The Crime Readers' Association

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...

Summer in San Remo by Evonne Wareham

3rd September 2017

Summer in San Remo enjoyed a secret book launch. The author, Evonne Wareham, writes: “Secrets are fascinating. Crime writers thrive on them. There would probably be a lot fewer crime books writt...

100 Golden Crime Classics

20th July 2017

The British Library Crime Classics have been wildly popular in the last few years and have brought many neglected writers from the golden age back into print. The advice and expertise of Martin Edward...

The Scarlet Coven by David Stuart Davies

5th June 2017

New York 1936. Leading New York detective Simon Finch has received an unexpected inheritance and left the force to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. But a true detective is never far from finding...

The Darkness Within

27th February 2017

It is 1906 and the Faro family gather in Orkney after the untimely death of Faro’s son-in-law Erland Yesnaby. As they rally round the grieving widow Emily, their attention is caught by strange activit...

A High Mortality of Doves

22nd November 2016

On Tuesday 15 November over fifty people descended on Simply Books, an award-winning independent bookshop in Bramhall, to celebrate the launch of Kate Ellis’s new novel A High Mortality of Doves. It w...

Stasi Child by David Young

14th October 2016

Stasi Child by David Young is the winner of the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger for 2016 – so we can’t recommend it highly enough! Here’s a brief summary of the novel, as provided by...

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

9th August 2016

Dear Amy is the outstanding debut novel from East Anglian author Helen Callaghan. Margot Lewis is a teacher at a school and a young girl in her class, Katie Brown, has gone missing. Margot also runs a...

Seth Lynch and The Paris Ripper

8th June 2016

The piece is about my book The Paris Ripper, which is due out on Feb 18th. Seth Lynch lives in Wiltshire with his partner and their two daughters. He works as a database administrator and his spare ti...

The CWA Anthology 2015: Truly Criminal

15th September 2015

  Truly Criminal showcases a group of highly regarded writers who all share a special passion for crime, reflected in this superb collection of essays re-examining some of the most notorious case...

Shrine to Murder By Roger Silverwood

9th September 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press. Shrine to Murder by Roger Silverwood Tell me more! Bromersley. A small, peaceful town in Yorkshire. But...

Three, Three The Rivals By Anthea Fraser

25th August 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press. Three, Three The Rivals by Anthea Fraser Tell me more! When Sheila Fairchild wakes one night from a chi...

The Quick and the DeadThe Quick and the Dead

11th August 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press. The Quick and the Dead by Alison Joseph (Download for free on 11.08.15) Tell me more!   Sister Agn...

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