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0749027819
Book:Orders to kill; Edward Marston:2022 Book Orders to kill; Edward Marston
Orders to kill; Edward Marston
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2022
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: CRIME
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Allison & Busby Limited, 2022
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9780749027810
Notes:
Originally published: 2021
December, 1917. Ada Hobbes has cleaned for Dr Tindall for many years, and on this frosty morning she arrives at 9am to begin the day there, while he is at work. Since she knows that the place is empty, she lets herself in and goes to the kitchen to collect the various things that she needs. But it turns out the house is not empty after all. The blood-covered George Tindall is sprawled across the floor. As soon as Harvey Marmion and Joe Keedy arrive at Scotland Yard, they are sent off to investigate the murder. The scene is horrific, and even a seasoned detective like Marmion turns away in disgust. Someone enjoyed killing Tindall, without a doubt. Their investigation takes them out of London, and on the trail of three different women as it emerges that Dr Tindall was not the respectable local GP after all, but a bigamist whose third wife had some very interesting connections in the crime fraternity.
Series: The home front detective
Extent: 350 pages, 20 cm, pbk
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BX00123963
Book:Murder on the Brighton Express:2009 Book
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2009
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2008 October 1854. As an autumnal evening draws to a close, crowds of passengers rush onto the soon to depart London to Brighton Express. A man watches from shadows nearby, grimly satisfied when the train pulls out of the station.
310 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0750545402
Large print:The enemy within:2018 Large print
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Allison & Busby Limited, 2016 Pentonville Prison. Wally Hubbard is serving a long sentence for arson. But after befriending and tricking one of the officers, Hubbard makes an audacious escape. Inspector Marmion, the detective who arrested Hubbard, is warned to watch his back, but it seems that he has another target in his murderous sights. However, the investigation is mired by confusion, the identities of killer and victim become increasingly ambiguous. An inmate at an internment camp who might be a spy spending intelligence to the Germans complicates matters further, and the multiplying manhunts, as well as Marmion's concern for is injured and withdrawn son Paul, leave the detective desperate and perhaps with too many threads to untangle.
366 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0749026448
Book:Rage of the assassin:2021 Book
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Allison & Busby Limited
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2020 London, 1817. An impatient crowd is gathered outside the stage door of the Covent Garden Theatre, desperate for a glimpse of actress Hannah Granville after her latest performance as Lady Macbeth, amongst them the Prince Regent himself. But before she can appear a gunshot sounds, and a man lies dead on the ground amidst the ensuing chaos. Sir Roger Mellanby MP had been a spearhead for social reform, although his political leanings had made him many enemies within the Westminster elite and even in his own family. But was he really the intended target of the shooting? After a curt dismissal from the Bow Street Runners, Mellanby's friend Seth Hooper engages the services of twin detectives Paul and Peter Skillen to investigate the killing. Elsewhere, the assassin's own problems are just beginning.
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0749023112
Book:Soldier of fortune:2017 Book
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Allison & Busby Limited
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2008 'Soldier of Fortune' is the first title in a series of adventure novels featuring Captain Rawson - spy, linguist, sportsman, duellist, ladies' man and career soldier - involved in the campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough during the war of the Spanish Succession.
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Insults readers by constantly repeating points. Characters inconsistent. Mixes 2010s slang & Victori
06/05/18
farweasel
0749013060
Book:The stationmaster's farewell:2013 Book
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2013
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2012 As the community of Exeter celebrate Guy Fawkes day, one notable person is missing from the festivities - Joel Haygate, the affable stationmaster. Only when the bonfire finally dies down, the charred remains of his body are found. Who would possibly want to murder a man so universally liked?
382 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0749018194
Book:The malevolent comedy, an Elizabethan mystery:2015 Book
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2015
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: Minotaur, 2005 Rival theatre companies will do anything to attract the public's attention. So, when the most successful troupe in London is plagued by a series of suspicious events, no one is surprised. But murdering one of their actors is going too far.
318 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0749014695
Book:Inspector Colbeck's casebook, thirteen tales from the railway detective:2014 Book
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Book
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: An eagerly awaited collection of brand new, specially commissioned short stories from Edward Marston, featuring his quick witted railway detective Inspector Colbeck.
287 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Love this series.
25/05/18
maryrose
0749015063
Book:The fair maid of Bohemia, an Elizabethan mystery:2013 Book
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2013
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 1997 When plague strikes London, Lord Westfield's Men count themselves fortunate they've been invited to perform as part of the wedding celebrations for Sophia Magdalena, the fair maid of Bohemia. The long journey across Europe is a daunting prospect, but stage manager Nicholas Bracewell is confident they will arrive safely. He is also confident that they will successfully deliver secret documents to Imperial Court alchemist Talbot Roydon as Lord Westfield requested. But en route, murder strikes.
349 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0749016825
Book:The wanton angel:2014 Book
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: In the tenth installment of this dramatic Elizabethan series, Westfield's Men are flying high after a celebrated performance of 'The Insatiate Duke' at the Queen's Head. However, victory is bittersweet as the company is soon faced with dissolution and the loss of their theatre; were it not for one of the company's rising stars. After acquiring a new benefactor, the company plan to build their own theatre. However, before they have the chance to find out who this guardian angel is, one of the group is found brutally murdered. Cue Nicholas Bracewell to uncover not one, but two hidden identities, of both the murderer and the anonymous benefactor, before the company gets disbanded.
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0749009799
Book:Under siege:2011 Book
Author: Marston, Edward
Year: 2011
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: In the wake of victory at Oudenarde, Captain Daniel Rawson must take a leading role in the Allies' new strategy - to invade further into French territories and lay siege to Lille. He fights alongside the Duke of Marlborough, whose position and safety abroad are threatened by politicians in England plotting his downfall.
349 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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