Category Archives: Martin Edwards

Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries edited by Martin Edwards

It’s Christmas! Well, no, it’s November, but it’s the time to start thinking about ordering the turkey, feeding the Christmas cake, writing letters to Santa detailing that first edition of The Black Spectacles that you’d like the elves to make … Continue reading

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First Cut Is The Deepest by Martin Edwards

Harry Devlin, Liverpool lawyer, hasn’t the best choice in women. He has started a relationship with Juliet May, the wife of Casper May, the biggest villain in all of Merseyside. A weekend away in the cottage belonging to Juliet’s work … Continue reading

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The Starlings & Other Stories edited by Ann Cleeves

David Wilson is a photographer – that’s true, by the way, not the introduction to a story – and his beautiful black and white photographs of parts of Pembrokeshire in South Wales have been taken as the inspiration for this … Continue reading

Posted in A D Garrett, Ann Cleeves, Cath Staincliffe, Chris Simms, Kate Ellis, Margaret Murphy, Martin Edwards | 4 Comments

The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards

Ravenbank, a remote community in the Lake District. Hallowe’en, 100 Years Ago: A young housemaid was brutally murdered, her face battered and then covered by a shroud. Due to the low temperatures, the shroud was frozen to the remains of … Continue reading

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The Devil In Disguise by Martin Edwards

Harry Devlin, Liverpool lawyer and some-time sleuth, has a new client, the Kavaunagh Trust. They want to contest the will of the trust’s founder, who has left everything to Vera Blackhust, an apparent gold-digger. Harry’s suspicions are aroused when Luke, … Continue reading

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Top Five Underappreciated Books – My 600th Post

I’ve been banging on about mystery novels since 20th December 2010 and, at an average rate of 2.32 days per post, we hit post number 600. I didn’t do anything special for the 500th post – mainly as I didn’t … Continue reading

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Eve Of Destruction by Martin Edwards

Harry Devlin, Liverpudlian solicitor, has always had a nose for trouble. At first, he’s dismayed to find that his latest client Steven Whyatt simply wants to discuss his wife Becky’s infidelity – which doesn’t need much discussion, because he’s been … Continue reading

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