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Edwards, Martin 1955-

Works: 105 works in 426 publications in 3 languages and 16,569 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Legal stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR6055.D894, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Edwards
The arsenic labyrinth by Martin Edwards( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 to her. When he tips off the newspaperman that Emma will not be coming home, DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of Cumbria's Cold Case Review Team, re-opens the old investigation. Her enquiries take her to the Museum of Myth and Legend and to the remote and eerie Arsenic Labyrinth--a series of stone tunnels used to remove arsenic from tin ore. Meanwhile, historian Daniel Kind is immersing himself in the work of John Ruskin, whose neighbors created the Arsenic Labyrinth. A shocking discovery makes it clear to Hannah that there is not one mystery to solve, but two, and she turns to Daniel for help in untangling the secrets of the past. As Hannah and Daniel struggle to resist a growing but dangerous attraction, Guy's plan to make a quick buck runs into trouble, and he has to resort to desperate measures. Someone is determined to kill to keep their secrets safe. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District in winter, the novel depicts how passionate relationships can lead to obsession and murder
The serpent pool by Martin Edwards( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven years ago, Bethany Friend was found drowned in mere inches of water in the lonely Serpent Pool in England's Lake District. Was it suicide or murder' Now, determined to win justice for Bethany's dying mother, DCI Hannah Scarlett of the Cold Case Squad re-opens the case. But Hannah has problems of her own: a new sergeant with a reputation for causing trouble, a new house close to the Serpent Pool, and new cause to doubt her partner, second-hand book-seller Marc Amos. Worried by dwindling finances and the horrific death of one of his best customers, Marc finds him-self drawn to the lovely and enigmatic Cassie Weston, who works in his shop. Then, at a party, Hannah meets Louise Kind, sister of historian Daniel Kind, and is drawn into a troubling new case. Louise, who lives with book collector and lawyer Stuart Wagg, has appeared on her brother's doorstep at Tarn Cottage, telling him she struck Wagg with a knife. Alarmed, Daniel rushes to Wagg's home, but the lawyer has disappeared. Searching for the supposed victim, Hannah and Daniel'who is researching the brilliant, opium-addicted 19th-century English writer Thomas De Quincey'encounter dark secrets and strange obsessions that oddly echo De Quincey's drug-fueled writings
The hanging wood by Martin Edwards( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 assumed it was a sign of guilt. But the body of the boy was never found. Now his sister, Orla Payne, who never believed in their uncle's guilt, has returned to the Lakes...She wants to find the truth about Callum's disappearance, and--at the prompting of Daniel Kind--and, in a drunken call, tries to interest DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of Cumbria's Cold Case Review Team, in the case. Hannah is reluctant, leading Orla to demand whether she cares about justice. Hannah does care, and when Orla dies in strange and shocking circumstances, she determines to find the truth about what happened to Callum--and to Orla."--Dust jacket
The cipher garden by Martin Edwards( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and German and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after Warren Howe is killed by a hooded visitor bearing a scythe in his garden in Old Sawrey, a village in England's Lake District, an anonymous tip leads DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of the local Cold Case Review Team, to reopen the unsolved case, one that leads to another brutal murder and that will transform Hannah's life forever
The coffin trail by Martin Edwards( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purchasing Tarn Cottage in remote England's Lake Dristrict, Oxford historian Daniel Kind and his lover Miranda find evil of the past intruding when memories of a ritualistic murder, the death of the alleged killer--who once lived in Tarn Cottage--and DCI Hannah Scarlet's into the cold case threaten to reveal dangerous old secrets
Waterloo sunset by Martin Edwards( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Devlin receives a fake newspaper notice announcing his death on Midsummer's Eve. Subsequent threatening messages lead him to take the less-than-a-week deadline seriously
The frozen shroud by Martin Edwards( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, Katya 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
All the lonely people by Martin Edwards( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the Lonely People was the curtain-raiser to a successful nine-book series featuring Liverpool solicitor Harry Devlin. Devlin finds himself number one suspect in a murder case that is far too close to home. The victim is his estranged wife, Liz, who is found murdered in a dingy alleyway. Determined to find her killer and prove his innocence, Harry begins a journey that takes him into the city's underworld and shatters forever his illusions about the woman he loved. Now beautifully presented in eBook format, avid readers of crime will love reading this gripping, well-written thriller
Suspicious minds by Martin Edwards( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry Devlin is at it again, when he's asked to help his client, Jack Stirrup, find out the truth of his missing wife's whereabouts. Harry is just beginning to unravel the details when Sitrrup's only daughter turns up missing as well. And there've been a number of rapes happening in the city lately by anonymously known "The Beast."--Jacket
The golden age of murder : the mystery of the writers who invented the modern detective story by Martin Edwards( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors' darkest secrets."--Publisher's description
Take my breath away by Martin Edwards( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lawyer turned writer Nic Gabriel is intrigued when his friend Dylan Rees starts to tell him a cryptic story about the connections between several strange and sudden deaths--he can't resist the invitation to meet up with Dylan and learn more. But at a glitzy party, before they've had the chance to talk, Nic can only watch in horror as his friend is murdered by a woman whom Nic recognizes as Dylan's ex-girlfriend--who committed suicide five years before. Stunned by the killing, Nic vows to discover the meaning behind his friend's enigmatic tale."--Page [2] of dust jacket
Eve of destruction by Martin Edwards( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new British mystery featuring PI Harry Devlin, a lawyer in Liverpool. He is asked to prepare a divorce for a businessman who recorded his wife's infidelity on tape. When the wife's lover is murdered the businessman becomes a suspect
Deadly pleasures : a Crime Writers' Association anthology by Martin Edwards( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects eighteen mysteries from members of the Crime Writers' Association, including Simon Brett, Christopher Fowler, and Peter Robinson
Dancing for the hangman by Martin Edwards( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1910 and Dr. Hawley Crippen has been convicted of the murder of his wife Cora. In his cell at Pentonville Preson, Crippen faces the propect of the gallows
Mysterious pleasures : a celebration of the Crime Writers' Association's 50th anniversary( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories by various authors including Ian Rankin, Peter Lovesey, Reginal Hill and others
The Dungeon House by Martin Edwards( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Guilty consciences : a Crime Writers' Association anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of original stories by members of the Crime Writers' Association features protagonists with shameful secrets, including a woman who mislays her new husband, a small-time antiques thief who cannot resist notoriety and a butler who watches over a mysterious chambermaid
The Sussex Downs murder by John Bude( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already it looked as if the police were up against a carefully planned and cleverly executed murder, and, what was more, a murder without a corpse! Two brothers, John and William Rother, live together at Chalklands Farm in the beautiful Sussex Downs. Their peaceful rural life is shattered when John Rother disappears and his abandoned car is found. Has he been kidnapped? Or is his disappearance more sinister- connected, perhaps, to his growing rather too friendly with his brother's wife? Superintendent Meredith is called to investigate- and begins to suspect the worst when human bones are discovered on Chalklands farmland. His patient, careful detective method begins slowly to untangle the clues as suspicion shifts from one character to the next
Antidote to venom by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Surridge, director of the Birmington Zoo, is a man with many worries: his marriage is collapsing; his finances are insecure; and an outbreak of disease threatens the animals in his care. As Surridge's debts mount and the pressure on him increases, he begins to dream of miracle solutions. But is he cunning enough to turn his dreams into reality - and could he commit the most devious murder in pursuit of his goals? This ingenious crime novel, with its unusual 'inverted' structure and sympathetic portrait of a man on the edge, is one of the greatest works by this highly respected author. The elaborate means of murder devised by Crofts's characters is perhaps unsurpassed in English crime fiction for its ostentatious intricacy
I remember you by Martin Edwards( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 him dead. Meanwhile, another client is provoking Devlin's curiosity. Why should Rosemary Graham-Brown and her husband suddenly be so anxious to leave their luxurious home and emigrate to Spain? After a brutal murder occurs, the two puzzles become
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The serpent pool
Alternative Names
Edwards, Kenneth Martin, 1955-

English (185)

German (9)

Italian (6)

The serpent poolThe hanging woodThe cipher gardenThe coffin trailWaterloo sunsetAll the lonely peopleSuspicious mindsTake my breath away