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Martin Edwards Books In Order

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 (1996) 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 (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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Take My Breath Away (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing for the Hangman (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Where Do You Find Your Ideas? and Other Crime Stories (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Perfectly Criminal Anthologies

Perfectly Criminal (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whydunit? (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Past Crimes (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Northern Blood 2 (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northern Blood 3 (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing Persons (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scenes of Crime: CWA Anthology 2000 (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Squad (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime in the City (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green for Danger: The Official Anthology of the Crime Writers' Association (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime on the Move: The Official Crime Writers' Association Anthology 2005 (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
M.O. Crimes of Practice (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilty Consciences (2011) 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: Holiday Mysteries (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Manor (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serpents in Eden (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Understanding Computer Contracts (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Understanding Dismissal Law (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Managing Redundancies (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Executive Survival (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Careers in the Law (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Know-How for Employment Lawyers (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tolley’s Equal Opportunities Handbook (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Motive to Murder (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Urge to Kill (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

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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