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 always 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 to write about! I have been Director of Music at Leicester Grammar School since 1986 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