The Crime Writers' Association

Crafting Compelling Coppers – celebrate National Crime Reading Month with the CWA

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June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Crime Writers’ Association as we celebrate National Crime Reading Month on Tuesday 15 June at 7.30pm.

Authors Jane Bettany (creator of DI Isabel Blood), Liz Mistry (writer of the DI Gus McGuire and Nikki Parekh series), Roz Watkins (DI Meg Dalton) and Paul Gitsham (DCI Warren Jones), discuss “Crafting Compelling Coppers”.

Learn what makes their detectives tick and how they came to write about them. Take part in a live Q&A session and hear their top tips for writers.

Books under discussion:

  • DCI Warren Jones: Out of Sight by Paul Gitsham
  • DI Isabel Blood: In Cold Blood by Jane Bettany
  • DI Meg Dalton: Cut to the Bone by Roz Watkins
  • DI Gus McGuire: Unbound Ties by Liz Mistry
  • Detective Nikki Parekh: Dark Memories also by Liz Mistry – a very different character from the Gus McGuire series.

Everyone’s welcome for this free event! Evenbrite link:

STOP PRESS: HarperCollins, publisher of the four authors, are generously offering a discount of 30% off four of the books above when bought directly from them for a short window only: Tuesday 15 June 8 a.m. until Sunday 20 June at 11.59 p.m. (Out of Sight, In Cold Blood, Cut to the Bone and Dark Memories) in both paperback and eBook formats.

Code is one use per customer, and it will be sent together with the HarperCollins link to all attendees.

Find out more about our authors:


Jane Bettany


Roz Watkins

Liz Mistry

Paul Gitsham