E.C.R. Lorac is a pen name of Edith Caroline Rivett (1894-1958). A Londoner born and bred, she settled in Lunesdale in her fifties. Sound craftsmanship and compassion for the underdog characterise her writing, and these qualities, much in evidence in Fell Murder, ensure that her work has an enduring appeal. Her books include Bats in the Belfry, Murder in the Mill Race, Fire in the Thatch and Murder by Matchlight, all available as British Library Crime Classics.