The Crime Readers' Association

Saturday Sixers: On being 60

20th July 2013

The Crime Writer’s Association is 60 this year and so am I. I passed that dubious landmark just a few weeks ago.  There, that is my confession, out in the open. And while I am getting things off my ch...

Dagger Focus: CWA Dagger in the Library

19th July 2013

Belinda Bauer wins the CWA Dagger in the Library Sponsor: Dead Good, The Random House Group Belinda Bauer has won the 2013 CWA Dagger in the Library. Mobeena Khan, who chaired this year’s judges, made...

The CWA Daggers

10th July 2013

As you will have seen the Crime Writers’ Association, the sister organisation of the CRA, is gearing up for our annual Dagger Awards ceremony on Monday 15th July. It is a very exciting time of t...

Ian Rankin Giveaway

8th July 2013

As this is the last full week of Crime Writing Month 2013 we are so pleased to offer this fabulous giveaway. September sees the eagerly anticipated opening of Dark Road the first play written by Ian R...

Case Files no 5 now available to CRA members

4th July 2013

So, you like reading crime? You want to know what thrills and spills are coming your way – the books that will make your pulse pick up, even though you’re sitting down. Books inhabited by the type of...

The Low Down

28th June 2013

Writer: Richard Godwin Area:    London Day job: Full time writer  One Lost Summer is by Richard Godwin. Here, we take a look at both writer and his forthcoming work. So, why should we read it? It is a...

Martin-EdwardsMartin Edwards: Publishing a New Book

26th June 2013

How does it feel to have a new novel published, when you’ve published plenty of books before?” An interesting question, I think. Of course, the appearance of one’s very first novel is a unique a...

Leigh RussellLeigh Russell: The Story of Books

18th June 2013

From as far back as we can trace, people have felt the need to share stories. Wasn’t early cave man a forerunner of the fisherman boasting about ‘the one that got away’? Imagine a pr...

chris collettChris Collett Giveaway

17th June 2013

Chris Collett was born in East Anglia and writes a series of police procedural crime novels based in Birmingham, England featuring Detective Inspector Tom Mariner. As a special needs teacher Chris...

Saturday Sixers: Why 60 is a magic number in TV drama

15th June 2013

Not only are we in the midst of National Crime Writing Month but we are already half way through the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Anniversary year – yes we are 60! To honour our anniversary Satu...

Giveaway: CSI Portsmouth

10th June 2013

Win two free tickets to CSI Portsmouth where crime fiction meets crime fact with best selling crime authors, police and forensic experts. Saturday 2 November 2013  CSI Portsmouth 2013 is already shapi...

Linda StratmannLinda Stratmann: The Many Headed Writer

9th June 2013

A month in the life of a busy writer Writers are always busy, and some months are busier than others, but May has been quite a challenge!  I have spent most of the month preparing an outline for a new...

Saturday Sixers: Crime Writing in the Future

8th June 2013

Not only are we in the midst of National Crime Writing Month but we are already half way through the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Anniversary year – yes we are 60! To honour our anni...

Peter James Giveaway

6th June 2013

Now we can’t deny that we are more than a little bit excited about the first giveaway for National Crime Writing Month 2013. Those that pay attention to us will have noticed that I promised a bi...

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