O escritor britânico Kenneth Martin Edwards (foto) é o criador do advogado Harry Devlin, personagem principal de uma série de livros de crime e mistério. Alguns de seus livros e contos foram indicados para prêmios como o John Creasey Dagger, Theakston’s Old Peculier Award e Crime Writers’ Association Dagger. Ele é o editor reasponsável pela antologia anual da Crime Writers’ Association desde 1996. O autor também é resenhista deste gênero de livros desde 1987, contribuindo em publicações especializadas como a The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. Martin Edwards é membro fundador do Northern Chapter of the Crime Writers’ Association, do Murder Squad collective of crime writers e da Law Society’s Standing Committee on Employment Law.
As a ninth birthday treat, my parents took me to see a Miss Marple film and I enjoyed it so much that as soon as I got home, I tracked down the Agatha Christies that my grandmother, who lived with us, kept in the house.
One of the first Christies that I read was ‘And Then There Were None’, a stunning example of how to pull the wool over the reader’s eyes – and, certainly, over mine! I loved the twists and turns of the plot and the startling revelation at the end, as well as the spooky setting.
It was reading this book and other Christies that made me want to become a crime writer myself – and to strive to mystify my readers as she had baffled me! (Formby Times)