Edmund Crispin

Edmund Crispin

Author

Edmund Crispin was the pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery (2 October 1921 — 15 September 1978), an English crime writer and composer. Crispin’s stories feature Oxford Don Gervase Fen, who is a Professor of English at the University and a fellow of St Christopher’s College, a fictional institution. The whodunit novels have complex plots and fantastic, somewhat unbelievable solutions. They are written in a humorous and sometimes farcical style and are among the few mystery novels to break the fourth wall occasionally and speak directly to the audience. Crispin is considered by many to be one of the last great exponents of the “classic” crime mystery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944)
Holy Disorders (1945)
The Moving Toyshop (1946)
Swan Song (1947)
Love Lies Bleeding (1948)
Buried for Pleasure (1948)
Frequent Hearses (1950)
The Long Divorce (1952)
Beware of the Trains (1953) (short story collection)
The Glimpses of the Moon (1977)
Fen Country (1979) (short story collection, published posthumously)