Murder on the Brighton Express

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Allison & Busby, 2008 - Fiction - 310 pages
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When the engines finally met, there was a deafening clash and the Brighton Express twisted and buckled, tipping its carriages onto the other line and producing a cacophony of screams, howls of pain and groans from the passengers. It was a scene of utter devastation.
October 1854. As an autumnal evening draws to a close, crowds of passengers rush to make the departure of the London to Brighton Express. A man watches from the shadows nearby, grimly satisfied as the train pulls out of the station ...
Chaos, fatalities and unbelievable destruction are the scene soon after when the train derails on the last left of its journey. What led to such devastation, and could it simply be a case of driver error? Detective Inspector Colbeck, thinks not. But digging deep to discover the intended target of the accident takes time, something Colbeck doesn't have as the killer prepares to strike again.

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Review: Murder on the Brighton Express (The Railway Detective #5)

User Review  - Karen wadey - Goodreads

I really like these books very charming and entertaining and as I am from the Brighton area it makes it more interesting, but a bit disappointed in this story not really a murder mystery more just a mystery, I shall persevere and hope the others are an improvement. Read full review

Review: Murder on the Brighton Express (The Railway Detective #5)

User Review  - Cat - Goodreads

The over-the-top caricatures finally got to me in this book. The women were portrayed even worse than in previous books in the series, straying into misogyny. Also, the mystery did not tie up in a satisfying way. Eleventh-hour players need to have more impact. Read full review


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About the author (2008)

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, and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers Association.

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