A former actor, Martyn is the author of eighteen novels including the Joe Donovan crime series, the award winning Born Under Punches and the critically acclaimed The White Room. He also writes the internationally bestselling Brennan and Esposito series of thrillers under the name Tania Carver, the latest of which is The Lost Girl. In 2013 he was chosen by Hammer Books to write the authorised sequel to Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, Angel of Death. He has also co-authored (along with Mark Billingham, Stav Sherez and David Quantick) Great Lost Albums, the funniest music book ever written (says him). He is currently writing a gothic thriller set in the west country.