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Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby....
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joy Calderwood Mar 25, 2007.


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Kevin Burton Smith posted a status
"My CRIMESPACE page is still active? And I have unanswered mail from twelve years ago? YIKES! Although I see back then I still had hair."
Nov 12, 2019

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About Me:
Writer, fighter, tight-tope walker and late-night talker, web monkey and writing group flunkey.
Books And Authors I Like:
Got a few hours? The Big Sleep, The Blue Hammer, Early Autumn, Farewell My Lovely, Everybody's Dead, The Maltese Falcon, LA Requiem, The Green Ripper, Sleep with Slander, Barney's Version....
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Chinatown, The Maltese Falcon, Murder My Sweet, Casablanca, Duck Soup, Night Moves, The Rockford Files, Harry O, Mom P.I., DaVinci's Inquest, Joe's Apartment, City Lights, The Late Show...

Welcome, friends, to the show that never ends...

Kevin Burton Smith's Blog


As you may or may not know, I've got a real blog out there at, but for those of you who haven't wandered over to the THRILLING DETECTIVE BLOG, here's a recap of my latest message there:


My recent appearance in a Los Angeles Times profile by journalist Scott Timberg, where he grilled me on on LA crime writer Robert Crais, was evidently just a warm-up act.

This week, an interview I did… Continue

Posted on May 26, 2007 at 5:20am — 1 Comment

The Best Private Eyes of the Last Twenty Years or So...

I know they're out there, but who are they? There are the obvious ones, the usual suspects that anyone rumbling through this Crimespace scene could pick put of any lineup.

But what about those private gumshoes that rocked our world but never quite made the big time? Or made it, and then quietly slipped away? What about the coulda-been and the shoulda-been contenders? The one-shot wonders?

I'm doing an article, and it isn't so much who I include that I worry about; it's… Continue

Posted on April 8, 2007 at 2:15am — 5 Comments

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At 8:20am on May 1, 2010, Steve Parvin said…
O Canada.Steve Nash,Ian Tyson,Chuck Storme,(artisan saddlemaker),Will James .Hallelujah, etc.etc What about Yucapia,sort of like Bakersfield without the music.
At 12:34pm on April 30, 2010, Steve Parvin said…
Where the hell is Canada? Who knew they made beer,Molson lite.Robert Crais
Molson dark. Derek Raymond.Yucaipa humor.Palmdale..Hush,hush.Witness protection program or what.Keep up the good work Kevin the blogs are great fun,man.
At 9:46am on January 13, 2009, Dick Stodghill said…
Saw your picture elsewhere, Kevin. Didn't realize you were so handsome or I would have been more respectful. Don't see myself listed as one of your friends. Is there a message in that? Am I a wingnut, whatever that is?
At 11:30am on August 5, 2007, Rick Mofina said…
Hi Kevin: Jus signed on to crime space. I think you page is fantastic. Congratulations on spreading the crime wave gospel.
At 1:29pm on April 22, 2007, Yvonne Klein said…
Hey, Kevin - For someone who uses a beer bottle (even a stubby) as a self-portrait, you have some nerve complaining about my cat.
At 8:16am on April 19, 2007, Patricia said…
oh boy I really like the beer bottle...nice to meet you!
At 7:21am on April 19, 2007, Kevin Burton Smith said…
And hey, Yvonne! How're tricks?
At 7:21am on April 19, 2007, Kevin Burton Smith said…
Am I the only one who vets my "friends"? in the last few days, I've had several requests from spammers and wingnuts who have absolutely no interest in crime fiction.

Don't encourage them. Reject them right off. Let's keep crimespace for crime.

I'm also sort of ticked off that some folks change their profile photos -- after being accepted as a "friend" -- to plug their books or whatever product they're selling, turning my page into a billboard.

But that's me...
At 12:30am on April 9, 2007, Yvonne Klein said…
Now there's a blast from the past - how the hell are you? Of course I'll be ton amie.
At 6:03am on April 6, 2007, Kevin Burton Smith said…
Newt! Good to hear from you! I know you're not going to believe this but I accidentally deleted your chatter. Could you please re-post? (The "delete" button" is where my e-mail program has a "reply" button.)

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