Martin Kasasian was raised in Lancashire. He has had careers as varied as a factory hand, wine waiter, veterinary assistant, fairground worker and dentist. He lives with his wife, in Suffolk in the summer and in a village in Malta in the winter.
'An ingenious and atmospheric historical mystery ... Packed with
delicious humour, red herrings, devious twists and turns, wonderful
characters, evocative period details and some dark and grisly
descriptions ... Witty, clever and highly enjoyable' Bookish
'The books are a perfect recipe of action, characters and narration, although in this latest book, there is a fair amount of sadness too' Childtastic Books.
'The tone and structure was reminiscent of the work of Edgar Allan Poe ... Kasasian strikes the perfect balance between humour and tension, and this gives the novel the ingredients for a real page turner' Portable Magic.
'I found the mixture of quirky humour, eccentric characters and compelling plot really entertaining and I hope there will be another outing for Sidney Grice and March Middleton soon' What Cathy Read Next.
'A rollicking blend of mystery, historical fiction, and coming-of-age novel. Stakes are high in this game of who dies next, which is one of the darker entries in Kasasian's Gower Street series, but nonetheless compelling for its mood change' Booklist (starred review).
'Kasasian's fifth Victorian-era novel featuring 'personal detective' Sidney Grice and Grice's ward, March Middleton, shows him back at the top of his game. The twisted solution to the case ranks as one of the series' most terrifying, and classic whodunit fans will appreciate Kasasian's playing fair with them' Publishers Weekly (starred review).
'Set in 1884 London with its fashionable squares, seedy slums and busy dockland vividly described. The pacing is rapid, with short chapters containing plenty of movement and action. A change from the elegant manners of most Victorian mystery novels and evokes masculine grittiness instead of the more usual feminine nuance' Historical Novels Society.
'A welcome addition to the genre' Historical Novel Society.