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It's a good job I'm ill.,
This review is from: ARSENIC LABYRINTH, THE (Lake District Mysteries) (Paperback)
I would of had to of had a "duvet day" if I wasn't already off work as I couldn't put The Arsenic Labyrinth down!Meticulous research,(I never knew arsenic was so fascinating)believable characters and a wonderfully intricate plot make Martin Edwards' third Lake District novel another winner. The story revolves around two murders separated by fifty years but the victims are both found in The Arsenic Labyrinth.I defy anyone to guess who the murderers are and why the murders were commited!Martin Edwards kept me guessing until nearly the last page again!!The characters of Hannah,head of the Cold Case Team,and Daniel,an Oxford historian who has down sized to The Lakes play a large and ever intriguing role but the story also has some facinating and eccentric characters.I especially liked Alban Clough owner of Cumbria's Museum of Myth and Legend and Guy(is that his real name!?)From the first line "you'd never believe it to look at me now, but once upon a time I killed a man" to the last page I was hooked.
It is hard to believe that Martin Edwards is a full time partner in a law firm and only writes in his spare time!If you have some spare time Mr Edwards could we have some more please?