The Railway Detective

Autor: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749008865
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London 1851. With the opening of the Great Exhibition at hand, interest is mounting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating... In an audacious attack, the London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, causing many casualties. Planned with military precision, this crime proves a challenge to Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck who fights to untangle a web of murder, blackmail and destruction. As Colbeck closes in on the criminal masterminds, events take an unexpected turn when the beautiful Madeleine, daughter of the injured train driver, becomes a pawn in the criminals' game. With time running out, good and evil, new and old, battle against each other. But will the long arm of the law have speed on its side? Full of historical detail, The Railway Detective is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London.

The Railway Viaduct

Autor: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749008911
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The Railway Detective faces his most dangerous adversary yet 1852. Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Victor Leeming are faced with their most complex and difficult case to date. As a train speeds over the Sankey Viaduct, a man is hurled from a carriage and plummets into the canal below. It later transpires that he has been stabbed to death. With no papers by which to identify the man, the detectives' investigation is hampered from the start. Suspecting that the victim may have come from continental Europe, Colbeck and Leeming take the case to France where a new railway is being built by a British contractor. But in a new country the detectives face new problems. Anti-British feeling is rife and Colbeck and Leeming must put their own lives in danger to pick up the murderer's trail. The third in the acclaimed Railway Detective series, The Railway Viaduct is an absorbing mystery that will keep you guessing till the very end.

The Excursion Train

Autor: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749008776
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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.

Murder On The Brighton Express

Autor: Edward Marston
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Detective Inspector Colbeck must determine the reason for the derailing of the Brighton Express before the killer strikes again.

Railway To The Grave

Autor: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 074900925X
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Now here's a murd'rous tale of woe, See a hero misbehave. For it shows a valiant soldier go, By railway to the grave. Yorkshire 1855. Colonel Aubrey Tarleton is a man respected by his neighbours in the small Yorkshire village of South Otterington - as much for his heroic feats in the army as for his social position. So the community is left stunned when Tarleton, deliberately, walks into the path of a speeding train. He is crushed to death on the track, but it is not his broken limbs that attract the attention of the train driver; rather, it is the note pinned to his chest, fluttering in the breeze: 'Whoever finds me, notify Superintendent Tallis of the Detective Department at Scotland Yard'. The famous Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck, finds his superior officer in great distress when he arrives at the Yard the following morning. Tallis is clutching a letter from his now-deceased friend. In it, Tarleton makes it clear that he no longer wishes to live if he has to do so without his beloved wife, who has disappeared. When the news arrives that a man's body has been found on the track near Thirsk, the coincidence is too great. Was Tarleton responsible for his wife's disappearance, and was his suicide the act of a guilty man? Tallis cannot believe that to be the case and sets out for Yorkshire, accompanied by Colbeck and his trusty Sergeant Victor Leeming, determined to uncover the truth.

Five Dead Canaries

Autor: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749013370
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London, 1916. Among a new breed of fiercely independent women are the 'canaries', a raucous group of munitions workers, so-called after their chemically-stained yellow faces. However, a birthday celebration between them is interrupted by a brutal explosion. Unconvinced by the suggestion that this is the work of a German spy, Detective Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy begin their investigations and attempt to untangle the many threads of a surprising case.

The Great Train Mystery

Autor: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635080834
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Christina, Grant, Mimi, and Papa go "All aboard!" the train Papa's borrowed train for a fast-adventure across America - and try to keep from being derailed by mysterious mishaps, spooky surprises, and - oh, it's so dark in here! - those treacherous tunnels! Look What's Inside This Mystery - people, places, history and more! Places: Washington, D.C. - Union Station The National Mall Washington Monument Lincoln Memorial; Nebraska - Union Station Union Pacific Railroad Historical Museum Chimney Rock; Missouri - Museum of Westward Expansion Independence Eads Bridge, St. Louis; Colorado - Union Station; Utah - Salt Lake City Promontory Summit; and Mississippi River and Sierra Nevada MountainsPeople: Lewis and Clark Harry S. Truman Shakespeare Abraham Lincoln PioneersEducational Items: Cattle drives Union Station's history Steam Engines Louisiana Purchase Transcontinental Railroad Westward Expansion Oregon Trail Manifest Destiny Golden Spike ceremony The Old West Bethel Granite Sierra No. 3 The Gateway Arch California Trail California Gold Rush Kerosene Coal Oil The Pony Express Pinto horses Historic trains: No. 119 and JupiterThis mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, a scavenger hunt and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery has Accelerated Reader Reading Levels, Lexile Measures, Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels and Developmental Reading Assessments Levels.

Inspector Colbeck S Casebook

Autor: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749014741
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‘Thefts of this kind are highly unusual. I’m sure the clerk never believed he was in any danger.’ ‘Well, he was. You’re after a cunning devil, Inspector - smoke him out.’ An eagerly awaited collection of brand new, specially commissioned short stories from the master of historical crime fiction Edward Marston, featuring his quick-witted Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck. In this thrilling selection of stories, a young porter is found dead in a coal tub; Colbeck devises a trap to catch a thief; and a burnt train carriage holds a gruesome secret in a small coastal village. As Colbeck and his trusty aide Sergeant Victor Leeming begin to piece together clues and motives for each crime, it becomes clear the pair must stay a step ahead of the culprits to solve the cases. With a new suspect at every turn, can the duo unearth the real villains? Including ‘The End of the Line’ and ‘The Barber of Ravenglass’, jealousy, vengeance and duplicity all collide in this supercharged anthology, proving once again, that Inspector Colbeck is the master of mysteries.

Ticket To Oblivion

Autor: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749016450
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Summer, 1858. Young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda board a non-stop train to Oxford to visit Imogen's Aunt Cassandra, who waits on the platform at the terminus to greet them. All the passengers alight at Oxford, but the two women are nowhere to be seen. The train is searched and the coachman swears he saw them join first class, however they seem to have vanished into thin air. When he learns his daughter is missing, Sir Marcus Burnhope contacts Scotland Yard for help. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are assigned to the case and are advised to tread carefully around Sir Marcus - an MP who is used to getting what he wants. With witnesses confirming the impossible - that the women boarded the train - is it a simple case of runaways? Or is there a larger, more sinister conspiracy at work? The Railway Detective must unravel the mystifying web of their disappearance before Imogen and Rhoda vanish into oblivion for good.

A Christmas Railway Mystery

Autor: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
ISBN: 0749021535
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December 1860. Headed for the morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive works is an army of men pouring out of terraced houses built by the GWR, a miniature town and planned community that aims to provide for its employees from cradle to grave. 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. Inspector Colbeck, the Railway Detective, finds his investigation into Rodman's murder mired in contradictions. Was the victim a short-tempered brawler, or a committed Christian and chorister who aimed to better himself? On the trail of Rodman's enemy as the season starts to bite, Colbeck finds little festive cheer in the twists and turns of this peculiar case.