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RUNNING OUT OF ROAD by Cath Staincliffe

1st September 2021

A missing schoolgirl, a middle-aged recluse, an exploited teenager. Lives thrown into chaos and set on collision course. With the police in hot pursuit. Scarlett is dancing in the school talent show t...

When close confinement was a choice, by Kate Ellis

9th August 2021

My twenty-fifth Wesley Peterson mystery, The Stone Chamber, begins with the execution-style murder of Robert and Greta Gerdner at their home in the Devon countryside. DI Wesley Peterson suspects that...

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

2nd August 2021

When 90-year-old Peggy Smith is found dead in her seaside apartment, it’s assumed to be from natural causes. Then her carer, Natalka, finds business cards describing the dead woman as a ‘murder consul...

August Bookshop of the Month: No Alibis

1st August 2021

Every month, as part of the new CWA Booksellers Champion initiative, we want to celebrate a bookshop because we believe bookshops don’t just sell our books – they bring our streets alive. August...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

Diamond Meets the Eye

24th June 2021

Peter Lovesey on the inspiration for Diamond and the Eye. Some of my happiest reading has been in the private eye genre, hard-boiled American eyes like Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Lew Archer, Matt Scud...

‘Scribbler Sleuths’ by Andy Griffee

23rd June 2021

‘Police Calls’ were one of my regular duties as a 20-year-old cub reporter on the weekly Poole and Dorset Herald during the early 1980s. It involved an early morning drive to the town’s ma...

Latest News from Mirror Books

23rd June 2021

Murder at Roaringwater Murder at Roaringwater is the inside story of a young Frenchwoman, Sophie Toscan du Plantier. In this notorious and unresolved crime, the victim seemed to have a premonition of...

Countdown to Daggers Live!

18th June 2021

Book lovers and crime fiction fans have a unique opportunity to watch the famed Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers awards, live. Tickets are free, but limited. To book a place, visit: http://bit...

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