Murder on the Brighton Express

Murder on the Brighton Express

eBook - 2009
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When the engines finally met, there was a deafening clash and the Brighton Express twisted and buckled, tipping its carriages onto the other line. It was a scene of utter devastation.

October, 1854. 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 unbelieveable 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. But digging deep to discover the intended target of the accident takes time, something Colbeck doesn't have as the killer prepares to strike again.

Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2009
ISBN: 9780749008727
Characteristics: 1 online resource (202 p.)


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Jan 12, 2018

Who would expected that the Brighton Express passenger train would be carrying so many marked people that after the carnage of the derailment, the "accident" would be followed by a cascade of murders and attempted murders of survivors? The author has created another page-turning police procedural crime thriller that races to a surprise ending. Marsten continues, as in earlier books in this series, with sub-themes of social commentary on 19th century British class, religious, and nationalist issues. The large number of casualties from the story-opening train collision reveals the limitations of medical treatment (and the early use of chloroform) in the mid-1800s. In future novels in this series, will Sergeant Leeming be spared disagreeable train trips by the appearance of the horseless carriage?

Blackjack_1 Jul 11, 2011

Marston writes like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
>most recent in a series

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