The Crime Readers' Association

Diary of a Debut Author By Jackie Kabler

4th October 2015

I’ve loved books ever since I learned to read…as a child, I would lose myself in anything by Enid Blyton, and I read classics like Little Women and Black Beauty so many times that my copie...

J C BriggsMurder and Its Motives by Jean Briggs

2nd October 2015

  Somewhere recently, I read of a detective who advised his subordinate, young and keen, to disregard motive. Concentrate on the evidence, he insisted, and we’ll get our man – or woman, presumabl...

Can baddies be too goodie? By P.J Nash (Paul Morris)

28th September 2015

Crime fiction is populated with cops and robbers. Of course the good guys and gals hog most of the limelight. But there wouldn’t be much point building up a multi-faceted character on the one ha...

The CWA Anthology 2015: Truly Criminal

15th September 2015

  Truly Criminal showcases a group of highly regarded writers who all share a special passion for crime, reflected in this superb collection of essays re-examining some of the most notorious case...

Location, Location, Location By P.J Nash (Paul Morris)

11th September 2015

Rebus is Edinburgh. Edinburgh is Rebus. Morse is Oxford. Oxford is Morse. You can’t take the sense of place out of crime novels. In many books the main character and the place are so intertwined that...

Shrine to Murder By Roger Silverwood

9th September 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press. Shrine to Murder by Roger Silverwood Tell me more! Bromersley. A small, peaceful town in Yorkshire. But...

CWA Author Douglas SkeltonThe Audience By Douglas Skelton

28th August 2015

Three years ago, if you’d asked me to stand in front of an audience and talk, I’d’ve died with my feet in the air. Now, when I go to the fridge and the light comes on, I do a ten minute bit. I wanted...

Three, Three The Rivals By Anthea Fraser

25th August 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press. Three, Three The Rivals by Anthea Fraser Tell me more! When Sheila Fairchild wakes one night from a chi...

CWA Author Douglas SkeltonWhere do you get your ideas? By Douglas Skelton

21st August 2015

Where do you get your ideas? Writers will tell you that question is one they are most often asked, but it is still a valid query. How does a bunch of perfectly normal, well-adjusted – well, in the mai...

CWA Author Douglas SkeltonOn the Run – By Douglas Skelton

14th August 2015

I was once on the run from the law, a hunted fugitive, an innocent man jumping at every knock at the door, every footstep on the street… Okay, I wasn’t exactly Dr Richard Kimble but for a week or two...

The Quick and the DeadThe Quick and the Dead

11th August 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press. The Quick and the Dead by Alison Joseph (Download for free on 11.08.15) Tell me more!   Sister Agn...

CWA Author Douglas SkeltonGlasgow? By Douglas Skelton

7th August 2015

One of the questions I’m often asked about my crime fiction is, why Glasgow? It’s such a well-used backdrop for the genre, surely you could write about somewhere else? Of course I could but I’m a Glas...

A Well Pressed Shroud Nicholas Rhea CRAA Well Pressed Shroud

28th July 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press. A Well Pressed Shroud, Nicholas Rhea (Download for free today 28.07.15) Tell me more! Hardworking Detec...

SERIES OR STANDALONE? – Sarah Ward

24th July 2015

I’ve been reading crime fiction since I was a child. When I give talks at libraries I like to mention the authors that have influenced me as a writer. I always start off with Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Dre...

The Lure of A Cold Climate – Sarah Ward

10th July 2015

What’s so attractive about a cold landscape? There are numerous great writers who set their crime novels in the Mediterranean heat (Andrea Camilleri, Petros Markaris) or the humidity of the American d...

Coming on to Rain – Christine Poulson

26th June 2015

February 1947 was the coldest on record. Snow fell somewhere in the UK every day from January 22nd until mid March.There were fifteen foot snow drifts. Supplies had to be airlifted to villages and hou...

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