John Martin

John Martin is a former librarian and lifelong crime fiction reader. He spent 30 years working in public libraries before leaving Leicestershire Libraries in 2012. He was a member of the judging panel for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award from 2009-2012, and is a regular speaker on crime fiction. His first book, Crime Scene Britain and Ireland, was published in 2014.

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