The Crime Readers' Association

The Adventures of Maud West by Susannah Stapleton

29th March 2021

Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having started sleuthing on behalf of society’s finest in 1905. Her exploits grabbed headlines throughout the world but, beneat...

‘Edge of the Grave’ by Robbie Morrison

19th February 2021

Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison is a dark historical crime novel set in 1930s Glasgow. A city still recovering from the Great War; split by religious division and swarming with razor gangs. For f...

THE VISITORS by Miranda Rijks

20th January 2021

She offered them a place to stay. They wanted so much more. Hannah’s life is almost perfect. She’s a full-time mother to two young children and married to successful cardiologist Daniel. The only thin...

Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards

15th December 2020

A superb Golden Age mystery packed with twists, from the winner of the Diamond Dagger 2020 ENGLAND, 1930. Grieving widows are a familiar sight on London’s Necropolis Railway. So when an elegant...

TRUTH GAMES by Caroline England

10th November 2020

Family is everything to Ellie Wilson.  She tries hard to be the perfect mother, the perfect partner, the perfect daughter – but she can’t always seem to get it right. When an old friend from uni...

The Man on the Street, by Trevor Wood

30th September 2020

An environmental campaigner disappears on the eve of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The only witness, Jimmy, a homeless veteran grappling with PTSD, doesn’t want to get involved. It’s not h...

Vintage Crime: CWA Anthology of Short Stories 2020

21st August 2020

Vintage Crime, a compilation of the juiciest stories from past Crime Writers’ Association anthologies and edited by Martin Edwards, has been published by Flame Tree Publishing Published in hardback an...

Thirty-One Bones, by Morgan Cry

30th June 2020

When Daniella Coulstoun’s estranged mother Effie dies in Spain under suspicious circumstances, she feels it’s her duty to fly out for the funeral. On arrival, Daniella is confronted by a d...

The Tempus Project by Antony Johnston

11th May 2020

Bridge is back. In The Exphoria Code, elite MI6 hacker Brigitte Sharp foiled a terror attack on London that used stolen military drone software to deliver a ‘dirty bomb’. Now Bridge must battle a seri...

Laid in Earth by Graham Brack

4th December 2019

Could this be Josef Slonský’s final case…? Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Jo Nesbo and Peter Robinson, and for those who like an unusual setting and more than a dash of wry humour. Why dig a new grav...

The Man That Got Away by Lynne Truss

26th September 2019

The latest comic caper from Lynne Truss is The Man That Got Away. It is July 1957 in Brighton, and the smartly dressed Brighton Belles parade along the promenade answering questions from holiday-maker...

The Exphoria Code by Antony Johnston

20th August 2019

New Spies. New Rules. From the Creator of Atomic Blonde! MI6 cyber-analyst Brigitte Sharp has spent three years deskbound and in therapy, traumatised after her very first field op went badly wrong and...

Over Your Shoulder by C J Carver

3rd June 2019

For the first time, we quote an extract of the Read of the Month for you to enjoy. This is how Over Your Shoulder by C J Carver begins… (C) 2018 C J Carver  We were on the sofa as usual at 10pm, watch...

The Common Enemy by Paul Gitsham

23rd April 2019

How do you catch a man’s killer when everyone wanted him dead? In Middlesbury, a rally is being held by the British Allegiance Party – a far-Right group protesting against the opening of a new mosque....

The Monastery Murders by E M Powell

28th February 2019

Their lives are ones of quiet contemplation—and brutal murder. Christmas Eve, 1176. Brother Maurice, monk of Fairmore Abbey, awaits the night prayer bell. But there is only silence. Cursing his fellow...

Blue on Blue by Paul Bennett

3rd December 2018

Over twenty years ago Nick Shannon was in prison for seven years for the mercy killing of his sister, crippled beyond repair by a hit-and-run driver. The only clue he has is that there was a boot prin...

Gallows Court by Martin Edwards

2nd September 2018

One of the most exciting moments in a writer’s life comes with a decision to try something very different, a novel unlike anything one has attempted before. Writing a book in this way is also a scary...

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