Gallows Court

by Martin Edwards

On Sale: 22/10/2018

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About the Book

London, 1930. A spate of violent deaths – the details too foul to print – has horrified the capital and the smog-bound streets are deserted. But Rachel Savernake – the enigmatic daughter of a notorious hanging judge – is on the killer's trail...

'Superb' LEE CHILD. LONDON, 1930. Sooty, sulphurous, and malign: no woman should be out on a night like this . A spate of violent deaths – the details too foul to print – has horrified the capital and the smog-bound streets are deserted. But Rachel Savernake – the enigmatic daughter of a notorious hanging judge – is no ordinary woman . To Scotland Yard's embarrassment, she solved the Chorus Girl Murder, and now she's on the trail of another killer . Jacob Flint, a young newspaperman temporarily manning The Clarion 's crime desk, is looking for the scoop that will make his name . He's certain there is more to the Miss Savernake's amateur sleuthing than meets the eye . He's not the only one. His predecessor on the crime desk was of a similar mind – not that Mr Betts is ever expected to regain consciousness after that unfortunate accident... Flint's pursuit of Rachel Savernake will draw him ever- deeper into a labyrinth of deception and corruption . Murder-by-murder, he'll be swept ever-closer to its dark heart – to that ancient place of execution, where it all began and where it will finally end: Gallows Court . 'Gripping' Peter Robinson. 'Satisfyingly twisty' Simon Brett. 'Dark, yet dazzling' Peter Lovesey. '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.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781788546096
  • ISBN 10: 1788546091
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus - GB
  • On Sale: 22/10/2018
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery

Biography

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. In addition to 17 crime novels, he has published eight non-fiction books and is a noted commentator on the genre. 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, including unique inscribed books and manuscripts, notably the previously unknown handwritten study made by Dorothy L. Sayers of the case of Constance Kent and Inspector Whicher.


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