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2012 CWA Shortlists for International, Historical, Non-Fiction, Library, Short Story and Debut Daggers

This evening at CrimeFest in Bristol, the following six CWA Dagger shortlists were announced: International Dagger The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Mantle) I Will Have … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

#CWM2012 Crime Writing Tips – No. 4

#CWM2012 crime writing tip number 4 concerns character: **Character**

May 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Crime Writing Month Starts Today

Here in the UK the CWA’s Crime Writing Month kicks off today.  Click on the pic to see the dedicated website and the events going on across the country.  On … Continue reading

May 25, 2012

#CWM2012 Crime Writing Tips – No.3

Today marks the start of CrimeFest in Bristol and here’s #CWM2012 crime writing tip number 3: **Clues**

May 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

#CWM2012 Crime Writing Tips – No. 2

Today’s #CWM2012 crime writing tip, number 2, concerns pyschology: **Pyschology**

May 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

#CWM2012 Crime Writing Tips – No.1

Officially, the CWA’s Crime Writing Month (#CWM2012) starts on Friday, 25 May, but today we start an occasional series of crime writing tips. **The Red Herring**

May 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

To be/recognise a crime fiction addict …

Some may say this is the season of literary festivals but those ‘in the know’ realise it’s fast turning into the crime fiction season.  Next weekend we have CrimeFest; running … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

Considering debut authors…

There’s an article in the Irish Times today – How many first-time novelists have you read? – by Arminta Wallace.  It starts: Reading a book by a debut or otherwise … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · 4 Comments

CWA John Creasey (New Blood), Fleming Steel and Gold Daggers 2011

The CWA’s John Creasey (New Blood), Fleming Steel and Gold Daggers 2011 were announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel last night: CWA JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER 2011 **Winner** Before … Continue reading

October 8, 2011

A very interesting interview with Danuta Reah (Carla Banks)

Via a Google alert, an interview with Danuta Reah at LEFTLION Magazine hit my inbox yesterday.  Danuta is a former Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association in the UK and … Continue reading

October 2, 2011