MRC Kasasian describes himself as an Anglo-Armenian Irishmen. Born on an RAF camp where his father was a Squadron Leader, Martin was raised in Parbold, Lancashire. After drifting through a succession careers as varied as factory hand, wine waiter, veterinary assistant, fish fryer and fairground worker he went to study dentistry at UCH London.
On quitting General Practice, Martin began his 'Gower Street Detective' series with 'The Mangle Street Murders' based on the journals of March Middleton, a young Victorian woman who became assistant to her guardian, the famous Personal Detective, Sidney Grice at No 125 Gower Street (since converted into the Medical School Hostel where Martin lived as a student).
Having completed the fifth book, 'Dark Dawn Over Steep House', Martin has launched a new series based on the memoirs of Inspector Betty Church and set in the almost-forgotten East Anglian resort of Sackwater during the Second World War. ‘Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire’ the first of that series is out in July 2018.
His interests, when he is not writing, focus mainly on painting self-portraits and demolishing garden sheds. He specialises in falling asleep in company and enjoys being grumpy on Twitter @MRCKasasian.