National Crime Reading Month

National Crime Reading Month is a unique festival, held throughout the UK, which promotes the crime genre, both fiction and non fiction.

NCRM is held every May throughout the month. Sometimes a few events spill over into June! For instance the biggest of the lot in 2020: CrimeFest.

In the meantime we are busy working behind the scenes to help facilitate and publicise hundreds of events across the country.


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A unique crime book festival held nationwide every May.

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National Crime Reading Month

Crime Reading Month

NCRM is a unique, UK-wide literary festival which promotes the crime genre, both fiction and non fiction. NCRM is designed to bring together writers and crime readers in order to promote the genre as a whole and crime writers specifically.

The CWA

The CWA

The Crime Writers’ Association was founded in 1953 by author John Creasey and has hundreds of author members nationwide and overseas. It enjoys a prestigious reputation; awarding the annual CWA Daggers as well as co-ordinating NCRM.

The CRA

The CRA

The Crime Readers’ Association provides a blog, ezine and newsletter cram-packed with articles written by crime writers about crime writing. Find out what’s hot, get fascinating perspectives on crime writing and discover new authors. And it’s free.