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.

CWA Author - L C TylerLen Tyler - CWA Chair


CWA Author PJ NashPaul Morris

Paul Morris who writes under the pen name P.J Nash was born in the English Midlands. He studied English and History at university and has worked in a number of jobs from construction labourer to proof...

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CWA Author Douglas SkeltonThe Audience By Douglas Skelton

28th August 2015 by

Three years ago, if you’d asked me to stand in front of an audience and talk, I’d’ve died with my feet in the air. Now, when I go to the fridge and the light comes on, I do a ten minute bit. I wanted... Read more

CWA Author Douglas SkeltonWhere do you get your ideas? By Douglas Skelton

21st August 2015 by

Where do you get your ideas? Writers will tell you that question is one they are most often asked, but it is still a valid query. How does a bunch of perfectly normal, well-adjusted – well, in the mai... Read more

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