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.
If you know Shane, or even if you don't, please pass along your condolences to him and his family on the passing of his beloved wife, Jerrle. She had been battling metastatic breast cancer since last October, and she left the hospital Aug. 20 to…Continue
Started by Juli schatz in The Main Bar Sep 1.
The winners were announced last Saturday night.Best First Crime: Quota, Jock Serong (Text Publishing)Best True Crime:This House of Grief, Helen Garner (Text Publishing)Best Crime:Eden, Candice Fox (Random House)Continue
Started by Karen from AustCrime in The Main Bar Aug 24.
Hi All,Being a criminal defense lawyer for nearly forty years in Sweden, I have met many peculiar and wonderful types during my active life. Now I am retired and trying to recall the most significant cases during my career and put them in a book.The…Continue
Sorry, I haven't been around here enough to know if this will be (1) a worn out subject, or (2) of interest. Nevertheless:Are there any other frustrated James Ellroy fans out there? If so, what are your thoughts? What consolation or advice can you…Continue
Started by James Buckley in Reading Room Aug 22.
Hey folks,As you may be aware, Ning.com, the company who provides the servers and service for Crimespace to run on, charge an annual fee.The fee is $USD 239.90, and although I do receive donations at times, I'm well short of that target this year.…Continue
I write crime fiction/noir, and since those genres generally involve lawbreakers in some form or another, suffice to say, there are 'bad' guys in my stories. The way I look at it though, is with a realistic point of view. Some 'good' people have…Continue
I am a first time unpublished novelist. I am looking for info on police procedures in the novel I'm currently working on. To try and keep it as short as possible, my protagonist finds out his brother goes missing. They both live in Canada and it is…Continue
Hi – as a crime fiction fan can I ask you:Q1 – how do you find new crime writers to read?Q2 – what leads you to try a crime writer for the first time?My 'agenda' is simple, I’m an indie crime writer (…Continue
“You know what I think, Chief Stone?”
It isn’t a point Police Chief Jesse Stone can argue. First with the LAPD and now with the Paradise PD, Stone…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 4, 2015 at 11:22am
A tale by Garnet Elliott is always a good one full of pulpy goodness as Garnet Elliot never disappoints. Such is the case with Dragon By The Bay, his latest novelette set in San Francisco in 1866. The Civil War is over, the Gold Rush is very much on, and people are active above and below ground…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 4, 2015 at 11:09am
After watching the success of anthologies from other writers groups have had in recent months, the members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society embarked on their own anthology. Over three hundred entries were whittled down to the final nineteen tales showcased in the book. Variety is the key in Flash And…Continue
Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 4, 2015 at 10:30am
Deep within the streets of the urban American landscape, there exists a harsh reality – it is more perilous to be caught without your gun than to be caught with your gun. Simply put, the streets instill more fear than law enforcement ever…Continue
Posted by Jennifer Chase on September 29, 2015 at 8:59am