Editor & owner bio: Rhian Davies (crimeficreader). Judge for the Crime Writers’ Association’s John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award for the years 2010 to 2012. (This award is for a crime novel published for the first time in English in the UK.) Freelance reviewer of books – mainly, but not exclusively, crime fiction. Organiser of, interviewer and chair at literary festivals and events.
What this site is & what it’s not: Yes, to independent book reviews; no, to an extension of PR company and publisher PR departments’ PR work. So that’s a big no to blog tours. TV, film and stage reviews plus the odd bit of music. And, unless I can really control myself, you might find the odd animal pic on here, especially cats.
Contact: via twitter and please do not ask me to review your novel.
Some site history: blog entries started out on Typepad in 2005 as a result of a visit to the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. Following a seventh visit to the festival in 2011 and by then just over 300k hits, the existing 183 book reviews were transferred here to WordPress. The years 2015 and 2016 proved to be something of a hiatus. I had planned a more general site at booksentuk.wordpress.com at the start of 2015 but other life events took over. March 2017 now sees It’s a crime! erupting back into growth from a start point of some 250 book reviews and just over 549k hits.