Cover of: The railway detective | Edward Marston

About the Book

London 1851. With the opening of the Great Exhibition at hand, interest is mounting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating...In an audacious attack, the London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, causing many casualties. Planned with military precision, this crime proves a challenge to Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck who fights to untangle a web of murder, blackmail and destruction.As Colbeck closes in on the criminal masterminds, events take an unexpected turn when the beautiful Madeleine, daughter of the injured train driver, becomes a pawn in the criminals' game. With time running out, good and evil, new and old, battle against each other. But will the long arm of the law have speed on its side?Full of historical detail, The Railway Detective is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London.

Edition Notes

Genre Fiction.

The Physical Object

Pagination 261 p. ;
Number of pages 261

ID Numbers

Open Library OL23022459M
Internet Archive railwaydetective00mars_0
ISBN 10 0749083522, 0749006331
Library Thing 426899
Goodreads 921033 921032

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