The Crime Writers’ Association

Cath Staincliffe discusses assisted dying in ‘The Kindest Thing’

Women in the Law UK Bookclub, online on Friday 5 November at 7pm. Bestselling author Cath Staincliffe discusses her cutting edge novel, The Kindest Thing in an online book club event hosted by Barrister at Law, author and founder of Women in the La...


Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Ian Fleming said there was one essential criterion for a good thriller, ‘one simply has to turn the pages’. Eligible books in this category are thrillers set in any period and include, but are not limited to, spy fiction...


Psychological Thrillers with Barbara Copperthwaite

Hosted by Deepings Literary Festival With Lincolnshire's Fens at the heart of her psychological thriller writing Barbara Copperthwaite knows just how dangerous our location can be! Come and find out more...   Barbara Copperhwaite is the Amazo...


Debut Dagger 2019

Longlisted


Mairi Campbell-Jack

Self Help for Serial Killers


Bryan Mason on Writing about Serial Killers in Hotwells, Bristol

Bryan Mason will be in conversation with Prof. Leroy White from the University of Exeter about Bryan's debut novel Shaking Hands with the Devil. Bryan will cover areas including the long genesis between drafting and getting published, characterisatio...


WRITING WORKSHOP IN BRONTE COUNTRY WITH FRANCES BRODY

Join writer Frances Brody to explore the different approaches to writing a crime novel, with practical advice on creating characters, shaping plots and finding the right setting. There will be writing exercises to stretch your imagination and sharpen...


Crime Writers Galore at Hwyl Llandeilo

The Hwyl Llandeilo LitFest boasts a terrific programme, set in different venues in Llandeilo, a lovely setting in rural Carmarthenshire. CWA members include Sherlockian expert David Stuart Davies, with his 'The Game's Afoot'; Rob Gittins and also T...


Granite Noir for the Heart of Darkness

Granite Noir is Aberdeen’s first book festival dedicated to crime fiction. 'Over three days we’ll explore the enduring appeal of stories that plunge us into the heart of darkness - where morality is ambiguous, motives complicated, and even heroes...


Liverpool Noir with Kate Ellis and Barry Forshaw

Join us for an evening discussing Liverpool-Noir in the company of some of Liverpool's finest crime writers. Hosting the evening is author, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw who we are thrilled to welcome back to his home city. Barry will be j...


Breakfast Byte – Facebook Ads: How Do You Promote To Generate Sales?

Breakfast Byte Facebook Ads workshop at the Groucho Club on Wednesday 30 January. Title: Facebook Ads: How Do You Promote To Generate Sales? Refreshments: A light breakfast is included in the ticket price. Speaker: This Byte the Book workshop will be...


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