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.

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Colman posted blog posts
8 hours ago
Karen from AustCrime replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"Having just finished Claustrophobia by Tracy Ryan, I'm currently reading a non-fiction book to be followed by Challenge by Paul Dalley or the latest Sulari Gentill book A Murder Unmentioned, or ...."
11 hours ago
Karen from AustCrime replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"Be interested to hear what you think about A Madras Miasma Colman - read that one last month"
11 hours ago
Byron Leon McAllister updated their profile
18 hours ago
Suzanne replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"Quentin Bates' COLD STEAL - good, but not as good as earlier books in the series Grace Brophy's LAST ENEMY - a strange, little book.  It was a police procedural, but read like a cozy.  I stopped reading at the midpoint, but…"
23 hours ago
Sue Coletta replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"Fractured by Karin Slaughter. Just finished TripTych by her and loved it!"
Colman replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"Two on the go at the minute - Heath Lowrance - Hawthorne-Tales of a Weirder West and Brian Stoddart - A Madras Miasma"
Caroline Hunt is now a member of CrimeSpace


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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.


Do you ever find it hard to stop writing? 3 Replies

There are times when ideas and direction come slowly but then there are others when you find yourself on a roll. It is like reading a good book when everything flows and you just don't want to stop,…Continue

Started by Mark Roope in The Main Bar. Last reply by Jed Power on Saturday.

New Lehane & Block Movies 2 Replies

Has anyone seen either "The Drop" based on a Dennis Lehane short story(he also wrote the screenplay)or "A Walk Amongst the Tombstones," the new film version of Larry Block's novel?After seeing both I…Continue

Started by Jed Power in The Main Bar. Last reply by Jed Power Sep 26.

It's about time 21 Replies

I have just joined this group so I thought it was about time to briefly introduce myself.I am English and have recently retired from the Met Police after having spent 30 years working as a detective,…Continue

Tags: Sailing, Police, Crime

Started by Mark Roope in The Main Bar. Last reply by Mark Roope Sep 25.

The Story behind the Story 10 Replies

My publisher gave me a challenge...and it sure was a daunting task!  Having transcribed to computer, searched and successfully published two of my deceased mother-in law’s books and several short…Continue

Started by Dee Owen in Schmooze Lounge. Last reply by Dee Owen Sep 26.

Crime and the everyday 17 Replies

Crime is nothing new, it's been around since Eve first ate from the tree, that is if you're a Godly person and a believer. We see, hear and read about it everyday and are often disgusted and appalled…Continue

Started by Rick Taylor in The Main Bar. Last reply by J. E. Seymour Sep 21.

A little out there 5 Replies

Not sure if this is where I'm meant to post an introduction, but hey, I'm throwing it out here.So how are you doing?My name's Rick and I'm new to this whole forum scene so I apologize if this is a…Continue

Started by Rick Taylor in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dana King Sep 17.


After a long absence, I am back in the writing game with my next book. For those who might wonder why, ask the corrupt US publisher who had me trapped in a three year contract and never paid any…Continue

Tags: james, fouche, africa, south, attack

Started by James Fouche in The Main Bar Aug 20.

Funeral in Berlin 1 Reply

Does anyone still read Len Deighton? I see Le Carre feted all over the place and now even authors such as Alan Furst but Deighton' spy novels seem to have gone out of fashion.Maybe it's because he…Continue

Started by Tom Greer in The Main Bar. Last reply by Martin Roy Hill Sep 12.

success story 1 Reply

Hi all,It's been ages since I've dropped in, but I wanted to extend my thanks to all you CS peeps for your participation in the successful publication of my novel NINE DAYS, which is coming out in…Continue

Started by minervaK in The Main Bar. Last reply by Dan L. Coleman Aug 25.

Where and why did you buy that book? 21 Replies

We can debate whether promotion, word-of-mouth or shopping makes the difference. But why not record what actually happened and over time discover the different ways we are connected to the books we…Continue

Tags: word-of-mouth, promotion, influences, behavior, buying

Started by Richard Krauss in Reading Room. Last reply by Jed Power Sep 24.

Blog Posts



In a thrilling e-exclusive short story, New York Times bestselling espionage master Olen Steinhauer introduces the enigmatic John Calhoun, an international security contractor who plays a prominent role in Steinhauer's latest novel, The Cairo Affair.

Before his…


Posted by Colman on October 2, 2014 at 6:13pm


Eddie Nelson is a professional poker player, testing his skills in Las Vegas at the World Series of Poker for the first time. Unfortunately, he's on the worst run of his life and can't afford his buy-in to the Main Event. Then he meets a shadowy…

Posted by Colman on October 1, 2014 at 11:30pm

Review: "The Girl Who Wanted To Be Sherlock Holmes" by Bill Crider

As a junior at Harry Whittington high School, Ralph Markley, has enough going on every day without any complications.  Things have enough a tendency to happen to him and he gets blamed a lot.  It really isn’t his fault. He just is in the wrong place at the wrong time and because of that gets blamed for stuff.



Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on October 1, 2014 at 12:41am

Review: "A Werewolf Named Wayne" by Bill Crider

Readers who have read A Vampire Named Fred are well aware that Hermie and Al helped Fred and his assistant, Carl, with a couple of issues. While Kermit felt it wasn’t easy being green, being a vampire in these times of extreme prejudice caused by bogus Hollywood movies isn’t easy. Not to mention the fact that cats don’t like vampires and will come by the hundreds to the home and yowl in the yard. Neighbors don’t like that sort of thing.

Thanks to…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on September 29, 2014 at 5:40am

Review: "A Case Of Noir" by Paul D. Brazill

A Case of Noir by Paul D. Brazil takes readers on a dark and twisted road through five chapters. Even though each one is a fairly contained short story, the five chapters link together to form a complex tale featuring Luke Case.

Except his name isn’t really Luke Case. Not…


Posted by Kevin R. Tipple on September 29, 2014 at 4:53am



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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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