Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards’ latest novel, Gallows Court, is a thriller set in 1930 which has been nominated for both the 2019 eDunnit award for best crime novel and the CWA Historical Dagger. He recently received the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded by UK librarians, for his body of work and has just been nominated for the fourth time for the CWA Short Story Dagger. He is President of the Detection Club, consultant to the British Library’s Crime Classics, and former Chair of the CWA.

His contemporary whodunits include The Coffin Trail, the first of seven Lake District Mysteries and shortlisted for the Theakston’s Prize for best crime novel of the year. The Arsenic Labyrinth was shortlisted for Lakeland Book of the Year. The Golden Age of Murder won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating and Macavity awards, while The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books also won the Macavity and was nominated for four other awards. He has also received the CWA Short Story Dagger, the CWA Margery Allingham Prize, a CWA Red Herring, and the Poirot award “for his outstanding contribution to the crime genre”.

Anthologies featuring Martin Edwards

Resist: Stories of Uprising

The follow-up to Comma’s successful Protest: Stories of Resistance anthology, featuring twenty authors, whose stories have been written in collaboration with historians and eye-witnesses from centuries of British protest.

Resist: Stories of Uprising

The paperback edition of our popular anthology exploring 20 key moments of British protest history, from Boudica to Grenfell.

Morphologies

Covering a century of writing that arguably saw all the major short forms emerge, from Hawthorne's 'Twice Told Tales' to Kafka's modernist nightmares, these essays offer new and unique inroads into classic texts, both for the literature student and aspiring writer.

Liverpool Stories 1

This, the first in a series of short story mini-anthologies, celebrates Liverpool’s on-going literary output through accessible, magazine-style collections – distributed to as many readers as possible.

I.D.: Crimes of Identity

A showcase of shorts from the Crime Writers' Association which celebrates the ‘who’ in the whodunnit, the psyche behind the psychological profile.

M.O.: Crimes of Practice

These stories demonstrate that, even with the most despicable of crimes, there’s methodology in the madness.

Collections edited by Martin Edwards

I.D.: Crimes of Identity

A showcase of shorts from the Crime Writers' Association which celebrates the ‘who’ in the whodunnit, the psyche behind the psychological profile.

M.O.: Crimes of Practice

These stories demonstrate that, even with the most despicable of crimes, there’s methodology in the madness.

Lot No. 249

Respected crime writer, critic and editor Martin Edwards introduces a selection of Conan Doyle's most influential and innovative stories.