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Allan Martin

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Contact: info@allanmartin.scot
Local authority: East Dunbartonshire
Languages: English
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Allan Martin is the author of crime novel The Peat Dead, published April 2019 by ThunderPoint Publishing. His short stories, mainly in the crime or mystery genre, are published in iScot magazine and 404Ink.

As a former teacher in secondary and higher education, Allan has no problems delivering a talk, discussion, or learning session on writing crime or thriller fiction (either short or long). He can also explore topics in the history of crime fiction and the nature and role of crime fiction.

Allan is now retired and therefore available most times.

(Photo credit: Vivien Martin)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Historical fiction; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+