The Crime Readers' Association

CWA Diamond Dagger Winner Michael Connelly Interview

6th June 2018

Michael Connelly – winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger 2018   Michael Connelly is to receive this year’s CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing. The Dagger award recognises autho...

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining… by Paul Gitsham

27th May 2018

One of the dirty little secrets that we crime writers are sometimes loathe to admit in polite society, is that when something really bad happens to a loved one, our second thought (after checking they...

Why Do We Write Fiction? by Patricia Finney

27th May 2018

Yes, I know Terry Pratchett got here first but I can’t find the relevant quote from his Witches Abroad. I mean seriously. Why? Why do we sit down for many many many hours, busily writing long ex...

National Crime Reading Month 2018 Underway

2nd May 2018

National Crime Reading Month, an initiative promoted by the CWA, is now underway, with libraries, bookshops and writing festivals throughout the country hosting events and talks this month with author...

Writing as Escapism by AJ Waines

30th April 2018

Have you ever been caught daydreaming? Missed your stop on the bus because your mind was miles away? Been hauled up for staring out of the classroom window as a child? If so, you probably learnt that...

Going Fishing, by Gary Connolly

28th March 2018

For me, stories begin with images more often than not. Sometimes they’re grainy, but more often visceral and clear. Blood Will Be Born started in this way and was written on and off between 2014 and 2...

Finding the Plot by Bill Kitson

27th February 2018

‘There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.’ Terry Pratchett One of...

Going Against the Grain by Antony Johnston

12th February 2018

It’s time to admit that I enjoy going against the grain. Until now I’ve been best known as a graphic novelist, and I’ve had my share of success; a couple of New York Times bestsellers, some critical a...

Lady First by Lea O’Harra

15th December 2017

Lea O’Harra on her new novel, the third in the Inspector Inoue mystery series, published by Endeavour Press, and the themes and concerns that underpin it. Fujikawa, a small town in rural, western Japa...

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