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


David Beckler CWA WriterDavid Beckler

David spent his first eight years living on an agricultural college in rural Ethiopia, where his love of reading developed. After dropping out of university he become a firefighter and later a busines...

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David Beckler CWA WriterRules for Writers – David Beckler

23rd January 2015 by

When I began writing a few years ago, I hadn’t a clue about the craft of writing and didn’t even know if I could sustain a narrative for the required 80-100k words. For thirty odd years the only writi... Read more

detectiveRules for Detective Stories – David Beckler

16th January 2015 by

Monsignor Ronald Knox came up with 10 rules of detective fiction as a preface to Best Detective Stories of 1928-29: 1) The criminal must be someone mentioned in the early part of the story, but must n... Read more

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