Gallows Court, Paperback / softback Book

Gallows Court Paperback / softback

Part of the Rachel Savernake series

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‘A true master of British crime writing’ RICHARD OSMAN'Combines all the things I love most about crime fiction: atmospheric settings, twisty plots, intriguing characters and an unforgettable protagonist' ELLY GRIFFITHSA superb Golden Age mystery packed with twists, from the winner of the Diamond Dagger 2020 LONDON, 1930The night is sooty, sulphurous, and malign.

A spate of violent deaths has horrified the capital and the smog-bound streets are deserted.

No woman should be out on a night like this. But Rachel Savernake is no ordinary woman. To Scotland Yard's embarrassment, she solved the Chorus Girl Murder, and now – along with journalist Jacob Flint – she's on the trail of another killer. Savernake and Flint's pursuit of the truth will mire them ever-deeper into a labyrinth of deception and corruption.

Murder-by-murder, they will be swept ever-closer to that ancient place of execution, where it all began and where it will finally end: Gallows Court. Reviews for Gallows Court'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'Packed with evocative period detail, twists and turns and a fascinatingly enigmatic anti-heroine' Financial Times'Edwards has managed, brilliantly, to combine a Golden Age setting with a pace that is bang up-to-date.

A great sense of the era observed through a cut-throat-sharp eye, every page dripping with brilliant period authenticity' Peter James'A ripping tale of retribution and rough justice, set against a finely realised 1930s London.

It reads as if Ruth Rendell were channelling Edgar Wallace' Mick Herron'Liberally spiced with mystery, suspense and action...

A thoroughly gripping read' Peter Robinson'The brilliant Savernake is a fascinatingly enigmatic character.' Washington PostPraise for Martin Edwards'Crime fiction is blessed to have Martin Edwards.' The New York Times'If you haven’t yet discovered Martin Edwards’ books, you are in for a treat. His books are wonderful, filled with compelling characters, smart plots, great writing.' Louise Penny


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