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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Frost Fair by Edward Marston
    The Frost Fair (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    The River Thames is frozen over and the discovery of a dead body casts a pall over the annual Frost Fair.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 Stationmaster's Farewell by Edward Marston
    The Stationmaster's Farewell (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    Guy Fawkes Night, 1857. Joel Heygate was the popular stationmaster at Exeter St David s railway station. So the town is horrified when his remains are discovered in the embers of the annual Bonfire Night celebration. Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck unearths three suspects, but are they missing something?"

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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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  • Peril on the Royal Train by Edward Marston
    Peril on the Royal Train (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    A train veers off the rails near the Scottish border and plunges into the lake below. Inspector Colbeck is summoned to investigate and finds that a large, complex conspiracy may be afoot.

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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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  • 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 Silent Woman by Edward Marston
    The Silent Woman (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    When fire destroys their London theatre, Lord Westfield's players seek out venues in the countryside. But stage manager Nicholas Bracewell is distracted by a shocking tragedy - a mysterious messenger from his native Devon, murdered by poison. Though the messenger is silenced, Nicholas decides to return home and conclude some unfinished business.

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  • Shadow of the Hangman by Edward Marston
    Shadow of the Hangman (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    The first instalment of the Bow Street Rivals series. A riot breaks out in Dartmoor prison, enabling some American inmates to escape. The twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen catch wind of a projected assassination but the target is unknown.

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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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  • Five Dead Canaries by Edward Marston
    Five Dead Canaries (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    During WW1, female munition workers - canaries celebrate a birthday but all but one are killed in an explosion. Marmion and Keedy uncover surprising clues."

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

    1817, Chalk Farm, London. At dawn the scene is set for a duel between a lady's two ardent admirers. Although the duel is broken up, later in the day one of the duellists is found dead, shot between the eyes. 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 Mad Courtesan by Edward Marston
    The Mad Courtesan (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    While rumours are rife of Queen Elizabeth's declining health, celebrated theatre company Lord Westfield's Men suffer their own bitter blows. Stage manager Nicholas Bracewell can keep the company afloat, but as the Queen sinks towards death, he discerns connections between the company's misfortunes and a larger shadow over England...

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

    It is 1852, and Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Victor Leeming are faced with their most difficult case to date. As a train speeds over the Sankey Viaduct, a man is hurled from a carriage into the canal below. It later transpires that he has been stabbed to death. This book is the third in the "Railway Detective" series.

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