Murder on the Brighton Express

Murder on the Brighton Express

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October 1854. As an autumnal evening draws to a close, crowds of passengers rush onto the soon to depart London to Brighton Express. A man watches from shadows nearby, grimly satisfied when the train pulls out of the station. Chaos, fatalities and unbelievable destruction are the scene after when the train derails on the last leg of its journey.
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2008
Description: 310 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780749079147
9780749079451
Branch Call Number: Mars

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Liber_vermis
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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