Martin Edwards - Author

About the Author

Martin Edwards is an award-winning crime novelist whose Lake District Mysteries have been optioned by ITV. Elected to the Detection Club in 2008, he became the first Archivist of the Club, and is also Archivist of the Crime Writers' Association. In addition to 17 crime novels, he has published eight non-fiction books and is a noted commentator on the genre. Renowned as the leading expert on the history of Golden Age detective fiction, he won the Crimefest Mastermind Quiz three times, and possesses one of Britain's finest collections of Golden Age novels, including unique inscribed books and manuscripts, notably the previously unknown handwritten study made by Dorothy L. Sayers of the case of Constance Kent and Inspector Whicher.

Featured books by Martin Edwards

Other books by Martin Edwards

The Christmas Card Crime and other stories

The Christmas Card Crime and other stories

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2018

A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman's watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned admist the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street's Christmas shopping. Lost in a snowstorm, a man finds a motive for murder. This collection of mysteries explores the darker side of the festive season - from unexplained disturbances in the fresh snow, to the darkness that lurks beneath the sparkling decorations. With neglected stories by John Bude and E. C. R. Lorac, as well as tales by little-known writers of crime fiction, Martin Edwards blends the cosy atmosphere of the fireside story with a chill to match the temperature outside. This is a gripping seasonal collection sure to delight mystery fans.

Gallows Court

Gallows Court

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

London, 1930. A headless corpse; an apparent suicide in a locked room; a man burned alive during an illusionist's show in front of thousands of people. Scotland Yard is baffled by the sequence of ghastly murders unfolding across the city and at the centre of it all is mysterious heiress Rachel Savernake. Daughter of a grand judge, Rachel is as glamorous as she is elusive. Jacob Flint, a tenacious young journalist eager to cover the gruesome crimes, is drawn into Rachel's glittering world of wealth and power. But as the body count continues to rise, Jacob is convinced Rachel is harbouring a dark secret and he soon becomes part of a dangerous game that could leave him dancing at the end of the hangman's rope if he pursues the truth.

Gallows Court

Gallows Court

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

London, 1930. A headless corpse; an apparent suicide in a locked room; a man burned alive during an illusionist's show in front of thousands of people. Scotland Yard is baffled by the sequence of ghastly murders unfolding across the city and at the centre of it all is mysterious heiress Rachel Savernake. Daughter of a grand judge, Rachel is as glamorous as she is elusive. Jacob Flint, a tenacious young journalist eager to cover the gruesome crimes, is drawn into Rachel's glittering world of wealth and power. But as the body count continues to rise, Jacob is convinced Rachel is harbouring a dark secret and he soon becomes part of a dangerous game that could leave him dancing at the end of the hangman's rope if he pursues the truth.

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested. To illustrate this, the leading expert on classic crime discusses one hundred books ranging from The Hound of the Baskervilles to Strangers on a Train which highlight the entertaining plots, the literary achievements, and the social significance of vintage crime fiction. This book serves as a companion to the acclaimed British Library Crime Classics series but it tells a very diverse story. It presents the development of crime fiction - from Sherlock Holmes to the end of the golden age - in an accessible, informative and engaging style.

Blood on the Tracks Railway Mysteries

Blood on the Tracks Railway Mysteries

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

'Never had I been given a tougher problem to solve, and never had I been so utterly at my wits' end for a solution.' A signalman is found dead by a railway tunnel. A man identifies his wife as a victim of murder on the underground. Two passengers mysteriously disappear between stations, leaving behind a dead body. Trains have been a favourite setting of many crime writers, providing the mobile equivalent of the 'locked-room' scenario. Their enclosed carriages with a limited number of suspects lend themselves to seemingly impossible crimes. In an era of cancellations and delays, alibis reliant upon a timely train service no longer ring true, yet the railway detective has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in the twenty-first century. Both train buffs and crime fans will delight in this selection of fifteen railway-themed mysteries, featuring some of the most popular authors of their day alongside less familiar names. This is a collection to beguile even the most wearisome commuter.

Foreign Bodies

Foreign Bodies

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Today, translated crime fiction is in vogue - but this was not always the case. A century before Scandi noir, writers across Europe and beyond were publishing detective stories of high quality. Often these did not appear in English and they have been known only by a small number of experts. This is the first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. Many of these stories are exceptionally rare, and several have been translated for the first time to appear in this volume. Martin Edwards has selected gems of classic crime from Denmark to Japan and many points in between. Fascinating stories give an insight into the cosmopolitan cultures (and crime-writing traditions) of diverse places including Mexico, France, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands.

Red Glory Manchester United and Me

Red Glory Manchester United and Me

Author: Martin Edwards, Robert Sellers Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

The definitive insider's story of life behind the scenes and within the corridors of power at the biggest football club in the world. When Martin Edwards became chairman of Manchester United in 1980, the club's estimated worth was GBP2 million. When he retired just over two decades later the club was valued at GBP1 billion. Under his expert business stewardship, Manchester United grew into one of the world's most recognized sporting brands and the richest and most famous football club on the planet. Martin shares a multitude of wonderful memories and amazing stories and revelations of the great success story of United. He singled out Alex Ferguson as a future manager of the Reds and had the determination and courage to stand by his choice when everybody else, both inside and outside of the club, were calling for his head. Martin Edwards is one of the great football chairmen who oversaw Manchester United as the club achieved its greatest successes and dominated domestic football. This autobiography of the former chairman and current life president presents a fascinating insight into English football's most successful club.

The Long Arm of the Law Classic Police Stories

The Long Arm of the Law Classic Police Stories

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

In classic British crime fiction, dazzling detective work is often the province of a brilliant amateur - whereas the humble police detective cuts a hapless figure. The twelve stories collected here strike a blow for the professionals, with teasing mysteries to challenge hard-working police officers' persistence and scrupulous attention to detail. As in his previous anthologies for the British Library Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards introduces readers to fascinating neglected gems of British crime writing as well as uncovering lesser-known stories by the great novelists of the golden age. Each of these stories combines realism with entertainment, skillfully blending the conduct of a criminal investigation with a compelling murder-mystery plot.

Murder and its Motives

Murder and its Motives

Author: Martin Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2017

An original short story taken from the anthology Motives for Murder, by members of The Detection ClubFrom award-winning golden-age expert Martin Edwards comes a tale of twisted relationships.Young Mary-Ann, who lives in her father's bookshop, is developing an obsession with true crime - but soon she's having to deal with murder on her own doorstep...

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2017

The main aim of detective stories is to entertain, but the best cast a light on human behaviour, and display both literary ambition and accomplishment. Even unpretentious detective stories, written for unashamedly commercial reasons, can give us clues to the past, and give us insight into a long-vanished world that, for all its imperfections, continues to fascinate. This book, written by award-winning crime writer and president of the Detection Club, Martin Edwards, serves as a companion to the British Library's internationally acclaimed series of Crime Classics. Long-forgotten stories republished in the series have won a devoted new readership, with several titles entering the bestseller charts and sales outstripping those of highly acclaimed contemporary thrillers.

Miraculous Mysteries Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes

Miraculous Mysteries Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2017

Locked-room mysteries and other impossible crime stories have been relished by puzzle-lovers ever since the invention of detective fiction. Fiendishly intricate cases were particularly well suited to the cerebral type of detective story that became so popular during the 'golden age of murder' between the two world wars. But the tradition goes back to the days of Wilkie Collins, and impossible crime stories have been written by such luminaries as Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. This anthology celebrates their work, alongside long-hidden gems by less familiar writers. Together these stories demonstrate the range and high accomplishment of the classic British impossible crime story over more than half a century.

Crimson Snow Winter Mysteries

Crimson Snow Winter Mysteries

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2016

Crimson Snow brings together a dozen vintage crime stories set in winter. Welcome to a world of Father Christmases behaving oddly, a famous fictional detective in a Yuletide drama, mysterious tracks in the snow----, and some very unpleasant carol singers. The mysterious events chronicled by a distinguished array of contributors in this volume frequently take place at Christmas. There's no denying that the supposed season of goodwill is a time of year that lends itself to detective fiction. On a cold night, it's tempting to curl up by the fireside with a good mystery. And more than that, claustrophobic house parties, when people may be cooped up with long-estranged relatives, can provide plenty of motives for murder.Including forgotten stories by great writers such as Margery Allingham, as well as classic tales by less familiar crime novelists, each story in this selection is introduced by the great expert on classic crime, Martin Edwards. The resulting volume is an entertaining and atmospheric compendium of wintry delights.

The Dungeon House

The Dungeon House

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Twenty years ago, Malcolm Whiteley discovers his attractive wife Lysette is having an affair. The Whiteleys are wealthy, and live with their 16-year-old daughter Amber in the magnificent Dungeon House, overlooking Cumbria's remote western coast. But Malcolm is under financial and emotional pressure, and he begins to disintegrate psychologically, suspecting the men in their circle of being Lysette's lover. When Lysette tells Malcolm their marriage is over, he snaps, and takes out the old Winchester rifle he has been hiding from Lysette...Back to the present day, and Hannah Scarlett's cold case team are looking into the three-year-old mystery of the disappearance of Lily Elstone, whose father was Malcolm Whiteley's accountant. Their investigation coincides with the disappearance of another teenage girl, Shona Whiteley, daughter of Malcolm's nephew Nigel. Nigel now lives in the Dungeon House, despite its tragic history. Twenty years earlier, Malcolm shot his wife and apparently killed his daughter before shooting himself. But as Hannah's team dig down into the past, doubts arise about what exactly happened at the Dungeon House twenty years ago...

Serpents in Eden Countryside Crimes

Serpents in Eden Countryside Crimes

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Murder at the Manor Country House Mysteries

Murder at the Manor Country House Mysteries

Author: Martin Edwards, Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2016

The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. Short stories are an important part of this tradition, and writers from Agatha Christie to Margery Allingham became famous for the intricate cases which their detectives unravelled in rambling country houses. These stories continue to enjoy wide appeal, driven partly by nostalgia for a vanished way of life, and partly by the pleasure of trying to solve a fiendishly clued puzzle. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition. It includes fascinating and unfamiliar twists on the classic 'closed circle' plot, in which the assorted guests at a country house party become suspects when a crime is committed. In the more sinister tales featured here, a gloomy mansion set in lonely grounds offers an eerie backdrop for dark deeds, as in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Copper Beeches' and W. W. Jacobs' 'The Well'. Many distinguished writers are represented in this collection, including such great names of the genre as Anthony Berkeley, Nicholas Blake and G.K. Chesterton. As with his previous anthologies in the Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards has also unearthed hidden gems and forgotten masterpieces: among them are a fine send-up of the country house murder, 'The Murder at the Towers'; a suspenseful tale by the unaccountably neglected Ethel Lina White; and a story by the little-known Scottish writer J.J. Bell.

The Dungeon House

The Dungeon House

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2015

Twenty years ago, Malcolm Whiteley discovers his attractive wife Lysette is having an affair. The Whiteleys are wealthy, and live with their 16-year-old daughter Amber in the magnificent Dungeon House, overlooking Cumbria's remote western coast. But Malcolm is under financial and emotional pressure, and he begins to disintegrate psychologically, suspecting the men in their circle of being Lysette's lover. When Lysette tells Malcolm their marriage is over, he snaps, and takes out the old Winchester rifle he has been hiding from Lysette...Back to the present day, and Hannah Scarlett's cold case team are looking into the three-year-old mystery of the disappearance of Lily Elstone, whose father was Malcolm Whiteley's accountant. Their investigation coincides with the disappearance of another teenage girl, Shona Whiteley, daughter of Malcolm's nephew Nigel. Nigel now lives in the Dungeon House, despite its tragic history. Twenty years earlier, Malcolm shot his wife and apparently killed his daughter before shooting himself. But as Hannah's team dig down into the past, doubts arise about what exactly happened at the Dungeon House twenty years ago...

Dungeon House

Dungeon House

Author: Martin Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2015

The magnificent Dungeon House and gardens overlook Cumbria's remote western coast with its mix of beaches, dunes, and fells, Roman ruins, and nuclear plant. Twenty years ago the wealthy Whiteleys called it home. But not a happy one. Malcolm Whiteley had begun to disintegrate under financial and emotional pressures. He suspected various men in their social circle of being his wife's lover. After a disastrous party for the neighbours, Lysette told Malcolm their marriage was over. Sadly an old Winchester rifle he had been hiding was at hand....Fast forward to today. Hannah Scarlett's cold case team is looking into the three-year old disappearance of Lily Elstone whose father Gray had been Malcolm's accountant. The investigation coincides with yet another disappearance of a teenage girl: Shona Whiteley, daughter of Malcolm's nephew Nigel, who now lives in the Dungeon House despite its tragic history. As Hannah's team digs down into the past, doubts arise about what really happened the night Malcolm killed his wife and 16-year-old daughter Amber, then himself.Most of the people once close to the Whiteleys still live nearby. And one Joanna Footit, and her secrets, now returns from London. While Hannah leads the complex police inquiries, it is her lover, historian Daniel Kind, who supplies Hannah with the lead that unlocks the whole. Does it come too late?

Golden Age of Murder

Golden Age of Murder

Author: Martin Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2015

Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.Detective stories of the Twenties and Thirties have long been stereotyped as cosily conventional. Nothing could be further from the truth.The Golden Age of Murder tells for the first time the extraordinary story of British detective fiction between the two World Wars. A gripping real-life detective story, it investigates how Dorothy L. Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, Agatha Christie and their colleagues in the mysterious Detection Club transformed crime fiction. Their work cast new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors' darkest secrets, and their complex and sometimes bizarre private lives.Crime novelist and current Detection Club President Martin Edwards rewrites the history of crime fiction with unique authority, transforming our understanding of detective stories, and the brilliant but tormented men and women who wrote them.

Resorting to Murder Holiday Mysteries

Resorting to Murder Holiday Mysteries

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Holidays offer us the luxury of getting away from it all. So, in a different way, do detective stories. This collection of vintage mysteries combines both those pleasures. From a golf course at the English seaside to a pension in Paris, and from a Swiss mountain resort to the cliffs of Normandy, this new selection shows the enjoyable and unexpected ways in which crime writers have used summer holidays as a theme. These fourteen stories range widely across the golden age of British crime fiction. Stellar names from the past are well represented - Arthur Conan Doyle and G. K. Chesterton, for instance - with classic stories that have won acclaim over the decades. The collection also uncovers a wide range of hidden gems: Anthony Berkeley - whose brilliance with plot had even Agatha Christie in raptures - is represented by a story so (undeservedly) obscure that even the British Library seems not to own a copy. The stories by Phyllis Bentley and Helen Simpson are almost equally rare, despite the success which both writers achieved, while those by H. C. Bailey, Leo Bruce and the little-known Gerald Findler have seldom been reprinted.

Truly Criminal A Crime Writers' Association Anthology of True Crime

Truly Criminal A Crime Writers' Association Anthology of True Crime

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2015

Truly Criminal showcases a group of highly regarded writers who all share a special passion for crime, reflected in this superb collection of essays re-examining some of the most notorious cases from British criminal history. Contributors are all members of the Crime Writers' Association (CWA), including leading novelists Peter Lovesey, Andrew Taylor and Catherine Aird (winner of 2015 CWA Diamond Dagger). There is also a bonus essay by the late great Margery Allingham about the controversial William Herbert Wallace case, which has only recently been rediscovered. Among the real-life crimes explored in the book are the cases of Samuel Herbert Dougal, the Moat Farm murderer, George Joseph Smith, the `brides in the bath' killer and Catherine Foster, who murdered her husband with poisoned dumplings - some of the most infamous killers in British history. With a foreword by international best-selling author Peter James, this collection demonstrates the art of `true crime' writing at its very best.

Capital Crimes London Mysteries

Capital Crimes London Mysteries

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

With its fascinating mix of people - rich and poor, British and foreign, worthy and suspicious - London is a city where anything can happen. The possibilities for criminals and for the crime writer are endless. London has been home to many of fiction's finest detectives, and the setting for mystery novels and short stories of the highest quality. Capital Crimes is an eclectic collection of London-based crime stories, blending the familiar with the unexpected in a way that reflects the personality of the city. Alongside classics by Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley and Thomas Burke are excellent and unusual stories by authors who are far less well known. The stories give a flavour of how writers have tackled crime in London over the span of more than half a century. Their contributions range from an early serial-killer thriller set on the London Underground and horrific vignettes to cerebral whodunits. What they have in common is an atmospheric London setting, and enduring value as entertainment. Each story is introduced by the editor, Martin Edwards, who sheds light on the authors' lives and the background to their writing.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments

Author: Martin Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2014

Martin Edward's 'Acknowledgments' is the winning story of the Crime Writers' Association Margery Allingham Short Story Competition, 2014. Julia Jones, one of the founders and judges of the competition, called it a 'worthy first winner' and said that Allingham 'would have loved it'.Bloomsbury Reader is delighted to be publishing this deserving winner alongside two additional short crime stories from Martin Edwards: 'Are You Sitting Comfortably?' and 'Neighbours', as well as his essay on Margery Allingham's short story writing and a foreword by Julia Jones.

The Frozen Shroud

The Frozen Shroud

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2014

Death has already come twice to Ravenbank, a remote Lake District community. Before the First World War a young woman's corpse was found, a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. Then five years ago, another woman was murdered in the same grisly manner.When a third death is visited on Ravenbank at Hallowe'en, Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder, becomes fascinated by the old cases. Surely this new incident is linked to the earlier killings? In a race against time, Daniel and the Cold Case Review Team, lead by DCI Hannah Scarlett, join forces to solve the puzzling mystery.

The Cipher Garden A Lake District Mystery

The Cipher Garden A Lake District Mystery

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/01/2014

Frozen Shroud

Frozen Shroud

Author: Martin Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2013

Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in England's Lake District, each time on Halloween. Just before the First World War, a young woman's corpse was found, with a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. Her ghost-the Faceless Woman-is said to walk through Ravenbank on Halloween. Five years ago, another woman, Shenagh Moss, was murdered, and again her face was covered to hide her injuries. Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder, becomes fascinated by the old cases and wonders whether the obvious suspects really did commit the crimes. He spends Halloween at a party in Ravenbank-only to find death returning to this beautiful but isolated spot. Once more, the victim is a woman; once more her damaged face is shrouded from view.

The Frozen Shroud

The Frozen Shroud

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2013

The Devil in Disguise

The Devil in Disguise

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2012

Yesterday's Papers

Yesterday's Papers

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2012

I Remember You

I Remember You

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2012

First Cut is the Deepest

First Cut is the Deepest

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2012

Suspicious Minds

Suspicious Minds

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2012

All the Lonely People

All the Lonely People

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2012

The Hanging Wood

The Hanging Wood

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2012

'I must talk to Hannah Scarlett, it's a matter of life and death' Twenty years after her brother Callum mysteriously vanished, Orla Payne is still haunted by his disappearance. The case was closed after her uncle's suicide - the police believed he killed himself in the Hanging Wood out of guilt over murdering the boy, even though no body was ever found. Daniel Kind recommends Orla contact DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of the Lake District's Cold Case Review Team, to see if she can discover the truth about what really happened all those years ago. In spite of Hannah's doubt there is anything to be done on such a long-dead case, when Orla is found dead, she reconsiders, partly out of sense of duty and partly out of guilt, and discovers that investigating the past can throw up some very dangerous truths indeed.

The Hanging Wood

The Hanging Wood

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2011

The Serpent Pool

The Serpent Pool

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2011

They halted close to the water's edge. This was their destination. This was the Serpent Pool. And here, six years ago, Bethany Friend's body had been found. The Lake District's cold case specialist, DCI Hannah Scarlett, is determined to uncover the truth behind an apparent suicide in the Serpent Pool some years ago. Why would Bethany, so afraid of water, drown herself? Hannah fears that her partner, bookseller Marc Amos, is keeping dark secrets. Does he hold the key to Bethany's past - and why was his best customer burnt to death in an Ullswater boathouse? Hannah still carries a torch for Daniel Kind, who is researching Thomas De Quincey and the history of murder. Once Daniel and Hannah suspect connections between Bethany's drowning and a current sequence of killings, death comes dangerously close to home.

The Serpent Pool A Lake District Mystery

The Serpent Pool A Lake District Mystery

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/04/2010

The Arsenic Labyrinth

The Arsenic Labyrinth

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2010

Waterloo Sunset

Waterloo Sunset

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2010

The Serpent Pool A Lake District Mystery

The Serpent Pool A Lake District Mystery

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2010

Dancing for the Hangman

Dancing for the Hangman

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2008

Waterloo Sunset

Waterloo Sunset

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2008

No one expects to read their own obituary. Liverpool lawyer Harry Devlin never knew five short lines could be so menacing - someone wants him dead and he has only seven days to find out who. The terse notice of his death is out of place amid the hustle and bustle of Harry's posh office off the Strand, but soon mysterious threats lurk in every familiar corner of Liverpool for the wary lawyer. The city quickly becomes a capital of crime as well as culture, when a mutilated female corpse washes up on the Waterloo Beach and another soon after. A loose serial killer does no good for Harry's already morbidly preoccupied state, but between the elegant coroner Ceri Hussain and the endearing cleaner Gina he finds enough distraction. However, not all distractions in lovely packages are good. Juliet May, ex-wife of gangster Casper May and Harry's former lover, sweeps back into the lawyer's life with unforeseen consequences.

Waterloo Sunset

Waterloo Sunset

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2008

The Arsenic Labyrinth

The Arsenic Labyrinth

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2008

'You'd never believe it to look at me now, but once upon a time I killed a man' Historian Daniel Kind is finding winter in the Lake District tough, especially as his relationship with Miranda seems to be on the rocks. Far from the bright lights of London, Miranda feels increasingly isolated, and Daniel fears that she will just up and leave. She wouldn't be the first. Years ago, Emma Bestwick left her cottage and never came back, her disappearance never resolved, much to the chagrin of DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of the local Cold Case Review Team. But recently there are been calls to the local newspaper dropping hints about Emma's death. With the case reopened, Hannah and Daniel are thrown together again, and soon discover that someone is desperate to preserve the secrets of the past, whatever the cost.

The Coffin Trail

The Coffin Trail

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2007

The Arsenic Labyrinth LP

The Arsenic Labyrinth LP

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2007

The Cipher Garden

The Cipher Garden

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2006

'I thought you were dead - ' In the peaceful village of Old Sawrey, in the idyllic Lake District, Warren Howe is brutally slaughtered with his own scythe by a mysterious hooded figure. The police have several suspects, but there is insufficient evidence to make an arrest. Years later an anonymous tip-off sparks the interest of DCI Hannah Scarlett, who heads the local Cold Case Review Team. With the help of historian Daniel Kind, Hannah digs deeper in the quest for truth and discovers that, in Old Sawrey, old sins cast long shadows. Following the killer's trail, Hannah arrives at a shocking conclusion, one that will change lives forever.

The Coffin Trail

The Coffin Trail

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2005

Oxford historian, Daniel Kind, and his partner, Miranda, both want to escape to a new life. On impulse they buy a cottage in Brackdale, an idyllic valley in the Lake District. But though they hope to live the dream, the past soon catches up with them. Tarn Cottage was once home to Barrie Gilpin, suspected of a savage murder...Daniel and DCI Hannah Scarlett, in charge of the Cold Cases Review Team, find themselves risking their lives as they search for a ruthless murderer, who is prepared to kill again to hide a shocking secret.

Thrumm

Thrumm

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2002

Kevin Jones knows that he is destined for greater things than football, drinking and the backseat of his red Cortina - but he doesn't expect what destiny has in mind for him. Particularly when destiny comes in the shape of a talking Guernsey cow. Thrumm kn...

The Cipher Garden - Large Print

The Cipher Garden - Large Print

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2000

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