Edmund Crispin was the pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery. His first crime novel and musical composition were both accepted for publication while he was still an undergraduate at Oxford. After a brief spell of teaching, he became a full-time writer and composer and authored books such as Love Lies Bleeding (Gervase Fen series). He also edited science fiction anthologies, and reviewed crime fiction for the Sunday Times. He died in 1978.
Sign up to the Pan Macmillan newsletter for great extra content and free extracts.