Edward Marston

Interviewed 01 November 2014

Edward Marston

Edward Marston was born and brought up in South Wales. A full-time writer for over 40 years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the theatre, and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association. He has written crime novels across six different periods of history, including the Victorian railway detective series.


Books by Edward Marston

Shadow of The Hangman

Thief-taker twins Peter and Paul Skillen battle escaped American prisoners seeking revenge and French spies intent on assassination.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by John Cleal

Shadow of The Hangman

Reviewed on 25 February 2016 by

Peril On The Royal Train

London railway detectives Colbeck and Leeming visit Glasgow to investigate a crash and conclude that another atrocity will follow, this time with the royal family as target.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

Five Dead Canaries

Five young women, working in the manufacture of explosives during the First World War, are at a birthday party celebration when a bomb goes off, killing them all. A sixth woman had just left the party before the explosion.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Arnold Taylor