Ian Fleming said there was one essential criterion for a good thriller, ‘one simply has to turn the pages’. Eligible books in this category are thrillers set in any period and include, but are not limited to, spy fiction, psychological thrillers and action/adventure stories.
Call me Seventeen. I have no other name, not any more. Sixteen killers have done this job before me. Officially, I don't exist, but every government uses me. I'm the most feared hitman in the world. But nobody gets to do this job for long. Because to be the best, you must beat the best, and there are rivals on my tail. My days are numbered. But until then, it's one hell of a ride. 'Reinvents the hitman novel. It's a cinematic rollercoaster, full of authentic emotion and high-octane action.
- Browns Books Synopsis
The CWA is a thriving, growing community and a broad church. Its membership encompasses writers of all kinds of ‘crime’ – embracing procedural, psychological, all types of thriller, cosy, noir and even supernatural and fantasy cross-over. Writers of all crime-related non-fiction, including true crime, are welcomed too. Authors are of all ages and at all stages of their careers,from young debuts to established veterans, and while the CWA is UK-based, it attracts many members from overseas.