Over the years, Martin has published upwards of one thousand articles. This page links to a range of pieces written throughout his career as a published crime novelist and for a wide range of journals and reference books. You will find some themes and ideas which he has explored and developed further while charting the history of the mystery genre in The Life of Crime. Articles which first appeared on the Bookdagger site can be found here.

Winifred Peck’s Crime Novels
Sir Basil Thomson
Trending: Why is the Golden Age fashionable again?
Celebrating EQMM
Gilbert Adair
Robert Barnard
Reg Hill
Interview with Peter Lovesey
Return of the Prodigal in Crime Fiction
Villainy in Crime Fiction
Margery Allingham
Gory Knight
John Banville
Original Sinners
Cyril Hare
Anthony Berkeley
Hercule Poirot
The Murder Dossiers
Collecting Crime Fiction
Crime in Good Company
The Irony of Murder
Getting Away with Murder
Golden Age Forms
Wills in Crime Fiction
Series versus Stand-alone
W.J. Burley
H.R.F. Keating
Borderlands: Ellis Peters’ Crime Fiction
Michael Gilbert
Sarah Caudwell
Minette Walters
The Detective in British Crime Fiction
Mysterious Pleasures