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.

CWA Author - L C TylerLen Tyler - CWA Chair


CWA Author - Sarah WardSarah Ward

Sarah Ward is an online crime fiction reviewer at Crimepieces. She is also a judge for the Petrona Award for translated Scandinavian crime fiction. Her debut novel, set in Derbyshire, In Bitter Chill...

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Iceland1Sarah Ward – When Two Is Better Than One: Dual Timelines

3rd July 2015 by

Crime fiction readers demand more sophisticated novels than the ones I read as a teenager. While the golden age mysteries that I devoured had complex plots full of twists and turns, the action was usu... Read more

CWA Author - Christine PoulsonComing on to Rain – Christine Poulson

26th June 2015 by

February 1947 was the coldest on record. Snow fell somewhere in the UK every day from January 22nd until mid March.There were fifteen foot snow drifts. Supplies had to be airlifted to villages and hou... Read more

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We also have competitions,
the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
Assessment Service.

Just don’t forget us when
you hit the big time.

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