The Frozen Shroud: A Lake District Mystery #6

The Frozen Shroud: A Lake District Mystery #6

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by Martin Edwards
     
 
On Halloween, just before the First World War, a young woman’s corpse was found with a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. Her ghost—the Faceless Woman—is said to walk through Ravenbank each Halloween. Just five years ago, Katya Moss was killed, her face also covered to hide her injuries.
The old and seemingly related cases

Overview

On Halloween, just before the First World War, a young woman’s corpse was found with a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. Her ghost—the Faceless Woman—is said to walk through Ravenbank each Halloween. Just five years ago, Katya Moss was killed, her face also covered to hide her injuries.
The old and seemingly related cases fascinate Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder. Then, while he is attending a Halloween party in Ravenbank, a third murder occurs. Once again, the corpse’s face is shrouded from view. This can’t be a coincidence.
It all presents DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of the Cold Case Review Team, with the toughest challenge of her career. Hannah and Daniel, reluctant to acknowledge their mating dance, team up professionally. But before they can solve the shocking murder puzzle, both of them must confront ghosts from their own past, as well as the ghosts of lonely, lovely, and mysterious Ravenbank.

Editorial Reviews

Library Thing - Suzanne McGee
I have been a fan of Martin Edwards' Lake District mystery series since I picked up a copy of the first several years ago. They hit all the right spots with me -- rich in character detail, enough suspense but not a constant and improbable lurching from one excessive bit of violence and drama to the next, historical backgrounds play a role, and there's a great sense of place.

Definitely recommended... I've rated this 4.2 stars; very entertaining and not-put-downable.
Kirkus Reviews - Staff Reviewer
A trio of murders spanning nearly a century poses an unusual challenge for DCI Hannah Scarlett of the Cumbria Constabulary’s Cold Case Review Team—especially since one of the corpses is anything but cold.
Locals still tell the story of how Gertrude Smith, the Scottish lassie whom builder Clifford Hodgkinson hired and seduced and his jealous wife, Letitia, bashed to death on Halloween soon after World War I, roams the grounds of Ravenbank as the Faceless Woman. Lately, it seems

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016484891
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Lake District Series , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
192,675
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Martin Edwards has published 16 crime novels and more than 50 short stories. His crime fiction has been short-listed for several awards, and in 2008 he won the CWA Short Story Dagger. He had edited 20 crime anthologies and contributed essays to many reference books and magazines.
www.martinedwardsbooks.com

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Frozen Shroud: A Lake District Mystery 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Edwards provides a strong sense of place. I feel as though I could find my way around the Lake District pretty well even though I've never been to England. Unfortunately I had this one solved early on. But it was a fun read.