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


Alex Shaw CWA AuthorAlex Shaw

Alex Shaw B.A.(Hons), P.G.C.E. spent the second half of the 1990s in Kyiv, Ukraine, teaching Drama and running his own business consultancy before being head-hunted for a division of Siemens. The next...

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Alex Shaw CWA AuthorFeatured Author – Alex Shaw

6th March 2015 by

Welcome to Alex Shaw, our featured author for March. In this, his first post for the CRA, we wanted to get to know a little bit more about him.  How did you start writing?   It was 1996 and I was livi... Read more

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We are delighted to have been sponsored by Fiction Feedback this month. Fiction Feedback provide an independent, affordable, critique service for writers – giving honest, helpful and professiona... Read more

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