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Gallows Court

(2018)
(The first book in the Rachel Savernake Golden Age Mysteries series)
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A superb Golden Age mystery packed with twists, from the winner of the Diamond Dagger 2020.



LONDON, 1930.

Sooty, sulphurous, and malign: this is a night where no woman should be walking the streets. But Rachel Savernake is not an ordinary woman. To Scotland Yard's embarrassment, she solved the Chorus Girl Murder, and now she's on the trail of another killer: a man responsible for a spate of deaths so violent that even newspapermen consider the details too foul to print.

But Jacob Flint, the naive young journalist 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.

Flint's pursuit of his story will lead him deep into a labyrinth of deception and corruption. And then, murder by murder, he will be swept inexorably to that ancient place of execution, where everything began and where everything will end: Gallows Court.

Reviews for 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.

'Packed with evocative period detail, twists and turns and a fascinatingly enigmatic anti-heroine' Financial Times.

'Edwards has managed, brilliantly, to combine a Golden Age setting with a pace that is bang up-to-date. A great sense of the era observed through a cut-throat-sharp eye, every page dripping with brilliant period authenticity' Peter James.

'A ripping tale of retribution and rough justice, set against a finely realised 1930s London. It reads as if Ruth Rendell were channelling Edgar Wallace' Mick Herron.

'Liberally spiced with mystery, suspense and action ... A thoroughly gripping read' Peter Robinson.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Martin Edwards's Gallows Court

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gallows Court
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-78854-607-5 / 978-1-78854-607-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

December 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Gallows Court
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-80024-112-7 / 978-1-80024-112-1
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gallows Court (Rachel Savernake Golden Age Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-4926-9928-4 / 978-1-4926-9928-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gallows Court (Rachel Savernake Golden Age Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-4926-9952-7 / 978-1-4926-9952-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gallows Court
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-78854-610-5 / 978-1-78854-610-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gallows Court
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-78854-609-1 / 978-1-78854-609-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Gallows Court
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-5288-4780-6 / 978-1-5288-4780-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gallows Court
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Gallows Court
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gallows Court
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Gallows Court
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Gallows Court (Rachel Savernake Golden Age Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gallows Court: a gripping historical murder mystery set in 1930s London
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU