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What is CrimeSeen?

A forum for fans of crime TV shows and movies.

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Spoilers are specific plot details that take the surprise out of reading a book for the first time (e.g. identity of the killer, death of a recurring character). Because our discussion covers a wide range of television, movies, and books, there is no way to keep track of what members have seen or read. Spoiler warnings are left to the poster's discretion.

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