The Crime Writers’ Association

First Monday

London’s premier crime fiction evening event, First Monday, returns to City University in Northampton Square (Angel Tube) on 2 October, beginning at 6.30pm. It’s a stellar line-up, as usual, with 2017’s CWA Diamond Dagger recipient Ann Cleeves,...


NOIRELAND – A new crime fiction festival with a distinctly Irish accent

NOIRELAND is a celebration of Ireland’s love of crime fiction. We have the best in local talent, guest appearances by international crime-writing stars, and in-depth conversations with some of the greatest screenwriters to put crime dramas on the s...


Edinburgh Drama Explores Holmes-Watson Dynamic

A new play by David Stuart Davies, a recognised authority on Sherlock Holmes, is set to wow audiences at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh on 1-3 March at 6.45pm. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Reckoning is far from being yet another standard Holmes myster...


Killer Women Weekend – Open to All!

Will you write the next crime bestseller? Learn the art & craft of crime fiction from bestselling authors including: Rachel Abbott, Mark Billingham, Erin Kelly, Mick Herron, Stuart MacBride, Sarah Pinborough, Cally Taylor. Pitch your idea to...


Promote yourself

Promote yourself Members can take advantage of our wide range of platforms to promote books, news and events, including our main CWA website, the Crime Readers’ Association (CRA) website and our regular monthly newsletters. Here are some of the wa...


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About the CWA The CWA promotes, supports and celebrates crime writing, and writers of all crime fiction and non-fiction from across the globe. We’re proud to be a growing, thriving community with membership encompassing authors of all ages and at ...


Edinburgh Drama Explores the Holmes–Watson Dynamic

A new play by David Stuart Davies, a recognised authority on Sherlock Holmes, is set to wow audiences at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh on 25–27 February and 1-3 March 3 at 6.45pm. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Reckoning is far from being yet another...


Debut Dagger

Debut Dagger2022 shortlist 2022 longlist   AUTHOR TITLE Kevin Bartlett Henry's Bomb Katherine Futers Lufkin, Texas Laura Ashton Hill Holloway Castle Anna Maloney The 10:12 Rachel Nixon The Mercy Seat ...


CWA Debut Dagger Competition Now Open

The Crime Writers’ Association have opened their popular Debut Dagger competition for 2018. The competition is for the opening of a crime novel and any writer who has never had a traditional publishing contract for a full-length novel can enter, ev...


Dagger in the Library 2022

Shortlisted


Mark Billingham


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