The Lazarus Widow
|Until a few days before his death, Bill Knox had been hard at work on the manuscript for The Lazarus Widow. The story - which he regarded as one of his best - was advanced but incomplete. Bill's method of writing was to polish each chapter before writing the next. The only clues to his intended resolution of the story were a few enigmatic notes and three press clippings. So Bill left a conundrum to match the best of his fictional puzzles.
Martin was asked by Bill's widow and his publishers to complete the book - a privilege and a responsibility. And one of the most fascinating challenges of his writing career. And the challenge to those who read it is - can you tell where Bill's work ends and Martin's begins?
'It is a daunting task finishing the final novel of the late crime novelist Bill Knox, but Martin Edwards has triumphantly completed the 25th Detective Inspector Thane novel, The Lazarus Widow. Edwards is a considerable crime writer himself (The First Cut Is The Deepest), so the combination of the two writers is unbeatable.'
Take My Breath Away
|The dead woman smiled.|
Set in a glitzy London law firm, Creed, Take My Breath Away combines dark psychological suspense with just a touch of political satire.
'A satisfyingly convoluted story...I might be tempted to say, "Don't trust the spin doctors," but then I would, wouldn't I?'
'A clever psychological thriller.'
''An unusual and delightfully mysterious novel, with elements of topical satire.'