The Crime Readers' Association

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...

Giveaway: Quentin Bates

12th July 2014

Quentin Bates was our Featured Author for June. We hope you enjoyed his posts and join us in thanking him for his contributions. But we haven’t finished with the arm twisting just yet and before...

Martin-EdwardsWhere Do You Find Your Ideas? – Martin Edwards

11th July 2014

One of the questions writers are asked most often is: “Where do you find your ideas?” In fact, I gave this title to a short story I wrote years ago, about a not very successful novelist wh...

International Crime Month

10th July 2014

Four independent UK publishers—Melville House UK, Europa Editions, No Exit Press, and Serpent’s Tail—have joined forces to launch an International Crime Month. International Crime Month is a month-lon...

Shamanism – Nina Milton

9th July 2014

At first, the shamanic workshop felt perfectly ordinary. Thirty of us assembled in the city of Bath on a sunny autumn day. We sat on floor cushions in a circle, chatting a bit nervously, waiting for o...

Giveaway: Carina

30th June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway  bundle from Carina UK Three Steps B...

Giveaway: Threads of Treason

28th June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway from Mary Bale. We are giving away o...

Quentin Bates – Books

27th June 2014

The curse of the TBR pile   It’s an affliction, but not necessarily a bad one. There are others that are so much worse. They’re everywhere, sneaking into corners and taking up residence, lying qu...

Dangers of the void by Carol Anne Davis

26th June 2014

What do you do if you have too much time on your hands?  If you’re outgoing you find new social outlets or take on voluntary work whilst, if shy, you might prefer to take up gardening, master a new st...

The Low Down: Martine Bailey

25th June 2014

  Area:    Chester   Day job: Full time writer     An Appetite for Violets is by Martine Bailey. Here, we take a look at both writer and her forthcoming work.   So, why should we r...

Giveaway: Thriller School

23rd June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway from the Thriller School Oxford. We...

Giveaway: The King of Crime Writers

22nd June 2014

Fiction maestro John Creasey (1908 – 1973) was and remains an enigma. He was one of the biggest selling and most prolific crime writers of the 20th century. Creasey wrote over 620 novels in both...

Giveaway: C L Taylor

21st June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway by C L Taylor. 5 signed copies of Th...

Quentin Bates – Ideas?

20th June 2014

There are questions a writer will groan inwardly at hearing, while hopefully maintaining an outward smile, however glassy. Do you make any money from these books, then? That’s a good one. Then there a...

Giveaway: Dirk Robertson

20th June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway by Dirk Robertson. 15 copies of his...

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