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Inspector Colbeck's Casebook: Thirteen Tales from the Railway Detective

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Author: Edward Marston

Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Format: E-book
ISBN: 9780749014742
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 19th June 2014

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‘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 stories from the master of historical crime fiction Edward Marston, featuring his quick-witted Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck.

In this thrilling selection of stories, a young porter is found dead in a coal tub; Colbeck devises a trap to catch a thief; and a burnt train carriage holds a gruesome secret in a small coastal village. As Colbeck and his trusty aide Sergeant Victor Leeming begin to piece together clues and motives for each crime, it becomes clear the pair must stay a step ahead of the culprits to solve the cases. With a new suspect at every turn, can the duo unearth the real villains?

Including ‘The End of the Line’ and ‘The Barber of Ravenglass’, jealousy, vengeance and duplicity all collide in this supercharged anthology, proving once again, that Inspector Colbeck is the master of mysteries.

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'Highly recommended'Antipodean Holmesian Society

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'In this specially commissioned collection of short stories featuring Edward Marston's hugely popular detective Robert Colbeck, the resourceful investigator faces a host of baffling conundrums', Good Book Guide

'Inspector Colbeck's Casebook is a thoroughly enjoyable book, packed with interesting characters and fascinating snippets of information about the Victorian railways'Lizzie Hayes, Promoting Crime Fiction Blog

‘Handsome looking collection of brand new stories’The Bookseller Magazine

‘As with all of the Colbeck books, the attention to detail is beyond reproach. For people who have yet to be introduced to the series, there can be no better place to get acquainted with The Railway Detective’., Bolton News

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Books in this series                                  See full list »

  • The Railway Detective
  • The Excursion Train

Other Books by this author                                  See full list »

  • Blood on the Line
  • Railway to the Grave
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