Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Martin Edwards has won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating, Macavity, Poirot and Dagger awards as well as being shortlisted for the Theakston's prize and the CWA Gold Dagger. He is President of the Detection Club, Chair of the CWA and consultant to the British Library's bestselling crime classics series.
'A varied cast of characters ranging from the glamorous and romantic to the decidedly shady ... A fast-moving patchwork puzzle that will satisfy both traditional crime readers and more modern ones who enjoy a drop of moral complexity and darkness in their brew' Crime Time. 'Packed with evocative period detail, twists and turns and a fascinatingly enigmatic anti-heroine' Financial Times. 'Historical crime can sometimes suffer from a sentimental view of the period in which it's set. Edwards deftly avoids this cliche, depicting London as dark, grimy and cowering in the face of killings ... I'm sure Edwards' existing fans will love this change of tone but he should also garner new readers for his excellent fiction' CrimePieces. 'Far more unconventional and psychologically disturbing than most crime fiction of the period, this novel brings that low, dishonest decade to life with mesmerising skill' Sunday Express. 'Ingenious and pacey, Gallows Court keeps you guessing right to the end' The Times. 'Highly entertaining - a delightful, old-fashioned mystery to be savoured' Shari Lapena. 'Martin Edwards brings the Golden Age of crime fiction back, with a unique twist, in this superbly crafted mystery set in the 1930s. A rare treat!' Ragnar Jonasson. 'Everything we have come to expect from Martin Edwards: a lovely sense of place, a tight plot, dry humor, and deftly drawn characters. Welcome to the Thirties!' Laurie R. King. 'Utterly compelling from start to finish, truly satisfying twists and turns and a wonderful heroine at its dark heart. I loved every single page of it' Robert Thorogood. 'The writing is sumptuous, the evocation of the period - down to the finest detail - glorious, and the mystery itself a wonderfully refreshing take on the psychological noir genre. The twist - and the terrible secret at the heart of the murders - are twin stings in the tail of a classy and beautifully crafted novel' Vaseem Khan. 'This is no country house murder mystery, however, but a fast-paced and assured thriller set in 1930s London; it'll keep you reading, breathless, until the very last page' Ann Cleeves. 'Edwards has set a satisfyingly twisty plot against the satisfyingly murky background of 1930s London' Simon Brett. 'A mean plot liberally spiced with mystery, suspense and action. A thoroughly gripping read!' Peter Robinson. '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. 'Edwards has managed, brilliantly, to combined 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.