy & TOS

Email addresses are not made available by default, but CrimeSpace cannot be held responsible for information placed in public view by members. Please be aware that search engines can see everything the other members can.

CrimeSpace will not tolerate abuse, harrassment, offensive material, or irrelevant spam. This will result in either a warning or instant removal from the network.

CrimeSpace also reserves the right to remove members without notice or reason.

All that being said, you'll have to work pretty hard to offend most of the members here. It is a crime fiction site, after all.



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