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“He loved the smell and feel of old books. To hold them was to touch the past.”
Martin Edwards, The Cipher Garden
“Readers came and went, only the books stayed forever.”
Martin Edwards, The Hanging Wood
“Seldom happier than when I'm on my own, lost in a book.”
Martin Edwards, The Coffin Trail
“She says I ought to throw out at least two books for every one I buy. I had new bookshelves put up in the cottage after moving in, but already the to-be-read pile is mounting on to floor of the spare room.”
Martin Edwards, The Hanging Wood
“There was something she found intensely attractive about a man with a thirst for knowledge. Marc's obsessive love of books had been--she realized now--a huge part of his appeal....”
Martin Edwards, Frozen Shroud
“One thing you learn in my job is that the truth is usually the last thing people want to emerge. Guilty or innocent, it doesn't matter. Everyone has something to hide.”
Martin Edwards, The Coffin Trail
“Whatever the reasons, we never allow anyone else to know the whole of our personal history. I suppose we're afraid of what they might think of us. But there's more to it than that. We are terrified of what they might do with the knowledge.”
Martin Edwards, The Arsenic Labyrinth
“He was never lonely, not with his books for company. Books never complained, never asked awkward questions.”
Martin Edwards, Serpent Pool
“Done to death by books? There were worse ways to go, even if you weren't a bibliophile.”
Martin Edwards, The Hanging Wood
“Gets blamed for a lot of things, does the weather. Convenient scapegoat, if you ask me.”
Martin Edwards, The Cipher Garden
“Life coming out of a death, he'd told her, is the most potent myth of all.”
Martin Edwards, The Coffin Trail
“Like a modern counterpart of a tightly-corseted Victorian, she needed to unbutton herself, learn the act of relaxation.”
Martin Edwards, The Cipher Garden
“To her, it was an article of faith: any woman with talent owes it to herself, and to her gender, to make the most of her potential.”
Martin Edwards, The Coffin Trail
“For Marc, books were objects of beauty, to be loved, not just read.”
Martin Edwards, The Arsenic Labyrinth
“However hard as I try, it keeps growing. My bibliomania is pretty acute.”
Martin Edwards, The Coffin Trail


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