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The Silver Locomotive Mystery

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Author Edward Marston
Rights World English
ISBN 9780749007782
Pages 320
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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 silversmith Albert Voke.  But two of Hugh’s fellow passengers are taking an enormous interest in the valise and as the journey progresses, Hugh’s tongue is loosened and he tells them all about his priceless cargo.

It will be the last mistake he’ll make …

When a dead body is discovered in a room at the Cardiff Railway Hotel, beside a large empty valise, the great Railway Detective Robert Colbeck and his trusty Sergeant Victor Leeming are called in to investigate, and they soon discover they have a real mystery on their hands.

What The Critics Said

'This is sixth title in the Railway Detective series which gets better and better! The indiviuals are well characterised again with all their idiosyncracies and eccentricities...highly recommended.'

The Antipodean Holmesian Society

‘Written in an entertaining manner, this is an intriguing mystery that will have you gripped from the first page to the finish’

Yorkshire Gazette & Herald

'This novel is an enjoyable addition to a crime series that has an interesting background and always manages to deliver an enthralling whodunit.'

Historical Novels Review

'A solid, traditional puzzle mystery with lots of red herrings and suspects from which to choose'

Deadly Pleasures


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