Martin Edwards (Editor) is the author of eighteen novels,
including the Lake District Mysteries, and the Harry Devlin
series. His ground-breaking genre study The Golden Age of
Murder has won the Edgar, Agatha, and H.R.F. Keating awards. He
has edited twenty eight crime anthologies, has won the CWA Short
Story Dagger and the CWA Margery Allingham Prize, and is series
consultant for the British Library's Crime Classics. In 2015, he
was elected eighth President of the Detection Club, an office
previously held by G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L.
The CWA (Crime Writers' Association) was founded in 1953 by John Creasey, and organises the prestigious CWA Dagger Awards which celebrate the best in crime writing. The CWA is a pro-active, thriving and ever-expanding community of writers based in the UK but with a reach that extends worldwide.
'For more than sixty years, the CWA has done more for British crime
writing than any other organisation.' -- Andrew Taylor,
award-winning author of The American Boy and recipient of the 2009
CWA Diamond Dagger
"A book that should provide hours of entertainment and discovery for fans of mysteries and especially those with British roots and overtones."
"Excellently put together, and overall an enjoyable reader that shows many different styles which keeps the genre well and truly alive."