A festival for crime fiction and non-fiction fans

May is National Crime Readers’ Month (NCRM), a unique literary festival held throughout the UK, which promotes the crime genre, both fiction and non fiction.

NCRM is designed to bring together writers and readers in order to promote the genre as a whole and writers specifically.

It is co-ordinated by The Crime Writers’ Association, which was founded in 1953 by author John Creasey and which also runs sister organisation the Crime Readers’ Association.

I am delighted to be taking part in NCRM and you can find details of my talks in the What’s On section lower down this page.

You can find out more about NCRM at http://crimereadingmonth.co.uk/

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