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


CWA-Author-Peter-James-1.jpgPeter James

Peter James is one of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold over 18 million copies worldwide in total. The series is now translated into 37 lan...

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Pauline-Rowson-Linked-In.jpgPauline Rowson

5th September 2016 by

Pauline Rowson’s latest novel Dangerous Cargo could be yours free – Severn House Publishers have 5 ebooks to give away in a prize draw competition.  Dangerous Cargo by  Pauline Rowson is t... Read more

AJ Waines ITWLargeFINALHave You Got It Covered? by AJ Waines

1st September 2016 by

The cover for AJ Waines’ new psychological thriller, Inside the Whispers, was recently revealed. Here Alison reveals how it was put together: The Design I’m very honoured to have an excellent cover de... 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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the Debut Dagger
and our Manuscript
Assessment Service.

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