Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Merry Christmas!

This is my last post before Christmas, although I've scheduled a post about a classic wintry mystery for 25th December as a little treat for locked room puzzle fans in particular. So let me wish everyone who looks at this blog, whether regularly or just on the odd occasion, a very merry Christmas. I hope you have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy the day, even if the consequences of this wretched pandemic mean that it's not possible for you (as it isn't for me, sadly) to be with all your loved ones this year.


This time last year, none of us could have guessed how 2020 was going to unfold. None of us have lived through anything like it. I'm sure I'm not the only crime writer who has spent even more time than usual in an imagined world. In times like these, escapism has a lot to recommend it.

Despite everything, there have been some positives and I'll review some of the year's happier developments another day. Suffice to say that this year I've done more crime writing, fact and fiction, than ever before. I'll be giving more news about what I've been up to before long.

Meanwhile, be kind to yourselves. Have a good time and thank you very much for reading. 

 

 

  

10 comments:

Zack Urlocker said...

Thanks Martin. It's been a crazy year, one I'm eager to put behind us. I look forward to more writing and sharing a pint in 2021. Merry Christmas!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Merry Christmas Martin.
I look forward to hearing about your new projects.

Fiona said...

Martin, I wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas and a healthy, happy new year, where each day is better than the one before. Thank you for the pleasure your writing gives, and long may your river of inspiration continue to flow!x

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

Thank you Martin.

Martin Edwards said...

Zack, Jane, Fiona, Jose Ignacio - thanks very much. Look after yourselves and here's to better times ahead!

Kathy Reel said...

Good to hear you've been writing more, Martin. That's always good news for readers. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and have a Happy New Year!

Kacey Crain said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours and a safe and happy new year. And thanks for all the effort you put into this blog. I always look forward to reading it, especially throughout this tumultuous year.

Jeff Baker said...

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Unknown said...

It's been a tragic year for many people,but I hope the next will be just of happiness ,I m grateful to you Martin for providing us such seasonal mystery anthologies and I m guessing supernatural and prophecies story collection will be next for your crime anthologies,merry Christmas and best of luck for a new year.

Martin Edwards said...

Kathy, Kacey, Jeff, and Anon, thank you very much for your kind words. I'm so glad that readers still find this blog - which began as far back as 2007 - worth reading.