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


Marianne WheelagahanMarianne Wheelagahan

Edinburgh-born writer Marianne Wheelaghan left home at seventeen and travelled extensively. After living in the Pacific region for ten years, she moved back to Edinburgh with her family. She co-founde...

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Marianne WheelagahanShould Your Read Your Mother’s Private Letters And Diaries?

28th November 2014 by

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I have always loved crime fiction. And so when, a few years ago, I started writing I was sure my first book would be a mystery or whodunnit. Ho... Read more

Marianne WheelagahanMarianne Wheelaghan – Move Away From The Keyboard!

21st November 2014 by

There’s no way round it, writing is about us writers applying the seats of our trousers, or skirts, to the seat of our computer chairs. However, sometimes moving away from the keyboard is as imp... 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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