"A lively, fast-moving tale of medieval England" Publishers Weekly

"Vivid characters, rich historical detail and energetic writing." Kirkus Reviews

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Nicholas Bracewell

"Steeped in authentic Elizabethan detail" Booklist

"A visit from this delightfully contentious troupe is always a blessing" New York Times

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Conrad Allen

"A clever and amusing tale of sea-bound adventure." Chicago Sun-Times

"First-class entertainment" Publishers Weekly

"Great reading" Library Journal

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Edward Marston

Edward Marston Edward Marston was born and brought up in Wales. He read Modern History at Oxford then lectured in the subject for three years before becoming a full-time freelance writer.

His first historical mystery, The Queen's Head, was published in 1988, launching the Nicholas Bracewell series.

Marston has worked as an actor and director, and once ran his own professional fringe theatre company. He has also taught drama in a prison and worked as a story editor for a film company at Pinewood.

He has written over forty original plays for radio, television and the theatre, and hundreds of episodes of drama series. But he now concentrates on developing the various series of crime novels that have come from his pen. Under the pseudonym of Conrad Allen, he has written eight nautical mysteries, set during the Edwardian era. The first, Murder on the Lusitania, came out in 1999.

Under the name of Keith Miles, he is the author of six crime novels whose protagonist, Alan Saxon, is a professional golfer. All the titles have a contemporary setting, each book taking Saxon to a different country. The latest, Honolulu Play-off, was published in 2004.

Keith Miles is also the author of Murder in Perspective and Saint's Rest, two architectural mysteries, set in America in the 193Os and featuring Merlin Richards.

Robber barons, Elizabethan actors, Restoration rakes, Victorian villains, Edwardian adventures, American skullduggery or corruption in the world of professional golf - take your pick. All are on offer.

"Consummate storytelling, a love of period and astute characterisation and plotting are the hallmarks of all Marston's books."
The Guardian

"Edward Marston is a pro."
The Observer

"Marston knows his period and his turf."
Los Angeles Times

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The novels

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The series:
Nicholas Bracewell
Inspector Colbeck
Daniel Rawson
Home Front Detective
Dillman and Masefield
Writing as Conrad Allen
Alan Saxon
Writing as Keith Miles
Merlin Richards
Writing as Keith Miles
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Miscellaneous publications
Murder Ancient and ModernEdward Marston and Judith Cutler, author of twenty crime novels with a contemporary setting, compare techniques for writing about crime in the past and in the present. Their talk has been given at several bookshops and writers' groups in the UK and in America.
Murder Ancient and Modern is available for hire. Send an email to the address at the bottom of the page to request more information.

"Two of the most entertaining speakers on the crime writing circuit." Raw Edge Magazine

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