The Crime Readers' Association

The Inaugural Capital Crime Event by Ali Karim

8th October 2019

It was a brave decision for thriller writer Adam Hamdy and his partner the literary agent David Headley (and bookseller) to start a new convention (Capital Crime) showcasing the crime and thriller gen...

Bloody Scotland on a Desert Island, by Caro Ramsay

8th October 2019

It was the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival one weekend in September.  The sun shone, the torchlight parade down from the castle was spectacular. The winner of the McIlvanney Prize Manda Scott s...

The Man That Got Away by Lynne Truss

26th September 2019

The latest comic caper from Lynne Truss is The Man That Got Away. It is July 1957 in Brighton, and the smartly dressed Brighton Belles parade along the promenade answering questions from holiday-maker...

The Art of Deception by Patrick Gooch

25th September 2019

In 1990, Time magazine reported that, in his lifetime, Camille Corot painted some eight hundred canvases, four thousand of which are to be found in the United States. So, how many fake Corots are ther...

Wales as a Setting for Crime Fiction by Cathy Ace

20th August 2019

“It’s not all rugby, sheep and singing…” was the title used for a panel in which I participated at this year’s CrimeFest convention (held in Bristol in May) and it’s certainly true that not all crime...

The Exphoria Code by Antony Johnston

20th August 2019

New Spies. New Rules. From the Creator of Atomic Blonde! MI6 cyber-analyst Brigitte Sharp has spent three years deskbound and in therapy, traumatised after her very first field op went badly wrong and...

CWA Dagger Shortlists 2019 Announced

25th July 2019

The author behind one of the biggest shows on TV, a world renowned forensic anthropologist and the son of ‘the godfather of tartan noir’ have been shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger awards. Th...

A A Chaudhuri – The Scribe

24th June 2019

Making it as a lawyer has always been a cutthroat business. In a dark, creepy legal thriller, metaphor becomes reality – by A A Chaudhuri In The Scribe, published 1st July, a killer is targeting forme...

Over Your Shoulder by C J Carver

3rd June 2019

For the first time, we quote an extract of the Read of the Month for you to enjoy. This is how Over Your Shoulder by C J Carver begins… (C) 2018 C J Carver  We were on the sofa as usual at 10pm, watch...

The Lost Shrine: Digging Up the Dead by Nicola Ford

3rd June 2019

The Lost Shrine, published on 23 May, is the second in Nicola Ford’s series featuring archaeologists Clare Hills and Dr David Barbrook. In The Lost Shrine Clare Hills, archaeologist and sometime sleut...

Case Files 38

10th May 2019

Case Files issue 38 – out soon! Case Files is an ezine that profiles new or forthcoming novels from members of the Crime Writers’ Association. Subscribing is free – and it let’...

The Common Enemy by Paul Gitsham

23rd April 2019

How do you catch a man’s killer when everyone wanted him dead? In Middlesbury, a rally is being held by the British Allegiance Party – a far-Right group protesting against the opening of a new mosque....

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