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Marston, Edward

Works: 142 works in 674 publications in 5 languages and 34,308 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063.I3175, 823.914
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Publications about Edward Marston
Publications by Edward Marston
Most widely held works by Edward Marston
The railway detective by Edward Marston( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
In 1851, after the London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, Inspector Robert Colbeck enlists the aid of former police officer Brendan Mulryne to help him investigate the crime
The excursion train by Edward Marston( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 816 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 railway viaduct by Edward Marston( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Third novel in the popular crime series set on the grand railways of the19th century, featuring Inspector Robert Colbeck with his most complexand difficult case yet
The merry devils by Edward Marston( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and French and held by 755 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 Queen's 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 deviltry that follow? One imp, in fact, soon lies dead beneath the stage
The malevolent comedy by Edward Marston( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 730 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 queen's head by Edward Marston( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 727 libraries worldwide
His name was Will Fowler, an actor in the esteemed theatrical company called Lord Westfield's Men, a vibrant young man flushed from the success of a recent performance at The Queen's Head theatre. So exuberant was he that he persuaded the resourceful manager of the company, Nicholas Bracewell, to quaff a pint or two at a nearby pub. Alas, it was to be Will's last taste of beer. A tavern brawl left him dead - but not before he gasped for Nicholas to find his fast-fleeting, red-bearded murderer and administer a just revenge. Yet finding Will's murderer in London's dark, crowded streets was a seemingly impossible task - not to mention the fact that Lord Westfield's Men were just commanded to appear at the court of Elizabeth I - an honour one dare not refuse
The mad courtesan by Edward Marston( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
By an axe, an uneasiness grips the company. But as Nick, ever calm and confident, begins to investigate Sebastian's mysterious life and death, he learns that Carrick's acting prowess, weakness for women, and unwillingness to repay loans have made him several enemies, both in and out of the troupe. When Nick digs further, he finds himself embroiled in a web of deception and danger that stretches to the Virgin Queen herself
The roaring boy : [a novel] by Edward Marston( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 704 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 )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 704 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 painted lady by Edward Marston( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Architect Christopher Redmayne, his brother Henry, and constable Jonathan Bale investigate the murder of Lady Araminta Jewell's husband, Sir Martin Culthorpe, in seventeenth-century London
The silver locomotive mystery by Edward Marston( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 671 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 nine giants by Edward Marston( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and French and held by 645 libraries worldwide
As book holder and stage manager of Lord Westfield's Men, Nicholas Bracewell is accustomed to solving problems. So when he discovers the corpse of a man, he is determined to unravel its mystery. After several attacks on the company's members, Nicholas suspects a connection, could these apparently accidental events be part of some hidden design?
The trip to Jerusalem by Edward Marston( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 641 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
Murder on the Brighton Express by Edward Marston( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector Colbeck must determine the reason for the derailing of the Brighton Express before the killer strikes again
The bawdy basket by Edward Marston( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 627 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 )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 608 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 wanton angel : [a novel] by Edward Marston( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
In 16th century England, director Nicholas Bracewell hunts for the man who killed the patron of his theater. Suspected is a competitor trying to ruin the theater by striking at the source of its funds
Railway to the grave by Edward Marston( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Tragedy strikes close to the Detective Department when an old army friend of Superintendent Tallis walks to meet a speeding train head on. The suicide, prompted by the disappearance of the man's wife, has shocked the local community and leaves plenty for Inspector Robert Colbeck, the Railway Detective, to uncover. Whispers and rumors abound but did the dead man, Captain Randall, really take his own life in repentance for some harm he did his wife?
The laughing hangman : a novel by Edward Marston( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and French and held by 545 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
A bespoke murder by Edward Marston( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
In 1915 London, an anti-German attack on a bespoke tailoring business leaves the tailor dead, his daughter raped, and his safe empty, and Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion must go all the way to the front lines of World War I and back to find those responsible
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Marston, Edward
マーストン, エドワード
English (215)
French (9)
German (3)
Russian (2)
Japanese (1)
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