The Crime Readers' Association

Crime Writers' Early Influences

Due to the success of our Crime Writers in Residence series, we have started a new initiative called Crime Writers’ Early Influences in which our author members video themselves talking about the books (or TV shows or films) that influenced them in their early years (either in childhood or as young adults). They will be published here on the CRA website and the CWA YouTube channel.


Crime Writers’ Early Influences – with Brian Price

Brian Price, non-fiction author of Crime Writing: How to Write the Science, talks about the crime and mystery works he grew up loving, and how they influenced his own career as a crime writer. Find out more about Brian and […]

Crime Writers’ Early Influences – with Leslie Scase

Leslie Scase, author of Fortuna’s Deadly Shadow, talks about the crime and mystery works he grew up loving, and how they influenced his own career as a crime writer. You can read more about Leslie and his books here.

Crime Writers’ Early Influences – with Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy, author of Before He Kills Again, talks about the crime and mystery works she grew up loving, and in particular how Jane Eyre influenced her own career as a crime writer. You can find out more about Margaret […]

Crime Writers’ Early Influences – with Sheila Lowe

Sheila Lowe, author of the Forensic Handwriting Mysteries, talks about the crime and mystery works she grew up loving, and how they influenced her own career as a crime writer. Click here for more on Sheila and her books.

Crime Writers’ Early Influences – with Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers, author of the Manchester Murder Mysteries, talks about the crime and mystery works he grew up loving, and how they influenced his own career as a crime writer. You can find out more about Bill and his books […]

Crime Writers’ Early Influences – Martin Daley

Martin Daley, author of the Inspector Armstrong books, talks about Sherlock Holmes and other crime and mystery works he grew up loving, and how they influenced his own career as a crime writer. Find out more about Martin and his […]

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