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Marston, Edward

Works: 171 works in 901 publications in 4 languages and 35,958 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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Publications about Edward Marston
Publications by Edward Marston
Most widely held works by Edward Marston
The serpents of Harbledown : a novel by Edward Marston( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 845 libraries worldwide
In 11th century England, royal commissioner Ralph Delchard hunts for a murdering monk in Canterbury. The monk strangled a woman, then poisoned another monk who was investigating her death
The excursion train by Edward Marston( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 761 libraries worldwide
"As a bustling crowd clambers aboard the Great Western Railway excursion train, taking them to an illegal prize-fight in Berkshire, the train guard fears for the safety of his rolling stock. Little does he expect, however, the brutal murder of one of his passengers, Jake Bransby. On the shocking discovery of the body, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are sent to the scene." "Faced with what initially appears to be a motiveless murder, Colbeck is intrigued by the murder weapon - a noose. When it emerges that Bransby has worked as a public executioner, he realises that this must be intrinsically linked to the killer{u0073} choice of weapon. However, the further he delves into the case, the more mysterious it becomes. When a second man is strangled by a noose on a train, Colbeck knows that he must act quickly: can he catch the murderer before more lives are lost?" "Set in Victorian England, The Excursion Train is written by the author of The Railway Detective. The memorable characters, first featured in the earlier novel, again lead you down unexpected paths in their quest to solve the mystery of the noose murders. Rich in historical detail, The Excursion Train will hold you captivated from the beginning to the end of its journey."--Jacket
The malevolent comedy by Edward Marston( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
A jealous competitor tries to destroy Westfield's Men, London's reigning drama troupe, by using murder, theft and kidnapping. Nicolas Bracewell, however, has no intention of letting the troupe be defeated
The mad courtesan by Edward Marston( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
The Mad Courtesan is the fifth in Edward Marston's Elizabethan theater series featuring stage manager Nicholas Bracewell and the colorful acting troupe Lord Westfield's Men. In this novel, a vicious rivalry erupts between two of the actors: Owen Elias, a surly, envious Welshman, and Sebastian Carrick, the amiable and attractive son of a gentleman, begin to have increasingly realistic duels on stage. When Sebastian is found in a Clerkenwell alley with his head split open
The queen's head by Edward Marston( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
"1587, and Mary, Queen of Scots, dies by the executioner's axe, her head, shorn of its auburn wig, rolling across the platform. Will her death end the ceaseless plotting against Mary's red-haired cousin, Elizabeth? 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada, is a time of more terror and triumph, not just for queen and court but for the whole of England. The turmoil is reflected in its theatres and under the galleries of inns like London's The Queen's Head where Lord Westfield's Men perform. The scene there on grows even more tumultuous when one of the actors is murdered by a mysterious stranger during a brawl. Nicholas Bracewell, the company's bookholder, a role far wider than mere producer, faces two immediate repercussions. The first is to secure a replacement acceptable to its temperamental star - and chief shareholder - Lawrence Firethorn. The second is to keep his promise to the dying Will Fowler and catch his killer." --Publisher
The roaring boy : [a novel] by Edward Marston( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 674 libraries worldwide
In Elizabethan England, a theater company stages a play based on a high-society murder. When the actors start getting mugged, Nicholas Bracewell, the manager, realizes the performance is too close to the truth. Rather than abandon the play, he decides to learn the truth, a dangerous enterprise. By the author of The Silent Woman
The iron horse by Edward Marston( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Derby Day at Epsom Downs. A multitude of people crowd to watch the races: dukes and dustmen, bishops and beggars, privileged ladies and prostitutes - the gamut of Victorian society and a hotbed for crime and crooks of all kinds. With the nation a-flutter in the run up to this national event, a disembodied head is discovered on a passenger train at Crewe; the first in a murky course of events that takes in murder, fraud and race-fixing. Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant are assigned to the case and are soon snarled up in a web of skullduggery stretching across the country. They are forced to ask themselves, just how much is someone prepared to hazard to win?
The silver locomotive mystery by Edward Marston( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
When a rare silver coffeepot in the shape of a locomotive disappears from the train to Cardiff and a murder subsequently occurs, Inspector Colbert and his sergeant are called in to investigate
The trip to Jerusalem by Edward Marston( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 622 libraries worldwide
While London is under siege by the Black Plague, a theater troupe decides to hit the road after one of their members is found dead
The bawdy basket by Edward Marston( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
When Moll Comfrey, a woman of ill repute, is mixed up in a murder case, Westfield's Men stage manager Nicholas Bracewell seeks to figure out what Moll is hiding before his theater goes out of business
The Devil's apprentice : a novel by Edward Marston( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Nicholas Bracewell leads Westfield's Men to a manor house in Essex to perform a new play. Death stalks the production, however, and Nicholas must confront a deadly foe
The laughing hangman : a novel by Edward Marston( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and French and held by 517 libraries worldwide
After they admit to their ranks a belligerent and sacrilegious playwright, an Elizabethan drama troupe is accused of heresy. Murders follow and some speculate it is God's wrath, but stage manager Nicholas Bracewell has heard the murderer's ungodly laugh
The merry devils by Edward Marston( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Bookholder Nicholas Bracewell, fresh from his triumph holding together his volatile players company during a treasonous plot against Queen Elizabeth, is set to make the galleries of The Queens Head ring with laughter with a new comedy, The Merry Devils. The lugubrious landlord is sure mischief will result. Nicholas sees only a harmless comedy that will not summon up real devils, but two actors adept at tumbling. How then, during the crucial scene, do three devils appear on stage, one looking disturbingly real? And what of the devilry that follows? One imp, in fact, soon lies dead beneath the stage
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controlled identity Miles, Keith

Hope, Charlie
Marston, Edward
マーストン, エドワード
English (158)
French (4)
Russian (1)
Japanese (1)
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