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.

Martin-EdwardsMartin Edwards - CWA Chair


CWA-Author-Martin-Edwards.jpgMartin Edwards

Martin Edwards, the current Vice Chair of the CWA, has won the Edgar, Agatha, and Macavity awards in the USA, and the CWA Short Story Dagger, CWA Margery Allingham Prize, and the H.R.F. Keating award...

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debut-winnerMini Critique Service for Debut Dagger Entrants

11th January 2017 by

Check out the new CWA service introduced to benefit would-be entrants to the Debut Dagger 2017. The Mini Critique is an affordable way of getting speedy, professional feedback on your proposed entry b... Read more

case-filesCase Files ezine – fun, fascinating and free!

11th January 2017 by

The next issue of Case Files launches in just a few weeks. Ten newly released or forthcoming novels from CWA members are profiled. These include ingenious plots from within the UK alongside dark drama... Read more

mick-finlayMick Finlay: Diary of a Debut Author

10th January 2017 by

The review copies of my first novel Arrowood arrived three days ago. I had a couple of glasses of wine and opened one but couldn’t bring myself to read the words. It’s getting serious now. You put a l... Read more

dark-mindsDark Minds for Charity

14th December 2016 by

Dark Minds is a collection of crime and thriller short stories written by authors from around the UK and beyond. Including best-selling authors from the giant publishing houses, hugely successful inde... Read more

cra-logo-2016Marnie Riches and Katerina Diamond in conversation

30th November 2016 by

Marnie: Before The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die – the first book in my George McKenzie series – was published, I had been writing for nigh on ten years, hoping to make it as a children’s author.... Read more

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