Martin Edwards is series consultant for British Library Crime Classics. In 2020 he was awarded the Diamond Dagger Award by the CWA for continued dedication and contribution to crime writing. The Golden Age of Murder, his study of the Detection Club, won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating and Macavity awards. His history of the mystery genre The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books was published by the British Library.