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A Christmas Railway Mystery By Edward Marston,

  • Title: A Christmas Railway Mystery
  • Author: Edward Marston
  • ISBN: 9780749021481
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • December 1860 The morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive works is about to begin and an army of men is pouring out of the nearby terraced houses built by the GWR Frank Rodman should have been among them, but he is destined for the grave sooner than he might have expected, or he will be, once his missing head is found But Christmas is fast approaching, and the last thinDecember 1860 The morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive works is about to begin and an army of men is pouring out of the nearby terraced houses built by the GWR Frank Rodman should have been among them, but he is destined for the grave sooner than he might have expected, or he will be, once his missing head is found But Christmas is fast approaching, and the last thing Inspector Colbeck needs is a complex case, mired in contradictions As he wrestles with one crime, he is alarmed to hear of another the abduction of Superintendent Tallis Colbeck and Leeming find themselves in a hectic race to solve a brutal murder before rushing off to Kent in a bid to save the superintendent s life.
    A Christmas Railway Mystery December The morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive works is about to begin and an army of men is pouring out of the nearby terraced houses built by the GWR Frank Rodman should have been among t

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    1. Edward Marston never lets the reader down with his railway detective series here is another thrilling case It is December 1860 and when Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming hear of a body being discovered in the Swindon works of the Great Western Railway, their Superintendent Edward Tallis dispatches them to investigate.It is an unusual case for, when discovered, the body is not complete and the missing part is nowhere to be found Colbeck and Leeming, disappointed to have been le [...]

    2. This is an exciting and need to finish it now story It starts with a gruesome murder in a railroad town and adds the abduction of Scotland Yard s Superintendent to the mystery all days before Christmas Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are sent to the Swindon Locomotive Works to find the killer of the gruesome murder The unfortunate victim was not well liked and the suspect list is long Meanwhile, the Superintendent is enjoying a rare holiday when he is abducted The man the Superintendent l [...]

    3. December 1860 The morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive works sees an army of men pouring out of terraced houses built by the GWR This is a town and planned community that aims to provide for its employees from the cradle to the grave Unfortunately, the men happen upon the body of boiler smith Kenneth Rodman Mr Rodman is headed for the grave sooner than expected, or he will be once his missing head is found.Colbeck, the Railway Detective, finds his investigation into Rodman s murder mired in c [...]

    4. I absolutely loved this book Having read 8 out of this series so far I was looking forward to it and it didn t disappoint Highly recommended

    5. Another cracking read in the Railway Detective Series On this occasion Robert and Victor are sent to Swindon to investigate a naked headless corpse found amongst the Railway workings The victim is quite a complex character and there are no shortage of suspects, this book kept me guessing to the end A good secondary storyline was also present about Superintendent Tallis who we learn about in this book I now look forward to the next book.

    6. I was pleasantly surprised by the book A horrific murder has occurred in a miniature town of Swindon Inspector Colbeck of Scotland Yard with his sidekick, Victor Leeming have 10 days to investigate the murder and be back home to their families by Christmas Shortly after their arrival, Colbeck and Leeming narrow their list to five suspects Every person on their list has a motive to murder Frank Rodman Detectives use their little grey cells and catch the sneaky cold hearted murderer, but not befor [...]

    7. This is my first experience reading an Edward Marston Railway Detective series book I like the main characters, the main detective being a variation of a superhero Sherlock Holmes type, and the sidekick being very Watson like I like the writing style with the narrative structure featuring relatively short updates of a number of different points of view to advance the main plot and the subplot I like the concise style of writing The main mystery is a decent puzzle the secondary crime seems to hav [...]

    8. A Christmas Railway Mystery is 15 in The Railway Detective series I entered the series late but then caught up with it by working backwards, and then out of order, but I have to say this book is one of the stronger ones in the series It starts off with a bang a headless body is discovered in the Swindon Works of the Great Western Railway The head is nowhere to be found, nor is it immediately evident who the killer is Oftentimes, it s clear from the beginning, which deflates the mystery a bit, bu [...]

    9. The main story is quite good and keeps you reading over all, but the secondary plot is utterly pointless and the writing really poor I know it s popular literature, but the prose is so clunky, clumsy and pedestrian that at times you feel multiple people must have been writing this book and didn t bother to read what had been previously written Another problem is all the anachronisms, culminating in a policeman caring about the rape of a prostitute at a time when not only marital rape was entirel [...]

    10. I read this over the holiday as I needed a light read It has a simple plot and two mysteries must be solved The first in the Railway town of Swindonand the second the abduction of Colbeck, and Leeming superior Tallis Once again it is historically accurate The reality of working for the GWR,and the social conditions of the workers Widows of workers killed at work or murdered could be evicted from their GWR homes at short notice The author has written a good Christmas mystery and can be read outsi [...]

    11. What an absolute gripping, page turning, steam powered mystery ies this novel portrays This so far is probably the best in the latest exploits of the railway detective and with an added bonus of introducing of new characters which are complex yet give added depth to the story Just am soo amazed at Marston s ability to capture the time and setting of Victorian Swindon and it s railway connection a must have read for fans of Victorian murder mysteries and crime Brilliant absolutely brilliant wish [...]

    12. Colbeck Leeming solve another crimeDifficult to put this book down Edward Marston has a brilliant way of keeping the reader absorbed in the story Great characters and a little different in this story line to other railway mysteries I have enjoyed everyone so far and looking forward to reading the next.

    13. For me, this is Edward Marston s best An interesting start that builds in excitement The ending is wonderful and I loved it The number of typos was disappointing Books are expensive and having a number of them is hard to overlook Nevertheless, five stars is well deserved.

    14. For those wishing a festive mystery, there actually very little Christmas about this sheerly a marketing ploy However Marston turns in another tidy mystery, the best parts of which is the rivalry with the ambitious Grosvenor.

    15. An enjoyable read from Edward Marston A combination of a thrilling mystery, likeable characters, steam railways and Christmas winter life goals Got this as a 19th birthday present was not disappointed Thank you, Edward Marston, for the Railway Detective

    16. In A Christmas Railway Mystery, the latest instalment in Edward Marston s popular Railway Detective series, the festive season proves than usually busy for Inspector Colbeck and his sidekick Sergeant Leeming First, they are called away from London following the brutal murder of one Frank Rodman at the Swindon Locomotive Works Rodman was a distinctly unpopular character and, while his death by decapitation has certainly shocked the community, there appears to be an abundance of suspects and very [...]

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