Edmund Crispin Books & Biography
Robert Bruce Montgomery was born in Buckinghamshire in 1921. He graduated from St John’s College, Oxford in 1943 and was part of a famous literary circle including Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin, and under the pseudonym Edmund Crispin wrote 9 detective novels and 42 short stories, combining farcical situations with sharply observed characterisation. He was also an accomplished composer, most famously writing the distinctive music scores for the Carry On films. He retired from the limelight to live in Totnes in Devonshire until his death in 1978.