The Crime Writers' Association

Interested in writing crime?

See below for blogs about our prestigious competition, the Debut Dagger. There’ s more about the competition itself on the Debut Dagger page.

Check out our Crime Writing Tips page for hints and how-tos from authors and editors. And see Criminal Critiques for help with your own writing – critiques and editing.

Crime writing tips


Sapere Books is looking for debut crime fiction

My name is Amy Durant and I am the editorial director for Sapere Books. Sapere Books is a relatively new, digital-first publisher. We have had a lot of success with both contemporary and historical crime series, and we are keen to hear from new write...

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