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.

JOINING CRIMESPACE

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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Why buy the cow when . . .

As a mystery/suspense author and an avid mystery reader, I'm constantly amazed at the number of books out there to choose from. And, with so many "free" books available, I'm seeing a trend lately.Readers are downloading the free books and the books…See More
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BEFORE YOU POST TO THE FORUM

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.

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Back after hiatus 1 Reply

Hello CrimeSpace community,I joined this awesome group several years ago, got lost in a sea of other responsibilities, and am now returning and can't wait to look around! I"m curious to see who's here and what people are talking about.Wishing…Continue

Started by Lisa Towles in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dave Workman Nov 16.

Similar to Stuart Macbride, but DARKER?

Hi there Crimespace people. I have just joined here, on the recommendation of a friend from Goodreads. I have been a fan of Stuart Macbride's Logan Mcrae since the beginning (Cold Granite), yet I feel the violence and gore in the later novels…Continue

Tags: Macbride, Stuart, Mcrae, Logan, Graphic

Started by Scott Michael Heath in Reading Room Oct 17.

Please help me to find an author similar to J.H Chase.

HelloI've been (and still is) a great fan of books written by James Hadley Chase but unfortunately i recently finished the last one and, literally knowing them all by heart thus not finding any sense in reading them again (for now), decided to pick…Continue

Started by Alexander in Reading Room Oct 5.

Cars issued to US detectives. 3 Replies

My work-in-progress is a crime novel set in California.  The protagonist is a long-serving detective in Robbery/Homicide in San Francisco.  What I need to know is about the cars they drive.  Is there one issued to them, or do they use their own car…Continue

Tags: california, sfpd, vehicles, police

Started by Denis OLeary in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dave Workman Nov 11.

Iain Ryan – hot tip for fans of James Ellroy 1 Reply

Hi Guys:If you've read my previous posts, you'll know I'm a huge James Ellroy fan. You'll also have noticed that I've been disappointed by Ellroy's recent work. Anyway, I've discovered a new author who takes a lot from Ellroy, but whose work I've…Continue

Started by James Buckley in The Main Bar. Last reply by Colman Aug 12.

I get it...

Hey, everyone.Just joined up and reading your introductions - I get it.  I have been a member of other groups online where, no matter what, someone says, "Yeah, that's just like my character in my latest novel..." It's a tough racket being an…Continue

Started by James Roby in The Main Bar Aug 6.

Books into Podcasts

I just started listening to This is Rage, which is a podcast version of the book by Ken Goldstein. I found it while looking through the new and noteworthy section on iTunes and I'm hooked. Have you guys heard it? What do you think about turning…Continue

Started by Michelle Lancaster in The Main Bar Aug 6.

Annual Call For Donations 2016 1 Reply

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 last year I made a similar call for donations to meet that fee. And then I posted to…Continue

Started by Daniel Hatadi in CrimeSpace News. Last reply by Dan L. Coleman Oct 6.

Best crime novels set in the 1960s 12 Replies

I've been asked to write an article on the 10 best crime novels set in the 1960s. I've got my own ideas - but I'd like to hear what other people think. Any suggestions?Continue

Tags: novels, crime, 1960s

Started by Peter Bartram in The Main Bar. Last reply by Peter Bartram Oct 25.

Speaking of drinking...

I'm back after many years locked away. Not in prison away, something much more boring.I remember a thread about what makes a proper Manhattan. But since I've been gone I realize that a Manhattan is really a lot of hard work, and all the young people…Continue

Started by Chip Cook in Schmooze Lounge Jul 1.

Blog Posts

Blog Guest

Back in August, Judy Penz Sheluk gave us all some advice on “Becoming A Professional Writer.” She is back  with the topic of “Writing The Book Inside Your Head.” …

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Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on December 8, 2016 at 8:30am

Why buy the cow when . . .

As a mystery/suspense author and an avid mystery reader, I'm constantly amazed at the number of books out there to choose from. And, with so many "free" books available, I'm seeing a trend lately.

Readers are downloading the free books and the books that are on sale and they seem to be less inclined to pay full price. Even if full price for an eBook is less than $3.99. It reminds me of the old saying, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?"

Which, I think, is sad.…

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Posted by Patricia Gligor on December 6, 2016 at 1:00am

Modern DNA Profiling: Two Infamous Cold Cases Solved

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Photo courtesy of kotatv.com.

Once the horrific act of murder has been committed, there is generally a relatively short window of time for law enforcement to solve the mystery. As time passes, the chance of a solving a murder case dwindles significantly.

And, the reason is simple—witnesses’ memories fade, valuable evidence begins to vanish or disintegrate, and police resources are reallocated. These seemingly forgotten…

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Posted by Jennifer Chase on December 2, 2016 at 6:28am

FBI Profiling: Inside the Minds of Violent Criminals

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Photo courtesy of cantebury.ac.uk.

Throughout history, law enforcement has developed many tools to combat, and protect us against, the dangerous criminals who unfortunately live among us. Over the past 50 or so years, one such highly effective tool that has gained significant traction and attention is “behavioral profiling.”

No other law enforcement agency has dedicated more time and resources to perfecting behavioral…

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Posted by Jennifer Chase on December 2, 2016 at 6:24am

Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen (Riley Reed Cozy Mysteries, Book 2)

Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen is the sequel to the popular Riley Reed cozy mystery, Murdered in the Man Cave, by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.



Interior design consultant Riley Reed’s blog is full of helpful advice on home décor,…

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Posted by R. Barri Flowers on November 27, 2016 at 6:47am

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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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