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Edward Marston is a pen name that author Keith Miles uses. He writes historical fiction and mystery novels. He turned to writing fiction in the eighties, and by the year 1986, he published his first novel (which was called “Bullet Hole”). It was the first in a series about a professional golfer that becomes an amateur detective. The bulk of the work that Keith Miles uses, have been published under the Edward Marston name.
Order of Frankenstein Horror Series
|1||Dragon's Teeth||1973||Description / Buy|
Order of Alan Saxon Series
|1||Bullet Hole||1986||Description / Buy|
|2||Double Eagle||1987||Description / Buy|
|3||Green Murder||1990||Description / Buy|
|4||Bermuda Grass||2002||Description / Buy|
|5||Honolulu Play-Off||2004||Description / Buy|
|6||Flagstick||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Action Scene Series
|1||Bushranger (Short Story)||1987||Description / Buy|
|2||Skydive (Short Story)||1987||Description / Buy|
|3||Seabird (Short Story)||1987||Description / Buy|
|4||Snowstorm (Short Story)||1988||Description / Buy|
Order of Sin Bin Series
|1||Iggy (Short Story)||1988||Description / Buy|
|2||Melanie (Short Story)||1988||Description / Buy|
|3||Tariq (Short Story)||1989||Description / Buy|
|4||Bev (Short Story)||1989||Description / Buy|
Order of Merlin Richards Series
|1||Murder in Perspective||1997||Description / Buy|
|2||Saint's Rest||1999||Description / Buy|
Order of Elizabethan Theater Series
|1||The Queen's Head||1988||Description / Buy|
|2||The Merry Devils||1989||Description / Buy|
|3||The Trip to Jerusalem||1990||Description / Buy|
|4||The Nine Giants||1991||Description / Buy|
|5||The Mad Courtesan||1992||Description / Buy|
|6||The Silent Woman||1992||Description / Buy|
|7||The Roaring Boy||1995||Description / Buy|
|8||The Laughing Hangman||1996||Description / Buy|
|9||The Fair Maid of Bohemia||1997||Description / Buy|
|10||The Wanton Angel||1999||Description / Buy|
|11||The Devil's Apprentice||2001||Description / Buy|
|12||The Bawdy Basket||2002||Description / Buy|
|13||The Vagabond Clown||2003||Description / Buy|
|14||The Counterfeit Crank||2004||Description / Buy|
|15||The Malevolent Comedy||2005||Description / Buy|
|16||The Princess of Denmark||2006||Description / Buy|
Order of Domesday Series
|1||The Wolves of Savernake||1993||Description / Buy|
|2||The Ravens of Blackwater||1994||Description / Buy|
|3||The Dragons of Archenfield||1995||Description / Buy|
|4||The Lions of the North||1996||Description / Buy|
|5||The Serpents Of Harbledown||1996||Description / Buy|
|6||The Stallions of Woodstock||1997||Description / Buy|
|7||The Hawks of Delamere||1998||Description / Buy|
|8||The Wildcats of Exeter||1998||Description / Buy|
|9||The Foxes of Warwick||1999||Description / Buy|
|10||The Owls of Gloucester||2000||Description / Buy|
|11||The Elephants of Norwich||2000||Description / Buy|
Order of Christopher Redmayne Series
|1||The King's Evil||1999||Description / Buy|
|2||The Amorous Nightingale||2000||Description / Buy|
|3||The Repentant Rake||2001||Description / Buy|
|4||The Frost Fair||2003||Description / Buy|
|5||The Parliament House||2006||Description / Buy|
|6||The Painted Lady||2007||Description / Buy|
Order of Inspector Robert Colbeck Series
|1||The Railway Detective||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||The Excursion Train||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||The Railway Viaduct||2006||Description / Buy|
|4||The Iron Horse||2007||Description / Buy|
|5||Murder on the Brighton Express||2007||Description / Buy|
|6||The Silver Locomotive Mystery||2009||Description / Buy|
|7||Railway to the Grave||2010||Description / Buy|
|8||Blood on the Line||2011||Description / Buy|
|9||The Stationmaster's Farewell||2012||Description / Buy|
|10||Peril on the Royal Train||2013||Description / Buy|
|11||A Ticket to Oblivion||2014||Description / Buy|
|12||Timetable of Death||2015||Description / Buy|
|13||Signal for Vengeance||2016||Description / Buy|
|14||The Circus Train Conspiracy||2017||Description / Buy|
|15||A Christmas Railway Mystery||2017||Description / Buy|
|16||Points of Danger||2019||Description / Buy|
|17||Fear on the Phantom Special||2019||Description / Buy|
|18||Slaughter in the Sapperton Tunnel||2020||Description / Buy|
|19||Tragedy on the Branch Line||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Inspector Robert Colbeck Collections
|1||Inspector Colbeck's Casebook||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Captain Rawson Series
|1||Soldier of Fortune||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||Drums of War||2008||Description / Buy|
|3||Fire and Sword||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||Under Siege||2010||Description / Buy|
|5||A Very Murdering Battle||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Home Front Detective Series
|1||A Bespoke Murder||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||An Instrument of Slaughter||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Five Dead Canaries||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Deeds of Darkness||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||Dance of Death||2015||Description / Buy|
|6||The Enemy Within||2016||Description / Buy|
|7||Under Attack||2017||Description / Buy|
|8||The Unseen Hand||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Bow Street Rivals Series
|1||Shadow of the Hangman||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Steps to the Gallows||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Date with the Executioner||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Fugitive from the Grave||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||Rage of the Assassin||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Edward Marston Short Story Collections
|1||Murder, Ancient And Modern||2005||Description / Buy|
Order of Edward Marston Non-Fiction Books
|1||Crime Archive (Short Story)||2008||Description / Buy|
Edward Marston Anthologies
The name comes from John Marston; who was an Elizabethan playwright. Miles has also written more than forty original plays for theater, radio, and television. He has worked as a director, an actor, and manager of his own professional fringe theater company. Marston has even taught drama in a prison and worked at Pinewood (a film company) as a story editor. Keith Miles was brought up and born in Wales. He studied the subject of Modern History at Oxford and then lectured the subject for three years. Then he became a full-time writer, working freelance.
Under the Edward Marston name, he has written the “Home Front Detective” series, the “Bow Street Rivals”, the “Railway Detective” series, the “Captain Rawson” series, the “Domesday” series, the “Restoration” series, and the “Elizabethan Theatre” series (which is also called the “Nicholas Bracewell” series, its namesake stars). He has also written some short stories and a non fiction book.
EDWARD MARSTON AWARDS
“The Roaring Boy” was nominated for an Edgar Award in the best novel in the year 1996.
BEST EDWARD MARSTON BOOKS
For those readers looking to get into novels by Edward Marston, this section will help with that. It will go over the novels “The Queen’s Head”, “The Merry Devils”, and “The Trip to Jerusalem”.
The Queen’s Head: This is the first novel in the “Elizabethan Theatre” series and was released in the year 1988. In the year 1587, Mary (Queen of Scots) is executed and her head rolls across the platform; it does not have the auburn wig attached anymore. Is this going to end all of the plotting that goes on against Mary’s redheaded cousin, named Elizabeth?
The next year (1588, the year of the Spanish Armada) is a scary time; there is a lot of terror and triumph going on, for all of England (not just the court or the queen). All of this turmoil is seen in the theater, and the galleries of the inns (like London’s “The Queen’s Head”) where the Men of Lord Westfield perform.
After an actor is murdered, the book holder for the company (named Nicholas Bracewell) faces two consequences. As book holder, he has a bigger role than a producer would. He has to get a replacement that will acceptable to the temperamental star of the show (named Lawrence Firethorn). He has to catch the killer of Will Fowler, like he promised Will right as he died.
The Merry Devils: This is the second novel in the “Elizabethan Theatre” series and was released in the year 1989. Nicholas Bracewell, is fresh off succeeding at holding the strained players’ company together. At the same time, a treasonous plot against the queen is about to make “The Queen’s Head” ring with laughter. This is because “The Merry Devils”, a new comedy, is about to premiere.
The gloomy landlord is certain that mischief will be the result of the whole thing. All Nicholas sees is just a harmless comedy that is not going to have real devils come to life, just a pair of actors that are great tumblers. How can it be possible then, that three devils appear on stage during the crucial scene of the show? One of which even looks quite real, disturbingly enough. There is one imp that lies dead, in the deviltry that follows the whole thing.
The Trip to Jerusalem: This is the third novel in the “Elizabethan Theatre” series and was released in the year 1990. London is being taken over by the Black Plague, making the theaters close and the frightened citizens are going to the country. Lord Westfield’s Men choose to go on the road, as it is a safer place to be, and tour the North. Before they are supposed to go, one of the players is murdered.
They travel, this company (managed by Nicholas Bracewell) finds out that Banbury’s Men (Lord Westfield’s Men’s chief rivals) have been stealing their best works. They try to shake Banbury’s Men off, and an actor (named Lawrence Firethorn) later takes them to York. All is revealed here in a performance that is quite thrilling.
When Does The Next Edward Marston book come out?
The next book by Edward Marston is Tragedy on the Branch Line and will be released on April, 22nd 2021. It is the newest book in the Inspector Robert Colbeck Series.