The Crime Readers' Association

100 Golden Crime Classics

20th July 2017

The British Library Crime Classics have been wildly popular in the last few years and have brought many neglected writers from the golden age back into print. The advice and expertise of Martin Edward...

How Crime in the Wild West Pays Off for Author Everett

11th July 2017

During 1989-1991 I was hired to write profiles of famous film/ television personalities for TV Scene magazine which mostly contained photographs and interviews with then current American television st...

Keeping Secrets by A L Bird

11th July 2017

Can you keep a secret? Really, truly? Not a word, not a hint to anyone? As if your life depended on it? Or indeed your livelihood? Well, thriller writers can. And so can many of their protagonists. Ye...

Dagger in the Library 2017 Winner Announced

17th June 2017

The winner of the CWA 2017 Dagger in the Library has been revealed: Mari Hannah. The winner was declared at a reception at the British Library on Saturday 17 June by Martin Edwards, Chair of the CWA....

Alibis in the Archive hailed a great success

15th June 2017

A new crime-writing event, Alibis in the Archive, was a huge success. It took place at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Flintshire June 9-11 and involved a partnership with the CWA and the Detection C...

The Debut podcast series by Charles E McGarry

15th June 2017

I’m very excited to reveal that a new podcast series about my journey to publication is to be released on June 20. My first crime novel ‘The Ghost of Helen Addison’ will be released by Polygon on July...

The Scarlet Coven by David Stuart Davies

5th June 2017

New York 1936. Leading New York detective Simon Finch has received an unexpected inheritance and left the force to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. But a true detective is never far from finding...

National Crime Reading Month

26th May 2017

June, and the CWA’s initiative sees plenty of crime-writing events taking place in many locations throughout the country. To find events in your area, do visit the National Crime Reading Month website...

Case Files 26

23rd May 2017

Case Files issue 26 – 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’...

Domestic noir has sinister real-life inspiration

17th May 2017

by B E Jones It’s the story about the shoes that has always stuck with me. Years ago, when I was a newspaper reporter in Cardiff, I was asked to write a feature on domestic abuse. I was only 27 but I’...

Crime Writers appoint Libraries Champion

15th May 2017

The Crime Writers’ Association has appointed its first Libraries Champion, Ruth Dudley Edwards. Ruth and the CWA will work with libraries nationwide to support the public library network, promote the...

Short Fiction from CWA Conference Delegates

3rd May 2017

At the annual CWA conference, held in Edinburgh in April, we asked CWA delegates for a short story of under 500 words with the following titles: ‘Inevitable Crimes of Passion’ and ‘B...

A Million Books Sold

3rd May 2017

There I was, putting the final touches to my latest manuscript prior to sending it off for editing, and flicking around the internet in case anyone had mentioned my books on Twitter (they hadn’t...

Dagger in the Library 2017 Shortlist Announced

2nd May 2017

The shortlist of the CWA 2017 Dagger in the Library has been announced. The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by a crime writer that users of libraries particularly admire. It is one...

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