Martin Stanley


Martin Stanley was born in Middlesbrough in 1972. He was educated in Teesside and later in Bristol, where he studied graphic design.

He began reading at an early age. Although it was horror and science fiction that kindled his love of reading, it was crime fiction that really grabbed his attention. It began with Elmore Leonard, moved on to Jim Thompson and took off with his discovery of James Ellroy and, later, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Ross MacDonald.

He is the author of The Gamblers, a violent crime thriller set in Bristol and The Hunters, the first in the Stanton brothers series of crime thrillers. Martin is currently hard at work on the next thriller in the series The Glasgow Grin.

He lives, works and socialises in London.

Where to find Martin Stanley online


The Curious Case of the Missing Moolah
Price: Free! Words: 31,530. Language: British English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When armed robbers steal ten grand from Eric Stanton, it's very bad news. It's not his to lose. And if Eric can't recover the money before the end of the day it means he has to pay back every penny of it. So he does the one thing he can think of to even up the score. He brings in his brother, Derek. And they investigate the seamier parts of Teesside to solve the curious case of the missing moolah.
The Greatest Show in Town (and other shorts)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,610. Language: British English. Published: April 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The author of The Hunters serves up 11 tales that grab you by the throat and don’t let go. Dark, nasty crime fiction for those with strong stomachs
The Hunters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,510. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Two violent criminal brothers get a lot more than they bargained for when they agree to steal five hundred grand of undeclared cash from a dodgy car dealer on behalf of his ex-wife in this fast-moving, violent, and blackly comic heist thriller set in the north-east of Britain.

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