All the Lonely People: Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, Unabridged
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Martin has written eight novels about lawyer Harry Devlin, the first of which, All the Lonely People, was short-listed for the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger for the best first crime novel of the year and has been republished as an Arcturus Crime Classic, to be followed by Yesterday's Papers. The early Devlin books are now enjoying a fresh life as ebooks, with new introductions by leading authors such as Val McDermid and Frances Fyfield, as well as other new material.
In addition Martin has written a stand-alone novel of psychological suspense, Take My Breath Away, and a much acclaimed novel featuring Dr Crippen, Dancing for the Hangman. The latest Devlin novel, Waterloo Sunset, appeared in 2008. He completed Bill Knox's last book, The Lazarus Widow. He has published a collection of short stories, Where Do You Find Your Ideas? and other stories; 'Test Drive' was short-listed for the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2006, while 'The Bookbinder's Apprentice' won the same Dagger in 2008.
A well-known commentator on crime fiction, he has edited 20 anthologies and published eight non-fiction books, including a study of homicide investigation, Urge to Kill.An expert on crime fiction history, he is archivist of both the Crime Writers' Association and the Detection Club. In his spare time he is a partner in a national law firm and posts regularly to his blog, 'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?'
Martin Edwards writes terrific crime novels about Harry Devlin . . .with bruised emotions, a nice line in self-deprecation and penchant for Mersey low-life (Marcel Berlins, Guardian)
Mr Edwards' quietly effective mysteries are a pleasure to encounter (New Law Journal)
Harry is a likeable man with a wry sense of humour . . . Good entertainment with no unnecessary frills (Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph)
The chameleon city of Liverpool has provided a dramatic background for Edwards' Harry Devlin novels, revealing itsefl in all its seediness and splendour (Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
First novel in highly-acclaimed Harry Devlin crime series --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
There are nine Harry Devlin novels, and you wish there were more. For Harry is a living breathing human being, and he lingers in the mind.One big and beautiful character in all the books is Liverpool itself, and that in itself is rewarding.What a wonderful retro TV series these books would make! And I for one would like to see Harry walking the mean streets of this fabulous city.
A good book to start a wonderful series. Well recommended if you like clever, honest plots, characters that get under your skin, and settings that appear effortlessly in your minds eye. And books to reread. A rewarding investment that earn their place on your bookshelves.
But congrats on my not spotting who dunnit until near the end, so I did want to get there just to find out. Many of the characters are well drawn but the whole is too depressing and gives a false impression of this wonderful city.
At the same time, Harry is both a person to align with, given his predicament, yet also quite a source of frustration given many of his actions.
A few typos in the Kindle version, but nothing terminal.
Overall, there was enough in this book for me to look for more by the same author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect recipe for a crime book - memorable characters plots that remain in your mind and then the finale
I love that the titles are songs from the past - highlighting... Read more
My first Martin Edwards book. A really good story. I like the character of Harry Devlin and will come back to read more.Published 15 days ago by Mark Pearce
Gave up after one too many factual errors. It's spelled Kirkby, not Kirby, and the ferry stops at Woodside, not Wood church. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel Chadwick
read all Martins Edwards later novels and was new to the originals but loved itPublished 1 month ago by Diane
Cracking good read. Well written. Gets the sleazy side of life perfectly.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
First one I've read by this author, I like it, will probably look for more, Harry Devlin the sort of character I like to read from time to time, and I like the style. Read morePublished 9 months ago by hil