"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, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Sooty, sulphurous, and malign: no woman should be out on a night like this. A spate of violent deaths—the details too foul to print—has horrified the capital and the smog-bound streets are deserted. But Rachel Savernake—the enigmatic daughter of a notorious hanging judge—is no ordinary woman. To Scotland Yard's embarrassment, she solved the Chorus Girl Murder, and now she's on the trail of another killer.
Jacob Flint, a young newspaperman temporarily 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. He's not the only one.
Flint's pursuit of Rachel Savernake will draw him ever-deeper into a labyrinth of deception and corruption. Murder-by-murder, he'll be swept ever-closer to its dark heart—an ancient place of execution. Twisted family relationships add to a trust-no-one narrative positively reeking with atmosphere.
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If you like your mysteries injected with a blood-curdling dose of horror, Martin Edwards has your number. Heiress and amateur detective Rachel Savernake and ambitious news reporter Jacob Flint have one thing in common: They’re awfully close at hand when murder after ghastly murder is committed in the streets of 1930s London. Soon enough, Jacob isn’t sure whether Rachel is interested in solving crimes or trying to get away with them. Edwards is known as a writer of both detective novels and British true crime, and Gallows Court draws on his skill at both. His intensely scary crime novel has the kind of believable details that put you there…and on edge.
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Someone should make this into a Netflix show. Lots of fun twists and turns with great characters and I just loved it!