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


Rosie ClavertonRosie Claverton

Rosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her ho...

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Rosie ClavertonSupporting Cast: Breathing Life into Secondary Characters – Rosie Claverton

19th December 2014 by

Any writer worth their salt knows how to flesh out a protagonist. A crime-solving hero (or anti-hero) must be a three-dimensional creature with strengths and flaws, quirks and history. If you talked a... Read more

Margery AllinghamCWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

15th December 2014 by

The CWA Margery Allingham Short Story competition was set up in 2013 to celebrate the short story and Margery Allingham’s contribution to crime writing. Supported by the Margery Allingham Society we a... 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.
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the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
Assessment Service.

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