Speaker Testimonials

Workshop Testimonials

Recent Events 2020

17-18 February 

Martin will give a talk and chair a discussion with students at Loughborough University.

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.

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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.