The Railway Detective

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Allison & Busby, Feb 28, 2005 - Fiction - 318 pages
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In 1851 England, the city of London anticipates the grand opening of the Great Expedition. Excitement is mounting with each engineering triumph of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating. A sudden attack hits the London to Birmingham mail train and it is looted and derailed. Planned with military precision, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck 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 Madeline, 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, unexpected twists and memorable characters, this is a mystery that will surprise you at every turn.REVIEWS "A thoroughly enjoyable Victorian crime novel, a must for aficionados. For the general reader in search of fresh entertainment, and well worth reading."Historical Novels Review"

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User Review  - EadieB - LibraryThing

The Railway Detective was a very enjoyable start to a new series. I enjoyed reading about the first train robbery in Victorian England. It was a fun read with good historical background of the time ... Read full review

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

It's 1852 and Victorian railway building is in full swing. Then one of the trains carrying gold from the Royal Mint is robbed in an audacious theft. The main character is Detective Inspector Robert ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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. He is the author of sixty crime novels set in seven distinct periods of history, and a master of historical fiction. He is the author of the hugely successful Railway Detective series.

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