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Give My Regards to Uncle Stalin by Fiona Veitch Smith

14th September 2017

A recent review of the second book in my Poppy Denby Investigates series, The Kill Fee, has made me laugh. The reader’s main gripe was that in her opinion my characterisation of communists was too ‘po...

Case Files 28

13th September 2017

Case Files issue 28 – 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’...

Review CWA Dagger-Shortlisted Titles

13th September 2017

Did you know that the CWA have set up a website where people can leave reviews of the shortlisted books for the CWA Daggers 2017? http://daggerreads.co.uk/readers/ No prizes I’m afraid, but as it’s mo...

Summer in San Remo by Evonne Wareham

3rd September 2017

Summer in San Remo enjoyed a secret book launch. The author, Evonne Wareham, writes: “Secrets are fascinating. Crime writers thrive on them. There would probably be a lot fewer crime books writt...

Is Originality Overrated? By Rafe McGregor

1st September 2017

I came across Richard Bradford’s excellent Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction at the end of last year, while preparing a syllabus for a creative writing module.  I was disappointed but not surpr...

My Writing Space by Mike Jecks

28th August 2017

Michael Jecks is the well-known author of many, mostly historical crime novels.   ‘It is a bit of a shock to realise that I’ve been a professional author for 23 years, now. I’ve published 4...

Case Files 27

21st July 2017

Case Files issue 27 – 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’...

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...

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