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Martin EdwardsMartin Edwards

Martin Edwards, the current Chair of the CWA, has won the Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, and Poirot awards in the USA, and the CWA Short Story Dagger, CWA Margery Allingham Prize, and the H.R.F. Keating award in the UK. His latest Lake District Mystery is The Dungeon House. The series began with The Coffin Trail (shortlisted for the Theakston’s prize for best British crime novel) and includes The Arsenic Labyrinth (shortlisted for the Lakeland Book of the Year award). He has written eight novels about Liverpool lawyer Harry Devlin, starting with All the Lonely People; (shortlisted for the John Creasey Memorial Dagger); they are now available again as e-books.

The author of over 60 short stories, he has also edited 35 anthologies and published ten non-fiction books, including a study of crime scene investigation techniques and real life cases. A well-known critic and writer about the crime fiction genre, past and present, with The Golden Age of Murder exemplifying his knowledge of crime fiction and its authors in the 1920s and 1930s, Martin is President and Archivist of the world-famous Detection Club. He is also series consultant to British Library’s highly successful series of crime classics; his latest book is a companion to the series, The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books. Martin is currently also  Archivist of the Crime Writers’ Association and editor of its annual anthology.

Daggers

Short story - The Bookbinder's Apprentice - 2008 winner

Other Awards

Red Herring Award – 2012 winner

Margery Allingham Short Story Competition – 2014 winner, with Acknowledgements

Edgar Allan Poe award from Mystery Writers of America

Agatha award from Malice Domestic

Macavity award from Mystery Readers International

H.R.F. Keating award from Crimefest

Poirot award from Malice Domestic

 

Books by Martin Edwards

  • All the Lonely People (Harry Devlin Novel) All the Lonely People (Harry Devlin Novel)

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  • Dancing for the Hangman Dancing for the Hangman

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  • Eve of Destruction (Harry Devlin Novel) Eve of Destruction (Harry Devlin Novel)

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  • First Cut is the Deepest (Harry Devlin Novel) First Cut is the Deepest (Harry Devlin Novel)

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  • I Remember You (Harry Devlin Novel) I Remember You (Harry Devlin Novel)

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  • Suspicious Minds (Harry Devlin Novel) Suspicious Minds (Harry Devlin Novel)

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  • Take My Breath Away Take My Breath Away

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  • The Arsenic Labyrinth The Arsenic Labyrinth

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  • The Cipher Garden The Cipher Garden

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  • The Coffin Trail The Coffin Trail

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  • The Devil in Disguise (Harry Devlin Novel) The Devil in Disguise (Harry Devlin Novel)

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  • The Frozen Shroud The Frozen Shroud

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  • The Hanging Wood The Hanging Wood

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  • The Lazarus Widow (with Bill Knox) The Lazarus Widow (with Bill Knox)

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  • The Serpent Pool The Serpent Pool

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  • Waterloo Sunset (Harry Devlin Novel) Waterloo Sunset (Harry Devlin Novel)

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  • Yesterday's Papers Yesterday's Papers

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  • Where Do You Find Your Ideas? And Other Stories Where Do You Find Your Ideas? And Other Stories

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  • The Golden Age of Murder The Golden Age of Murder

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  • The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

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