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Martin Edwards (1) (1955–)

Autor(a) de The Coffin Trail

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About the Author

Martin Edwards is an award-winning crime writer best known for two series of novels set in Liverpool and the Lake District. He is series consultant for British Library Crime Classics, Chair of the Crime Writers' Association, and President of the Detection Club. The Golden Age of Murder, his study mostrar mais of the Detection Club, was published in 2015 to international acclaim, and won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating, and Macavity awards for the year's best book about the genre. mostrar menos


Obras por Martin Edwards

The Coffin Trail (2004) 294 exemplares
The Golden Age of Murder (2015) 270 exemplares
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) — Editor — 229 exemplares
Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries (2016) — Editor — 197 exemplares
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (2018) — Editor — 187 exemplares
The Cipher Garden (2005) 186 exemplares
Gallows Court (2018) 185 exemplares
The Arsenic Labyrinth (2007) 179 exemplares
Blood on the Tracks (2018) — Editor — 178 exemplares
Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (2021) — Editor — 171 exemplares
Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (2016) — Editor — 168 exemplares
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (2015) — Editor — 157 exemplares
The Serpent Pool (2010) 152 exemplares
Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries (2015) — Editor — 150 exemplares
The Hanging Wood (2011) 132 exemplares
Mortmain Hall (2020) 116 exemplares
Serpents in Eden: Countryside Crimes (2016) — Editor — 106 exemplares
The Frozen Shroud (2013) 106 exemplares
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020) — Editor — 105 exemplares
Continental Crimes (2017) — Editor — 96 exemplares
Foreign Bodies (2017) — Editor — 95 exemplares
The Dungeon House (2015) 88 exemplares
Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019) — Editor — 86 exemplares
The Long Arm of the Law (2017) — Editor — 84 exemplares
The Measure of Malice: Scientific Mysteries (2019) — Editor — 80 exemplares
All the Lonely People (1991) 79 exemplares
Blackstone Fell (2022) 59 exemplares
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (2020) — Editor — 53 exemplares
The Crooked Shore (2021) 49 exemplares
Waterloo Sunset (2008) 48 exemplares
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries (2021) — Editor — 43 exemplares
Yesterday's Papers (1994) 37 exemplares
Suspicious Minds (1992) 36 exemplares
Mystery Tour (2017) — Editor — 35 exemplares
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Editor — 34 exemplares
Final Acts: Theatrical Mysteries (2022) 32 exemplares
Cosy Crime Short Stories (2019) — Prefácio — 32 exemplares
I Remember You (1993) 31 exemplares
Agents & Spies Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Prefácio — 30 exemplares
Ten Year Stretch (2018) — Editor — 28 exemplares
Crimes of Cymru: Classic Mystery Tales of Wales (2023) — Editor — 25 exemplares
Perfectly Criminal (1996) — Editor — 23 exemplares
Take My Breath Away (2002) 22 exemplares
Vintage Crime (2020) — Editor — 20 exemplares
Motives for Murder (2016) — Editor — 20 exemplares
The Devil in Disguise (1996) 19 exemplares
Deadly Pleasures (2013) — Editor & Contributor — 19 exemplares
Eve of Destruction (1998) 17 exemplares
Sepulchre Street (2023) 17 exemplares
Green for Danger (2003) — Editor — 16 exemplares
First Cut is the Deepest (1999) 16 exemplares
Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories (2011) — Editor — 14 exemplares
Dancing for the Hangman (2008) 13 exemplares
Many Deadly Returns (2021) — Editor & Contributor — 12 exemplares
Original Sins (2010) — Editor & Contributor — 11 exemplares
The Traitor (2022) 9 exemplares
MO: Crimes of Practice (2008) — Editor — 9 exemplares
Guilty Parties (2014) — Editor — 9 exemplares
Truly Criminal (2015) — Editor — 9 exemplares
Crime in the City (2004) — Editor — 9 exemplares
Guilty Consciences (2011) — Editor — 8 exemplares
ID: Crimes of Identity (2006) — Editor & Contributor — 7 exemplares
Music of the Night (2022) 6 exemplares
Northern Blood (1992) 6 exemplares
Scenes of Crime (2000) — Editor — 6 exemplares
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit? (1997) — Editor — 4 exemplares
Acknowledgements (2014) 4 exemplares
Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal 3 (1998) — Editor & Contributor — 4 exemplares
Crime on the Move (2005) — Editor — 4 exemplares
Murder Squad (2001) — Editor, Contributor — 3 exemplares
Missing Persons (1999) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Northern Blood: No. 2 (1995) 2 exemplares
Murder and its Motives (2017) 2 exemplares
Lessons in Crime: Academic Mysteries (2024) — Editor — 1 exemplar
Clutter 1 exemplar
Northern Blood 3 (1998) 1 exemplar
Mindstalker 1 exemplar
Careers in the law (1998) 1 exemplar
Catch of the Day 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Mystery in White: A Christmas Crime Story (1937) — Introdução, algumas edições563 exemplares
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929) — Introdução, algumas edições561 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (1997) — Contribuidor — 513 exemplares
Smallbone Deceased (1950) — Introdução, algumas edições436 exemplares
The Cornish Coast Murder (1935) — Introdução, algumas edições406 exemplares
The Lady Vanishes (1936) — Introdução, algumas edições358 exemplares
The Lake District Murder (1935) — Prefácio, algumas edições302 exemplares
Thirteen Guests (1936) — Introdução, algumas edições296 exemplares
Murder of a Lady (1931) — Prefácio, algumas edições254 exemplares
Castle Skull (1931) — Introdução, algumas edições249 exemplares
Verdict of Twelve (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições232 exemplares
The Sussex Downs Murder (1936) — Introdução, algumas edições218 exemplares
Mystery in the Channel (1931) — Prefácio, algumas edições207 exemplares
The Z Murders (1932) — Introdução, algumas edições202 exemplares
The Secret of High Eldersham (1930) — Prefácio, algumas edições194 exemplares
Ask a Policeman (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições194 exemplares
Portrait of a Murderer (1933) — Prefácio, algumas edições192 exemplares
Death of a Bookseller (1956) — Introdução, algumas edições179 exemplares
Murder by Matchlight (1945) — Introdução, algumas edições178 exemplares
The Colour of Murder (1957) — Introdução, algumas edições169 exemplares
Death on the Riviera (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições169 exemplares
Suddenly at His Residence (1946) — Introdução, algumas edições165 exemplares
Antidote to Venom (1938) — Introdução, algumas edições165 exemplares
The Cheltenham Square Murder (1937) — Introdução, algumas edições161 exemplares
A Scream in Soho (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições160 exemplares
Death of an Airman (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições155 exemplares
Fell Murder (1944) — Prefácio, algumas edições145 exemplares
Shakespearean Whodunnits (1997) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Seven Dead (1939) — Introdução, algumas edições139 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of New Historical Whodunits (1993) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Murder in the Mill-Race (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições137 exemplares
The Division Bell Mystery (1932) — Introdução, algumas edições136 exemplares
The Dead Shall be Raised and Murder of a Quack (2016) — Introdução, algumas edições131 exemplares
The Port of London Murders (1938) — Introdução, algumas edições119 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2000) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Murder After Christmas (1944) — Introdução, algumas edições114 exemplares
The Spoilt Kill (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições112 exemplares
Past Poisons (2005) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Murder in the Basement (1932) — Introdução, algumas edições102 exemplares
Lot No. 249 (1892) — Introdução, algumas edições99 exemplares
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (1960) — Introdução, algumas edições94 exemplares
Two-Way Murder (2021) — Introdução — 92 exemplares
Death by Dickens (2004) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
The Methods of Sergeant Cluff (1961) — Prefácio, algumas edições80 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries (2003) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Jacobean Whodunnits (2006) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty (2015) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Murder's a Swine (1943) — Introdução, algumas edições73 exemplares
Death in White Pyjamas & Death Knows No Calendar (1942) — Introdução, algumas edições71 exemplares
Royal Whodunnits: Tales of Right Royal Murder and Mystery (1999) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Theft of the Iron Dogs (1946) — Introdução, algumas edições66 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Dickensian Whodunnits (2007) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Due to a Death (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições56 exemplares
The Anatomy of Murder (1936) — Introdução, algumas edições55 exemplares
Arrest the Bishop? (1949) — Prefácio, algumas edições54 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Future Cops (2003) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Fear Stalks the Village (1932) — Introdução, algumas edições51 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Comic Crime (2002) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Richardson's First Case (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições43 exemplares
The Warrielaw Jewel (1933) — Prefácio, algumas edições39 exemplares
Someone from the Past (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições32 exemplares
The Sinking Admiral (2016) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Trinity Cat and Other Mysteries (2006) — Editor — 22 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers (2001) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Big Ben Strikes Eleven (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições19 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Resist: Stories of Uprising (2020) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
In a Word, Murder: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 2004/03-04 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



A very good read but a little repetitive as to Edwards' other books.

I appreciate that Edwards is attempting to cater to different people, and that may make the difference for some.

Still, in my mind a great read

Big Ship

8 April 2024
bigship | 9 outras críticas | Apr 8, 2024 |
This was a compelling read, full of surprises and populated with interesting people.

Set in London in 1930, (the same year that Christie published 'The Murder At The Vicarage‘ and Sayers published ‘Strong Poison‘) it combines period accuracy with a storytelling style that is more robust than that of the novels of the time. We have multiple murders, some gruesome and some simply efficient, torture, sexual exploitation, routine punishment beatings, corrupt police officers and a secret society of evil men, all described with an openness that would have shocked readers in the 1930s.

At the centre of all this violence and venality is the enigmatic figure of Rachel Savernake. She is far and away the best thing about the book. Trying to understand her propelled me through the book in an unbalanced stagger of constant surprise.

We see Rachel directly in 1930 and through the pages of a journal written in her childhood home decades earlier. The two views were discordant. This dissonance raised questions about who Rachel was and what she wanted. Was Rachel a psychopath? A hero? Both? Neither? Did she want power, revenge or both? Was she a good person doing bad things or a bad person being herself? I loved that I kept changing my mind about the answers to those questions.

The second clever creation in 'Gallows Court' was the character of Jacob Flint, a young reporter working for a scandal rag through whose eyes we see a lot of the action and whose observations and doubts shaped my view of Rachel Savernake. I loved that Jacob wasn't a clichéd hardnosed, ethics-free scandal seeker. He was, apart from his insatiable curiosity, an ordinary sort of man, still capable of empathy and kindness and still vulnerable enough to be shaken by violence and death when he encountered it. Jacob kept the story human and real and provided a filter for assessing Rachel Savernake.

The plot is so complex that it's more like unfolding a piece of origami than following twists in a road. There are secrets within secrets and almost nobody is who they first appear to be.

There is a lot of violence, some of it theatrically spectacular and some of it, the worst of it, vicious but banal. What kept me reading was that, like Jacob, I had a strong need to know why all this was happening and who was doing it.

Through most of the book, I was thoroughly enjoying myself. Then, towards the end of the book, there was one final reveal that was too much for me. I was reminded of the original Mission Impossible TV series which regularly had a moment when someone would rip off a full-head mask and transform into a member of the team. I never found that convincing. It didn't work for me here either. With that last transformation, the thread with which I'd been suspending my disbelief snapped and fell into a crevasse of 'You have to be kidding me'.

Even so, the book was entertaining and Rachel Savernake was compelling so I'll be back for more in this series.
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MikeFinnFiction | 9 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2024 |
I do not like the short story that much and these are no exception. Most of the authors wrote longer works, those are probably better for me.
themulhern | 4 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
A Christmas Tragedy - 2/5
By The Sword - 4/5
The Christmas Card Crime - 3/5
The Motive - 2/5
Blind Man's Hood - 3.5/5
Paul Temple's White Christmas - 2/5
Sister Bessie or Your Old Leech - 2/5
A Bit of Wire-Pulling - 2/5
Pattern of Revenge - 3/5
Crime at Lark Cottage - 2/5
Twixt the Cup and the Lip - 2/5
Fortunesdearest | 16 outras críticas | Feb 1, 2024 |



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