The Crime Writers' Association

David Whittle


I wrote my doctorate on that fascinating character and composer Bruce Montgomery, better known to CWA members as Edmund Crispin. As a musician myself I concentrated in the thesis more on his music, but I later published (as I had originally intended) his biography which gave, I hope, his variety of work equal balance. As someone who has always enjoyed crime writing, he was a very appropriate person for me to write about! I was Director of Music at Leicester Grammar School for 32 years  and, although classically trained, I am also involved in folk and big band music.

Books by David Whittle

  • Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life in Music and Books