Martin Edwards



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  • Historical Mystery

    Sep-2018

    'Superb' LEE CHILD. LONDON, 1930. Sooty, sulphurous, and malign: no woman should be out on a night like this. A spate of violent deaths – the details too foul to print – has horrified the capital and the smog-bound streets are deserted. But Rach...

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  • Historical

    Jul-2018

    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 favorite setting of many crime w...

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  • Mystery

    Jul-2018

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  • Thriller

    May-2018

    The twenty brand new crime stories in this book have been specially commissioned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of CrimeFest, described by the Guardian as "one of the 50 best festivals in the world." Contributors come from around the world and in...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Mar-2018

    EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTIN EDWARDS 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 ...

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  • Thriller

    Feb-2018

    This exciting collection of short stories features crime writers working with a "mystery tour" or travel theme. Ann Cleeves on Tanzania, Vas Khan on Mumbai, and Marnie Riches on Holland. Other writers include Sarah Hilary, Alex Marwood, Cally Taylor,...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Jan-2018

    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 m...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-2017

    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 ...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-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 s...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2017

    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 a...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Jan-2017

    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...

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  • Suspense

    Aug-2016

    Following the great success of 2015's Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror and Science Fiction, this latest in the series is packed with detectives, mystery and murder. Whodunnits and mysteries from classic authors ...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Mar-2016

    The lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.... Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, a...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Feb-2016

    The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transform...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Nov-2015

    Christmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year. Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close. Christmas tales of crime and detection...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Nov-2015

    Christmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year. Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close. Christmas tales of crime and detection...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2015

    A Lake District Mystery - 7

    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 ...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-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 ficti...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-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 Sw...

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  • General Fiction

    May-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 Twe...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-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 ...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-2014

    Severn House is proud to be publishing a collection of new stories from the glittering talent of the members of the Crime Writers’ Association: FRANCES BRODY N.J. COOPER BERNIE CROSTHWAITE CAROL ANNE DAVIS MARTIN EDWARDS KATE ELLIS JANE FINNIS CHRI...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-2014

    The New Mysteries-Book of Sherlock Holmes brings together for the first time all the Sherlock Holmes stories written by award-winning crime author Martin Edwards. David Stuart Davies, one of the world’s leading Sherlockians, contributes an introduc...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-2013

    To celebrate the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Jubilee, a collection of original stories from distinguished members of the CWA especially commissioned for this volume This title provides an eclectic collection of short stories from members ...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2013

    A Lake District Mystery - 6

    Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in England's Lake District, each time on Hallowe'en. 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 Faceles...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2012

    Harry Devlin - 7

    Harry Devlin is playing a dangerous game when he gets involved with the wife of Liverpool's most ruthless villain. But he has another reason to look over his shoulder after two lawyers are brutally killed and Harry discovers he is being stalked by a ...

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  • Mystery

    May-2012

    Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories showcases a group of highly regarded, award-winning crime writers who all share a special passion for crime, which is reflected in this superb volume. Funny and sad, atmospheric and dark, ingenious and frightening, e...

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  • Mystery

    Feb-2012

    Original stories from members of the Crime Writers’ Association, with a foreword by Peter James - A woman mislays her new husband . . . The lure of notoriety proves too tempting for a small-time antiques thief . . . A butler keeps a close eye on a...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2011

    Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories showcases a group of highly regarded, award-winning crime writers who all share a special passion for crime, which is reflected in this superb new volume. Funny and sad, atmospheric and dark, ingenious and frightenin...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2011

    When Indonesia's Minister of Agriculture discovers, in the run up to the Presidential elections, that the country's usual sugar stockpile is in short supply, the government's principal concern shifts to the replenishment of this staple commodity in a...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2011

    A Lake District Mystery - 5

    Twenty years ago, a teenage boy, Callum Hinds, went missing in England’s Lake District. His uncle was suspected of having done the boy harm and interviewed by the police. When he committed suicide close to his cottage in the Hanging Wood, everyone ...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2011

    From a fish that can't help but dispense his own kind of justice to an assassin handling a misogynistic client, these tales of crime from a distinguished selection of British writers demonstrate that, for some, there's no going against their own natu...

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  • Mystery

    Feb-2010

    A Lake District Mystery - 4

    DCI Hannah Scarlett is determined to uncover the truth behind Emily Friend's mysterious drowning in the Serpent Pool. But Hannah's distracted by a new sergeant with a troublesome reputation, a new house, and new cause to doubt her partner--second han...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Dec-2009

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2008

    Harry Devlin - 8

    Attorney Harry Devlin is baffled and angry when a notice arrives at his law firm announcing his death on Midsummer's Eve, which is less than a week away, and as he tries to unravel the mystery of who wants him dead, he finds himself dragged into the ...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2007

    A Lake District Mystery - 3

    After 10 years, Guy--a drifter with a taste for deception--has returned to Coniston in England's Lake District. A local journalist, Tony di Venuto, is campaigning to revive interest in the disappearance of Emma Bestwick, and Guy knows what happened t...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2006

    With the threat of identity theft ever on the rise, this anthology from the Crime Writers Association is both timely and fascinating, exploring this disturbing modern day crime phenomenon in more than 20 chilling tales. Featuring such leading crime w...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-2005

    A Lake District Mystery - 2

    Warren Howe is surprised by a hooded visitor while working in a garden in Old Sawrey, a lovely village in England's Lake District. Soon it is Warren who is deadmurdered with his own scythe. The police identify several suspects, but lack the evidence ...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-2005

    Crime fiction and travel go together like Watson and Holmes, Poirot and Hastings, and Rebus and Edinburgh. Murder in and around trains, planes and automobiles has always been a rich source of inspiration for mystery writers and here the boundaries ar...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2004

    Ever since its creation, the Crime Writers’ Association has championed the very best in murder and mystery. Now, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this esteemed organization, Mysterious Pleasures showcases the short stories of some of its most...

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  • Mystery

    Oct-2004

    A Lake District Mystery - 1

    Oxford historian and TV personality Daniel Kind and his new lover, Miranda, both want to escape to a new life. On impulse they buy Tarn Cottage in Brackdale, an idyllic valley in the Lake District that Daniel knew as a boy, a place so remote that the...

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  • Mystery

    May-2004

    The official 2004 anthology of the Crime Writers' Association, Green for Danger, edited by Martin Edwards, gathers 20 mostly original stories by such British mystery masters as Ruth Rendell, Peter Lovesey and Robert Barnard. The unifying theme is `cr...

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  • Suspense

    May-2004

    Lawyer turned writer Nic Gabriel is intrigued when his friend Dylan Rees starts to tell him a cryptic story about the connections between some strange and sudden deaths. So he can't resist the opportunity to meet up with his friend and hear some more...

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  • in Death By Dickens

    Suspense

    Mar-2004

    The plot Dickens... In the pages of his novels, Charles Dickens railed against injustice in all its forms--the miserliness of Ebenezer Scrooge, the indifference of the aristocracy, the cruelty of Fagin. He captured the bitter unfairness of the cla...

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  • Mystery

    May-2003

    This first in a series of anthologies sponsored by the British Crime Writers Association features 22 short stories with urban themes. The editor notes that he was looking for stories that offered imaginative takes on the familiar idea of big-city cri...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-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. Thr...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2001

    Entertaining, inventive and full of quality, the Crime Writers' Association short story anthologies demonstrates the impressive diversity of the crime genre and the skill of the writers who choose to make crime writing their art. Contributors include...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2001

    A man is forbidden to uncover the secret of the tower in a fairy-tale castle by the Rhine. A headless corpse is found in a secret garden in Paris – belonging to the city's chief of police. And a drowned man is fished from the sea off the Italian Ri...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1999

    Following the first two CWA anthologies from Severn House, Perfectly Criminal, whose story Herbert in Motion by lan Rankin won the 1996 CWA Short Story Dagger, and Whydunit?: Perfectly Criminal II, whose story On the Psychiatrist's Couch by Reginald ...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-1998

    Harry Devlin - 6

    Harry Devlin is hired by the Kavanaugh Trust to contest the will of their late patron. Charles Kavanaugh has left everything to his new housekeeper, Vera Blackhurst. Then the current Chairman of the Trust is found dead, fallen from a third-floor hote...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1997

    Following on from the first CWA anthology, Perfectly Criminal, whose story Herbert in Motion by Ian Rankin won the 1996 CWA Short Story Dagger, this thrilling collection focuses on the elusive 'why?' behind the crime. This theme has inspired many con...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-1996

    This is the very first collection of fact and fiction to be compiled exclusively by crime writers living and working in the North of England. The diversity of the contents shows the exciting range of talent in the region. Whether your taste is for su...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1996

    Harry Devlin - 5

    When Liverpool solicitor and detective Harry Devlin takes on a client who has been taping his wife's telephone conversations with her lover, he gets more than he bargained for. The first mystery is the identity of Becky's boyfriend, whose voice Harry...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1994

    Harry Devlin - 4

    On Leap Year Day in 1964, an attractive teenager called Carole Jeffries was strangled in a Liverpool park. The killing caused a sensation: Carole came from a prominent political family and her pop musician boyfriend was a leading exponent of the Mers...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1993

    Harry Devlin - 3

    When Liverpool solicitor Harry Devlin watches fire destroy the studio of his client, tattooist Finbar Rogan, he suspects it is no accident. And when a bomb is planted under Finbar's car, Harry is left in no doubt. Someone hates Finbar enough to want ...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1992

    Harry Devlin - 2

    Harry Devlin is in trouble. The wife of his best client, Jack Stirrup, has vanished and the police suspect foul play. Stirrup claims she's still alive, but Harry wonders if he has something to hide. When Stirrup's daughter and her boyfriend go missin...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1991

    Harry Devlin - 1

    Many mystery authors have launched their careers with notable first novels, and Martin Edwards is no exception. His first book introduced his series character, lawyer Harry Devlin and the city and characters he lives with every day in Liverpool, Engl...

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  • General Fiction

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