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.

A Cruel NecessityLen Tyler - CWA Chair


Martine Bailey CWA AuthorMartine Bailey

Martine Bailey’s debut ‘An Appetite for Violets’ is a crime novel set in 18th century Europe (Hodder & Stoughton and St Martin’s Press, US). Written as a book of recipes, it takes sharp-witted coo...

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The Murderer's Meal poster_October 2016When eating is murder, by Linda Stratmann

22nd August 2016 by

The Murderer’s Meal It’s not often I get the chance to combine two of the main interests in my life – crime and cooking. In fact until recently I used to reassure my dinner guests that I never confuse... Read more

when-the-killing-starts.jpgFact to Fiction – Retired police duo RC Bridgestock tell it how it really is

8th August 2016 by

Retirement is just a word…. Taking off the mask of the detective, which had been part of everyday life for many years, proved more difficult than we thought after leaving the police force. Five... Read more

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