The Crime Readers' Association

Crime Readers' Association

The CRA was set up by the Crime Writers' Association to give readers news and information from their favourite authors along with tips for new writers working in the genre.

Linda StratmannLinda Stratmann - CWA Chair

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Mike Craven

M. W. Craven was born in Carlisle but grew up in Newcastle, running away to join the army at the tender age of sixteen. He spent the next ten years travelling the world having fun, leaving in 1995 to...

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Latest from our blog

Case Files 40

5th September 2019 by

Case Files issue 40 – out soon! Case Files is an ezine that profiles new or forthcoming novels from members of the Crime Writers’ Association. Subscribing is free – and it lets you discover whic... Read more

Made-Up Noir: Writing a place that only you know, by Paul Gitsham

27th August 2019 by

How important is a sense of place? It’s a question that many writers have pondered. Should you set your novel in a real place or invent a fictional setting? Many writers choose to use a real-world loc... Read more

Wales as a Setting for Crime Fiction by Cathy Ace

20th August 2019 by

“It’s not all rugby, sheep and singing…” was the title used for a panel in which I participated at this year’s CrimeFest convention (held in Bristol in May) and it’s certainly true that not all crime... Read more

CWA Dagger Shortlists 2019 Announced

25th July 2019 by

The author behind one of the biggest shows on TV, a world renowned forensic anthropologist and the son of ‘the godfather of tartan noir’ have been shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger awards. Th... Read more

Farewell Andrea Camilleri and Thank You, by CWA International Dagger Judge Ruth Morse

25th July 2019 by

With the inauguration of what in 2006 became the International Dagger, the CWA took great care to get things right, especially since there had been a ruckus about books in translation. This matters be... Read more

Case Files 39

10th July 2019 by

Case Files issue 39 – out soon! Case Files is an ezine that profiles new or forthcoming novels from members of the Crime Writers’ Association. Subscribing is free – and it let’... Read more

The Inspiration Behind New Penguin Suspense ‘I Looked Away’ by Jane Corry

25th June 2019 by

Fifty-eight years ago, I witnessed the near-death of my mother in an horrific fire-related accident on holiday in Cornwall. I remember each detail as clearly as if it happened yesterday. But when she... Read more

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the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
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