The Excursion Train

The Excursion Train

eBook - 2006
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A perplexing new case for the Railway Detective

On the shocking discovery of a passenger's body on the Great Western Railway excursion train, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are dispatched to the scene. Faced with what initially appears to be a motiveless murder, Colbeck is intrigued by the murder weapon - a noose. When it emerges that the victim had worked as a public executioner, Colbeck realises that this must be intrinsically linked to the killer's choice of weapon. However, the further he delves into the case, the more mysterious it becomes. And when a second man is strangled by a noose on a train, Colbeck knows he must act quickly; can he catch the murderer before more lives are lost?

Set in Victorian England and rich in historical detail, The Excursion Train will hold you captivated from the beginning to the end of its journey.

Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2006
ISBN: 9780749008772
0749008776
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (318 p.)

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Jul 06, 2014

Take a train bound for an illegal prize fight, too much drink taken, and a hot day and bad things are likely to happen. Robert Colbeck's assistant, Victor Leeming, never does get to see the fight, but he is invaluable in helping Colbeck untangle the untoward events of the excursion. Good character development and setting and a good sense of humor.

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