The Crime Writers' Association

Interested in writing crime?

Read our brand new regular Agent’s column written by Jemima Forrester of David Higham Associates, one of the UK’s top literary agencies on the CRA website.

Check out our Crime Writing Tips page too for hints and how-tos from authors and editors.

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The Debuts


The Debut Dagger Gave Me a Career… by M W Craven

The CWA Debut Dagger competition gave me a career. I can draw a direct evolutionary line from being shortlisted in 2013 to the two-book deal I signed with Little, Brown in January 2017. Being on the shortlist opened a door with my first publisher Caf...

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