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 beginners working in the genre.

Martin-EdwardsMartin Edwards - CWA Chair

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Chris Simms

Chris Simms has worked in airports, nightclubs, post offices and telesales centres. Along with nominations for Crime Writers’ Association Daggers and the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Yea...

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Robert Goddard to receive CWA Diamond Dagger 2019

11th March 2019 by

The Crime Writers’ Association is delighted to announce that Robert Goddard is to receive the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing. The Dagger award recognises authors... Read more

Case Files 37

8th March 2019 by

Case Files issue 37 – 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

What’s the attraction of reading crime thrillers? By Rachel Amphlett

28th February 2019 by

I think, like many crime thriller authors, my love of the genre started when I was about five years old and started reading the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton.   By the time I was in my very e... Read more

Down the Rabbit Hole – the Story Behind Splinter in the Blood by Ashley Dyer

28th February 2019 by

Splinter in the Blood began with an image: a woman with a gun standing over a shooting victim. My earliest jottings on the story date back to April 2014. I wrote, ‘She looks down at him and feels ange... Read more

Case Files 36

11th January 2019 by

Case Files issue 36 – 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

Time to get Crime Writing for Prestigious CWA Competitions

28th December 2018 by

Two crime writing competitions are open now. 1) The CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition Not to be missed for lovers of short-story writing – and being shortlisted for this renowned competiti... Read more

Popular Crime Writer Kate Ellis Launches Latest Title

17th December 2018 by

On 6 December Kate Ellis welcomed another addition to her list of titles. Kate is best known for her long-running series featuring archaeology graduate turned police inspector, Wesley Peterson. Howeve... Read more

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Crime reading and writing has never been so popular. We support new writers and our experienced Crime Writers are here to offer the benefit of their experience.
We also have competitions,
the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
Assessment Service.

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you hit the big time.

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