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Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« on: May 08, 2017, 08:57:05 PM »
Some of you may know that I co-run the Speculative Fiction Showcase, a promo blog for all things indie SFF, together with Jessica Rydill. The Showcase has been going for three years now.

However, I don't just write speculative fiction, I also write mystery series, a series pulpy thrillers and the occasional standalone crime fiction release. And when I was looking for a place to promote the latest release in my mystery series, I looked for the crime and mystery equivalent of the Speculative Fiction Showcase, only to find that there isn't anything like it. So I thought, "Why not create the mystery and crime fiction equivalent to the Speculative Fiction Showcase myself?"

So I spent a few hours and created the Indie Crime Scene, a promo blog for indie mysteries, crime fiction and thrillers. So far there's only a single welcome post, but I hope there'll be more to come in the future.

So if you're an indie or small press author of mysteries (anything from cosy to hardboiled), crime fiction, noir, suspense (romantic or otherwise) or thrillers and you've had a new release within the past approx. thirty days, let me know.

I'm also looking for volunteers willing to help out with the Indie Crime Scene. Because experience with the Speculative Ficton Showcase has shown that it's better if two or three people co-run a blog like this. Besides, it's a lot of fun and you get to meet new authors in your genre.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 11:15:56 PM »
Great idea Cora! I have a crime novel coming out next month, so I don't quite fit the parameters, but I'd be glad to volunteer to help you out.


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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 02:57:08 AM »
Nice I write crime thrillers as well as sci-fi too so I will be checking this site out!  8)

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 05:38:10 AM »
That sounds wonderful. I don't really know anything about the SFS so I'll need to check it out.
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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 05:42:59 AM »
Nice!

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 05:49:28 AM »
Wonderful news! I've been spreading the word about Speculative Fiction Showcase.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 06:27:32 AM »
Subscribed!

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 06:45:53 AM »
I'll be glad to help.
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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 06:56:01 AM »
Great idea! It seems that many sites only want to promote free or 99 cent books, but it looks like you're not insisting on that. I published my most recent mystery the end of February, so don't qualify for the recent releases, but with luck, the first book in my new Victorian mystery series will be ready in a few weeks. I'll contact you when it's due for publication. Thanks again!


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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 07:30:45 AM »
Subscribed and emailed, thank you :)

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 07:48:50 AM »
Great!  8)

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 07:51:10 AM »
I subscribed and I have a crime thriller coming out on June 7. I'd love a feature, and if you think I can be of some help, I'd love to.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2017, 08:41:56 AM »
Subscribed and sent you an email, thanks :)

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2017, 05:27:04 PM »
Glad to see so much interest in the Indie Crime Scene. There have already been submissions as well.

If you have a mystery, crime, suspense, noir or thriller coming out in the near future, feel free to contact me. The submission info is here

Thank you to those who are interested in helping out. This is what I hope the Indie Crime Scene will feature, based on what we're doing with the Speculative Fiction Showcase:

- New release spotlights: These are posts spotlighting newly released mystery, crime and thriller books. The format is always similar - you can see what it looks like when the first spotlight goes live.
- Author interviews
- Guest posts
- A weekly link round-up of links from around the web about mystery, crime fiction and thrillers. The SFF version of this is one of the most popular features at the Speculative Fiction Showcase, so I'd like to do something similar at the Indie Crime Scene.
- An end of the month round-up of new indie mystery, crime fiction and thriller releases. This is another popular feature at the Speculative Fiction Showcase that I'd like to continue at the Indie Crime Scene.

So if anybody wants to help out and handle e.g. interviews or guest posts or new releases or the round-up, let me know. And if you have any links of interest for the weekly link round-up, please send them to me.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2017, 05:59:11 PM »
This is great! I'm working on a cozy.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2017, 10:40:11 PM »
Subscribed! I have a new release towards the end of the month, so will be in touch soon.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2017, 01:05:09 AM »
Great news, Cora.

I write traditional British whodunits, though I have no new release until June. I'll be in touch, thanks.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2017, 01:10:37 AM »
Cora,

Great job. I've got an indie pulpy action adventure that's coming out in the next few weeks, not sure if that fits, but would love to be a part.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2017, 04:58:53 AM »
Your site says:

A blog for all things mystery, crime fiction, noir, suspense and thrillers.

I'd love to subscribe but you'd have to put a comma after the word "suspense" first.   :-[

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2017, 05:06:19 AM »
Great idea. I just signed up. Let me know if I can help.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2017, 05:09:22 AM »
I do enjoy reading crime fiction, and am writing a cozy paranormal mystery (to be published at some point in the near future) so have bookmarked the site and this thread.  :)

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2017, 12:15:55 PM »
I do a mix of hard-boiled and thriller so I'd love to contribute.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2017, 12:23:21 PM »
Nice. My next book is military sci-fi crime thriller. This might help.

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2017, 04:06:39 PM »
Sounds like a fabulous idea.  My retro detective novel will come out around the first of June. 

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Re: Introducing the Indie Crime Scene
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2017, 04:43:12 PM »
Great to hear from so many of you. I'm looking forward to featuring your upcoming books.

Great job. I've got an indie pulpy action adventure that's coming out in the next few weeks, not sure if that fits, but would love to be a part.

I love me some pulpy adventure fiction (I also write a retro pulp series, though it's not in my sig). Just send me the info, when it comes out and we'll see if it fits.

Nice. My next book is military sci-fi crime thriller. This might help.

Depending on the SF to crime ratio, your book might be a better fit for our sister site, the Speculative Fiction Showcase.

Meanwhile, I'm pleased to share the first featured new release at the Indie Crime Scene, Ferrying Riches by A. Woodley, so check it out.

The submission information is here.