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

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 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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Urge to Kill (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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 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
Scenes of Crime(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
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
Deep Waters(2019)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(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

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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