The Crime Writers’ Association

Marketing your books

Marketing your books The CWA’s mission is to promote the crime-writing genre, both fiction and non-fiction, and support our membership of professional authors. We offer our members a wide range of promotional outlets, and the help of our Bookselle...


Top crime writers support Scotland on Sunday’s libraries campaign

Crime writers owe a lot to libraries. Library staff lend out their books, bringing in welcome payments under the Public Lending Right scheme, host their events and raise their profiles. Writers of all genres have much to be grateful to libraries for....


The secrets of successful crime writing at Hythe Library

The secrets of successful crime writing at Hythe Library, Hampshire Monday 10th February 2020 2.00pm If you enjoy reading gripping fast-paced crime novels full of twists and turns, compelling, multi-layered with great characters then Pauline Rowson'...


Norwich Crime Writing Festival 2018

Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September Across the city, Norwich, Norfolk £87 season pass (individual tickets available) Book online noirwich.co.uk or call 01603 877177 Join us for the fifth Noirwich Crime Writing Festival; the region’s largest an...


CrimeFest

The hugely successful international crime writing convention returns to Bristol for a 10th year. The team have published an anthology in celebration of this milestone and are looking forward to a fabulous event with Martina Cole as a Featured Author....


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...


Portsmouth BookFest & MysteryFest 2018

Portsmouth BookFest runs from Monday 12th February to Saturday 3rd March. MysteryFest is on 3 March This year sees the city’s eighth book festival, taking place at venues throughout the city, and it will present a varied programme of events – as ...


Perfect Crime One-Day Festival, Liverpool

Liverpool's First Ever Crime Fiction Day Perfect Crime UK is LIVE and IN PERSON this November, and have we got a lineup for you! Ann Cleeves, creator of Vera and Shetland, will be appearing in two sessions at this all-day event for crime fans in L...


CWA & Society of Authors Events for Writers at Harrogate

Are you a writer? On Saturday 21 July the Society of Authors is running a full day of crime-writing events at the Majestic, Harrogate and if you’d like to attend, tickets including lunch and refreshments throughout the day are £75. (Note: discount...


The Victorian Fear of Poison Murder

In the nineteenth century the prospect of being poisoned was a very real fear, and the poisoner has frequently been denounced as the worst kind of criminal. Poison is secret and treacherous, administered by someone close to the victim, hidden in food...


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