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 - Martin EdwardsMartin Edwards

Martin Edward’s latest Lake District Mystery is The Frozen Shroud. The series began with The Coffin Trail (short-listed for the Theakston’s prize for best British crime novel) and includes...

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the coffin trailGiveaway: Martin Edwards

25th July 2014 by

  We have 5 copies of The Coffin Trail by Martin Edwards to giveaway. This giveaway is open to UK residents only and runs until 24th August 2014. a Rafflecopter giveaway... Read more

Me at CWA Diamond Dagger DinnerElizabeth Flynn – Game, Set and Murder

23rd July 2014 by

I’m still a newbie, a newly published author.   But that, obviously, doesn’t make me new to writing.   Like most of my species I’ve been scribbling away at one thing or another for years, sending stuf... Read more

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the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
Assessment Service.

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

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