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 - Linda StratmannLinda Stratmann

Linda has a virtually life-long interest in true crime, and a large collection of books on the subject. She is a qualified chemist’s dispenser, having trained in a very old branch of Boots, just befor...

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CWA Author - Linda StratmannA Typical Day – Linda Stratmann

12th September 2014 by

Recently I was asked to describe a typical working day as a writer. Years ago when I worked in an office I knew exactly what a typical day was – I went to the same place five days a week, and did the... Read more

A Fistful of SeaweedA Fistful of Seaweed – John Bayliss

8th September 2014 by

‘I groaned out loud. I was never going to get my wallet back, Ackerman wasn’t going to get his photograph back and, as a reward, he was going to boil my bones down to glue. My destiny was to hol... Read more

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the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
Assessment Service.

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