The Crime Readers' Association

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...

31st July 2018

A macabre liturgy. A mysterious carving. An intriguing 200-year-old mystery. When Phineas Fox is asked to help with the music for bicentenary celebrations at Cresacre Abbey School, he does not expect...

I Never Lie by Jody Sabral

5th June 2018

Is she the next victim? Or is she the culprit…?   Alex South is a high-functioning alcoholic who is teetering on the brink of oblivion. Her career as a television journalist is hanging by a threa...

Historical Noir by Barry Forshaw

1st May 2018

Barry Forshaw, one of the UK’s leading experts on crime fiction, has written a lively, wide-ranging and immensely informed history of the genre as part of his award-winning ‘Noir’ series (that include...

Death in Shetland Waters by Marsali Taylor

28th March 2018

Cass Lynch has achieved the post of third officer aboard her beloved ship, Sorlandet. They’re sailing from Norway to Ireland as part of the Tall Ships race when an unnerving early-morning encounter le...

Everything is Lies by Helen Callaghan

12th February 2018

Helen Callaghan‘s thrilling debut novel, Dear Amy, was a Sunday Times bestseller. This month sees the release of her second book, Everything Is Lies. What if your parents had been lying to you s...

Mystery Tour, the new CWA Short Story Anthology

3rd December 2017

The CWA Anthology series are collections of short stories by members of the Crime Writers’ Association and celebrate the best of crime writing by showcasing both established and emerging talent. The l...

99 Red Balloons by Elisabeth Carpenter

31st October 2017

99 Red Balloons follows Stephanie after her eight-year-old niece disappears. She tries to support her sister, Emma, during the search for her daughter. As a mother, it’s my worst nightmare. I wanted t...

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