Martin Edwards
Martin Edwards is a British author of crime fiction novels in addition to being a critic of the genre. He has also written several legal articles and books. Edwards writes the Harry Devlin series and the Lake District Mysteries series. He is a founding member of the Northern Chapter of the Crime Writers’ Association as well as the Murder Squad.

Martin Edwards began his writing career in 1983 writing legal books. His first novel was All the Lonely People in 1991, which began his Harry Devlin series. The novel was nominated for the John Creasey Dagger award for Best First Crime Novel of the Year. Below is a list of Martin Edwards’ books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Harry Devlin Books

All the Lonely People (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Suspicious Minds (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Remember You (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yesterday's Papers (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eve of Destruction (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil in Disguise (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Cut is the Deepest (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waterloo Sunset (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Thane & Moss Books

The Lazarus Widow (With: Bill Knox) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lake District Mysteries Books

The Coffin Trail (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cipher Garden (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arsenic Labyrinth (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Serpent Pool (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hanging Wood (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frozen Shroud (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dungeon House (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crooked Shore (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rachel Savernake Books

Gallows Court (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mortmain Hall (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Take My Breath Away (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dancing For The Hangman (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Thrumm (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Where Do You Find Your Ideas? (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Out-Islands: Poems (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Executive Survival (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Urge to Kill / Motive to Murder (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catching Killers (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Truly Criminal (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Age of Murder (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Howdunit! (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of British Library Crime Classics Books

The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams) (1862)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Female Detective (By: Andrew Forrester) (1864)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Impersonation (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By: Anthony Berkeley) (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It Walks by Night (By: John Dickson Carr) (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of High Eldersham (By: Miles Burton) (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castle Skull (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery in the Channel (By: Freeman Wills Crofts) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Gallows (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Z Murders (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Corpse in the Waxworks (By: John Dickson Carr) (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson) (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hog's Back Mystery (By: Freeman Wills Crofts) (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith) (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert) (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls) (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weekend at Thrackley (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of My Aunt (By: Richard Hull) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quick Curtain (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Underground (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy Paramount (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 12.30 from Croydon (By: Freeman Wills Crofts) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chianti Flask (By: Marie Belloc Lowndes) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lake District Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Cherwell (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cornish Coast Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of Anton (By: Alan Melville) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Tunnel (By: Miles Burton) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Santa Klaus Murder (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sussex Downs Murder (By: John Bude) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Piccadilly (By: Charles Kingston) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery in White (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bats in the Belfry (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By: John Bude) (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Antidote to Venom (By: Freeman Wills Crofts) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thirteen Guests (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Port of London Murders (By: Josephine Bell) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble) (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Dead (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate) (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon) (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Busybody (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate) (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder's a Swine: A Second World War Mystery (By: Nap Lombard) (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Checkmate to Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fell Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder by Matchlight (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges) (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire in the Thatch (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Makes a Prophet (By: John Bude) (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smallbone Deceased (By: Michael Gilbert) (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland) (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Has Deep Roots (By: Michael Gilbert) (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (By: Michael Gilbert) (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Mill-Race (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossed Skis (By: Carol Carnac) (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Riviera (By: John Bude) (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Didn't Fly (By: Margot Bennett) (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Colour Of Murder (By: Julian Symons) (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly) (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Progress of a Crime (By: Julian Symons) (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (By: Gil North) (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Methods of Sergeant Cluff (By: Gil North) (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly) (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body in the Dumb River (By: George Bellairs) (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly) (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Surfeit of Suspects (By: George Bellairs) (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Belting Inheritance (By: Julian Symons) (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims) (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Web (By: George Sims) (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Resorting to Murder (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Nights (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Manor (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Serpents in Eden (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimson Snow (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foreign Bodies (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Arm of the Law (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miraculous Mysteries (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Continental Crimes (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Tracks (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By: Kate Jackson) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Measure of Malice (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pocket Detective 2: 100+ More Puzzles, Brainteasers and Conundrums (By: Kate Jackson) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two-Way Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Ask a Policeman(1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Northern Blood(1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Northern Blood 2(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perfectly Criminal(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit?(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Northern Blood 3(1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal III(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Missing Persons(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scenes of Crime: CWA Anthology 2000(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimewave 6(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Squad(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mysterious Pleasures(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime in the City(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Green for Danger(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime on the Move(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I.D.: Crimes of Identity(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
M.O.: Crimes of Practice(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Original Sins(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guilty Consciences(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Pleasures(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guilty Parties(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Resorting to Murder(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Nights(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Manor(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Serpents in Eden(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimson Snow(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foreign Bodies(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Arm of the Law(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miraculous Mysteries(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Continental Crimes(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Tracks(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ten Year Stretch(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Measure of Malice(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Card Crime(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Sports(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vintage Crime(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Many Deadly Returns(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Music of the Night(2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Edwards finished the novel The Lazarus Widow following the death of author Bill Knox. Careers in the Law was written with Elizabeth Usher. Know-How for Employment Lawyers was co-authored with Stephen Levinson, David Cockburn, Nicholas Rose and Vanessa Middleton.

If You Like Martin Edwards Books, You’ll Love…

Martin Edwards Synopses: Where Do you Find Your Ideas? and Other Crime Stories is a short story collection by Martin Edwards. The collection includes eight Harry Devlin stories, plus historical mysteries, Sherlockian pastiches and ten psychological suspense stories. Each story has a brand new introduction written by Martin Edwards himself.

Whydunit? is a CWA anthology of mystery stories edited by Martin Edwards that follows up on the Perfectly Criminal anthology. This anthology’s theme is the “why” behind the crime, rather than the “who.” Some of the authors who have contributed to Whydunit? include Lawrence Block, Reginald Hill, Edward D. Hoch, Peter Lovesey, Ruth Rendell, Margaret York and many more.

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