Gallows Court by Martin Edwards | Blog Tour #Giveaway (@medwardsbooks @HoZ_Books ) #GallowsCourt #Crime

 

Published by Head of Zeus

Available in Ebook and Hardback (6 September 2018) | Paperback (4 April 2019)

416 pages



Welcome to my turn on the blog tour for Gallows Court where two UK winners can each win a hardback copy.  Entry details are below but first a little about the book.

 

|   About the Book   |

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.

 

 

|   Author Bio   |

 

Martin Edwards is an award-winning crime writer whose most recent novel, set in 1930, is Gallows Court. His seventh and most recent Lake District Mystery is The Dungeon House. Earlier books in the series are The Coffin Trail (short-listed for the Theakston’s prize for best British crime novel of 2006), The Cipher Garden, The Arsenic Labyrinth (short-listed for the Lakeland Book of the Year award in 2008), The Serpent Pool, and The Hanging Wood.

Martin is a well-known crime fiction critic, and series consultant to the British Library’s Crime Classics. His ground-breaking study of the genre between the wars, The Golden Age of Murder, was warmly reviewed around the world, and won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating and Macavity awards. His The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books has been nominated for five awards.

Martin has written eight novels about lawyer Harry Devlin, the first of which, All the Lonely People, was short-listed for the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger for the best first crime novel of the year, The early Devlin books are now enjoying a fresh life as ebooks, with new introductions by leading authors such as Val McDermid and Frances Fyfield, as well as other new material.

In addition Martin has written a stand-alone novel of psychological suspense, Take My Breath Away, and a much acclaimed novel featuring Dr Crippen, Dancing for the Hangman. The latest Devlin novel, Waterloo Sunset, appeared in 2008. He completed Bill Knox’s last book, The Lazarus Widow. He has published many short stories, including the ebooks The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes and Acknowledgments and other stories. ‘Test Drive’ was short-listed for the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2006, while ‘The Bookbinder’s Apprentice’ won the same Dagger in 2008.

A well-known commentator on crime fiction, he has edited 37 anthologies and published diverse non-fiction books, including a study of homicide investigation, Urge to Kill.An expert on crime fiction history, he is archivist of both the Crime Writers’ Association and the Detection Club. He was elected eighth President of the Detection Club in 2015, is current Chair of the CWA, and posts regularly to his blog, ‘Do You Write Under Your Own Name?’

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****   GIVEAWAY   ****

 

*Terms and Conditions – On behalf of the publisher, I’m delighted to offer two hardback copies of Gallows Court.  The winners will be selected at random via Gleam from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to entrants aged 18 or over in the UK. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winner’s information. This will passed to the publisher for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data I hold. My Reading Corner is not responsible for dispatch or delivery of the prize.

Good luck!

 

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8 Comments

  1. Julie Curtis
    21st September 2018 / 9:06 am

    Another great giveaway. Love Martin’s work.

  2. 21st September 2018 / 9:38 am

    I enjoyed Martin’s Lake District Mysteries so I’m interested in reading this. I doubt there is anyone else better qualified to write a ‘golden age’ style mystery than Martin so this should be good.

  3. Rachel Hall
    21st September 2018 / 11:43 am

    The 1930’s is such a great era for everything from theatre to politics and fashion. I have quite a few of Martin Edwards British Library compilations of short stories – such a diverse range of stories and some real gems. Great competition btw! xx

  4. 21st September 2018 / 12:11 pm

    This author is new to me but I am intrigued. Super give away

  5. Sandra Ernstoff
    21st September 2018 / 6:48 pm

    I’ve read several Martin Edwards books. I’m a fan and always on the look out for more of his books. The 1930s setting is a change and I have high hopes for that too. Can’t wait to read it.

  6. 22nd September 2018 / 8:18 am

    Love the atmospheric feel to this one!

  7. Andrea Upton
    24th September 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Sounds like a interesting read

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