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30th November 2013

The Crime Readers’ Association is delighted to have our brand new website courtesy of the most brilliant team at Considered Creative. We are still adding details of all of the almost 700 members...

Where to begin reading Margery Allingham?

15th October 2013

What an alluring question. How I envy readers this treat in store … Margery Allingham copyright: Margery Allingham Society To begin at the beginning is usually sound advice and, with Margery All...

CWA 60th Anniversary: November 5th, London

9th October 2013

You may have seen that we are canvassing the Crime Readers’ Association for their opinion for our Best Ever Poll (Best Ever Novel, Best Ever Author and Best Ever Series) but have you booked your...

Reviewer’s Diary: Barry Forshaw

7th October 2013

Sex and Crime Two lovers who can’t keep their hands off each other’s bodies; an inconvenient and unattractive husband who it is necessary to get out of the way. I know – you’re thinkng: James M...

The Daily Grind (Another Day at the Word-Face)

3rd October 2013

Writer: Zoë Sharp Workspace:  This is my corner of the study. The trees outside the window are where the red squirrels do their best to distract me from work by stealing food from the bird feeders and...

CRA Giveaway: Food of Ghosts

2nd October 2013

We have three copies of Food of Ghosts by Marianne Wheelaghan to giveaway to CRA readers. a Rafflecopter giveaway Food of Ghosts is published by Pilrig Press...

Leigh RussellCRA Writing Tips: Editing

26th September 2013

A quotation from George Orwell is probably the best place to start when we are thinking about editing:’If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.’ Remember that writing for a...

CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

18th September 2013

The CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition is now open. We encourage both published and unpublished writers to enter their short stories, up to 3500 words. The winner will receive £1,000 as wel...

Sunday Reading: CWA Anthology

15th September 2013

Click by Alison Joseph ‘You’d know if he was dead, though, wouldn’t you? Your own husband…..’ She stared into the black water. Around her the trees dripped with recent ra...

Saturday Sixers: Best Ever Crime Novel

7th September 2013

Over the last three weeks we have asked you, the Crime Reader, to vote for the Best Ever Crime Series and Crime Writer. Today is the day to determine which is your Best Ever Crime Novel. You may choos...

Joe Geraghty and Hull – Nick Quantrill

2nd September 2013

When I started to write the first Joe Geraghty novel, I was always going to write about my home city of Hull. I’d read Ian Rankin’s Rebus series and the way Edinburgh is used as a character left...

Saturday Sixers: The Best Ever Crime Series

31st August 2013

Over three Saturdays we will be asking you, the Crime Reader, to vote for the CWA Poll – to be announced on our 60th anniversary at a special event in London. Question Two: What is the Best Ever Crime...

CWA Dagger Shortlists

29th August 2013

The Crime Writers’ Association announced the shortlists for the remaining three CWA 2013 Gold Daggers. The eventual winners will be revealed on 24th October, at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 20...

Saturday Sixers: The Best Ever Crime Writer

24th August 2013

Over the next three Saturdays we will be asking you, the Crime Reader, to vote for the CWA Poll – to be announced on our 60th anniversary at a special event in London. Question One: Who is the B...

Leigh RussellCRA Writing Tips: Variety in Writing

22nd August 2013

The importance of varying your pace when you are writing cannot be stressed too much. To some extent this will happen naturally through your plot, but you should also use your language to control the...

Crime Poll: Your turn

19th August 2013

Three months ago the Crime Writers’ Association asked its members to answer three simple questions as part of the celebrations surrounding the Association’s 60th Anniversary. (It was found...

A Cry for the Cosy- Lesley Cookman

16th August 2013

We’re a quietish bunch in the UK, us Mystery Writers. There’s me and a few others, some of whom cross into historical crime. But we are largely ignored by the media, rarely reviewed (except on Amazon)...

crimefestCRA Monday Giveaway -CrimeFest

11th August 2013

We are delighted to announce our August giveway – a complimentary weekend pass to CrimeFest 2014. CrimeFest was recently listed by the Guardian as one of the best crime writing festivals in the...

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