The Crime Writers’ Association

What if? by D B Carew

Hello, my name is Derrick and I write under the name D.B. Carew. I’ve been a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and Crime Readers’ Association since 2013. I thought I’d share a bit of the story of how I came to be introduced to the CWA/...

CWA Presents: Walking Through a Crime Scene Part 3

Part 3 – 'Pathology Opened Up' with Dr Marie Cassidy   Learn with the Crime Experts 24 June 7.30pm Tickets: The minds behind February's Blending Fact and Fiction have put together a thrilling three-part series...

Martina Cole Receives 2021 CWA Diamond Dagger

Martina Cole is the recipient of the highest honour in British crime writing, the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger. The long-reigning Queen of Crime Drama is a publishing powerhouse. Martina has written 25 novels, all published by He...

Diamond Dagger

Diamond Dagger The most prestigious Dagger of all, the Diamond Dagger is for a lifetime contribution to crime writing in the English language and is nominated by CWA members. Entry Process The CWA Diamond Dagger winner is selected every year f...

ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2021


Andrew Harding

These Are Not Gentle People

MacLehose, Quercus

ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2021


Ben MacIntyre

Agent Sonya

Viking, Penguin

Gold Dagger

Gold Dagger This award is for the best crime novel by an author of any nationality, originally written in English and first published in the UK during the judging period. The broadest definition of the crime novel applies. Eligible books include thr...

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...

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