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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David Beckler CWA WriterDragons Pen – David Beckler

20th August 2014 by

During the 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, authors had the opportunity to pitch their novel ideas to a panel of prominent publishers and agents – the “Dragons” in the title. The f... Read more

Ann CleevesShetland murder mystery event to be staged in libraries nationwide

18th August 2014 by

Author Ann Cleeves is offering libraries free materials for staging a murder mystery event, ‘Murder in the Ravenswick Hotel’. Her story is set in a fictional Shetland hotel, and invites an audience to... Read more

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