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CRA Blog Author Chris SimmsCRA Blog Author Chris SimmsFeatured Author Friday: Chris Simms

17th January 2014

Outside the White Lines – the ideas behind the story In last week’s post, I described how one question makes authors quake in their shoes: where do your ideas come from? Most writers – myself included...

CRA Blog Author Chris SimmsCRA Blog Author Chris SimmsFeatured Author Friday: Chris Simms

10th January 2014

The question authors dread. They stare at me in silence, hands raised high. It’s the part of a talk when I feel like David Dimbleby on Question Time. Who should I point to? ‘OK, the dark-haired lady i...

Reviewer’s Diary: Barry Forshaw

30th December 2013

Sitting in Soho with Simenon’s Son There are definite perks to being a writer of books on crime fiction. Such as invitations to a meal at discreet Soho House (situated, coincidentally, in Soho)...

D A MishaniThe International Author: D. A. Mishani

24th December 2013

Being a crime novelist in a country where crime writing is scarce, I’m often asked why I have chosen to write crime novels of all things. After all, I could have written novels that don’t...

IslNoir.Bob&ArnaldurChasing the elusive Lights, and Iceland Noir

19th December 2013

Earlier this year, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Ragnar Jónasson and I met over a curry and a beer, and it turned out we had had similar thoughts about Iceland’s lack of any kind of crime fiction festival. Ice...

Daggerville GamesFestive Giveaway: Special Bonus from Daggerville Games

7th December 2013

CRA seven days of celebrations with a great prize for any fan of the best in crime and thriller writing. BONUS GIVEAWAY DAY SEVEN: A Murder Mystery Game for one lucky winner. The Giveaway Daggerville...

crimefestFestive Giveaway: CrimeFest

7th December 2013

CRA seven days of celebrations with a great prize for any fan of the best in crime and thriller writing. DAY SEVEN:  One lucky winner will receive a weekend pass to CrimeFest. The Giveaway There’s two...

Grey Cells PressFestive Giveaway: Grey Cells Press

6th December 2013

CRA seven days of celebrations with a great prize for any fan of the best in crime and thriller writing. DAY SIX: Today’s prize is a signed copy of Five And A Half Tons by John Bayliss and Green...

Ki AgencyFestive Giveaway: Synopsis Advice

5th December 2013

CRA seven days of celebrations with a great prize for any fan of the best in thriller writing. DAY FIVE: Three lucky winners will receive one off advice on preparing an attractive synopsis for submiss...

Solo William Boyd FINALFestive Giveaway: Solo

4th December 2013

CRA seven days of celebrations with a great prize for any fan of the best in thriller writing. DAY FOUR: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of “SOLO” By William Boyd. Published by...

mslexia diary 2014Festive Giveaway: Mslexia Diary

3rd December 2013

CRA seven days of celebrations with a great prize for any fan of the best in crime and thriller writing. DAY THREE: One lucky winner will receive a copy of Mslexia Writer’s Diary 2014 The Mslexia Writ...

Deadly pleasures by Mat KellerFestive Giveaway: CWA Anthology

1st December 2013

We are starting the CRA seven days of celebrations with a great prize for any fan of the best in crime writing. DAY ONE: One lucky winner will receive a copy of the Crime Writers’ Association la...

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30th November 2013

The Crime Readers’ Association is delighted to have our brand new website courtesy of the most brilliant team at Considered Creative. We are still adding details of all of the almost 700 members...

Where to begin reading Margery Allingham?

15th October 2013

What an alluring question. How I envy readers this treat in store … Margery Allingham copyright: Margery Allingham Society To begin at the beginning is usually sound advice and, with Margery All...

CWA 60th Anniversary: November 5th, London

9th October 2013

You may have seen that we are canvassing the Crime Readers’ Association for their opinion for our Best Ever Poll (Best Ever Novel, Best Ever Author and Best Ever Series) but have you booked your...

Reviewer’s Diary: Barry Forshaw

7th October 2013

Sex and Crime Two lovers who can’t keep their hands off each other’s bodies; an inconvenient and unattractive husband who it is necessary to get out of the way. I know – you’re thinkng: James M...

The Daily Grind (Another Day at the Word-Face)

3rd October 2013

Writer: Zoë Sharp Workspace:  This is my corner of the study. The trees outside the window are where the red squirrels do their best to distract me from work by stealing food from the bird feeders and...

CRA Giveaway: Food of Ghosts

2nd October 2013

We have three copies of Food of Ghosts by Marianne Wheelaghan to giveaway to CRA readers. a Rafflecopter giveaway Food of Ghosts is published by Pilrig Press...

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