The Crime Readers' Association

Crime Readers' Association

The CRA was set up by the Crime Writers' Association to give readers news and information from their favourite authors along with tips for beginners working in the genre.

Alison Joseph - CWA Chair


CWA Author - William ShawWilliam Shaw

William Shaw is the author of several non-fiction books including Westsiders: Stories of the Boys in the Hood, about a year spent with the young men of South Central Los Angeles, and A Superhero For H...

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the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
Assessment Service.

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