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The Coffin Trail (Lake District Mysteries)

Edwards, Martin

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ISBN 10: 1590581296 / ISBN 13: 9781590581292
Published by Poisoned Pen Press
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1590581296 Price intact. No remainder mark. Small bump to outside bottom corners, else a nice-looking copy. Dust jacket in a mylar protector. Bookseller Inventory # 16MAY084

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Title: The Coffin Trail (Lake District Mysteries)

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Has Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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What is meant as a fresh start in the English Lakes District begins to reek of buried secrets....

Oxford historian and TV personality Daniel Kind and his new lover, Miranda, both want to escape to a new life. On impulse they buy Tarn Cottage in Brackdale, an idyllic valley in the Lake District that Daniel knew as a boy. He is still fascinated by a place so remote that the dead had to be carried out over the peaks on pack animals along the ancient Coffin Trail. But though the couple hope to live the dream of downsizing, the past has a way of catching up.

Tarn Cottage was once home to Barrie Gilpin, an autistic youth suspected of a savage murder-what looks like the ritualistic killing of a young woman visitor to the valley. She was found laid out on the Sacrifice Stone, an ancient pagan site up on the fell. Barrie fell to his death near the crime scene before he could be questioned. All these years later, Daniel retains his belief in Barrie's innocence and questions his own policeman father's handling of the case. When DCI Hannah Scarlett and her squad launch a cold case review, Brackdale's skeletons begin to rattle&.

The wild geography of the Lakes District plays against local literary references, all backdrop to the lives of villagers and outsiders drawn to this beautiful spot - but for what reasons? The Coffin Trail launches a new series by a master British hand.

About the Author:

The first of Martin’s eight novels, All the Lonely People, was nominated for the CWA’s John Creasey Memorial Dagger and introduced lawyer Harry Devlin. Martin has also written a stand-alone, Take My Breath Away, and completed The Lazarus Widow by the late Bill Knox. His short stories are collected in Where Do You Find Your Ideas? and he has edited 14 anthologies. His ten non-fiction books include Urge to Kill, a study of homicide investigation. He has contributed many essays to reference books such as The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing.

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