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Publication Order of Harry Devlin Books

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

Publication Order of Lake District Mysteries Books

The Coffin Trail (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cipher Garden (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arsenic Labyrinth (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Serpent Pool (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hanging Wood (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Frozen Shroud (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dungeon House (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crooked Shore / The Girl They All Forgot (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rachel Savernake Books

Gallows Court (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortmain Hall (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackstone Fell / The Puzzle of Blackstone Lodge (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sepulchre Street (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Take My Breath Away (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing For The Hangman (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Thrumm (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder and its Motives (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers in a Pub (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Where Do You Find Your Ideas? (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Out-Islands: Poems (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Executive Survival (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Urge to Kill / Motive to Murder (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catching Killers (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truly Criminal (With: Diane Janes) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Age of Murder (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Howdunit! (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Deadly Isle: A Golden Age Mystery Map (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Life of Crime (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of British Library Crime Classics Books

The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams) (1862)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By: Anthony Berkeley) (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Walks by Night (By: John Dickson Carr) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of High Eldersham / The Mystery of High Eldersham (By: Miles Burton) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle Skull (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in the Channel (By: Freeman Crofts) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Gallows (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Z Murders (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Corpse in the Waxworks / The Waxworks Murder (By: John Dickson Carr) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hog's Back Mystery (By: Freeman Crofts) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Mr. Badman (By: William Fryer Harvey) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Underground (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy Paramount (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 12.30 from Croydon (By: Freeman Crofts) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chianti Flask (By: Marie Belloc Lowndes) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weekend at Thrackley (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick Curtain (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lake District Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Cherwell (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cornish Coast Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Santa Klaus Murder (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sussex Downs Murder (By: John Bude) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Anton (By: Alan Melville) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wheel Spins (By: Ethel Lina White) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in the Tunnel / Dark in the Tunnel (By: Miles Burton) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Piccadilly (By: Charles Kingston) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in White (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bats in the Belfry (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By: John Bude) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antidote to Venom (By: Freeman Crofts) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thirteen Guests (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Port of London Murders (By: Josephine Bell) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Dead (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Busybody (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder's a Swine (By: Nap Lombard) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Checkmate to Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fell Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by Matchlight (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire in the Thatch (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Makes a Prophet (By: John Bude) (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smallbone Deceased (By: Michael Gilbert) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Has Deep Roots (By: Michael Gilbert) (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Seen Wearing (By: Hillary Waugh) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (By: Michael Gilbert) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Mill-Race (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossed Skis (By: Carol Carnac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Riviera (By: John Bude) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Didn't Fly (By: Margot Bennett) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour Of Murder (By: Julian Symons) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Progress of a Crime (By: Julian Symons) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (By: Gil North) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body in the Dumb River (By: George Bellairs) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surfeit of Suspects (By: George Bellairs) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Belting Inheritance (By: Julian Symons) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Web (By: George Sims) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capital Crimes (With: Richard Marsh) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resorting to Murder (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Nights (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Manor (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpents in Eden (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Snow (With: Fergus Hume) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foreign Bodies (With: Palle Rosenkrantz) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Arm of the Law (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miraculous Mysteries (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Continental Crimes (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood on the Tracks (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By: Kate Jackson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Waters (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measure of Malice (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pocket Detective 2: 100+ More Puzzles, Brainteasers and Conundrums (By: Kate Jackson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Settling Scores (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two-Way Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Creatures (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Author (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thane and Moss Books

Deadline for a Dream / In at the Kill (By: Bill Knox) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Department (By: Bill Knox) (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leave it to the Hangman (By: Bill Knox) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Drops of Blood (By: Bill Knox) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sanctuary Isle / The Gray Sentinels (By: Bill Knox) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man In The Bottle (By: Bill Knox) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taste of Proof (By: Bill Knox) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deep Fall / The Ghost Car (By: Bill Knox) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Justice on the Rocks (By: Bill Knox) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tallyman (By: Bill Knox) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Mist / Who Shot the Bull (By: Bill Knox) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Kill a Witch (By: Bill Knox) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Draw Batons! / Penalty Shootout (By: Bill Knox) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Water (By: Bill Knox) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rally to Kill (By: Bill Knox) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pilot Error (By: Bill Knox) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Live Bait (By: Bill Knox) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Killing in Antiques (By: Bill Knox) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hanging Tree (By: Bill Knox) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crossfire Killings (By: Bill Knox) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Interface man (By: Bill Knox) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Proof (By: Bill Knox) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Bytes (By: Bill Knox) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lazarus Widow (With: Bill Knox) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Ask a Policeman(1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northern Blood(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northern Blood 2(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfectly Criminal(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shakespearean Whodunnits(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit?(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northern Blood 3(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal III(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missing Persons(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scenes of Crime: CWA Anthology 2000(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimewave 6(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Squad(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Pleasures(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime in the City(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green for Danger(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime on the Move(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
I.D.: Crimes of Identity(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
M.O.: Crimes of Practice(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Original Sins(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories: A Murder Squad Anthology(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Consciences(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Pleasures(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Parties(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capital Crimes(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resorting to Murder(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truly Criminal(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Nights(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Manor(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpents in Eden(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Snow(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Motives for Murder(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foreign Bodies(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Arm of the Law(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miraculous Mysteries(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Continental Crimes(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood on the Tracks(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Year Stretch(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measure of Malice(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Card Crime(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Settling Scores(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Sports(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vintage Crime(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Creatures(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by the Book(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Many Deadly Returns(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September-October 2022(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music of the Night(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edgar & Shamus Go Golden(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edinburgh Mystery: And Other Tales of Scottish Crime(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Acts: Theatrical Mysteries(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midsummer Mysteries Short Stories(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

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 scuppered 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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2 Responses to “Martin Edwards”

  1. Dinsdale Piranha: 3 years ago

    This was a very interesting (fascinating) and comprehensive article. This is the first of the biographies of authors that I have read in this series of websites.
    I found just one mistake. At the end of the paragraph on the first Harry Devlin book, the author of this article says “…but any chance they had of getting back together is going to have to wait when she is found dead.” If someone is dead they are not going to have any more relationships.
    Other than that, it was a terrific article.

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Thanks will fix that 🙂


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