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


Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan is the author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series, a ‘gritty cosy crime’ series based in Mumbai, India and featuring a baby elephant. The first book in the series THE UN...

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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

A Day in the Life… by Abi Silver, author of The Aladdin Trial, out 28 June, published by Lightning Books

27th June 2018 by

I find myself lurching into the morning routine around 6.45; rousing the boys for school (I have three, in their teens), sorting the washing (whites/colours), including remembering to put to one side... Read more

CWA Diamond Dagger Winner Michael Connelly Interview

6th June 2018 by

Michael Connelly – winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger 2018   Michael Connelly is to receive this year’s CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing. The Dagger award recognises autho... Read more

Forgotten Classics: Cornish Author Katherine Stansfield’s Choice

5th June 2018 by

Katherine grew up in Cornwall, and though she now lives in Cardiff, she can’t stop writing about her former home. Her historical crime series, Cornish Mysteries, blends real crimes with local folklore... Read more

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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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