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Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass

In association with the University of Stirling, this masterclass for writers features Booker shortlisted Graeme Macrae Burnet; author (& Slice Girl!) A K Benedict; and advice on writing a synopsis and pitch by Alison Belsham (who won Pitch Perfec...


Agatha Christie Centenary Celebration

BIRTHDAY PARTY WILL CELEBRATE A CENTURY OF CHRISTIE CREATIVITY Diary date: Thursday 15 September 2016 Dame Agatha Christie’s home town marks her birthday and the 100th anniversary of the completion of her first crime no...


The Board

The Board The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (no. 3495776). It’s a non-political, non-sectarian body. Our primary objective is to promote the prestige and appreciation of...


Shaking Hands with the Devil author Bryan J Mason at Clifton, Bristol

Debut author Bryan J Mason is holding a presentation and signing event for his darkly comic novel, Shaking Hands with the Devil. The story follows serial killer Clifton and Detective Hicks through 1990 London. Details are on the attached link for t...


Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate

The crime writing industry’s self-appointed Annual General Meeting, with a twist, return 21-24 July! Known as the friendliest festival with its feet firmly on Yorkshire ground, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival guarantees thrills, a...


Margery Allingham Short Mystery Prize Winner to Be Announced 17 June

The world-famed Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has announced the shortlist for its Margery Allingham Short Mystery competition, with the winner to be announced online on 17 June at midday. The competition celebrates the classic mystery story, ...


Ray Clark’s new novel, Implant

Ray Clark’s new novel, Implant, published August 9 by Urbane Books, is designed to make you think about where the world is heading, and how much we all rely on technology. And what a technically clever and ruthless killer might be able to do with i...


2016 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

Harrogate International Festivals - Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award Plotted by Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Harrogate. #theakstonscrime The evening will also include th...


London Women’s Gliterary Lunch

Thursday 12 May, The Kingsway Hall Hotel, Covent Garden with authors Louise Doughty and Clare North A 'perfect balance of schmooze, booze and books', to quote Lionel Shriver. For those of you who still haven't experienced a Gliterary Lunch, thes...


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