Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards
A Lake District Mystery (Lake District Mysteries)

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Put all this together and The Frozen Shroud is a great success. It contrives to preserve everything that made the old puzzle mysteries such a joy to solve, it adds a very good police procedural element, and says interesting things about the people involved.
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On Halloween, 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 each Halloween. Just five years ago, Katya Moss was killed, her face also covered to hide her injuries.
The old and seemingly related cases fascinate Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder. Then, while he is attending a Halloween party in Ravenbank, a third murder occurs. Once again, the corpse’s face is shrouded from view. This can’t be a coincidence.
It all presents DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of the Cold Case Review Team, with the toughest challenge of her career. Hannah and Daniel, reluctant to acknowledge their mating dance, team up professionally. But before they can solve the shocking murder puzzle, both of them must confront ghosts from their own past, as well as the ghosts of lonely, lovely, and mysterious Ravenbank.
 

About Martin Edwards

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Martin Edwards is head of employment law at Liverpool and Manchester solicitors, Mace & Jones. In addition to the Harry Devlin series, he has published many short stories and articles, edited eight crime fiction anthologies and written six non-fiction legal books. He lives with his wife and two children in Cheshire.
 
Published March 31, 2013 by Poisoned Pen Press. 287 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Above average
Reviewed by Jack Goodstein on Apr 21 2013

While it might take the reader a while to figure out the relationships between all the various characters as the book opens, once you manage to get them straight in your mind the story moves along with dispatch.

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Reviewed by David Marshall on Jun 28 2013

Put all this together and The Frozen Shroud is a great success. It contrives to preserve everything that made the old puzzle mysteries such a joy to solve, it adds a very good police procedural element, and says interesting things about the people involved.

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