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 - Martin EdwardsMartin Edwards

Martin Edward’s latest Lake District Mystery is The Frozen Shroud. The series began with The Coffin Trail (short-listed for the Theakston’s prize for best British crime novel) and includes...

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NoirwichFind an Event: Noirwich

21st July 2014 by

Putting the Noir into Norwich: A New Crime Writing Festival 10th – 14th September The Crime Writers’ Association is delighted to be collaborating with University of East Anglia, Waterstones and Writer... Read more

goldsboro-windowFocus on: Goldsboro Books

20th July 2014 by

Goldsboro Books is the UK’s largest specialist in first edition, signed books. Based in central London they have created the UK’s largest first edition Book of the Month Club which enables... 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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