Gallows Court

Martin Edwards (Author)

Product Details

$15.99  $14.71
Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date
September 17, 2019
5.6 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Martin Edwards is an award-winning crime novelist whose Lake District Mysteries have been optioned by ITV. Elected to the Detection Club in 2008, he became the first Archivist of the Club, and is also Archivist of the Crime Writers' Association. Renowned as the leading expert on the history of Golden Age detective fiction, he won the Crimefest Mastermind Quiz three times, and possesses one of Britain's finest collections of Golden Age novels.


"Highly atmospheric, spine-tingling fun...the way that Edwards keeps deepening the creepiness of this mystery until the very end is utterly stunning." - Booklist, STARRED Review
"Martin Edwards crafts vivid descriptions of both character and setting that embed the reader into the scene in a way few writers can achieve." - New York Journal of Books
"A heroine called Rachel Savernake had better live up to that dangerous-sounding name, and in Martin Edwards's Gallows Court, she does...Is Rachel a female Moriarty? A lucky dilettante? An avenging angel? Edwards keeps the reader guessing deep into the lively narrative...a clever pastiche of the golden-age mystery." - Air Mail
"Martin Edwards's GALLOWS COURT seems awfully bloodthirsty for a traditionally designed mystery set in foggy old London in 1930... Fans of clean-cut heroes will be rooting for Jacob, although some of us would rather see devilish Rachel clean his clock. Either that or commit a clever, more refined murder of her own." - The New York Times Book Review
"Superb-a pitch-perfect blend of Golden Age charm and sinister modern suspense, with a main character to die for. This is the book Edwards was born to write." - Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Exceptional series launch from Edgar-winner Edwards...The labyrinthine plot is one of Edwards's best, and he does a masterly job of maintaining suspense, besides getting the reader to invest in the fate of the two main characters. Fans of Edgar Wallace's classic Four Just Men won't want to miss this one." - Publishers Weekly - STARRED review