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.

Maxim Jakubowski - CWA Chair (Photograph credit to Fenris Oswin)


Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan is the author of two crime series set in India, the Baby Ganesh Agency books set in modern Mumbai, and the Malabar House novels set in 1950s Bombay. His aim with these books is to take rea...

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CWA Opens Membership to Self-Published Authors

29th July 2021

For the first time in its 68-year history, the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association will allow self-published authors to join its ranks. The move comes after the CWA consulted its members, who voted... Read more

‘Crime in Trying Times’ by J.G. Harlond

28th July 2021

Do you actually know anyone who is entirely good? Or entirely bad, with no redeeming qualities? I ask because as a crime writer I create both goodies and the baddies: those who do their very best in t... Read more

The Dinosaur Who Came In From the Cold by David Hodges

15th July 2021

When I first discovered my desire to write, it was in virtual prehistoric times, when publishing houses like Methuen, Herbert Jenkins and Collins – to name just a few – adhered to simple publishing pr... Read more

The Challenges of Writing From Multiple Perspectives by A.A. Chaudhuri

15th July 2021

I’m hugely excited that She’s Mine, my first psychological thriller, is coming out with Hera Books in August. Unlike my Kramer & Carver legal thriller series, I chose to write it in the first pers... Read more

‘The Real Golden Age of Murder – Pistols, Bombs and Motor Bandits’ by Joan Lock

14th July 2021

I wasn’t feeling like writing another book just now partly because I too often seem to choose a subject  needing a great deal of research but, despite not previously being attracted by the subject, I... Read more

CWA Daggers 2021 Announced

1st July 2021

Chris Whitaker, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, Michael Robotham, Vaseem Khan and Peter May win 2021 CWA Daggers.   The winners of the 2021 CWA Daggers, which honour the very best in the crime writing genr... Read more

‘Codes, Ciphers and Cryptic Clues in Crime Fiction’ by Vaseem Khan

23rd June 2021

“The Da Vinci Code meets post-Independence India.” That’s how MW Craven, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger, has described my latest novel, The Dying Day. I can understand why. The book, set in Bombay in 1... Read more

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