The Frozen Shroud

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The Frozen Shroud

By Martin Edwards

Poisoned Pen Press, Hardcover, 9781464201059, 278pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

Description
Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in England's Lake District, each time on Hallowe en. 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 on Hallowe-en. Five years ago, another woman, Katya Moss, was murdered, and again her face was covered to hide her injuries.Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder, becomes fascinated by the old cases, and wonders whether the obvious suspects really did commit the crimes. He spends Hallowe en at a party in Ravenbank only to find death returning to this beautiful but isolated spot. Once more, the victim is a woman, once more her damaged face is shrouded from view.


About the Author
Martin Edwards has published sixteen 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. His website is www.martinedwardsbooks.com