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The Coffin Trail : Lake District Mysteries (Paperback) - Martin Edwards

The Coffin Trail

Lake District Mysteries (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9781590582084
Number Of Pages: 300

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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, a place so remote that the dead had to be carried out over the peaks on pack animals along the ancient Coffin Trail. Tarn Cottage was once home to Barrie Gilpin, an autistic youth suspected of a savage murder. A young woman visitor to the valley had been 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.

"[R]eaders will appreciate this fine amateur sleuth police procedural rivalry in which the who-done-it is cleverly devised. ...The story line is fun to follow as Daniel and Hannah employ similar methods as both learned from his dad. They also share in common the fear that their teacher bungled this case when he bet on Bathe exclusively. Miranda adds just the right additional touch so that the audience obtains a strong mystery that tracks The Coffin Trail, the path the dead are taken on to leave the isolated valley for burial."
--Midwest Book Review
"The picturesque qualities of Northern England's touristy area are fabulously described, and make a superior scenic backdrop for this otherwise dark tale of labyrinthine convoluted relationships and secrets galore, all waiting to be unearthed by skilled scavengers...."
--I Love a Mystery

Martin Edwards writes terrific crime novels. - Marcel Berlins, "The Guardian"

"Edwards's book is an interesting fair-play puzzler that will engage fans who like their contemporary crime in an English village setting." "Publisher's Weekly"

"The author...has crafted a poignant mystery: atmospheric, haunting, and so tactile you can almost smell the moist air." --"Booklist" "A clever psychological thriller" Susanna Yager, " The Sunday Telegraph"


Martin Edwards writes terrific crime novels. - Marcel Berlins, "The Guardian"

"Edwards's book is an interesting fair-play puzzler that will engage fans who like their contemporary crime in an English village setting." "Publisher's Weekly"

"The author...has crafted a poignant mystery: atmospheric, haunting, and so tactile you can almost smell the moist air." --"Booklist""A clever psychological thriller" Susanna Yager, " The Sunday Telegraph"


Martin Edwards writes terrific crime novels. - Marcel Berlins, "The Guardian"

"Edwards's book is an interesting fair-play puzzler that will engage fans who like their contemporary crime in an English village setting." "Publisher's Weekly"

"The author...has crafted a poignant mystery: atmospheric, haunting, and so tactile you can almost smell the moist air." --"Booklist" "A clever psychological thriller" Susanna Yager, " The Sunday Telegraph""


Martin Edwards writes terrific crime novels. - Marcel Berlins, The Guardian

"Edwards's book is an interesting fair-play puzzler that will engage fans who like their contemporary crime in an English village setting." Publisher's Weekly

"The author...has crafted a poignant mystery: atmospheric, haunting, and so tactile you can almost smell the moist air." --Booklist

"A clever psychological thriller" Susanna Yager, The Sunday Telegraph

ISBN: 9781590582084
ISBN-10: 159058208X
Series: Lake District Mysteries (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35

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