Martin Edwards

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Occupation Crime writer
Location Lymm, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Introduction Martin Edwards is a crime novelist who has received the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in UK crime writing, as well as lifetime achievement awards for his short fiction, crime writing, and scholarship. His latest novels feature Rachel Savernake and he has received the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded by UK librarians for his body of work. 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, first of eight 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 and The Life of Crime both won Edgar awards and three other awards, while The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books and Howdunit each won one award and were nominated for four others. He has created an online crime writing course, Crafting Crime, and is archivist for the Detection Club and CWA and founded the British Crime Writing Archives at Gladstone's Library.