The Arsenic Labyrinth
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Historian Daniel Kind is finding the winter months at Brackdale tough, especially so as his relationship with Miranda is also going through a dark time. Far from the bright lights of London and with the renovations behind schedule and over-budget, Miranda has a bad case of itchy feet. The fear that she may just get up and leave isn’t far from his thoughts.
She wouldn’t be the first: years ago a solitary woman called Emma Beswick left her cottage nearby and never came back. Her disappearance went unaccounted for, and the unresolved case always irked DCI Hannah Scarlett.
Someone knows something though; someone who keeps calling the local newspaper and dropping hints about Emma’s death. With the case reopened, Hannah and Daniel are drawn together again, and discover that one person will preserve the secrets of the past, whatever the cost.
What The Critics Said
'This is top quality crime writing which beautifully evokes the atmosphere of the Lakes [and] and the interrelationships that develop in small communities... This was such a gripping and fascinating read that, until I reached the end, I did not realise it was over 400 pages in length. I will definitely be on the look out for more books by Martin Edwards.'
'The Arsenic Labyrinth is a fast-moving book...The plot is both solid and satisfying: sharp without being cynical, funny without drifting into pastiche, and serious without being stodgy...Martin Edwards has well and truly hit his stride in his Lake District novels'
‘A good mystery… interesting characters and excellent plot twists. Highly recommended.’
‘A beautifully crafted book. Events from the past are woven into fascinating contemporary rural mystery to make a satisfying whole. And for lovers of the classic whodunit, there’s a delicious twist in the tail’
‘Deceit, betrayal, the fickleness of the human heart…Edwards suggests that the labyrinthine quality of the human condition is a more baffling mystery than is the case of whodunit’
‘As ever, Edwards serves us a rich mixture of local history, strong characterisation and cunning plotting.’
‘A superbly crafted story set in and around Coniston. The twisting plot concludes with a startling climax’
Lake District Life