Murder Mystery Photo Gallery
Recent and Forthcoming Events
13 February, Garrick Club
15-17 March, Essex Book Festival, Southend
4-7 April, Toronto
10-14 April, Cumbria
3-16 May, Queen Mary II and Oxford
17-19 May, The Word Festival, South Shields
22 May, Cockermouth Bookshop
12 June, Garrick Club
13 June – CWA ex-Chairs' lunch
Martin will take part in the CWA annual ex-Chairs' lunch in London
21-23 June, Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden
28 June, Bodies from the Library
26 July – 8 August, Queen Mary II and Oxford
7 September - Douglas Library, Isle of Man
14 September, Rye Arts Festival
21 September, Patricia Highsmith: Queen of Suspense Martin will be the keynote speaker at a symposium held by the University of Chester
26-30 September, International Literature Festival, Odessa
23 October, Ritz Hotel
28 Oct to 5 Nov Dallas, Texas
18 November, Boothsmere W.I., Cheshire
Victorian Murder Mystery
Martin's inter-active Victorian murder mystery 'Who Killed George Hargrave?' has been performed with much success to large audiences at libraries and other venues in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, County Durham, the Isle of Man, Cumbria, Tyne & Wear, North Tyneside, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Trafford, Kirklees, Teeside, Greater Manchester, West Midlands, and Merseyside.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1920s Murder Mystery
Martin’s second murder mystery event, “Murder at the Manor”, set in the 1920s, the Golden Age of detective fiction, was premiered at the Newcastle Winter Books Festival in November 2011. Martin is also able to provide tailor-made murder mysteries for corporate events and festivals.
Martin offers a wide range of talks and after dinner speeches. In the field of crime fiction, his talks about "Why do we care whodunit?", the Golden Age of crime fiction, Secrets of the Detection Club, locked room mysteries, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and contemporary crime fiction have all been very well received. In the area of true crime, he offers talks about Dr Crippen and also aspects of CSI, famous murder cases, and unsolved mysteries.
Workshops, coaching and mentoring
Martin has successfully conducted writing workshops and is also an experienced coach and mentor. For details of workshop topics, please get in touch by email.
Writer in residence
Martin has previously acted as a part-time writer in residence and will be able to take on a limited number of assignments in the future.