The Crime Readers' Association

Case Files 38

10th May 2019 by in Crime Readers' Updates, Interviews, Reviews

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

  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, worked as a researcher for David Attenborough on his series about plants?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, was first published when ‘Jackie’ magazine printed a letter she’d sent in?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, once waited in the early hours of the morning outside the main courts in Toronto to watch the trial of Paul Bernardo, one of Canada’s most dangerous offenders?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, can recite the whole list of historic 20th Century events that make up the lyrics to Billy Joel’s 1990s hit We Didn’t Start the Fire? (She learned them following a bet with a school friend!)
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, has always been a bookworm, but didn’t touch crime fiction until her twenties, when she was in Spain for two months and the only books in English were by Agatha Christie?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, is ambidextrous, but her handwriting is terrible with either hand?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, uses a made-up initial as part of his name? (The letter he uses is actually the first one of his wife’s name.)
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, recently took part in a survey of medieval graffiti in local historic buildings?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, once appeared on stage as a spear-carrier with Scottish Opera, in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. (He never got to sing, which may have helped with the production’s glowing reviews!)
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, was awarded an MBE in 2014 for services to literature
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, is the mother of a tattoo artist and rock star?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, once managed to untangle a parachute while plummeting to the Earth?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, is a member of the research committee of The Richard III Society and is often invited to give talks to groups and societies all over the UK?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, has a Cockerpoo called Dennis Bergkamp? (He is amazingly good at dribbling!)
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, is the grandson of the founder of Faber and Faber – but has none of his fiction novels published by them?
  • Which CWA member, and contributor to this issue, is also a science fiction fan who loves to bake sourdough bread?

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Chris Simms, Editor, Case Files.

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