The Crime Readers' Association

Giveaway: Threads of Treason

28th June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway from Mary Bale. We are giving away o...

Quentin Bates – Books

27th June 2014

The curse of the TBR pile   It’s an affliction, but not necessarily a bad one. There are others that are so much worse. They’re everywhere, sneaking into corners and taking up residence, lying qu...

Dangers of the void by Carol Anne Davis

26th June 2014

What do you do if you have too much time on your hands?  If you’re outgoing you find new social outlets or take on voluntary work whilst, if shy, you might prefer to take up gardening, master a new st...

The Low Down: Martine Bailey

25th June 2014

  Area:    Chester   Day job: Full time writer     An Appetite for Violets is by Martine Bailey. Here, we take a look at both writer and her forthcoming work.   So, why should we r...

Giveaway: Thriller School

23rd June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway from the Thriller School Oxford. We...

Giveaway: The King of Crime Writers

22nd June 2014

Fiction maestro John Creasey (1908 – 1973) was and remains an enigma. He was one of the biggest selling and most prolific crime writers of the 20th century. Creasey wrote over 620 novels in both...

Giveaway: C L Taylor

21st June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway by C L Taylor. 5 signed copies of Th...

Quentin Bates – Ideas?

20th June 2014

There are questions a writer will groan inwardly at hearing, while hopefully maintaining an outward smile, however glassy. Do you make any money from these books, then? That’s a good one. Then there a...

Giveaway: Dirk Robertson

20th June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway by Dirk Robertson. 15 copies of his...

Pamela St AbbsTravels around Scotland – Pamela St Abbs

19th June 2014

Out on the motorbike in the Scottish sunshine, enjoying the smells of cut grass, the walking boots swapped for motorbike boots. We leave the M9 motorway by Doune.  I ride pillion so I get the chance t...

Crime Fiction and England by Sarah Williams

18th June 2014

Among the many prejudices with which I have hedged round my life has been the belief that I didn’t like crime fiction set in the UK, or, more specifically, in England. it seemed too close, too familia...

The Lure of the Sociopath – CL Taylor

17th June 2014

It’s no co-incidence that some of my favourite characters in fiction and film are sociopaths – Patrick Bateman, Amy Elliot Dunne, the Marquise de Merteuil, Tom Ripley, Hannibal Lector and Kevin...

Giveaway: Leigh Russell

14th June 2014

To celebrate National Crime Reading Month we have lined up a series of giveaways from some of your favourite authors. Today we are delighted to announce a giveaway by Leigh Russell. Two copies of the...

Quentin Bates – Sex

13th June 2014

I thought that might grab your attention. What’s there to say about sex? To start with, I’m given to understand there’s a lot of it about. We humans (men, anyway) are supposedly hardwired to think abo...

Crime Fiction and Sales by Richard Godwin

12th June 2014

Analysing sales trends is a tricky business. Predicting them is almost impossible. But when thinking of what type of crime novel sells, be it the cosy or the more violent novel, there are a few clear...

Case Files 10:

11th June 2014

Case Files (edition 10) is now out and available to Crime Readers’ Association subscribers. Signing up is FREE and easy. As usual we bring you the best of new crime writing with new releases fro...

Case Files 10: Forgotten Classic

7th June 2014

Imogen Robertson talks about Highways and Byways – a book she thinks everyone should read. Actually Highways and Byways is a series of books published in the first half of the twentieth century...

Leigh RussellPreparing Submissions by Leigh Russell

30th May 2014

Recently there has been a lot of controversy in the publishing industry. Should we read physical books or e-books? Is traditional publishing better than self-publishing? Contrary to what a lot of writ...

Past Praying For by Aline Templeton

27th May 2014

In a new feature every other Tuesday the CRA will be focusing on books from new sponsors Endeavour Press Ltd. Past Praying For – Aline Templeton (FREE to download 27.05.2014) DESCRIPTION The peo...

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