Every June, the Crime Writers’ Association runs National Crime Reading Month (NCRM).
There’s plenty on offer – or how about organising your own crime event to profit from the national publicity?
You can sign up to a mailing list for organiser updates and news, and to download promotional tools including logos, posters and press release templates: www.crimereading.com. For advice and ideas,
contact: ncrm@thecwa.co.uk.
This year the CWA is collaborating with national reading charity The Reading Agency. Bestselling authors will work as regional ambassadors for NCRM. They include Steve Cavanagh, MW Craven, Elly Griffiths, Alis Hawkins, Anthony Horowitz, Vaseem Khan, Nadine Matheson, Louise Phillips, Ian
Rankin, LJ Ross, Robin Stevens and Sarah Ward. Events – including online, discussions, author visits to book clubs, and exhibitions are just some of the things being organised. Look for the #PickUpAPageTurner hashtag on social media.
Sam Blake says: “This is a fantastic project that I hope will demonstrate the full breadth of the crime genre and bring new readers to discover books and authors they haven’t read before. Crime isn’t
just police procedurals but includes Young Adult, mystery and thrillers, as well as books that have become celebrated films like Ian Fleming’s iconic Bond. We want everyone to #PickUpAPageTurner in June and try something new.”

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