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The Coffin Trail

(2004)
(The first book in the Lake District Mystery series)
A novel by

 
What is meant as a fresh start in the English Lakes District begins to reek of buried secrets....

Oxford historian and TV personality Daniel Kind and his new lover, Miranda, both want to escape to a new life. On impulse they buy Tarn Cottage in Brackdale, an idyllic valley in the Lake District that Daniel knew as a boy. He is still fascinated by a place so remote that the dead had to be carried out over the peaks on pack animals along the ancient Coffin Trail. But though the couple hope to live the dream of downsizing, the past has a way of catching up.

Tarn Cottage was once home to Barrie Gilpin, an autistic youth suspected of a savage murder-what looks like the ritualistic killing of a young woman visitor to the valley. She was found laid out on the Sacrifice Stone, an ancient pagan site up on the fell. Barrie fell to his death near the crime scene before he could be questioned. All these years later, Daniel retains his belief in Barrie's innocence and questions his own policeman father's handling of the case. When DCI Hannah Scarlett and her squad launch a cold case review, Brackdale's skeletons begin to rattle&. The wild geography of the Lakes District plays against local literary references, all backdrop to the lives of villagers and outsiders drawn to this beautiful spot - but for what reasons? The Coffin Trail launches a new series by a master British hand.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Martin Edwards's The Coffin Trail


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Hardback Editions

June 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: The Coffin Trail
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 0-7505-2366-2 / 978-0-7505-2366-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Coffin Trail (Lake District Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-59058-129-6 / 978-1-59058-129-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: The Coffin Trail
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 0-7490-8320-4 / 978-0-7490-8320-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Coffin Trail (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-4596-5615-6 / 978-1-4596-5615-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: The Coffin Trail: A Lake District Mystery (Lake District Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-59058-208-X / 978-1-59058-208-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: The Coffin Trail
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 0-7490-8291-7 / 978-0-7490-8291-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Coffin Trail, The [LARGE TYPE EDITION] (Lake District Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-59058-154-7 / 978-1-59058-154-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Coffin Trail
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-84559-063-5 / 978-1-84559-063-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Coffin Trail: A Lake District Mystery #1 (Lake District Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   

January 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Coffin Trail: 1 (Lake District Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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