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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.

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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.


2015 Ned Kelly Winners - Australian Crime Writers Association

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

Tags: Crime, Writers, Association, Australia, Awards

Started by Karen from AustCrime in The Main Bar on Monday.

As Far As I Recall 1 Reply

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

Started by Carl J Tengstrom in Writer's Den. Last reply by John Baird Rogers on Saturday.

James Ellroy Frustration

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.

Annual Call For Donations 2 Replies

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

Started by Daniel Hatadi in CrimeSpace News. Last reply by Daniel Hatadi on Monday.

Is it necessary to 'like' your characters? 1 Reply

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

Tags: noir, creation, character, fiction, crime

Started by J. F. Juzwik in Writer's Den. Last reply by NIna Mansfield Aug 22.

Private Investigator or police force? 15 Replies

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

Started by Mark B. Plimley in Writer's Den. Last reply by Mark B. Plimley on Saturday.

Your views wanted please 17 Replies

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

Started by Iain Parke in The Main Bar. Last reply by Iain Parke Aug 1.

Looking for crime and mystery writers 3 Replies

Past Midnight Publishing is looking to expand its catalog. This is not a vanity…Continue

Started by Matt Sanborn in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dan L. Coleman on Monday.

Any Jonathan Valin Fans Out There?

I recently discovered Jonathan Valin, author of the Harry Stoner mystery series. I'm in the middle of SECOND CHANCE (1991) and loving it so far.From what I understand he wrote about 14 novels, but stopped around the mid 90s. Shame, because he's a…Continue

Tags: stoner, mystery, valin

Started by Trace Conger in Reading Room Feb 7.

Dead Site? 39 Replies

Has Crimespace died? Has everyone gone somewhere else? Let me know if you have. Seems like nothing but BSP, reviews and blogs now. Continue

Started by Jed Power in The Main Bar. Last reply by I. J. Parker Mar 18.

Blog Posts

Free Short Story from the Alexander Steele Murder Mystery Series

The Deadly Gamble a free short story on my blog. 

Posted by Larry J on August 25, 2015 at 6:52am

Review of BADLANDS by C.J. Box

Rough violence in an oil boomtown. At Murder Beach Mystery Reviews. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com/ 

Posted by William Wilde on August 24, 2015 at 8:56am

Review: "Firebreak" by Tricia Fields

Weather in Texas often is one of two extremes--- flood or fire. It has been a couple years since the floods came to Southwest Texas. Now it has been 9 months since rain fell in the desert area and now wildfire is the threat to Artemis and the surrounding area. The threat comes from the north and south with Artemis trapped in the middle. Evacuations are ordered for parts of Arroyo County, but not…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on August 24, 2015 at 2:51am

Talk about hot

"Murder Becomes Miami" is going to be chilling.

In "Murder Becomes Miami," terror strikes again. Someone will die. In fact, this time ... many will die before Dalton Lee and his team of architects halt the terror.…


Posted by Randall White on August 23, 2015 at 4:14am

Death By Lesbian

Hi folks, I'm new. It's a pleasure to join your community.

I write crime/mystery/literary. I am currently seeking an agent for my novel, "Dear Dad, They're Dead, A Love Story," and have begun a prequel, "Our Father Who Art in Jail."

My long short story DEATH BY LESBIAN is available as a free download at Freeditorial.com. When you arrrive at the site, click on "Read Recent Contest Entries," When that page opens scroll down to my…


Posted by Lanny Larcinese on August 23, 2015 at 12:23am



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