Edmund Crispin

Pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery. He was born in Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire. He was educated at Merchant Taylor's School and read Modern Languages at St. John's College, Oxford, where for two years he was organist and choirmaster. He is the creator of Gervase Fen, amateur detective and Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University. His pseudonym and the Christian name of his hero were derived from Gervase Crispin, a character from a book by another crime author, Michael Innes. Visit also this site.


Titles and year of publication:  

 1) The Case of the Gilded Fly (US Title: Obsequies at Oxford [1945])  1944
 2) Holy Disorders  1945
 3) The Moving Toyshop  1946
 4) Swan Song (US Title: Dead and Dumb [1947])  1947
 5) Love Lies Bleeding  1948
 6) Buried for Pleasure  1948
 7) Frequent Hearses (US Title: Sudden Vengeance [1950])  1950
 8) The Long Divorce (Also published as: A Noose for Her [1952])  1951
 9) Beware of the Trains (short stories)  1953
10) The Glimpses of the Moon  1977
11) Fen Country (short stories)  1979