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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CWA Author - Sarah WardSERIES OR STANDALONE? – Sarah Ward

24th July 2015 by

I’ve been reading crime fiction since I was a child. When I give talks at libraries I like to mention the authors that have influenced me as a writer. I always start off with Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Dre... Read more

CWA Author - Sarah WardMissing Children: The Sensitivities of Writing about the Lost – Sarah Ward

17th July 2015 by

My debut novel In Bitter Chill deals with the kidnapping of two young girls in the 1970s. It’s a distressing subject but I never considered the topic to be off-limits partly because it’s based on a ne... Read more

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