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  • Title: The Stationmaster's Farewell
  • Author: Edward Marston
  • ISBN: 9780749040215
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1857 Only when the bonfire finally dies down, the charred remains of his body are found Who would possibly want to murder a man so universally liked It s the question Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Lemming ask when they arrive in Exeter at the request of the South Devon Railway Yet, as they investigate the stationmaster s life, they realize he i1857 Only when the bonfire finally dies down, the charred remains of his body are found Who would possibly want to murder a man so universally liked It s the question Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Lemming ask when they arrive in Exeter at the request of the South Devon Railway Yet, as they investigate the stationmaster s life, they realize he is not as popular as they first believed With a scorned jilted lover, a resentful colleague and a violent elder brother among the many suspects, the detectives must use all their skill and wit to solve the case.
    The Stationmaster s Farewell Only when the bonfire finally dies down the charred remains of his body are found Who would possibly want to murder a man so universally liked It s the question Detective Inspector Robert Colbec

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    1. I can t believe that it was only June 28 when I got my hands on the first book in this seriesafter recommended it to me and now here I am a month later having read 9 years worth of books in the series and feeling kind of blue because Marston only puts out a book in this series once a year and now I have to wait for a year to see if he writes another Bah, humbug I enjoyed this book about Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck of Scotland Yard and his assistant Detective Sergeant Victor Leeming in 185 [...]

    2. The Railway Detective series continues to enthral as Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck embarks on another baffling case.A stationmaster s body is found at the bottom of the 5 November bonfire in Exeter and the railway authorities, much to the initial annoyance of the local police force and in particular Superintendent Steele, call in Colbeck and his partner, the persevering Sergeant Victor Leeming, to investigate.Suspects immediately emerge when the duo begin their investigations but, as is to [...]

    3. It was interesting to see that Superintendent Tallis hadn t learnt his lesson from the previous book about meddling in an investigation on the ground I really enjoyed this one, although there were some unanswered questions, I felt.I can t wait to continue on with this series, for a reason that would become obvious to regular readers at the end of this one

    4. I have read most of the Railway Detective series They are pleasant, but not earth shattering I am surprised to see so many five stars however Since that is the highest accolade it puts this book on a level it doesn t deserve and equal to other, far better, books I have a couple of quibbles with this book One is minor concerning Colbeck s father in law He is said to have retired after a lifetime with the London North Western Railway Since the book is set in 1857 and that railway only came into be [...]

    5. The Stationmaster s Farewell by Edward Marston 2012 This is another very interesting and entertaining book in Marston s Railway Detective series On Guy Fawkes Day in Exeter, England in 1857 the stationmaster s Joel Heygate s charred body is discovered in the coals of the celebratory bonfire Thus begins another complex and extensive murder investigation by Inspector Robert Colbeck and his loyal and adept assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming The investigation involves a diverse group of very interes [...]

    6. Review from Backchatting BooksDetective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his side kick Sergeant Victor Lemming are at it again Exeter St David s respected stationmaster, Mr Joel Heygate, has been murdered and his body burned accidentally as part of Guy Fawkes Night celebrations Robert needs to bring the killer to justice swiftly so he can get back to London and marry his patient fianc Madeleine Robert and Victor are binary opposites Robert is cultured, educated and well dressed while Victor has the [...]

    7. Joel Heygate is the popular stationmaster at Exeter St David s railway station an impressive figure of a man replete with frock coat and top hat, bushy eyebrows and walrus moustache But when the charred remains of a body are discovered in the embers of the town s annual Bonfire Night celebration, everyone is horrified when it becomes clear that they belong to Mr Heygate Mr Gervase Quinnell of the South Devon Railway contacts Scotland Yard for their assistance, and Superintendant Edward Tallis se [...]

    8. Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his ever faithful assistant Detective Sergeant Victor Leeming are called to Exeter to investigate the disappearance and murder of the widely popular Stationmaster Joel Heygate, love for whom literally drove one woman mad The body was found, charred, among the debris of the November 5th bonfire Quite soon three suspects emerge, Heygate s deputy, his estranged brother, and a local thug Despite resistance from the obnoxious Bishop Philpotts, and assistance fro [...]

    9. As with his other books, this is an enjoyable read with good background on Mid Victorian England, a nice caricature of a malignant Church of England Bishop and a plot in which the murderer is revealed as a surprise to this reader anyway His characters are well drawn although as in previous books, the asides about the progress of Inspector Colbeck s relationship are slightly annoying He describes the treatment of the mentally ill in an asylum well and goes into the seamy side of life in Exeter in [...]

    10. It is 1857 Joel Heygate is the popular stationmaster at Exeter St David s railway station So when the charred remains of a body are discovered in the embers of the town s annual Bonfire Night celebration, everyone is horrified to discover that they belong to Mr Heygate.Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Victor Leeming are dispatched to Exeter with all the due haste, and quickly unearth a number of suspects Bus as Colbeck closes in on the killer, he finds himself in mortal danger Can just [...]

    11. Another in the railway detective series With his marriage imminent, Colbeck is sent to Exeter to investigate the murder of the station master The clues are dominated by the stand in station master Woodford and the victim s brother and sister in law These seemed to pervade the book and rather overpowered the story The climax came very abruptly and the culprit was landed very suddenly upon the story An easy read and occupied two evenings of bad weather, but not a book that will linger on my book s [...]

    12. First book I ve read from the series and thoroughly enjoyed it Its set in 1857 at Exeter St David s Railway station When the stationmaster is found dead Inspector Colbeck is called in from London to find his killer Great twist at the end that I never saw coming If you like whodunnits this a good book for you, although I would start at the beginning of the series as there are references to previous books within the text.

    13. A decent new entry in this on going seriesce to see descriptions of the life of a station well away from London and the south east.The secondary characters of madeline and her father seem to be changing to provide comic relief from the main crime story or perhaps not wait and see in the next book.overall an interesting story but i did find that the villain murderer came completely out of left fieldrks would be 3.5 to 4.0

    14. This is the third book by this author which I have read I actually found this enjoyable than the other two There are some interesting descriptions in this book and also several humorous interludes There is also an unexpected twist at the end Unfortunately I found the author s prose style pedestrian and his characterisation inconsistent.

    15. This was my first venture into the Railway Detective series, and will probably read another one I didn t guess the murderer s identity but rarely do anyway and there were many different characters and a few sub plots to keep it interesting.

    16. Another wonderful adventure of Inspector Robert Colbeck which combines his investigations into the murder of the stationmaster of St David s, Exeter with the anxieties of the approach of his wedding day Will he solve the case in time for his nuptials

    17. lastest in the railway detective series this takes colbeck and leeming to exeter where the popular stationmaster is found under a bonfire murdered, this tale has many twists and is quite a page turner , well worth reading

    18. The Inspector Colbeck books certainly aren t challenging and are definitely annoying but not enough so to stop me picking another one up when I want to switch my brain into neutral Harmless fun which I read in one sitting

    19. A good plot and resolution that continues this easily read and enjoyable series Full of period detail and historical titbits that add to the journey The irascible Tallis is rapidly becoming my favourite character and his relationship with Leeming always entertaining.

    20. This would have been one of the better books in the Railway Detective series but was,I felt, spoilt by a rather rushed ending.

    21. This had a surprise ending, it really had me baffled as to who did the deed, not known until the final chapter.

    22. While I enjoyed the story and the mystery, it seemed like the conclusion came to quickly and without enough explanation or build up Otherwise, still a great read.

    23. The 9th book in the series, and definitely one of the best Usually I can work out who the murderer is, but not this time A very good read.

    24. Inspector Colbeck is always a good stand by for holiday reading This rattles on at a fair old pace and the only distraction is the annoying father in law to he s dalliances.

    25. Typical entry in the Inspector Colbeck series, though I found the side plot with Colbeck s fiance repetitive.

    26. A good historical mystery, set in mid nineteenth century England The author does a good job of giving you a feeling for the times, too.

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