The Crime Writers’ Association

Martin Edwards Author Visit

Award winning author Martin Edwards visits Wigan Library.

A member of the ‘Murder Squad’ collective of crime writers, Martin will be sharing his knowledge of the crime novel and his experiences of writing.


Martin is the author of the multi-award winning history of crime fiction between the wars, The Golden Age of Murder and the Macavity-winning The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books. He has written about and reviewed crime fiction for numerous books, magazines, websites and blogs. His essays appear in collections such as 100 Great Detectives (ed. Maxim Jakubowski), Twentieth Century Crime, & Mystery Writers (third ed. Lesley Henderson; fourth ed. as St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers ed. Jay P. Pedersen) The Great Good Place? (ed. Peter Nover), Oxford Companion To Crime & Mystery Writing, (ed. Rosemary Herbert), The Good Fiction Guide (ed. Jane Rogers), The Encyclopaedia of British Crime Writing (ed. Barry Forshaw), Following the Detectives (ed. Maxim Jakubowski),Morphologies (ed. Ra Page) and Mysteries Unlocked (ed. Curtis Evans). He has written introductions for numerous books in the Black Dagger series, as well as for Bello’s omnibus of British crime fiction, and many titles in the British Library Crime Classics series, for which he is series consultant. He also introduced the reissues of Ask a Policeman and The Anatomy of Murder by the Detection Club and five books in the Detective Story Club published by Harper Collins, as well as books published by The Folio Society, Bello, Flame Tree Press, and Dean Street Press. He has also been a regular columnist for several publications.

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