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.

CWA Author - L C TylerLen Tyler - CWA Chair


CWA Author Noreen WainwrightNoreen Wainwright

Noreen is Irish and now lives in the Staffordshire Moorlands with her husband, a dairy farmer. She works part-time as a mentor at Staffordshire University and the rest of her time is spent writing. Ma...

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noreen-wainwright-150x150-grayGolden Age – Part 4 by Noreen Wainwright

30th January 2016 by

I have spoken a lot about the Golden Age as a genre. When you are immersed in a subject you see it everywhere and in Waterstone’s in Liverpool last Sunday, sure enough, there were just so many re-issu... Read more

noreen-wainwright-150x150-grayGolden Age – Part 3 by Noreen Wainwright

22nd January 2016 by

  Why do some contemporary crime writers decide to re-visit the golden age or indeed any other period of history? This is a popular trend but it is by no means a new one. In the 1970s, Ellis Pete... Read more

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