The Arsenic Labyrinth (Lake District Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

After ten years, Guy-a drifter with a taste for deception-has returned to Coniston in England's Lake District. Local journalist Tony di Venuto is campaigning to revive interest in the disappearance of Emma Bestwick. Guy knows what happened to her. He tips off Tony that Emma will not return. DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of Cumbria's Cold Case Review Team, re-opens the old investigation. Her inquiries take her to the Museum of Myth and Legend and to the remote and eerie Arsenic Labyrinth-a series of stone tunnels used...
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The Arsenic Labyrinth (Lake District Series #3)

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Overview

After ten years, Guy-a drifter with a taste for deception-has returned to Coniston in England's Lake District. Local journalist Tony di Venuto is campaigning to revive interest in the disappearance of Emma Bestwick. Guy knows what happened to her. He tips off Tony that Emma will not return. DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of Cumbria's Cold Case Review Team, re-opens the old investigation. Her inquiries take her to the Museum of Myth and Legend and to the remote and eerie Arsenic Labyrinth-a series of stone tunnels used to remove arsenic from tin ore. A shocking discovery makes it clear to Hannah that there is more than one mystery to solve.... Martin Edwards has published three Lake District Mysteries: The Coffin Trail, The Cipher Garden, and now The Arsenic Labyrinth. He writes a regular column for Sherlock magazine and is the author of seven non-fiction books. www.martinedwardsbooks.com
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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
"Ambitious, nuanced and brimful of Lake Country atmosphere--Edwards always gives top value." --Kirkus Reviews
Mystery Book Review
"Martin Edward's third mystery set in the Lake District of England, The Arsenic Labyrinth, is at its best in the beautiful descriptions of the region and for creating a moody atmosphere for the characters." --Mystery Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615950508
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Series: Lake District Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 294
  • Sales rank: 183,570
  • File size: 644 KB

Meet the Author

The first of Martins eight novels, All the Lonely People, was nominated for the CWAs John Creasey Memorial Dagger and introduced lawyer Harry Devlin. Martin has also written a stand-alone, Take My Breath Away, and completed The Lazarus Widow by the late Bill Knox. His short stories are collected in Where Do You Find Your Ideas? and he has edited 14 anthologies. His ten non-fiction books include Urge to Kill, a study of homicide investigation. He has contributed many essays to reference books such as The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. The author lives in Great Britain.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A mystery that has so many superlative twists that readers are constantly in a state of suspense

    After ten years away from the Lake District in England, Guy returns and stays at a cheap bed and breakfast because his money ran out. Guy is a grifter, a gigolo and a scammer but for some unknown reason when he sees reporter Tony Di Venuto¿s article about Emma Bostwick being missing for ten years, he decides to help the reporter out. He tells him the approximate location where the body is. DCI Hannah Scarlett takes the call very seriously and has her team search the mine shafts in the arsenic labyrinth.--------------- It doesn¿t take them long to find the body but they are shocked to find a second corpse there, a victim of a murder fifty years ago. There are many questions surrounding the disappearance of Emma, including where she got the money to buy a cottage and a car when she wasn¿t working.. Daniel Kind, the son of Hannah¿s mentor, helps her investigate the death of the victim who was killed fifty years ago by doing some historical research and he discovers who killed the victim and why. As for Emma, good old fashioned police work leads to the modern day killer.----------------- Martin Edwards has written a mystery that has so many superlative twists that readers are constantly in a state of suspense wondering what will happen next. From almost the very beginning the audience knows that Guy was instrumental in Emma¿s death but they don¿t know how or why he feels bad about it after all this time of staying silent. Surprisingly readers will feel for Guy, pitying him for not traveling a different road. This tale is multi-layered and a one sitting reading experience.---------------- Harriet Klausner

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