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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CLF14-logo-tealThe Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 3-12 October 2014

25th August 2014 by

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival attracts hundreds of the world’s leading authors, journalists, comedians, politicians, actors, broadcasters and more. Big names appearing... Read more

CWA Author - Bea DavenportIn praise of the Independents – Bea Davenport

24th August 2014 by

  First of all, let me be clear about the subject matter. When I talk about independent publishing, I mean being traditionally published but by a smaller press that is not part of a larger conglo... Read more

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