The Crime Readers' Association

A A Chaudhuri – The Scribe

24th June 2019

Making it as a lawyer has always been a cutthroat business. In a dark, creepy legal thriller, metaphor becomes reality – by A A Chaudhuri In The Scribe, published 1st July, a killer is targeting forme...

Over Your Shoulder by C J Carver

3rd June 2019

For the first time, we quote an extract of the Read of the Month for you to enjoy. This is how Over Your Shoulder by C J Carver begins… (C) 2018 C J Carver  We were on the sofa as usual at 10pm, watch...

The Lost Shrine: Digging Up the Dead by Nicola Ford

3rd June 2019

The Lost Shrine, published on 23 May, is the second in Nicola Ford’s series featuring archaeologists Clare Hills and Dr David Barbrook. In The Lost Shrine Clare Hills, archaeologist and sometime sleut...

Case Files 38

10th May 2019

Case Files issue 38 – out soon! Case Files is an ezine that profiles new or forthcoming novels from members of the Crime Writers’ Association. Subscribing is free – and it let’...

The Common Enemy by Paul Gitsham

23rd April 2019

How do you catch a man’s killer when everyone wanted him dead? In Middlesbury, a rally is being held by the British Allegiance Party – a far-Right group protesting against the opening of a new mosque....

Mina Scarletti and the murky world of Victorian mediums

28th March 2019

The act of writing a book is a challenge to the writer, but the writer also sets challenges for her characters. Will the detective solve the mystery? Will he or she even survive the experience unharme...

Robert Goddard to receive CWA Diamond Dagger 2019

11th March 2019

The Crime Writers’ Association is delighted to announce that Robert Goddard is to receive the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing. The Dagger award recognises authors...

Case Files 37

8th March 2019

Case Files issue 37 – out soon! Case Files is an ezine that profiles new or forthcoming novels from members of the Crime Writers’ Association. Subscribing is free – and it let’...

The Monastery Murders by E M Powell

28th February 2019

Their lives are ones of quiet contemplation—and brutal murder. Christmas Eve, 1176. Brother Maurice, monk of Fairmore Abbey, awaits the night prayer bell. But there is only silence. Cursing his fellow...

Case Files 36

11th January 2019

Case Files issue 36 – out soon! Case Files is an ezine that profiles new or forthcoming novels from members of the Crime Writers’ Association. Subscribing is free – and it let’...

Popular Crime Writer Kate Ellis Launches Latest Title

17th December 2018

On 6 December Kate Ellis welcomed another addition to her list of titles. Kate is best known for her long-running series featuring archaeology graduate turned police inspector, Wesley Peterson. Howeve...

Blue on Blue by Paul Bennett

3rd December 2018

Over twenty years ago Nick Shannon was in prison for seven years for the mercy killing of his sister, crippled beyond repair by a hit-and-run driver. The only clue he has is that there was a boot prin...

Are Shorter Reads Better? by David Beckler

3rd December 2018

I’ve watched the growth in the popularity of novellas with interest, something you can read on your morning commute or in a couple of lunchtimes. Novellas are also a good way to discover new authors....

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