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Robert Bruce Montgomery was born in Buckinghamshire in 1921, and was a Golden Age crime writer as well as a successful concert pianist and composer. Under the pseudonym Edmund Crispin, he wrote 9 novels featuring Oxford detective Gervase Fen and 46 short stories. A member of the famous Detection Club and neighbour of Agatha Christie, he was a renowned crime reviewer and contributed to many periodicals and newspapers, and a noted sci-fi anthologist. After the golden years of the 1950s he retired from the limelight to Devonshire until his death in 1978.

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