Tuesday, 9 December 2008

The Literary Review

For the very first time, a novel of mine has been featured in 'The Literary Review'. Dancing for the Hangman is in the 'And Don't Miss' section, along with books by Frank Tallis, Michael Gilbert, Ann Cleeves and the mega-selling Stieg Larsson.

It is very difficult these days for an author like me, without a big publicity budget, to get significant review coverage in major print publications, so this is a real boost. As is the reaction to the book of the reviewer, Jessica Mann.

Modesty ought to, but I am afraid does not, forbid me from quoting the review:

'True crime is fascinating when it is presented as fiction by an author as skilful as Martin Edwards. This highly original reconstruction of the Crippen murder case gives a new interpretation of the facts : persuasive and original.'

7 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Congratulations!

Scott Parker said...

Modesty only has a place when not promoting a book. ;-) Congrats on the mention.

maxine said...

Congratulations, Martin. How wonderful! An early Christmas present.

Jan said...

That's great. I'm looking forward to reading Hangman at Xmas, be it with curtains tight closed and hands clutching my cats' friendly paws.....
You mentioned Sophie Hannah in your last posting. She and her mother ( the equally spirited Adele Geras) " visited" Chester Lit Fest last year; they led a lively discussion about their writing. Sophie said she'd been a prolific poet but now found delight in her crime writing..
It was particularly good to hear views from two separate generations and also writers with such different styles.
Congratulations to you again..and yes, a lovely Xmas pressie!

Juliet said...

Yay, congratulations!!! Scott is right - there's no call for modesty when you've books to sell!

Martin Edwards said...

Thank you all. I'm especially pleased about positive reaction ot Dancing, because a number of publishers had reservations about the fact that the book does not easily fit into a category. For me, though, it fell into the category of Books You Just Love Writing.

Sarah Hilary said...

Congratulations, Martin!