Edmund Crispin

Robert Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978) (who wrote under the pseudonym Edmund Crispin) was a British crime writer. He graduated from St. John's College, Oxford in 1943, with a BA in modern languages. From 1943 to 1945 he taught at Shrewsbury School. In addition to his writing, he composed music, including for the Carry On films, and critiqued detective fiction for the Sunday Times. He died on September 15 1978

His novels feature the Oxford don Gervase Fen. Fen is reportedly based on the Oxford professor W.E. Moore.

Books

  1. The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944)
  2. Holy Disorder (1945)
  3. The Moving Toyshop (1946) was dedicated to Crispin's great friend Philip Larkin.
  4. Swan Song (1947)
  5. Love Lies Bleeding (1948)
  6. Buried for Pleasure (1948)
  7. Frequent Hearses (1950)
  8. The Long Divorce (1952)
  9. Beware of the Trains (1953) (short story collection)
  10. ''Glimpses of the Moon (1977)
  11. Fen Country (1979) (short story collection, published posthumously)

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