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The Liverpool Series

'With his sharp eye for the low life struggle, Martin Edwards tells an absorbing tale of suspicion and jealousy. All the Lonely People, was the launch of eight Harry Devlin mysteries. Readers new to the series have treasures in store'

Barry Turner, Mail Online, September 2013

'Martin Edwards has a lot going for him. He's from Liverpool and he's a member of the Fab Four. That's crime writing's Fab Four: Colin Dexter, Ian Rankin, R.D.Wingfield and the aforementioned author... A Martin Edwards novel is something to be savoured... I can't recommend The Devil in Disguise, and the rest of the series for that matter, enough.'

Paul Charles, Shots

'The chameleon city of Liverpool has provided a dramatic background for Edwards' Harry Devlin novels, revealing itself in all its seediness and splendour.'
Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News

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Harry Devlin - The Special Editions


Six of the first seven books in the Liverpool series have now been reissued by Andrews UK as ebooks with a range of brand new special features. Paperback copies are also available.

Each book includes an exclusive introduction by a leading crime novelist, an appreciation by former CWA chairman Michael Jecks, an author biography, a new “Making of” article describing how the book was written, and a preview chapter of the next book in the cycle. More on these ebooks.


All the Lonely People – introduced by Frances Fyfield, CWA Gold Dagger winner
Suspicious Minds – introduced by Val McDermid, CWA Diamond and Gold Dagger winner
I Remember You – introduced by Margaret Murphy, CWA Short Story Dagger winner
Yesterday’s Papers – introduced by Peter Lovesey, CWA Diamond and Gold Dagger winner
The Devil in Disguise – introduced by Andrew Taylor, CWA Diamond, John Creasey and Ellis Peters Dagger Winner
First Cut is the Deepest – introduced by Kate Ellis, CWA Short Story Dagger nominee



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Liverpool lawyer Harry Devlin remains infatuated with his wife, Liz- even though she has left him for another man. When Liz shows up at his flat, obviously frightened, Harry is only too pleased to offer shelter. But any hopes he has for reconciliation are dashed when Liz fails to meet him as planned the next day. And when her body is found in a lonely alleyway, Harry becomes the number one suspect.

Determined to prove his innocence, Harry's search for the truth takes him into Liverpool's sinister underbelly of shady streets and seedy clubs. To see justice done, he must confront an obsessive killer- and have his illusions about Liz shattered for ever.

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Harry Devlin has too much curiosity for his own good. The wife of his best client, businessman Jack Stirrup, has vanished without trace and the police suspect foul play. Stirrup claims she's still alive, but Harry wonders whether he has something to hide. And when Stirrup's daughter and her boyfriend also go missing, Harry finds himself hunting a brutal murderer.

To add to Harry's troubles, he gets a lead on the identity of the Beast, a ruthless sex maniac who's terrorising the streets- but Harry's suspicions provoke a clash between his personal and professional loyalties which will prove catastrophic.

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When Harry Devlin watches fire destroy the studio of his client- tattooist Finbar Rogan- he suspects it is no accident. and when a bomb is planted under Finbar's car, Harry is left in no doubt. Someone hates Finbar enough to want him dead.

Meanwhile, another client is provoking Devlin's curiosity. Why should Rosemary Graham-Brown and her husband be so anxious to leave their luxurious home and emigrate to Spain?

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On Leap Year Day in 1964 an attractive teenager called Carole Jeffries was strangled in a Liverpool park. The killing caused a sensation: Carole came from a prominent political family and her pop musician boyfriend was a leading exponent of the Mersey Sound. When a neighbour confessed to the crime, the case seemed closed - but now, more than thirty years later, Ernest Miller, an amateur criminologist, seeks to persuade lawyer Harry Devlin that the true culprit escaped scot free. Although he suspects Miller's motives, Harry has a thirst for justice and begins to delve into the past. When another death occurs, it becomes clear that someone wants old secrets to remain buried at any price.


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A trespasser makes a shocking discovery in a converted church. Murder has been done- but by whom and why? And there is another question to be answered: who has been killed?

When Liverpool solicitor and amateur detective Harry Devlin takes on a client with matrimonial troubles, he becomes entangled in an intrique which will have deadly consequences. And soon he finds himself trapped in a maze where nothing is quite what it seems. Even when he discovers a conspiracy to commit murder, he cannot be sure who is the culprit and who the true victim...

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When Harry Devlin is consulted by a local arts charity, little does he realise he's about to tackle his most intriguing case. The Kavanagh trust hires him to contest the will of a former benefactor. But Luke Dessaur, Chairman of the Trust, has gone missing - and, as Harry is about to discover, beneath the Trust's respectable facade lies shocking secrets. When Luke is found dead, fallen from the third floor window of a local hotel, Harry cannot resist delving deeper into the mysteries that surround the Trust. What was Luke doing there' Was it suicide? An accident? Or was he pushed?

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Someone is killing the lawyers. Who will be next? Harry Devlin knows he's playing a dangerous game getting involved with Juliet May, who just happens to be married to one of Liverpool's most ruthless villains. But he finds himself playing for altogether higher stakes when one of their secret trysts is curtailed by the discovery of a freshly-decapitated corpse. The victim, crown prosecutor Carl Symons, had plenty of enemies. But when a second lawyer is brutally murdered, Harry has another reason to look over his shoulder: he's being stalked by a stranger with a secret obsession. In desperation, Harry finds himself lying to the police, lying to his colleagues and getting into deep, deep trouble. But before the mysteries confronting him can be solved, his life is to change forever.

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"Impressive... Edwards skilfully weaves the strands together... all will enjoy this twisty whodunit" - Publishers Weekly

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