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Martin Austin Fido (born October 18, 1939, Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom) is a university teacher, true crime writer and broadcaster. His many books include The Crimes, Detection and Death of Jack the Ripper, The Official Encyclopedia of Scotland Yard, and The Murder Guide to London.

After leaving Balliol College, Oxford in 1966 where he had been a Junior Research Fellow in English, he went to the University of Leeds where he lectured in English until 1973. In 1971 he went to Michigan State University in the USA where he was a Visiting Associate Professor for one year, and in 1973 he became a Reader in English Literature and Head of the English Department at the University of the West Indies,Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. In the West Indies he was active in theatre and educational broadcasting. In 1983 he returned to England and became a free-lance writer and broadcaster, specializing in true crime. He broadcast a weekly radio programme called Murder After Midnight on London's LBC Radio from 1987 to 2001, some of which were produced and released commercially on cassette and CD by his friend (and fellow LBC broadcaster) Paul Savory. Aside from his many true crime books he has also written illustrated biographies of Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling and Oscar Wilde, and books on Agatha Christie, and Sherlock Holmes. He translated Louis Cazamian's 'Le Roman Social en Angleterre', and his play 'Let's Go Bajan!' was performed successfully in Barbados and London. In 2000 he settled in Cape Cod, America to help his third wife (Karen) nurse her parents through their terminal illnesses, and since 2001 he has been teaching writing and research at Boston University.

He is the uncle of Penelope Friday, an erotica and sci fi author living in Kent.

A selection of Fido's "Murder After Midnight" series plus a special on Fred And Rosemary West called "The Wests", (which was never issued or broadcast) have recently been made available for download on iTunes and at Amazon.com's MP3 store. (Search: Martin Fido).
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Total Books: 98
Sherlock
2015 - Sherlock (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781780976242
ISBN-10: 1780976240
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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True Crime The Infamous Villains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes
2013 - True Crime the Infamous VIllains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781780974101
ISBN-10: 1780974108
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The World of Agatha Christie The Facts and Fiction of the World's Greatest Crime Writer
The World of Charles Dickens The Life Times and Works of the Great Victorian Novelist
The Complete Jack the Ripper A to Z
2010 - The Complete Jack the Ripper a to Z (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781844547975
ISBN-10: 1844547973
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Charles Dickens Routledge Library Editions Charles Dickens Volume 5
Deadly Jealousy Men and Women Driven by Passion to Kill
2008 - Deadly Jealousy Men and Women Driven By Passion to Kill (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781845294373
ISBN-10: 1845294378
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

True CrimeThe Infamous Villains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes
2008 - True Crimethe Infamous VIllains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781862005761
ISBN-10: 1862005761
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Chronicle of Murder
2007 - The Chronicle of Murder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781862004351
ISBN-10: 1862004358
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4

2004 - Serial Killers [Crime] (Audio CD)
2004 - Family Murders [Crime] (Audio CD)
2004 - Wife Killers [Crime] (Audio CD)
2004 - Poisoners [Crime] (Audio CD)
The Chronicle of Crime The Most Infamous Crimes of Modern History
2003 - The Chronicle of Crime the Most Infamous Crimes of Modern History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780681472150
ISBN-10: 0681472154
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The World Of Charles Dickens The Life Times and Work of the Great Victorian Novelist
The Book Of Medical Mistakes
2002 - The Book of Medical Mistakes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781858688541
ISBN-10: 185868854X
Genres: Nonfiction, Medicine
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Krays
2002 - The Krays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842221419
ISBN-10: 1842221418
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Chronicle of Crime The most infamous criminals of modern times and their heinous crimes
2000 - The Chronicle of Crime the Most Infamous Criminals of Modern Times and Their Heinous Crimes (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781858688534
ISBN-10: 1858688531
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Krays Unfinished Business
2000 - Krays Unfinished Business (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781858689258
ISBN-10: 1858689252
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Chronicles of CrimeThe Infamous Villains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes
2000 - Chronicles of Crimethe Infamous VIllains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842221310
ISBN-10: 1842221310
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2

The World of Agatha Christie The Facts and Fiction Behind the World's Greatest Crime Writer
World of Agatha Christie The Facts and Fiction Behind the World's Greatest Crime Writer
The World of Sherlock Holmes The Facts and Fiction Behind the World's Greatest Detective
The Yorkshire Ripper Martin Fido Tells the Chilling True Story of Peter Sutcliffe
1998 - The Yorkshire Ripper Martin Fido Tells the Chilling True Story of Peter Sutcliffe [True Crime] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781897861172
ISBN-10: 1897861176
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The Krays The Martin Fido Tells the Chilling True Story of Ronnie and Reggie
1998 - The Krays the Martin Fido Tells the Chilling True Story of Ronnie and Reggie [True Crime] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781897861226
ISBN-10: 1897861222
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1975 - Rudyard Kipling [A Studio book] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
The Chronicle of Crime [The infamous villlains of modern history and their hidous crimes] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover