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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.

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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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Liam Saville replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"I agree with you Dana, I don't agree with a lot of what he wrote either.  For myself, in my own policing career, what I took out of it was that at times you may be faced with some difficult decisions. In making your decision, you have to…"
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Victoria Dougherty posted a blog post

Life in a Haunted House

We never get any trick-or-treaters. I can tell myself that it’s because we’re the only house on a dead-end street and surely, being off the beaten path is part of the problem. But if I’m to be completely honest, it’s because I know that little kids are afraid of our home.Yes, we live in THAT house.It’s the one we all…See More
4 hours ago
I. J. Parker replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"Every book works a little differently. I usually know the main plot and maybe a secondary one. Then I start in. This time around I'm about halfway and it became obvious that it didn't have enough material for 75,000 to 80,000 words. So it…"
6 hours ago
I. J. Parker replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"The hero who is totally admirable is old and pretty much passe. In crime fiction, even the remote and brilliant detective showing off his superhuman intelligence is dated. This includes Sherlock Holmes in spite of the fact that he has a few…"
6 hours ago
Dana King replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"Thanks for providing that link, Liam. I disagree with some of what he wrote, and I'm not sure about quite a bit of it, but it certainly is thought-provoking. And timely, for me, as the book I'm planning on writing next will force my…"
7 hours ago
Rick Taylor replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"I'm in the same position as you buddy in embarking on my first novel. What is helping me with my writing is what has already been mentioned previously, and that is for me to remain in that element as regards my entertainment, watching movies…"
7 hours ago
Rick Taylor replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"Even some of the most mundane, everyday things we do can be misunderstood and I find it interesting that in this genre that misunderstanding can be stretched to the extreme. And with what you attached, it's interesting because how far is too…"
8 hours ago

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The fine line 7 Replies

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post, life got in the way a bit, but here I am again so...In my previous post I spoke about something related to the point I want to make with this one. I last…Continue

Started by Rick Taylor in The Main Bar. Last reply by Liam Saville 1 hour ago.

We seem to have aquired a troll 4 Replies

I see a ton of posts from what appears to be a Nigerian scammer. Stephanie Assa. Interesting choice of venues, Stephanie. Did you think none of us would know anything about crime?Continue

Started by J. E. Seymour in The Main Bar. Last reply by Gavin Woods on Friday.

BELGIAN DETECTIVE FICTION 4 Replies

Does anyone know of any English language crime novels set in Belgium since 1945 please?Continue

Started by Craig Pickering in The Main Bar. Last reply by Craig Pickering on Friday.

New to the scene 4 Replies

I just joined Crimespace yesterday and so far I'm really enjoying what I see. I wish I had found this site a few years ago when I was working on my first novel. I hope to get an opportunity to…Continue

Started by Dewayne King in The Main Bar. Last reply by I. J. Parker Oct 16.

Writing Virgin 20 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm in the middle of writing my first Detective/Crime Novel. I'm up to just under 26,000 words. Does anyone have any useful hints or tips on putting your first novel together?Continue

Started by Gavin Woods in The Main Bar. Last reply by I. J. Parker 6 hours ago.

Anyone know a cop/detective I could contact for my book? 3 Replies

Its been awhile since I've posted hereI'm looking for a cop or a detective ( male or female- not particular) who would be interested in helping me out with a few procedural details in the next two…Continue

Started by Frank Zubek in Writer's Den. Last reply by Dana King Oct 7.

Free Criminal Minds course 3 Replies

Hey guys,I just came accross this free course called, Understanding the Origins of Crime,…Continue

Tags: course, writing, crime

Started by Tansy Bradshaw in The Main Bar. Last reply by Gavin Woods Oct 9.

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 Sep 28.

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 24 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 Liam Saville Oct 3.

Blog Posts

Life in a Haunted House

We never get any trick-or-treaters. I can tell myself that it’s because we’re the only house on a dead-end street and surely, being off the beaten path is part of the problem. But if I’m to be completely honest, it’s because I know that little kids are afraid of our home.

Yes, we live in THAT…

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Posted by Victoria Dougherty on October 23, 2014 at 9:41am

ROBERT SILVERBERG - PICKUP

Synopsis/blurb….
 
A crime noir gem from 1964 by Science Fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg.
 
Love 'em... and leave 'em. That is small-time criminal Jimmy Henstall's first rule in life, as he travels all over the country,…
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Posted by Colman on October 22, 2014 at 6:06pm

J Jay Brighton returns to Crimespace with BURNEM

BURNEM will hit Kindle's Bookstore in time for Columbus Day weekend, October 10, 2014, a full three weeks earlier than expected thanks to Amazon's publishing efficiency.  A preview of my new novel is now available on Amazon and can be accessed…

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Posted by jjaybrighton on October 22, 2014 at 9:21am

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: Murder in Maui\Murder in Honolulu\Seduced to Kill in Kauai

 

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle contains three full length bestselling suspense thriller novels by R. Barri Flowers, including Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai. 



Murder in Maui: A Leila Kahana Mystery is a police…

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Posted by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:18am

Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales.

 

The collection…

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Posted by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:09am

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