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

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amybirdAmy Bird

 Amy Bird’s debut psychological thriller, ‘Yours is Mine’ was published by Harlequin, under their digital imprint Carina UK, in 2013. Her next thriller, ‘Three Steps Behind You’, tells the twisted tal...

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amybirdCriminal London – why the capital still thrills us

18th April 2014 by

London may no longer be a place of opium dens, vile alleys and gin holes, as it was in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s day, but it is still an attractive proposition for a crime writer. From Robert Wil... Read more

amybirdThe stalker – why our obsessive fascination with the obsessed? Amy Bird

11th April 2014 by

Tell someone you have written a book about a stalker, and there’s an ‘ooh’ moment – a leaning in, a sense of intrigue. So what is it that continues to fascinate crime writers and readers about stalker... Read more

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Crime reading and writing has never been so popular. We support new writers and our experienced Crime Writers are here to offer the benefit of their experience.
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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