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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poison-panic.jpgHow I wrote Poison Panic by Helen Barrell

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Poison Panic is perhaps best described as Victorian true crime…   Discovery It was a note scribbled in the margin of a burial register that first alerted me to the Essex poison cases of the 1840s. A m... Read more

Clare Chase book image for blogClare Chase: How I Wrote A Stranger’s House

6th July 2016 by

How I wrote A Stranger’s House by Clare Chase The Initial idea I got the idea for the novel from snooping round other people’s homes! I became fascinated by the clues you can pick up about a person’s... Read more

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