The Iron Horse

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Allison & Busby, 2007 - Fiction - 334 pages
15 Reviews
Derby Day at Epson Downs. A multitude of people crowd to watch the races, dukes and dustmen, bishops and beggars, privileged ladies and prostitutes. The gamut of Victorian society and a hotbed for crime and crooks of all kinds.
With the country a-flutter in the run-up to this national occasion, events reach a fever pitch when a disembodied head is discovered on a passenger train at Crewe; the first in a murky course of events that takes in murder, fraud and race-fixing. Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant are assigned to the case and are soon snarled up in web of skulduggery stretching across the country. Soon, they are forced to ask themselves: just how much is someone prepared to hazard in order to win?

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Review: The Iron Horse (The Railway Detective #4)

User Review  - Peter Auber - Goodreads

This is No. 4 in the Robert Colbeck "Railway Detective" series, and I'm surprised I'd not already read it. After a severed head is found in a hat box at Crewe Station, Colbeck deduces that the crime ... Read full review

Review: The Iron Horse (The Railway Detective #4)

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

The 4th in the Railway Detective series and I have one read all four. My normal genre is the fast paced mystery thriller, but this is completely the opposite and such a refreshing change. Set in ... Read full review


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EDWARD MARSTON was born and brought up in South Wales. A full-time writer for over thirty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the theatre. Prolific and highly successful, he is equally at home writing children's books or literary criticism, plays or biographies and the settings for his crime novels range from the world of professional golf to the compilation of the Domesday Survey. He is also a former Chairman of the Crime Writers Association.

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