Short Stories

Martin is one of Britain’s leading authors of short crime fiction. He won the inauguaral CWA Margery Allingham Prize, after a national competition, for his story ‘Acknowledgments.” He won the CWA Dagger for best short story of the year with ‘The Bookbinder’s Apprentice’, while ‘Test Drive’, ‘Murder and its Motives’ and ‘Strangers in a Pub’ have all been short-listed for the same CWA Dagger. His stories have often been included in collections of the year’s best short crime stories in Britain and the US, and they have been translated into many languages.

The New Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes collects his acclaimed Sherlockian pastiches, and special features in this ebook include an introduction by expert Sherlockian David Stuart Davies, who says: ‘One only has to read a few pages to realise that Martin Edwards has not only caught the style and quality of the originals, but the characters speak with Doylean voices. In short, Martin Edwards knows his Holmes, and he puts that knowledge to great effect in this set of cases…all the tales presented here are finely constructed mysteries in which Holmes is able to demonstrate his brilliance as a detective.’

Where Do You Find Your Ideas? and other stories collects Martin’s earlier stories, and is introduced by Reginald Hill, creator of Dalziel and Pascoe, who said: ‘The crime writer, especially in the short story, must not only comprehend causes, but also have the art to conceal them, at least until the last page. In this collection Martin Edwards again and again proves he is a true crime writer. I congratulate him.’ The stories marked with an asterisk below are included in Where Do You Find Your Ideas?

Harry Devlin StoriesSherlockian Stories
It’s Impossible*
The Boxer*
When I’m Dead and Gone*
Never Walk Alone*
I Say a Little Prayer*
My Ship Is Coming In*
With a Little Help From My Friends*
A House Is Not a Home*

The Case Of The Eccentric Testatrix
The Case Of The Suicidal Lawyer*
The Case Of The Persecuted Accountant*
The Case Of The Sentimental Tobacconist
The Case Of The Impoverished Landlady
The Case Of The Musical Butler
The Case of The Choleric Cotton Broker
Blue Serge (Moriarty)
The Observance of Trifles (contemporary)
Psychological SuspenseHistory Mysteries
Are You Sitting Comfortably?*
Act Of Kindness*
A Job For Life*
Where Do You Find Your Ideas?*
Diminshed Responsibility*
Wish You Weren’t Here*
A Stolen Life*
Waiting for Godstow*
Mind Stalker
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
Sunset City
Test Drive
The People Outside
The Bookbinder’s Apprentice
Bedside Manners
No Flowers
The Killing of Captain Hastings
A Glimpse of Hell
Consuming Passion
Lucky Liam
Through the Mist
Bad Friday
Catch of the Day
The Repentance Wood
The Girl on the Bandwagon
Murder and its Motives
Farewell Cruise
Strangers in a Pub
The Other Life
The Traitor (novella)
The Crazy Cries of Love
The Woman Who Never Was
No Peace for the Wicked
Darling Lorraine
The Outsider
Serpent’s Tooth*
Corpse Candle*
To Encourage Others*
Natural Causes*
The Mind Of The Master*
War Rations*
The Basement*
The Mystery of Canute Villa
The Witching Hour
The House Of The Red Candle
The Restless Dead
Mr Halkett’s Hobby
The Sound of Secrecy
The Locked Cabin
Respect and Respectability
The Dumb Waiter