Martin Stanley was born in Middlesbrough in 1972. He was educated in Teesside and later in Bristol, where he studied graphic design.
is the author of The Gamblers, a violent crime thriller set in Bristol,
and the Stanton brothers' thrillers (The Curious Case of the Missing Moolah, The Green-Eyed Monster, Bone Breakers, and The Hunters). The brothers also appear in Martin's short story collection
The Greatest Show in Town. The
sequel to The Hunters, The Glasgow Grin, is due to appear later in
He lives, works and socialises in London, but likes to travel when his meagre salary allows him to.