The Crime Readers' Association

Sleuthfest

14th August 2014

Although most crime writers are well acquainted with American Writers’ Conferences such as Boucheron, Thrillerfest and Malice Domestic, I wonder if many have heard of the Sleuthfest Conference, this b...

Phil Viner – Using backstory to write novellas

13th August 2014

I began writing my first published book (in the attic are my two deformed novels that will remain chained in the dark forever) The Last Winter of Dani Lancing, in a blissful state of low expectation a...

The Crime Thriller Club

11th August 2014

Do you know your Morse from your Marple? Your Lewis from your Luther? Or your Martina Cole from your Michael Connelly? Well Cactus TV need you!! For this year’s Crime Thriller Club on ITV3 they...

Nicholas Freeling – William Shaw

8th August 2014

These days a lot of people look blank when you say the name Nicholas Freeling. Hum the first few bars of “Eye Level” by the Simon Park Orchestra, the theme tune to the Van der Valk TV series, and you...

A First Timer at ThrillerFest – Evonne Wareham

7th August 2014

The chance to spend time with some of your favourite big name authors – and to meet new ones? What crime fan wouldn’t be tempted? I’ve visited New York before, but this was my first trip to Thrillerfe...

An image of the front cover of Summer of Ghosts by PD VinerP.D. Viner, Crime Writer: Year One

30th July 2014

How I researched my second novel: Summer of Ghosts. I am a little ashamed to say that I have never been arrested, questioned, or even cautioned by the police. These are rubbish credentials for a crime...

Find An Event: CSI Portsmouth

28th July 2014

  Join best selling crime authors M.C Beaton, Jessie Keane, Val McDermid, Pauline Rowson and forensic experts and Hampshire police officers at CSI Portsmouth 2014. The stellar line-up for CSI Por...

Giveaway: Martin Edwards

25th July 2014

  We have 5 copies of The Coffin Trail by Martin Edwards to giveaway. The Rules Entry for this prize  will end at 12am GMT on 24th August. The winner of the prize will be notified by email within...

Elizabeth Flynn – Game, Set and Murder

23rd July 2014

I’m still a newbie, a newly published author.   But that, obviously, doesn’t make me new to writing.   Like most of my species I’ve been scribbling away at one thing or another for years, sending stuf...

Find an Event: Noirwich

21st July 2014

Putting the Noir into Norwich: A New Crime Writing Festival 10th – 14th September The Crime Writers’ Association is delighted to be collaborating with University of East Anglia, Waterstones and Writer...

Focus on: Goldsboro Books

20th July 2014

Goldsboro Books is the UK’s largest specialist in first edition, signed books. Based in central London they have created the UK’s largest first edition Book of the Month Club which enables...

Giveaway: Beyond Belief

19th July 2014

Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway from Helen Smith. We are giving away one signed copy of Beyond Belief “This wonderful plot makes for a very unusual mystery, and readers will be enthralle...

Martin-EdwardsThe Frozen Shroud

18th July 2014

The Frozen Shroud has just been published in paperback by Allison & Busby, a pleasing boost to morale as I work on its successor, which will be the seventh Lake District Mystery. The story s is a...

Crime Traveller by William Sutton

17th July 2014

I used to envy modern linguists swanning off for their third year abroad. I studied Classics; I wished I could take a sabbatical in ancient Athens or Rome. Years later, when I ran away to Brazil, I ne...

Forgotten Book – Martin Edwards

15th July 2014

The CWA resident archivist Martin Edwards focuses on some of the great books you never knew in our feature – The Forgotten Book. Today he looks at “In Whose Dim Shadow” by J.J Connin...

Find an Event: Harrogate

14th July 2014

Taking place over four-days each July, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival presents an accessible, challenging and entertaining long-weekend of live literature events, engaging 13,000 p...

Leigh and Lee childFocus on: Independent Bookshops

13th July 2014

Leigh Russell Shares her Thoughts on Indie Bookshops Is it coincidence, or inevitable in the current zeitgeist, that just before reading a request on the CRA website for “posts about independent...

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