The Girl They All Forgot (Lake District Mysteries) (Paperback)

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CWA Dagger and Edgar award-winning author Martin Edwards takes readers back to The Lake District after seven years with a cunningly layered mystery that Publishers Weekly calls a "skillful combination of procedural and whodunnit."

"Life is certainly nasty, brutish, and short?least for most of the characters in Edwards's much-awaited new installment, set on the edge of England's Lake District."?First Clue

What happened to Ramona Smith?

In the The Girl They All Forgot (The Crooked Shore), history always repeats itself. After a father and son commit suicide on the same day, twenty years apart, DCI Hannah Scarlet, and her Cold Cases Division reopen the investigation of Ramona Smith, a woman who disappeared twenty-one years ago. Desperate to finally find answers, Hannah and her team chase leads as meandering as the shoreline. As the body count rises, the Cold Cases Division must unravel the lives of those on The Crooked Shore before another murder plot unfolds.

About the Author

Martin Edwards is the recipient of the CWA 2020 Diamond Dagger Award for sustained excellence in his crime writing career and his significant contribution to the genre. His most recent novel is GALLOWS COURT, the second book in the Rachel Savernake Golden Age Mystery series. His eighth and most recent Lake District Mystery is THE GIRL THEY ALL FORGOT. Martin is also a well-known crime fiction critic, and series consultant to the British Library's Crime Classics. His groundbreaking study of the genre between the wars, The Golden Age of Murder, was warmly reviewed around the world, and won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating and Macavity awards. His The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books has been nominated for five awards. A well-known commentator on crime fiction, he has edited 37 anthologies and published diverse nonfiction books, including a study of homicide investigation, Urge to Kill. An expert on crime fiction history, he is archivist of both the Crime Writers' Association and the Detection Club. He was elected eighth President of the Detection Club in 2015, is current Chair of the CWA, and posts regularly to his blog, 'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?'

Praise For…

"The Girl They All Forgot, Martin Edwards's eighth Lake District Mystery, seethes with a foreboding of violence, even as it looks back at a long-buried cold case of murder. The Crooked Shore, accursed scene of the crime, looms ever-present with malicious intent. Magnificently creepy estate agents, stop-at-nothing gigolos, and lustful widows with bags of cash make this a tense and irresistibly gripping read. It will suck you in like the Crooked Shore's murderous quicksand. No use struggling against it. You'll lose. Brilliant." — James W. Ziskin, author of the award-winning Ellie Stone Mysteries

"Edwards deftly weaves the multiple plots into a cohesive, quirky story with a smart heroine, fascinating insights into Lake District history, and a stunning conclusion." — Booklist

"There's intrigue...Edwards juggles all the subplots with a master's hand and even produces a pair of utterly surprising candidates for the title role. Welcome back, Cold Case Review Team. Please don't wait seven years for the next update." — Kirkus Reviews

"Edwards makes engagement easy through crisp prose and thoughtful characterizations. This skillful combination of procedural and whodunit will prompt newcomers to seek out earlier series entries." — Publishers Weekly

"[R]eaders who appreciate an atmospheric story with a strong sense of place will be satisfied." — Library Journal

"Martin Edwards is the modern grand master of English mystery writing. His literary command of character development and setting is on full display in the gripping plot of The Girl They All Forgot, as it races toward a conclusion you'll never see coming." — Jeffrey Siger, author of the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series

"Life is certainly nasty, brutish, and short—at least for most of the characters in Edwards's much-awaited new installment, set on the edge of England's Lake District. DVI Hannah Scarlett is in charge of cold cases...[and as she] digs deeper into the evidence of the past, and confronts the present, readers have the pleasure of seeing such a complex narrative effortlessly resolve itself. For readers of Ann Cleeves, Mark Billingham, and Clare Donoghue." — First Clue
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464215520
ISBN-10: 1464215529
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Lake District Mysteries