Gallows Court

Gallows Court

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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 the 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.

Title:Gallows Court
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    Gallows Court Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Martin Edwards writes a truly atmospheric and fiendishly intricate piece of historical crime fiction with strong elements of horror set in 1930s London. It begins on the remote Irish island of Gaunt, ...

  • Susan

    Lovers of Golden Age detective fiction, such as myself, are all aware of author, Martin Edwards, from the excellent introductions he has written to so many such novels – not to mention his non-ficti...

  • Miriam Smith (A Mother?s Musings)

    “Gallows Court” by Martin Edwards is a historic crime novel set in London 1930’s and is the first in the enigmatic and thrilling Rachel Savernake series. The author transported me instantly to t...

  • Blaine DeSantis

    Talk about a book that picks up steam! Thanks NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book for an honest review. Tremendous mystery with lots of murders, and yet a purpose behind the murders. Abou...

  • Judy Lesley

    Thank you to Head of Zeus and NetGalley for a digital galley of this novel.Frankly I had expected to like this book more. I realize now that I was judging Martin Edwards' writing based on the introduc...

  • Rachel Hall

    Labyrinthine trawl through the dark underbelly of 1930s London - immersive, atmospheric & tightly-plotted.Although I was well aware of Martin Edwards reputation as an authority on golden age detective...

  • Gigi

    This brilliantly plotted novel is probably my favorite Martin Edwards mystery to date. A deviously intricate plot backs up the atmospheric setting of this Golden Age-style mystery, and I didn't guess ...

  • Morgan

    1930's London: Jacob Flint is a young journalist looking for a scoop to make his name as a crime reporter.Rachel Savernake is ‘the richest woman in London’, a woman of mystery and questionable bac...

  • Paula

    Entertaining enough, but way over the top.I wonder if it was intended as a parody?5/10...

  • John

    Tough one to review - at first, I disliked the book not certain I could go on as it was just so dark! Also, I did have a bit of trouble keeping the characters straight. The ending did redeem the book ...