The Crime Writers' Association

2017: Mystery Tour

The latest CWA anthology of short stories is called Mystery Tour and is edited by Martin Edwards. The anthology, published by Orenda Books, is available from the usual outlets, including Daunts, Goldsboro Books and Amazon from 15 November 2017. The short story contributors are a mixture of headline...

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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 will be published in association with Flame Tree Publishing in late August 2020 and celebrates members’ work over the years. Titled 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 present – and on the way showing how the crime story has evolved during the existence of the CWA, a span of more than half a century. Watch this space for further details of this and other forthcoming anthologies.

See this page for more details and to order Vintage Crime in advance.

Meanwhile, the last anthology 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, Julia Crouch and Anna Mazzola. They take in places and people from all over the world, by every diverting criminal highway and byway – fascinating.

The anthology, published in association with Orenda Books in hardback and paperback, is available from the usual outlets, including Daunt Books, Goldsboro Books and Amazon.



Photos of the launch event – the hottest party in town!

Photos courtesy of G. Stratmann, the most gifted people-at-play photographer we know. Cheers, Gary!

With thanks to the contributors

Ann Cleeves
Anna Mazzola
L. C. Tyler
Carol Anne Davis
Cath Staincliffe
Chris Simms
Christine Poulson
Ed James
Gordon Brown
J. M. Hewitt
Judith Cutler
Julia Crouch
Kate Ellis
Kate Rhodes
Martin Edwards
Martine Bailey
Maxim Jakubowski
Michael Stanley
Paul Charles
Paul Gitsham
Peter Lovesey
Ragnar Jónasson
Sarah Rayne
Shawn Reilly Simmons
Susi Holliday
Vaseem Khan
William Burton McCormick
William Ryan

Past editions