Martin Edwards
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Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards is an Edgar award-winning crime writer whose seventh and most recent Lake District Mystery is The Dungeon House. Earlier books in the series are The Coffin Trail (short-listed for the Theakston's prize for best British crime novel of 2006), The Cipher Garden, The Arsenic Labyrinth (short-listed for the Lakeland Book of the Year award in 2008), The Serpent Pool, and The Hanging Wood.

Martin is a well-known crime fiction critic, and series consultant to the British Library's Crime Classics. His ground-breaking study of the genre between the wars, The Golden Age of Murder, has been warmly reviewed around the world. it has won the Edgar, Agatha and H.R.F. Keating awards, and is currently shortlisted for Anthony, Macavity, and CWA Dagger awards.

Martin has written eight novels about lawyer Harry Devlin, the first of which, All the Lonely People, was short-listed for the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger for the best first crime novel of the year, The early Devlin books are now enjoying a fresh life as ebooks, with new introductions by leading authors such as Val McDermid and Frances Fyfield, as well as other new material.

In addition Martin has written a stand-alone novel of psychological suspense, Take My Breath Away, and a much acclaimed novel featuring Dr Crippen, Dancing for the Hangman. The latest Devlin novel, Waterloo Sunset, appeared in 2008. He completed Bill Knox's last book, The Lazarus Widow. He has published many short stories, including the ebooks The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes and Acknowledgments and other stories. 'Test Drive' was short-listed for the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2006, while 'The Bookbinder's Apprentice' won the same Dagger in 2008.

A well-known commentator on crime fiction, he has edited 28 anthologies and published diverse non-fiction books, including a study of homicide investigation, Urge to Kill.An expert on crime fiction history, he is archivist of both the Crime Writers' Association and the Detection Club. He was elected eighth President of the Detection Club in 2015, and posts regularly to his blog, 'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?

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    • The Christmas Card Crime

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin, Anne Dover
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman’s watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned amidst the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street’s Christmas shopping.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Aahhh... Just The Right Blend Of Mystery, Murder And Christmas.!!

    • By John on 12-04-18

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    • The Golden Age of Murder

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Sires on 05-09-16

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    • Gallows Court

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Sheila Mitchell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    London, 1930. A headless corpse; an apparent suicide in a locked room; a man burned alive during an illusionist's show in front of thousands of people....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Light Noir

    • By MxH on 04-04-19

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    • The Frozen Shroud

    • A Lake District Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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    Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in England’s Lake District, each time on Halloween....

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    • Two Women Killed a Century Apart -- 3.5 Stars

    • By Sires on 05-09-13

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    • The Hanging Wood

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Orla Payne was seven years old, her brother, Callum, mysteriously vanished from the Hanging Wood in the Lake District....

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    • Waterloo Sunset

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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    Liverpool lawyer Harry Devlin never knew that five short lines could change his life - until he receives a notice announcing his sudden death on Midsummer's Eve....

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    • The Arsenic Labyrinth

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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    Historian Daniel Kind is finding winter at Brackdale tough, especially as his relationship with Miranda is also going through a dark time....

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    • The Serpent Pool

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
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    The Lake District's cold case specialist, DCI Hannah Scarlett, is determined to uncover the truth behind Bethany Friend's apparent suicide in the Serpent Pool....

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    • The Dungeon House

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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    Twenty years ago, Malcolm Whiteley discovers his attractive wife, Lysette, is having an affair. The Whiteleys are wealthy and live with their 16-year-old daughter, Amber, in Dungeon House....

    Regular price: $22.57

    • Dancing for the Hangman

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is 1910 and Dr Hawley Crippen has been convicted of the murder of his wife Cora. In his cell at Pentonville Prison, Crippen faces the prospect of the gallows....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Hugh on 06-07-11

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