The Railway Viaduct

The Railway Viaduct

Book - 2006
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As a train speeds over the Sankey Viaduct, the dead body of a man is hurled into the canal below. Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming take charge of their most complex and difficult case yet. Hampered by the fact that the corpse has nothing on him to indicate his identity, they are baffled until a young woman comes forward to explain that the murder victim, Gaston Chabal, is an engineer, working on a major rail link in France. As the case takes on an international dimension, problems accumulate. The detectives wonder if the murder is connected to a series of vicious attacks on the rail link that is being built by British navvies under the direction of a British construction engineer. Colbeck and Leeming have to survive personal danger, resistance from the French government, broadsides from their Superintendent, and many other setbacks before they solve the crime.
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, c2006
Description: 269 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780749081805
0749081805
Branch Call Number: Mars

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Liber_vermis
Jan 05, 2018

A fast-moving, quick-scene changing plot that takes place in England and France at the pace of thundering steam locomotives. [Note: Roundcat has confused two painters in this crime novel. Ambrose Hooper happens to be painting the Sankey Viaduct when the initial crime takes place; and is able to help Inspector Colbeck early in the investigation. Later, Madeleine Andrews, Colbeck's girlfriend, paints an imaginative sketch of a viaduct across the English Channel that shifts the investigator's mind in a new direction.] Thomas Brassey was a real English railway contractor whose biography (with maps) is available at the Internet Archive.

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Roundcat
Jul 06, 2014

When a man is thrown from a train crossing a viaduct, Robert Colbeck's lady friend is at the scene exercising her new painting talents. Her view helps Colbeck and Leeming track down the killer.

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Liber_vermis
Jan 05, 2018

Coarse Language: Frequent use of the F-word; and denigrating nationalist stereotypes expressed

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