The Crime Writers' Association

2020: Vintage Crime

Writers Dead and Alive: Vintage Crime, the new CWA Anthology Published 11 August 2020 (hb, pb & eb) Vintage Crime, a compilation of the juiciest stories from past Crime Writers’ Association anthologies and edited by Martin Edwards, has been published by Flame Tree Publishing. Click here to order...

The CWA Anthology

The CWA Anthologies are collections of short stories by members of the Crime Writers’ Association and celebrate the best of crime-writing by showcasing both established and emerging talent.

The next anthology is Music of the Night, edited by Martin Edwards and to be published by Flame Tree Publishing in February 2022. We’ll publish full details nearer the time.

The last anthology, edited by Martin Edwards, was published in association with Flame Tree Publishing on 11 August 2020 and celebrated members’ work over the years. Entitled Vintage Crime, it’s unusual in being the republication of stories originally published in CWA Anthologies – but some time ago. Given the current fascination for crime writing from the 20th century, we expect readers will clamour for the book, containing wonderful stories as it does from writers of the past – and the present – and on the way showing how the crime story has evolved during the existence of the CWA, a span of well over half a century.

Stories include little gems from John Dickson Carr, Julian Symons and  HRF Keating, as well as from authors very much of today, such as Andrew Taylor, Kate Ellis and Mick Herron.

See this page for more details, and visit Flame Tree Publishing to order Vintage Crime – available in hardback, paperback and ebook. Pre-orders for Music of the Night will be able to be placed shortly.

Meanwhile, the last anthology of modern works that we published is still available for sale and contains gems from some of our foremost twenty-first century writers. Called Mystery Tour and edited by Martin Edwards, authors include Ann Cleeves, Vaseem Khan, Sarah Rayne, J M Hewitt and Anna Mazzola. They take in places and people from all over the world, by every diverting criminal highway and byway – fascinating. One of the stories, ‘Accounting for Murder’ by Christine Poulson, was even shortlisted for the Short Story Dagger. Visit the Orenda Books website for details.

Past editions