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CRA – Giveaway

4th May 2014

  Deadly Pleasures is an anthology of brand new stories by members of the CWA, to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee. The introduction is kindly provided by Peter James, Chair of the CWA 2011-2013, an...

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2nd May 2014

We are always looking to bring the best in crime writing to all those interested in crime through this website and our social media channels. But those that subscribe to our mailing list have even mor...

Amy Bird Yours Is MineCriminal London – why the capital still thrills us

18th April 2014

London may no longer be a place of opium dens, vile alleys and gin holes, as it was in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s day, but it is still an attractive proposition for a crime writer. From Robert Wil...

Night Visit Priscilla MastersA Fatal Cut by Priscilla Masters

15th April 2014

In a new feature every other Tuesday the CRA will be focusing on books from new sponsors Endeavour Press Ltd. A Fatal Cut by Priscalla Masters  (Free today 15.04.2014)   ‘His patient was ready. H...

Evonne-WarehamThe Joys of Research – Evonne Wareham

2nd April 2014

Giveaway – Evonne has kindly offered a signed paperback copy of her multi award winning book – Never Coming Home. To win this great prize comment on this post letting us know your thoughts...

A Midwinter MurderA Midwinter Murder by Peter Tonkin

1st April 2014

In a new feature every other Tuesday the CRA will be focusing on books from new sponsors Endeavour Press Ltd. A Midwinter Murder by Peter Tonkin Christmas 1594. Tom is called away from the dress rehea...

The Scourge of Self-Doubt A.J Waines

28th March 2014

In my work as a Psychotherapist, many creative people have come to me with self-doubt about their chosen craft. They tell me that they have stopped producing, because what they are going to create mig...

forensic holmesForensic Holmes – Kelvin I Jones

26th March 2014

The most famous detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes, made his first public appearance in December 1887 in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. The story, A Study in Scarlet, was not an immediate success when...

A J Waines – The Importance of Settings

21st March 2014

In the third of her Featured Author posts A.J. Waines looks at the importance of  settings.  One of the major appeals for UK readers of Nordic Noir and Scandi Crime novels has to be the settings. In S...

Bad Press – Bea Davenport

19th March 2014

Bea Davenport looks at representations of the media Like millions of viewers, I’ve been glued to the almost-excellent Line of Duty, the series about police corruption, with its twisting plotlines and...

The Importance of Book Titles – A. J. Waines

14th March 2014

In the second of her Featured Author posts A.J. Waines looks at the importance of book titles.   The title of a book is undoubtedly the first thing we see about it, backed up by the image on the...

forensic holmesForensic Holmes – Kelvin I Jones

12th March 2014

The most famous detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes, made his first public appearance in December 1887 in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. The story, A Study in Scarlet, was not an immediate success when...

Conned – L.C. Tyler

11th March 2014

  He’d conned her. Of that much she was certain. The only things she could not work out were how and why. In the background, the air-conditioning still purred respectfully. Looking out through the pla...

Getting Past Writers Block – A J Waines

7th March 2014

As a Psychotherapist, I’ve often worked with creative people and come across many writers, artists, actors and composers who’ve got ‘stuck’. They feel paralysed, inert and lost – then as a resul...

The Daily Grind – Stella Whitelaw

5th March 2014

My work space I work at an oval dining room table.  It’s vacated on Christmas Day.  It’s jam-packed with papers and reference books as I write both books and short stories. Take a closer look There’s...

Expulsion from Eden by Judith Cutler

4th March 2014

Exeter, 1813 Teigngrace Hall, in the county of Devon, was my favourite of the Earl of Teignbridge’s establishments. Very commodious and set in extensive parkland, it lay near the main roads to Newton...

An Act of Evil: Robert Richardson

4th March 2014

In a new feature every other Tuesday the CRA will be focusing on books from new sponsors ‘Endeavour Press Ltd’. First up is ‘An Act of Evil’ by Robert Richardson. The Blurb: Wh...

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