Violence is Golden
Martin Edwards is on fire, with multiple starred reviews and widespread acclaim for his new mystery series set in 1930s London, featuring a whip-smart amateur sleuth Rachel Savernake and her unlikely cohort, journalist Jacob Flint (Gallows Court, Sept. 2019).
Check out the excellent Q&A with this powerhouse mystery author, editor, critic, and expert in Golden Age crime fiction, printed by Publishers Weekly in July.
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Edwards’ Gallows Court is available through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/2lC6utB
Here’s the summary of 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, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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.
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—an ancient place of execution. Twisted family relationships add to a trust-no-one narrative positively reeking with atmosphere.