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


Cal Moriarty HeadshotCal Moriarty

Cal Moriarty was born in London and after a childhood obsession with all things Agatha Christie became the UK’s youngest private eye, aged just 18. This experience forms the basis for her TV ser...

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CWA Author - Sarah WardMissing Children: The Sensitivities of Writing about the Lost – Sarah Ward

1st March 2016 by

My debut novel In Bitter Chill deals with the kidnapping of two young girls in the 1970s. It’s a distressing subject but I never considered the topic to be off-limits partly because it’s based on a ne... Read more

MatthewPritchard1Why I’ll Never Use an e-reader by Matthew Pritchard

1st March 2016 by

  Over the last 18 months I have purchased three e-readers: one for each of my parents, and a third for a friend. Having seen the machines in action, I have been impressed by them but know for a... Read more

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the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
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