The Coffin Trail (Lake District Mystery #1)
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 d...more
The few interesting bits were
-the main male character's father left his mother when he was 11 or 12 for another woman. His mother was so upset that she made it exceedingly difficult for his father to see his son and daughter. The father, not wanting to make his children's lives part of the war between him and his exwife, gave up. Now the father is dead and...more
As for the book… It didn’t qu...more
This is the second in the series that I've read. I'm actually going to re-read The Arsenic Labyrinth now that I've The Coffin Trail. The characters are...more
Some lovely descriptive passages. One of my favorites was hi...more
Daniel Kind has moved to the Lake District to get away from his hectic Oxford life and gets himself caught up in a ten year old murder. An old acquaintance was felt to be guilty since he was found dead near the site of a dead girls body. Daniel doesn't...more
This is the first book I have read by Edwards. I did so as I am living in the Lake District at the moment, and because the most famous of the Corpse Roads is about a mile from my house.
This is better than many such novels I have read but still lacks the power of the few that stand out (Nesbo, Reginald Hill - the other great Cumbrian crime writer).
I will read more Edwards though - so it must have had some impression!
Edwards, Martin – Standalone
Poisoned Pen Press, 2004- Hardcover
Daniel Kind and his lover, Miranda, buy a house in the Lake Country; a house once lived in by a boy accused of murder, who was found dead of an accident. Daniel's policeman father investigated the case, but Daniel never believed the boy was guilty. Now Daniel is asking questions and causes the police to take a new look at the murder. The locals are not happy, particularly when some...more
A personal afterthought... I have made a note that the problem with Martin Edwards's books is that he doesn't actually know what love is. He describes intensity of desire as love. This throws the reader, who may not agree with him. Otherwise he would be very good indeed.
The plot twist but I had figured it out before the reveal. There's some sappy romance bits, but all in all a good first book to what I think will be an intriguing series.
He is married to Helena with two children (Jonathan and Catherine) and lives i...more