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


Sally Spedding (2)Sally Spedding

My crime chillers explore the darkest sides of people and places, and I’m afraid it’s my late, Dutch uncle Herman who’s to blame. Seriously. He was determined that aged 11, I visit the Grönigen Museum...

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Sally Spedding (2)What’s the story – Sally Spedding

27th February 2015 by

There has to be enough of one whose selling ‘blurb’ and ‘shout line’ will persuade the casual browser that they are about to enter another world real enough to make them forget their own moorings. Thi... Read more

CWA Author - Sally SpeddingFeatured Author Friday – Sally Spedding

20th February 2015 by

Last week we had a great post from our Featured Author, Sally Spedding, but I know you want to know a little bit more about her….. My crime chillers explore the darkest sides of people and place... 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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