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

Read Of
The Month


A macabre liturgy. A mysterious carving. An intriguing 200-year-old mystery. When Phineas Fox is ask...


Jane Corry

JANE CORRY is a journalist and author, published by Viking at Penguin Random House. She specialises in psychological suspenses. Her previous books MY HUSBAND’S WIFE and BLOOD SISTERS were in the Sunda...

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31st July 2018 by

I wasn’t expecting to find I had combined an ancient law and opera for a book, but Song of the Damned, published in July 2018, turned out to have both elements at its heart. It’s not, of course, so ve... Read more

The second disappearance of Aldo Moro by Timothy Williams

31st July 2018 by

Left-wing terrorists kidnapped Aldo Moro in Rome on 16 March 1978. Fifty-five days later, on 9 May, his lifeless body was found abandoned in a Renault 4 hatchback in the heart of the city. He had been... Read more

And What Do You Do? by Diane Dickson

30th July 2018 by

When I was in my late twenties, I worked as a receptionist. Not any old receptionist, I worked in the staff health clinic in a military hospital in Saudi Arabia. It was confidential work. It wasn’t ju... Read more

James Bond in a Toga and Sherlock Holmes with a Rapier, by Peter Tonkin

28th June 2018 by

Since bringing the 30-novel Mariner series of action adventures to a close and retiring from full-time teaching, I have been working on two parallel series of historical novels.  One is a sequence of... Read more

The most prolific murderer in history? (And the chances are you won’t have heard of her) by Tessa Harris

27th June 2018 by

Ask a serious crime buff to name the most prolific serial killer in history and many will no doubt say Harold Shipman, the Lancashire doctor who is thought to have killed more than 200 victims. Others... Read more

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the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
Assessment Service.

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you hit the big time.

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