It's a crime! (Or a mystery…)


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 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.

8 comments on “About

  1. david kendrick
    November 8, 2011

    hi there
    please include me in your missives, i try to follow many european writers over here in the u.s.

  2. Scott Hunter
    January 28, 2012

    Hi Rhian

    Have sent you an email re Black December — let me know if you’d like a Kindle copy sent direct. Best Rgds, Scott

    • crimeficreader
      January 28, 2012

      Hi Scott, I have checked and can’t see it. Could you resend please? Thanks.

  3. Artur Fischer
    February 5, 2012

    This is a great Blog, Rhian I am impressed AF

    • crimeficreader
      February 5, 2012

      Thank you! And good to catch up with you again after so many years.

  4. psyrnLinda
    February 14, 2012

    While reading your blog I found two books not yet published in the US, Elly Griffiths’ A Room Full of Bones, and Jim Kelly’s Death’s Door. What I really like about these two authors is the way they evoke the setting, the marshland, the coast, all of that. Do you know of any DVDs that were filmed around there? I have never been.

    • crimeficreader
      February 14, 2012

      I’m sorry I don’t off the top of my head, but will ask around for you. Thanks for leaving the comment.


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