By Daniel Hatadi

The Internet is filled with forums, journals, blogs and spaces, some of which intersect the world of crime fiction, some that live fully within it. What's missing is a hub, a central meeting place, a bar of sorts, a place for us to share our passion for crime fiction. Until now, the internet has had no substitute for the bar at Bouchercon or Harrogate or Thrillerfest. I'm hoping I can turn Crimespace into that bar. Virtually.

You’ve all heard of Myspace, but you may not have heard of Ning. Ning is the new daddy, the mothership of Myspace. It allows you to create mini-spaces within it, much like whole Myspaces themselves, with whatever theme or group of people you can think of.

And that’s what Crimespace is: Myspace for lovers of crime fiction.

Readers of Spinetingler may already be familiar with some of the members, who include authors like Val McDermid, Stuart MacBride, Ken Bruen, Anthony Neil Smith, John Rickards, Cornelia Read, Harry Hunsicker, J. D. Rhoades, Ray Banks, Sandra Ruttan, Anne Frasier, Sandra Scoppettone, Duane Swierczynski, Sean Chercover, and the list goes on, growing every day.

The hope is to fill Crimespace with established authors and up-and-comers, occasional readers and committed fans of the genre, the idea being to connect us all. To share a drink at a virtual bar, to schmooze, booze and draw up plans for the heist to end all heists. To find new authors to delve into, discuss the latest in crime fiction, share photos, videos and make some friends.

Crimespace: A place for crime fiction readers, writers and lovers.

Pull up a chair at the bar and share your poison.


Sydney crime fiction writer Daniel Hatadi has been a musician, a petrol station attendant, and a software engineer in the poker machine industry. His writing has appeared in Crimespree Magazine, Shots UK, Thrilling Detective and Thuglit. He also maintains the crime fiction social networking site, Crimespace.

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