The Crime Readers' Association

chris collettChris Collett Giveaway

17th June 2013

Chris Collett was born in East Anglia and writes a series of police procedural crime novels based in Birmingham, England featuring Detective Inspector Tom Mariner. As a special needs teacher Chris...

Saturday Sixers: Why 60 is a magic number in TV drama

15th June 2013

Not only are we in the midst of National Crime Writing Month but we are already half way through the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Anniversary year – yes we are 60! To honour our anniversary Satu...

Giveaway: CSI Portsmouth

10th June 2013

Win two free tickets to CSI Portsmouth where crime fiction meets crime fact with best selling crime authors, police and forensic experts. Saturday 2 November 2013  CSI Portsmouth 2013 is already shapi...

Linda StratmannLinda Stratmann: The Many Headed Writer

9th June 2013

A month in the life of a busy writer Writers are always busy, and some months are busier than others, but May has been quite a challenge!  I have spent most of the month preparing an outline for a new...

Saturday Sixers: Crime Writing in the Future

8th June 2013

Not only are we in the midst of National Crime Writing Month but we are already half way through the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Anniversary year – yes we are 60! To honour our anni...

Peter James Giveaway

6th June 2013

Now we can’t deny that we are more than a little bit excited about the first giveaway for National Crime Writing Month 2013. Those that pay attention to us will have noticed that I promised a bi...

crimefestCRIMEFEST

28th May 2013

This weekend sees the movers and the shakers, the hip and the happening and everyone in between descending on Bristol for CRIMEFEST. Billed as “the convention for people who like to read an occa...

Month-Long Crime Wave Predicted To Hit UK in June

20th May 2013

National Crime Writing Month is Back! The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Director, Lucy Santos, explains why it would be criminal to miss the UK’s fourth annual celebration of crime writing old and...

Event: Intelligence Revealed

8th May 2013

The CRA loves to give its readers tips on the best crime books, authors and events around. A fantastic event coming up on the 20th May definitely fulfills the criteria of being one of the best events...

CWA Author Paul HarrisonCWA Dagger in the Library, 2013 Long list announced

1st May 2013

Sponsor: Dead Good, The Random House Group The judging panel for this year’s Dagger in the Library Award are pleased to announce the longlist for the 2013 award. Mobeena Khan, who chairs the judges, s...

Crime Writers’ Association Conference 2013

29th April 2013

Once a year members of the Crime Writers’ Association get together, drink, chat, drink, eat, drink, laugh, drink and learn at our annual conference. This year we were in Lake Windermere over the...

CRA review: Lie Still, Julia Heaberlin

25th April 2013

Lie Still is a potent blast of twenty first century Southern Gothic. Julia Heaberlin brings a poet’s craft and conviction to her storytelling, and the characters which populate her fictional Texan tow...

CRA April Giveaway: Never Coming Home

18th April 2013

The Crime Writers’ Association and Crime Readers’ Association are currently gearing up to National Crime Writing Month, which will start at the end of May, and will see special crime event...

Criminal London giveaway

21st March 2013

London as a city has a dark and criminal past – and a new book provides the definitive guide to the capital’s crimes.  From Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street and Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel...

Giveaway – win cinema tickets

8th March 2013

From 29 March, the BFI in London will be showing a tribute to John Boorman’s crime classic, Point Blank. CRA readers can now win a free pair of tickets the the film.  John Boorman’s American deb...

Review – Rules of Honour

11th February 2013

Matt Hilton’s latest crime novel is reviewed by Graham Smith.  When his best friend’s father is murdered, Joe Hunter steps up to help deliver the kind of justice the courts can’t give. Together...

The Jerusalem Puzzle

1st February 2013

Laurence O’Bryan is the author of thrillers The Istanbul Puzzle and the second novel in the series, The Jerusalem Puzzle. Here he tells us about his visit to the city to research the novel. In J...

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