Blood on the Line

Blood on the Line

eBook - 2011
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The year is 1857, and on the LNWR train to London, a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman. But Jeremy Oxley, conman, thief and murderer, has one last ace up his sleeve: a beautiful and ruthless accomplice willing to do anything to save her lover. Inspector Robert Colbeck is dreaming of his wedding as he enters Superintendent Tallis's office. There he learns that Oxley, his nemesis, has once again escaped. No matter the cost, he must bring the murderous Oxley to justice once and for all.
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby Limited, 2011
ISBN: 9780749010508
0749010509
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (349 p.)

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Aug 30, 2014

Colbeck hears that a villain from a previous book, Jeremy Oxley, has, with the help of his girlfriend, escaped from a train taking him to be hanged. Inspector Colbeck and Victor Leeming track Oxley from town to town along the railway lines. When it looks as though they finally have Oxley trapped, he escapes on a sailing ship to America. Determined not to be outfoxed, Colbeck with a very reluctant Leeming, take a steamship to America, so as to arrive ahead of the sailing ship. Oxley manages to create a diversion, when disembarking, to evade them; but is finally captured and returned to England. In all the excitement, Colbeck almost misses his own wedding.

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