The Crime Readers' Association

Case Files 32

11th May 2018

Case Files issue 31 – 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’s you discover which contributors in the forthcoming issue are behind these weird facts and odd confessions!

  • Which CWA member was once marooned for several hours in 40-degree temperatures in a broken-down motorised canoe forty miles upriver from Timbuktu? (He was glad to have Jane Austen for company.)
  • Which CWA member once used a baker as a protagonist, so had to spend many hours in a bakery, trying as many different kinds of cake as humanely possible? (All in the name of research.)
  • Which CWA member lives on a converted Dutch barge in a historic, but wet, part of London? (But it has all mod-cons as she doesn’t believe in roughing it.)
  • Which CWA member began her career writing erotic fiction?
  • Which CWA member, while holidaying in America in 1995, was briefly suspected of being an accomplice in the Oklahoma Bombing? (Moral: don’t drive the same type of hire car as a terror suspect.)
  • Which CWA member once had his very own laboratory at ICI? (It was the size of a large cupboard.)
  • Which CWA member worked in a maximum security prison for 2 years, with children guilty of murder?
  • Which CWA member was rushed to A&E aged nine, when she got a crochet hook stuck in her thumb?
  • Which CWA member, once worked for a major high-street bank, ensuring that terrorists and banned individuals didn’t own a UK bank account?
    Which Which CWA member went paragliding for the first time when she was sixty?
  • Which CWA member wrote and published his first book (a Science Fiction epic) in French at the age of 16?

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