Add CrimeSpot to
your site with
CrimeSpotExpress



Recent
Additions:

Criminal Element
Murder. Mystery. Mayhem. Boiled Daily.


The Weekly Lizard
Presented by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard.


Terrible Minds
Chuck Wendig, freelance penmonkey.




Back In Business

And we're back! I have not yet figured out what caused this week's outage, and now I probably won't, but the site is back up... READ MORE >>

SPOT SOMETHING? DROP A DIME TO MAIL@CRIMESPOT.NET
 

Recent Posts by Category:







Femmes Fatales
A Life Well Lived
by Donna Andrews. I was saddened this weekend by the news that Dr. Oliver Sacks died. It wasn't a surprise, since he'd announced his terminal...
by Donna Andrews
2 hours ago

Flogging the Quill
What, exactly, is a “high-concept” story?
What the heck do literary agents mean when they specify wanting “high-concept” stories? I used to work in the film biz in Los Angeles and...
by Ray Rhamey
2 hours ago

Spinetingler Magazine
FICTION: Crossing Traffic by Sean McCluskey
He’s not a cop, even though he wants me to think he is. I know that as soon as I open my front door and...
by Spinetingler Guest
2 hours ago

Crime Fiction Writer
Overheard while shopping
Mother and son. Mom says, "What's that?" Son: "A pen." "What do you do with it?" "Write."
by Michael Bracken
44 hours ago

The Graveyard Shift
The Winner of the 2015 Golden Donut Short Story Contest is…
The rules were simple—write a story about the photograph above using exactly 200 words. But writing a complete and compelling tale with a beginning, middle...
by Lee Lofland
45 hours ago

The Dark Salon
Book of Shadows on sale, 99 cents this week!
by  Alexandra Sokoloff My spooky thriller  Book of Shadows  is just  99 cents  in the US this week, with other price drops worldwide.    ...
4 days ago

Kevin's Corner
Bookish events in Texas for the week of August 31 - September 6, 2015
Bookish events in Texas for the week of August 31 - September 6, 2015
by Kevin R. Tipple
3 hours ago

AustCrimeFiction
Review - THE LONEY, Andrew Michael Hurley
Submitted 45 min 50 sec ago by Karen . If it had another name, I never knew, but the locals called it the Loney...
by Karen
4 hours ago

Crime Watch
Review: THE ART OF KILLING WELL by Marco Malvaldi
THE ART OF KILLING WELL by Marco Malvaldi (MacLehose Press, 2014) Reviewed by Craig Sisterson Through the keyhole of a door-bolted wine cellar in a...
by Kiwicraig
5 hours ago

View all blogs in
The Art of Writing
View all blogs in
The Business of Writing
View all blogs in
Reviews and Interviews
 






Mystery Fanfare
Wes Craven: R.I.P.
Wes Craven , writer-director of horror films including Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream , died today after a battle with brain cancer. He was...
by Janet Rudolph
12 hours ago

The Big Thrill
August 31 – September 6: “Does nonfiction writing invigorate your fiction?
Opinion essays, feature articles, reviews…does other nonfiction writing invigorate your fiction? This week ITW Members Bourne Morris, Jean Heller and J. H. Bográn will explore...
by ITW
23 hours ago

Shotsmag Confidential
A Partnership with the Reader
Today’s guest blog is by author Edward Wilson.  He is the author of 5 novels the most recent being A Very British Ending . The...
by Ayo Onatade
42 hours ago

Keith Snyder
One second before the change
I PICKED HIM UP after karate. We have “one-boy nights,” but they got disrupted this month, and I’ve seen my children for about an hour...
by Keith Snyder
5 days ago

Crime Time Preview
The Game, BBC2, Tom Hughes, Brian Cox, Victoria Hamilton PREVIEW
Watch your back – Tom Hughes and the cast of The Game. Pics: BBC • Espionage thriller with action, sex appeal and a lot of...
23 weeks ago

A Writer's Life
Read My Blog On The New Website
The good news is, I have a new website, and you can now read my blog posts there too. The bad news is, well there...
by Lee Goldberg
118 weeks ago

Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
PaperBack
Stanton A. Coblentz, Into Plutonian Depths , Avon, 1950
by Bill Crider
76 minutes ago

pattinase
Gerard Brennan's Boo Shelf
What books are currently on your nightstand?  The Blood Dimmed Tide by Anthony Quinn, Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (again) and I've got...
by pattinase (abbott)
4 hours ago

The Lady Killers
Why Do We Love to Write About Crime?
So far in 2015, I've written 2 novels and 5 short stories. I have one more novel to go by 12/31, another 80,000 words, for...
by Camille Minichino
8 hours ago

View all blogs in
Industry News
View all blogs in
Television and Film
View all blogs in
Life, Etc.
 
 



Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
PaperBack
Stanton A. Coblentz, Into Plutonian Depths , Avon, 1950
by Bill Crider
76 minutes ago

Femmes Fatales
A Life Well Lived
by Donna Andrews. I was saddened this weekend by the news that Dr. Oliver Sacks died. It wasn't a surprise, since he'd announced his terminal...
by Donna Andrews
2 hours ago

Flogging the Quill
What, exactly, is a “high-concept” story?
What the heck do literary agents mean when they specify wanting “high-concept” stories? I used to work in the film biz in Los Angeles and...
by Ray Rhamey
2 hours ago

Spinetingler Magazine
FICTION: Crossing Traffic by Sean McCluskey
He’s not a cop, even though he wants me to think he is. I know that as soon as I open my front door and...
by Spinetingler Guest
2 hours ago

Kevin's Corner
Bookish events in Texas for the week of August 31 - September 6, 2015
Bookish events in Texas for the week of August 31 - September 6, 2015
by Kevin R. Tipple
3 hours ago

'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?'
Tom Adams Uncovered
When my first novel came out in a paperback edition, the sales rep from Transworld took me out for lunch during the course of a...
by Martin Edwards
3 hours ago

AustCrimeFiction
Review - THE LONEY, Andrew Michael Hurley
Submitted 45 min 50 sec ago by Karen . If it had another name, I never knew, but the locals called it the Loney...
by Karen
4 hours ago

pattinase
Gerard Brennan's Boo Shelf
What books are currently on your nightstand?  The Blood Dimmed Tide by Anthony Quinn, Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (again) and I've got...
by pattinase (abbott)
4 hours ago

View All Blogs