Crime Month 2012, brought to you by the Crime Writers' Association
Friday 25th May - Thursday 5th July 2012

Because sometimes one week isn't enough!

Peter James, Chair of the CWA, hosts the announcement of shortlists at CrimeFest

Peter James, Chair of the CWA hosts the announcement of the shortlists for the CWA International, Non-Fiction, Library, Short Story, Debut and Ellis Peters Historical Daggers.

Ending on a high note

Crime Month 2012 culminated on 5 July with a glittering awards ceremony for the 2012 Daggers. The winners are posted at the website of the Crime Writers' Association, where you can also find this year's longlists - the best of the year's crime writing, according to our judges.

"The new month-long event has been our most successful year yet," says CWA Director Claire McGowan. Almost 90 events took place all round the country, from Torbay to Edinburgh (and on the internet); there were book groups and book signings, evenings with Jack the Ripper and guided walks, tea and cakes in villages and a gala dinner in the centre of London.

Throughout the month, blogs were posted at the CRA website, giving away some of the best crime writing in the world today. The CWA also ran a survey that revealed the typical crime reader (female, over 60, married, living in London, apparently - and increasingly keen on ebooks). We also ran promotions and events with the Reading Agency, bringing the work of CWA members to a wider audience - and if you're looking for something to read, you can still find the reading list 2012 provided for one such competition.

National Crime Writing Week, which has run for two years, was so successful that organisers The Crime Writers' Association decided to expand it in 2012 to Crime Writing Month. But even a month isn't long enough: CWA members work all year round to bring you the best in crime writing, in their books and in their public appearances.

Visit the Crime Writers' Association for the best in crime writing all year round!