Crime Writers' Association

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Robert Richardson obituary
Crime writer who drew on his experience as a Fleet Street journalist to colour his thrillers

Mike Ripley

06, Oct, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Val McDermid: 'The Mermaids Singing felt like a narrative emergency'
The award-winning crime writer on how the plot of the novel that became ITV’s hit series Wire in the Blood arrived, fully formed, while she was driving on the M6

Val McDermid

07, Nov, 2020 @11:00 AM

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US debut writer wins gold dagger at UK's top crime writing awards
American novelist Bill Beverly beats Christopher Brookmyre and Mick Herron to scoop two prizes for debut novel Dodgers at Crime Writers’ Association awards

Alison Flood

12, Oct, 2016 @4:10 PM

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Australian ghostwriter beats Stephen King and JK Rowling to top UK crimewriting award
Michael Robotham, who ghosted for Geri Halliwell and Rolf Harris, wins Golden Dagger for crime novel of the year at Crime Writers’ Association awards

David Barnett

30, Sep, 2015 @2:50 PM

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Robert Harris’s novel about Dreyfus affair named thriller of the year
Crime Writers’ Association honours An Officer and a Spy for its ‘masterly storytelling’ and ‘beautiful’ writing

Alison Flood

27, Oct, 2014 @12:34 PM

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Josephine Pullein-Thompson obituary

Novelist known for her pony books loved by generations of girls

Jonathan Fryer

22, Jun, 2014 @6:02 PM

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Agatha Christie wins vote to steal crown as crime writers' favourite crime writer
Crime Writers' Association poll votes Poirot creator best writer, and her Murder of Roger Ackroyd the best ever crime novel

Liz Bury

06, Nov, 2013 @12:50 PM

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Lee Child gets away with major crime writing award

Crime Writers' Association gives multimillion-selling author its Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement honour

Alison Flood

12, Feb, 2013 @4:16 PM

Guardian children's books podcast: Tanya Byrne on Heart-Shaped Bruise

Tanya Byrne's first book is a young adult crime novel about a teenager who is out to get the girl who stabbed her criminal father. It's written in the form of a diary and is the first young adult novel to be shortlisted for a Crime Writers Association prize

Claire Armitstead

10, Oct, 2012 @2:00 PM

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If you like books like these: crime fiction for teens

Tanya Byrne, author of Heart-Shaped Bruise, the only YA book to have been shortlisted for a Crime Writers Association award, explains the appeal of writing crime for teens and suggests some gripping, gruesome reads

Tanya Byrne

25, Sep, 2012 @1:02 PM

Independent Booksellers' Week: authors' favourite bookshops

Writers from Michael Frayn to Deborah Moggach celebrate Independent Booksellers' Week by telling us about the local store they love

06, Jul, 2012 @11:41 AM

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Dagger crime fiction awards unsheathed
SJ Watson, Tom Franklin, Steve Hamilton and Peter James all winners of the Crime Writers' Association honours

Alison Flood

07, Oct, 2011 @9:00 PM

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