The Crime Writers' Association

Interested in writing crime?

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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.

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It all began with the Daggers… by Victoria Selman

In January 2017, I had no agent, no publisher and no real idea how to get either. Fast forward two years and my novel, Blood for Blood (the first in a series featuring Ziba Mackenzie, an ex-special forces profiler specialising in serial killers) is a...

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