Martin Edwards has published sixteen crime novels and more than fifty short stories. His crime fiction has been short-listed for several awards, and in 2008 he won the Crime Writers' Association Short Story Dagger Award for "The Bookbinder's Apprentice." He has edited twenty crime anthologies and contributed essays to many reference books and magazines.
The main aim of detective stories is to entertain, but the best cast a light on human behaviour, and display both literary ambition and accomplishment. Even unpretentious detective stories, written for unashamedly commercial reasons, can give us clues to ...[SEE MORE]