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Murder and mystery on the Victorian railways, with Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck on the case...

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The Circus Train Conspiracy

Edward Marston

Following a string of successful performances along the west coast, the Moscardi Circus is travelling by train to Newcastle for their next show. Amongst the usual railway hubbub the animals have been loaded, the clowns, now incognito, are aboard and Mauro Moscardi himself is comfortable in...
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A Christmas Railway Mystery

Edward Marston

***BOOK OF THE MONTH*** ENTER CODE BOTM1 FOR £2 OFF December 1860. The morning shift at Swindon Locomotive Works is about to begin and an army of men is pouring out of the nearby terraced houses built by the GWR. Frank Rodman should have been among them, but he is destined for the g...
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Signal for Vengeance

Edward Marston

1860, Wimborne, Dorset. Rebecca Tullidge, miserably married to her callous husband, is having an affair with a railway officer, who she finds dead on the railway tracks. Determined to win votes for the upcoming election of mayor, Mr Feltham calls for Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Lemming ...
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Timetable of Death

Edward Marston

1859. St Mary's Church, Spondon. A little girl playing hide-and-seek jumps into a freshly-dug grave to find a dead man already occupying it. It is the body of Cedric Norton, a senior director of the Midland Railway. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming travel to Derbyshire to investigate...
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A Ticket to Oblivion

Edward Marston

Young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda board a non-stop train to Oxford to visit her Aunt Cassandra, who waits on the platform at Oxford station where the train terminates, to greet them. Only they never arrive. All the passengers alight but the two women are nowhere to be seen. The trai...
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Inspector Colbeck's Casebook: Thirteen Tales from the Railway Detective

Edward Marston

‘Thefts of this kind are highly unusual. I’m sure the clerk never believed he was in any danger.’ ‘Well, he was. You’re after a cunning devil, Inspector – smoke him out.’ An eagerly awaited collection of brand new, specially commissioned short...
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Peril on the Royal Train

Edward Marston

Spring, 1858. The route of the Caledonian Railway through the Scottish countryside is disrupted by a fatal crash. The Railway Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his trusty Sergeant Victor Leeming are called from London to investigate, and must contend with old enemy Superintendent Rory...
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The Railway Detective Ebook Collection

Edward Marston

Three thrilling cases for The Railway Detective A collection of the first three books in the bestselling crime series by Edward Marston including The Railway Detective, The Excursion Train, The Railway Viaduct With the Great Exhibition in the offing, interest is mounting in the icon of m...
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The Stationmaster's Farewell

Edward Marston

1857.  As the community of Exeter celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, one notable person is missing from the festivities.  It is Joel Heygate, the affable, highly-respected stationmaster at Exeter St David’s railway station.   Only when the bonfire finally dies down, the ch...
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Blood on the Line

Edward Marston

The year is 1855, and on the LNWR train to London, a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman. But the wily Jeremy Oxley, con-man, thief and murderer, has one last ace up his sleeve: a beautiful and ruthless accomplice willing to do anything to save her lover, includi...
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Railway to the Grave

Edward Marston

Tragedy strikes close to the Detective Department when an old friend of Superintendent Tallis walks to meet a speeding train head on. The suicide, prompted by the disappearance of the man’s wife, has shocked the local community and leaves plenty for Inspector Robert Colbeck, the Rail...
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The Silver Locomotive Mystery

Edward Marston

1854.  As the Cardiff-bound train puffs out of Paddington Station, young Hugh Kellow wraps a protective arm around his large valise.  He has been entrusted with a  priceless silver coffee pot, designed in the shape of a locomotive, by his elderly employer and mentor silversm...
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Murder on the Brighton Express

Edward Marston

October 1854. As an autumnal evening draws to a close, crowds of passengers rush onto the soon to depart London to Brighton Express. A man watches from shadows nearby, grimly satisfied when the train pulls out of the station. Chaos, fatalities and unbelievable destruction are the scene so...
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The Iron Horse

Edward Marston

The fourth book in the acclaimed Railway Detective series Derby Day at Epsom 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. ...
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The Railway Viaduct

Edward Marston

As a train speeds over the Sankey Viaduct, the dead body of a man is hurled into the canal below. Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming take charge of their most complex and difficult case yet. Hampered by the fact that the corpse has nothing on him to indicate his identity,...
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The Excursion Train

Edward Marston

As a bustling crowd clambers aboard the Great Western Railway excursion train, taking them to an illegal prize-fight in Berkshire, the train guard fears for the safety of his rolling stock. Little does he expect, however, the brutal murder of one of his passengers, Jake Bransby. On the sho...
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The Railway Detective

Edward Marston

London, 1851. The London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, injuring the driver and others aboard. 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. Planned with militar...
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