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The Railway Detective (Book 1) by Edward Marston (2004 First Edition Hardback)


£35.00

(A&B Crime Collection:
An Inspector Robert Colbeck novel)

Near Fine condition used 2004 First Print
Edition Hardback with intact unclipped DJ.

Published by Allison & Busby, London.
Author: Edward Marston.
ISBN: 9780749006334.
Approx. dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 28mm d.

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The Railway Detective (Railway Detective 1) by Edward Marston

(A&B Crime Collection: An Inspector Robert Colbeck novel)

Condition and Description:

Near Fine condition used 2004 First Print Edition Hardback with intact unclipped Dust Jacket.

Published by Allison & Busby, London.
Author: Edward Marston.
ISBN: 9780749006334.
Approx. dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 28mm d.

Intact clean condition pictorial dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and slight signs of handling. Intact DJ spine, slightly creased to top & bottom. Dust Jacket over very good condition black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 261 clean, slightly tanned inside pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Railway Detective (Railway Detective 1) by Edward Marston:

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?

The Railway Detective is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London. Full of historical detail, unexpected twists and memorable characters, this is a mystery that will surprise you at every turn.

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