The Crime Readers' Association

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

  • Which CWA member accepted an invitation to appear on ‘Eggheads’, a TV quiz show she’d never watched before? (Much to everyone’s surprise, her team won!)
  • Which CWA member is related to comedian Ernie Wise? (Something she didn’t discover until recently and after she took up stand-up comedy.)
  • Which CWA member can do an ear-splitting whistle? (An ex-boyfriend called it uncouth, but it comes in very useful for showing appreciation at gigs and calling the dog across a crowded park.)
  • Which CWA member once nearly caused an international incident with the President of Chile over some kedgeree?
  • Which CWA member does a lot of writing while on the cricket field? (He opens the batting, usually gets out early, then has hours to sit around fuming with shame – or writing.)
  • Which CWA member has a Ph.D in English, wrote and produced episodic television, taught college literature and writing, has published poetry, articles and reviews and is a death-obsessed late bloomer?
  • Which CWA member is the proud owner of a single signed by Charles Aznavour? (She hopes it will turn up before she moves house.)
  • Which CWA member’s pleasant afternoon of snorkelling off Thailand came to an abrupt end when he realised he was being circled by four sharks?
  • Which CWA member got an offer of representation from a literary agent on her daughter’s wedding day. Euphoria squared!
  • Which CWA member likes to let her character’s pets sometimes take centre stage – from a rather profane parrot, to a belligerent cat?
  • Which CWA member’s first job was as a Countryside Ranger? (Sadly, not the kind that carries a Colt 45 and wears cowboy a hat.)
  • Which CWA member’s Great-Grandfather taught the young Charlie Chaplin to tap dance?
  • Which CWA member’s son is an up and coming actor, who has made a film with Tom Hanks and is now the new crime-busting vicar in the TV series ‘Grantchester’?

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Chris Simms, Editor, Case Files.

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