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  • Points of Danger by Edward Marston
    Points of Danger (English, Hardback) Edward Marston

    1861, East Anglia. When universally-admired Swarbrick, the man working to unify East Anglia's tangle of railway networks, is killed by a robber in a first-class carriage, Inspector Colbeck is brought in from London. But is this the act of a bungling burglar, a business rival, a disgruntled son, or a jealous lover?

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  • A Christmas Railway Mystery by Edward Marston
    A Christmas Railway Mystery (English, Hardback) Edward Marston

    December 1860. An army of men heads for the morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive works. Unfortunately, boiler smith Frank Rodman is headed for the grave sooner than he'd expected, or he will be once his missing head is found. Colbeck, the Railway Detective, finds his investigation into Rodman's murder mired in contradictions.

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  • The Excursion Train by Edward Marston
    The Excursion Train (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    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.

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  • The Circus Train Conspiracy by Edward Marston
    The Circus Train Conspiracy (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    The Moscardi Circus is travelling by train to Newcastle for their next show when a collision on the track causes pandemonium. When the body of a woman is discovered in nearby woodland, Inspector Colbeck is desperate to lend assistance, believing the two incidents might be connected. Who is the nameless woman and who is targeting the circus?

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  • Fugitive from the Grave by Edward Marston
    Fugitive from the Grave (English, Hardback) Edward Marston

    1817. Following news of her father's death, Clemency van Emden returns to England, where Peter and Paul Skillen agree to help unravel the mystery of his last days. When the body of Clemency's father is discovered to be missing from its casket, the twins embark on a chase of graverobbers, funerary agents and Good Samaritans to unearth the truth.

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  • Timetable of Death by Edward Marston
    Timetable of Death (English, Hardback) 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 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 by Edward Marston
    A Ticket To Oblivion (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are summoned to Burnhope Manor when young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda have disappeared on a non-stop train journey to Oxford.

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  • Under Attack by Edward Marston
    Under Attack (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    June, 1917. While another daylight air raid batters London, the body of respected businessman Gilbert Donohoe is fished from the Thames. Inspector Marmion struggles with the murder case alongside his anxieties for his now-missing son, Paul, but the pressure increases when the Metropolitan Police are the target of a series of vicious press attacks.

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  • Timetable of Death by Edward Marston
    Timetable of Death (English, Paperback) 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 a senior director of the Midland Railway. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming travel to Derbyshire to investigate.

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  • A Christmas Railway Mystery by Edward Marston
    A Christmas Railway Mystery (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    December 1860. With Christmas fast approaching, the last thing Inspector Colbeck needs is a complex case. As he wrestles with one crime, he is alarmed to hear of another - the abduction of Superintendent Tallis. Colbeck and Leeming find themselves raceing to solve a brutal murder before rushing to Kent in a bid to save the superintendent's life.

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  • Murder on the Brighton Express by Edward Marston
    Murder on the Brighton Express (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    As crowds of passengers rush to make the departure of the London to Brighton Express, a man watches from the shadows nearby - Chaos, fatalities and unbelievable destruction are the scene soon after when the train derails just outside the Balcombe Tunnel. Could it simply be a case of driver error? Detective Inspector Colbeck thinks not.

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  • Date with the Executioner by Edward Marston
    Date with the Executioner (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    1817. Chalk Farm, London, is the scene for a duel between a lady's two ardent admirers. Paul Skillen stands as Mark Bowerman's second. Although the duel is broken up, one of the duelists is found dead. Paul and his twin Peter are determined to see justice done and are soon enmeshed in threads of inheritance, treachery and fraud.

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  • The Railway Detective by Edward Marston
    The Railway Detective (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    1851 and the city of London anticipates the grand opening of the Great Expedition. The London to Birmingham mail train is looted and derailed and Detective Colbeck fights to untangle a web of murder, blackmail and destruction.

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  • Under Attack by Edward Marston
    Under Attack (English, Hardback) Edward Marston

    June, 1917. While German bombers raid London from above, a man's body is fished from the Thames. As the killer has taken care to remove identifying items and even labels, Detective Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy struggle to name the victim before they can begin properly with their investigation.

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  • The Enemy Within by Edward Marston
    The Enemy Within (English, Hardback) Edward Marston

    Pentonville Prison. Wally Hubbard is serving a long sentence for arson. But after befriending and tricking one of the officers, Hubbard makes an audacious escape. Inspector Marmion, the detective who arrested Hubbard, is warned to watch his back, but it seems that Hubbard has another target in his murderous sights.

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  • The Princess Of Denmark by Edward Marston
    The Princess Of Denmark (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    Westfield's Men are out of work. When their widowed patron chooses a Danish bride and plans a wedding in Elsinore, the troupe is invited to perform, as guests of King Christian IV. But the play they select will prove a disastrous choice. Westfield's Men soon find themselves embroiled in political intrigue and religious dissension.

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  • Signal for Vengeance by Edward Marston
    Signal for Vengeance (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    1860, Wimborne, Dorset. Rebecca Tullidge, miserably married, is having an affair with a railway officer, who she finds dead on the railway tracks. Mayoral hopeful, Mr Feltham calls for the Railway Detective to solve the hideous crime. With a pregnant wife at home, Colbeck must work at speed if he is to return in time for the birth.

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  • The Enemy Within by Edward Marston
    The Enemy Within (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    Pentonville Prison. Wally Hubbard is serving a long sentence for arson. But after befriending and tricking one of the officers, Hubbard makes an audacious escape. Inspector Marmion, the detective who arrested Hubbard, is warned to watch his back, but it seems that Hubbard has another target in his murderous sights.

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  • The Iron Horse by Edward Marston
    The Iron Horse (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    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. With the nation a-flutter in the run up to this national event, a disembodied head is discovered on a passenger train.

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  • The Painted Lady (Christopher Redmayne Mysteries) by Edward Marston
    The Painted Lady (Christopher Redmayne Mysteries) (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    Araminta Jewell is one of the beauties of her day who manages to resist all the blandishments that come her way. Even her marriage to the staid and ugly Sir Martin Culthorpe has not discouraged the rakes of London. Before she wed, a special club had been set up with the first man to bed her standing to win a sizeable wager.

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