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Publication Order of Harry Devlin Books

All the Lonely People (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suspicious Minds (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Remember You (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yesterday's Papers (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eve of Destruction (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil in Disguise (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Cut is the Deepest (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waterloo Sunset (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Thane & Moss Books

The Lazarus Widow (With: Bill Knox) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lake District Mysteries Books

The Coffin Trail (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cipher Garden (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arsenic Labyrinth (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Serpent Pool (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hanging Wood (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Frozen Shroud (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dungeon House (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crooked Shore (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rachel Savernake Books

Gallows Court (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mortmain Hall (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Take My Breath Away (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing For The Hangman (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Thrumm (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Where Do You Find Your Ideas? (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Out-Islands: Poems (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Executive Survival (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Urge to Kill / Motive to Murder (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catching Killers (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truly Criminal (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Age of Murder (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Howdunit! (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of British Library Crime Classics Books

The Notting Hill Mystery (By:Charles Warren Adams) (1862)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Female Detective (By:Andrew Forrester) (1864)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Impersonation (By:E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By:Anthony Berkeley) (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Walks by Night (By:John Dickson Carr) (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of High Eldersham (By:Miles Burton) (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery in the Channel (By:Freeman Wills Crofts) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Gallows (By:John Dickson Carr) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Incredible Crime (By:Lois Austen-Leigh) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder of a Lady (By:Anthony Wynne) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castle Skull: A Rhineland Mystery (By:John Dickson Carr) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Z Murders (By:J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Division Bell Mystery (By:Ellen Wilkinson) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Corpse in the Waxworks (By:John Dickson Carr) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hog's Back Mystery (By:Freeman Wills Crofts) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portrait of a Murderer (By:Anne Meredith) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in Fancy Dress (By:) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Matters (By:Anthony Rolls) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 12.30 from Croydon (By:Freeman Wills Crofts) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weekend at Thrackley (By:Alan Melville) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder of My Aunt (By:) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quick Curtain (By:Alan Melville) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spy Paramount (By:E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Underground (By:Mavis Doriel Hay) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scarweather (By:Anthony Rolls) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of an Airman (By:Christopher St. John Sprigg) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chianti Flask (By:) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lake District Murder (By:John Bude) (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death on the Cherwell (By:Mavis Doriel Hay) (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cornish Coast Murder (By:John Bude) (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of Anton (By:Alan Melville) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in the Tunnel (By:Miles Burton) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Traitor (By:) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Santa Klaus Murder (By:Mavis Doriel Hay) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sussex Downs Murder (By:John Bude) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Piccadilly (By:Charles Kingston) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bats in the Belfry (By:E.C.R. Lorac) (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By:John Bude) (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery in White (By:J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antidote to Venom (By:Freeman Wills Crofts) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Excellent Intentions (By:) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in the Museum (By:John Rowland) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteen Guests (By:J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Port of London Murders (By:Josephine Bell) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By:Leonard R. Gribble) (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Dead (By:J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Verdict of Twelve (By:) (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Scream in Soho (By:John G. Brandon) (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of a Busybody (By:George Bellairs) (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By:George Bellairs) (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somebody at the Door (By:) (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder's a Swine: A Second World War Mystery (By:Nap Lombard) (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checkmate to Murder: A Second World War Mystery (By:E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fell Murder (By:E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder by Matchlight (By:E.C.R. Lorac) (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble on the Thames (By:Victor Bridges) (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire in the Thatch (By:E.C.R. Lorac) (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Makes a Prophet (By:John Bude) (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smallbone Deceased (By:Michael Gilbert) (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calamity in Kent (By:John Rowland) (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Has Deep Roots (By:Michael Gilbert) (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death on the Riviera (By:John Bude) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in the Mill-Race (By:E.C.R. Lorac) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossed Skis (By:Carol Carnac) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (By:Michael Gilbert) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Didn't Fly (By:Margot Bennett) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Egg (By:Mary Kelly) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (By:Gil North) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Methods of Sergeant Cluff (By:Gil North) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spoilt Kill (By:Mary Kelly) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Body in the Dumb River (By:George Bellairs) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Due to a Death (By:Mary Kelly) (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surfeit of Suspects (By:George Bellairs) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Best Friend (By:George Sims) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Web (By:George Sims) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resorting to Murder (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Nights (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Manor (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serpents in Eden (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimson Snow (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foreign Bodies (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Arm of the Law (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miraculous Mysteries (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Continental Crimes (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Tracks (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By:Kate Jackson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Measure of Malice (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pocket Detective 2: 100+ More Puzzles, Brainteasers and Conundrums (By:Kate Jackson) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two-Way Murder (By:E.C.R. Lorac) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Ask a Policeman(1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northern Blood(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northern Blood 2(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfectly Criminal(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit?(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northern Blood 3(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal III(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing Persons(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scenes of Crime: CWA Anthology 2000(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimewave 6(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Squad(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysterious Pleasures(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime in the City(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green for Danger(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime on the Move(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I.D.: Crimes of Identity(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
M.O.: Crimes of Practice(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Original Sins(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilty Consciences(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Pleasures(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilty Parties(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resorting to Murder(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Nights(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Manor(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serpents in Eden(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimson Snow(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foreign Bodies(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Arm of the Law(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miraculous Mysteries(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Continental Crimes(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Tracks(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Year Stretch(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Waters(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Measure of Malice(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Card Crime(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Sports(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vintage Crime(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Many Deadly Returns(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Music of the Night(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Martin Edwards is an author of fiction. Born in Knutsford, he went to a local grammar school in Cheshire. He also attended Balliol College at Oxford University, taking a first-class honors degree in 1977. In 1980 he was qualified to become a solicitor and moved to Liverpool. He then had a fairly successful run in the law field, finding a practice and eventually publishing

Edwards joined employment law practice Mace & Jones an was made a partner of the firm shortly after. After being involved in employment law as its head, he became chair in 2011 when the firm also merged with Weightmanns LLP. He now works as a consultant after three years partnering. Edwards finished his first legal article at age 25 and has had several books published on the subjects of law, equal opportunities, and other subjects in law.

In 2008, EN Magazine named him to be among the North West’s top 50 advisers. Edwards has also been routinely named to the U.K. list of Best Lawyers. The Liverpool Law Society awarded his team an employment ‘team of the year’ award in 2007 and 2011 as well.

His debut novel introduced readers to Harry Devlin, a Liverpool lawyer, for the first time. It was published in 1991 and was recommended for the best crime novel Memorial Dagger. The book was put out once more just five years later as part of a Crime Classics series by Arcturus. He has written several novels about Devlin in the series, much to fans’ delight!

Martin Edwards was said by Mystery Magazine to have had earned every area of distinction in crime fiction. He is also the author of a variety of mysteries that took place in a district known for their lakes. They feature the main character of Hannah Scarlett, a Detective Chief Inspector, as well as Daniel Kind, a historian.

Edwards also has completed the late Bill Knox’s work The Lazarus Widow. A historical novel was later published in 2008. He has also written over sixty short stories and they have appeared in many magazines and anthologies. He has edited for the crime anthology by the CWA since 1996.

Edwards belongs to the crime writers collective Murder Squad. He is also the chairman of the nominations sub-committee when it comes to the CWA Diamond Dagger, the most prestigious in the field. He also became the C.W.A.’s official Archivist in 2007. He won an award in 2008 for short story The Bookbinder’s Apprentice.

He was an early founder as well as belonged to the CWA’s Northern chapter and the Murder Squad. Edwards was the C.W.A.’s Vice Chair of 2015, becoming its Chair officially in 2017. In 2011 he joined the Detection Club and became the first archivist. He became the club’s eighth president later and to this day remains a rare individual that has held two president titles of different literary clubs at one time.

His book dealing with murder and studying time between WWI and WII won multiple awards (an Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, and HRF Keating). It made the short list for an Anthony.

He has also reviewed crime novels, written introductions for new editions, written columns for magazines and print, contributed essays and became a series consultant in 2014 for the Classic Crime series put on by the British Library.

His book on classic crime was published by the British Library in 2017. He also was given the Poirot Award in the same year for contributions to the mystery genre from Malice Domestic 29. He has written quite a bit on true crime and has based many of his novels on his knowledge of the field and studies on crime investigation in real life. Urge to Kill was one of his more famous novels and explores real crime. He has other nonfiction novels that include Catching Killers and Truly Criminal, among others.

Edwards is by now widely recognized to be an authority and accomplished author when it comes to crime fiction. Bill Knox and he worked together to author a book called The Lazarus Widow. He has contributed to multiple collections. Edwards has written one novella. He is also a contributor to the anthology series Perfectly Criminal, with three books in the series. He married his wife Helena in 1988. They have had two children together and they currently live in Lymm.

The first novel in the Harry Devlin series is All the Lonely People. It was published in 1991. It is the story that first introduces readers to Harry Devlin. As it starts out, he is still infatuated with the woman who left him– his wife Liz. When she finally turns up at his apartment, he is relieved and happy she is okay. He is over the moon to offer her shelter– but any chance they had of getting back together is going to have to wait when she is found dead.

As Harry is devastated and reeling from the loss, he also knows he has to find out what happened. But will his search for the truth be enough to figure it all out (and keep him from being a suspect)? As he tries to get down to the real nature of what happened, he must journey further into the underground of Liverpool, which is not known for being clean, pleasant, or safe. Read this exciting book that starts off the Devlin series to find out whether Harry can ever emotionally recover.

Suspicious Minds is the second novel in the Harry Devlin series. It was published in 1992. In this book, Harry Devlin returns once more. But this time he’s in trouble. One of his best clients is Jack Stirrup. So when his wife goes missing and the police think that someone had to be the cause of it, but Jack says that she’s still alive, Devlin doesn’t know who to believe. Maybe Jack has something to hide, for all he knows.

But when Jack’s daughter and her boyfriend suddenly go missing too, Harry Devlin knows that something is terribly wrong. Maybe Jack didn’t do it at all, but how can he be sure? It’s time to follow the trail and put the pieces together– any lead is helpful. But will Harry be able to track them down in time? Pick up this engrossing thriller from Martin Edwards to find out!

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