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


Cal Moriarty HeadshotCal Moriarty

Cal Moriarty was born in London and after a childhood obsession with all things Agatha Christie became the UK’s youngest private eye, aged just 18. This experience forms the basis for her TV ser...

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CWA Author - Sara SheridanA Day in the Life of…Sara Sheridan

8th June 2016 by

Sara Sheridan writes the popular Mirabelle Bevan Murder Mysteries set in 1950s London and Brighton as well as historical novels set in 1820-1845. Fascinated particularly by female history she is a cul... Read more

CWA-Author-Sarah-Ward.jpgMissing Children: The Sensitivities of Writing about the Lost – Sarah Ward

1st March 2016 by

My debut novel In Bitter Chill deals with the kidnapping of two young girls in the 1970s. It’s a distressing subject but I never considered the topic to be off-limits partly because it’s based on a ne... Read more

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