Tuesday, June 20

Reviews by Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards’ acclaimed Lake District Mysteries are The Coffin Trail (nominated for the Theakston’s prize for best crime novel of 2006) and The Cipher Garden. Both are published in the US by Poisoned Pen Press. His seven novels about Harry Devlin include All the Lonely People, short-listed for the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger, and Suspicious Minds, both published by Five Star in the US. The author of a stand-alone psychological thriller, Take My Breath Away, he also completed the late Bill Knox’s last book, The Lazarus Widow. In 2002 he published a book about homicide investigation, Urge to Kill.

He has edited 14 crime anthologies, such as the CWA’s Golden Jubilee collection, Mysterious Pleasures, and contributed to many others, as well as publishing Where Do You Find Your Ideas? and other stories. His story ‘Test Drive’ was short-listed for the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2005. A well-known critic and commentator on crime fiction, he has contributed essays to various reference books, including The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, as well as to a wide range of magazines.

To find out more about Martin Edwards and his work, visit www.MartinEdwardsBooks.com. Martin also writes for Mystery Scene and Deadly Pleasures.

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

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