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Gallows Court - Martin Edwards

Gallows Court - Martin Edwards
 Gallows Court - Martin EdwardsGallows Court - Martin Edwards 

This is № 3 of an exclusive edition of only 75 copies

Title: Gallows Court

Author:  Martin Edwards

ISBN:  9781789541113

Weight:  941g

Signed and limited special edition



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Gallows Court by Martin Edwards

LONDON, 1930.
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 Miss Savernake’s amateur sleuthing than meets the eye.  He’s not the only one.  His predecessor on the crime desk was of a similar mind – not that Mr Betts is ever expected to regain consciousness after that unfortunate accident…

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 – to that ancient place of execution, where it all began and where it will finally end: Gallows Court.

Peer & Press Reviews

Martin Edwards has brought the 1930s to teeming life.  Gallows Court is a dazzling feat of imagination, a crime thriller with enough ingenious murders to fill three books.

Peter Swanson

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

Bibliographic Info

TitleGallows Court
Book Features
EditionSigned and limited special edition
Edition background

The publisher, Head of Zeus, issued this limited edition of only 75 numbered copies.

Each book’s number is hand written in a signature panel on the front free endpaper (see image).

Number3 [of 75]
Edition features

This book is quarter bound with Wibalin Buckram on the spine and uncoated paper, printed with a 1930s motif, on the side panels.  For extra strength and longevity, it has a notched binding.

In addition, the book has a ribbon marker and decorative head and tail bands.

Overall conditionFine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the signature / number authentication panel on the front free endpaper
Awards and Media
Awards and prizesCWA Sapere Books Historical Dagger 2019 – longlist
Book Stats
PublisherHead of Zeus
Publication date
Printed byTJ International, Padstow
ISBN 139781789541113
ISBN 101789541115
FormatHardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages407 [main body]
Size (h x w x d)235 x 153 x 35mm

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