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Edward Marston

British Crime Fiction Writer

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Edward Marston - British Crime Fiction Writer
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2014. Inspector Colbeck's Casebook

The Bracewell Mysteries
1989. The Merry Devils: An Elizabethan Mystery
2003. The Vagabond Clown: An Elizabethan Mystery

About the Author:
Edward Marston was born and brought up in South Wales and has been a full-time writer for over 40 years. He's worked in radio, television, film and theatre and is a former chairman of the Crime Writer's Association
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Marston, Edward. 'The Merry Devils', published in 2012 in Great Britain by Allison & Busby in paperback, 319pp, ISBN 9780749010188. Condition: very good with a crease to the lower right corner of the front cover. Price: £2.50, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
2012, Allison & Busby, pbk
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About this book/synopsis: The audience was merry indeed when a third devilish imp bounded onstage to join the two that had been written into the script. But backstage all was uproar. The third daemon seemed too much like the real thing. Even Nicholas Bracewell, the company mainstay, was shaken when, next time the play was given, only one devil appeared. The second, poor fellow, was now only a little read heap under the stage: Dead.

Before the curtain rose again, Lord Westfield's Men would suffer the sermons of a Puritan fanatic, the enchantment of passion, the terror of a London madhouse, prophecies of a famous alchemist, and danger as they'd never known it before

 
Marston, Edward. 'The Vagabond Clown', published in 2015 in Great Britain by Allison & Busby in paperback, 382pp, ISBN 9780749018412. Condition: Very good with a faint crease on the bottom left corner of the back cover. Price: £2.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
2015, Allison & Busby, pbk
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About this book/storyline: 'I hoped that we might be safe, but we have not seen the last of them, after all. They want more blood.' During a performance of their new play, 'A Trick to Catch a Chaste Lady', Westfield's Men are ambushed by hired thugs and a melee ensues. In the midst of the rotten vegetables strewn across the stage, an audience member lies dead and Barnaby Gill, the company clown, is found with a broken leg.

With the company clown-less, they must find a replacement before they embark on their tour of Kent. Enter Gideon Mussett, a ruffian, scallywag and unrepentant lecher. Thinking the victim in the theatre was an accident, Nicholas Bracewell and his fellows soon learn that there is more to this death than a drunken brawl. With a murderer still on the loose, it appears further deaths are on the cards, but who will be the second victim?

 

 
Marston, Edward. 'Inspector Colbeck's Casebook', published in 2014 by Alison & Busby in paperback, 285pp, ISBN 9780749016180. Condition: very good, clean & tidy copy. Price: £2.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers
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About this book: In this thrilling selection of stories, a young porter is found dead in a coal tub, Colbeck devises a trap to catch a thief and a burnt train carriage holds a gruesome secret in a small country village. As Colbeck and his trusty aide Victor Leeming begin to piece together clues and motives for each crime, it becomes clear the pair must stay a step ahead of the culprits to solve the cases. With a new suspect at every turn, can the duo unearth the real villains? Includes the stories:

1. Wetting the Coal
2. Rain, Steam and Speed
3. The Railway Church
4. A Family Affair
5. The Hat Trick
6. Helping Hand
7. Songs for a Swedish Nightingale
8. Suffer Little Children
9. The Missionary
10. On Guard
11. The Barber of Ravenglass
12. Puffing Billy
13. The End of the Line

 

 



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