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Martin Edwards ‘My Life of Crime’ An author talk for National Crime Month

11 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A talk by local writer Martin Edwards, described by Richard Osman as ‘a true master of British crime writing’ at Wallasey Central Library.

Martin Edwards will talk about ‘My Life of Crime’ as part of National Crime Reading Month.

Martin lived in Moreton for eight years and was a member of the Wirral Writers’ group before his first novel was published. Richard Osman recently described him as ‘a true master of British crime writing.’

Martin’s novels include eight Harry Devlin mysteries set in Liverpool, eight Lake District Mysteries and four books featuring Rachel Savernake, two of which have been nominated for Daggers. His non-fiction includes two multi-award-winning histories of crime fiction, The Life of Crime and The Golden Age of Murder.

Martin has received three Daggers, including the CWA Diamond Dagger (the highest honour in UK crime writing), two Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America, and four lifetime achievement awards, for his fiction, short fiction, non-fiction, and scholarship. He is President of the Detection Club and consultant to the British Library’s Crime Classics. He has edited over fifty anthologies and was recently commissioned to write an audio drama for Doctor Who.


Wallasey Central Library
17 Earlston Road, Wallasey, CH45 5DX
Wallasey, CH45 5DX GB
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