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Summary

When the engines finally met, there was a deafening clash and the Brighton Express twisted and buckled, tipping its carriages on to 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, grimly satisfied as the train pulls out of the station. Chaos, fatalities and unbelievable destruction are the scene soon after when the train derails on the last leg of its journey. Could it simply be a case of driver error? Detective Inspector Colbeck thinks not.

©2008 Edward Marston (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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The Railway Detective

Another great story about the Railway Detective and his Assistant, and lady friend. Author has great understanding of early railways.

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Hard to spot the clued which is good!

There are surprises all the way through, amazing how the sentiments if a book covering events in the 1850’s are able to fit so well with modern times, cleverly written keeping the reader in suspense almost all the way to the end. Well read and hard to put down

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Easy listening.

Certainly not high literature but a good tale nonetheless. The reader’s voices for characters were all very similar but his voice did seem to suit the period setting somehow. It’s a good book to listen to when a break from other longer reads is needed and I’m sure I’ll listen to others in this series as I actually grew quite fond of the characters!

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Not very interesting plotwise, good narration

Sam Dastor does his best to breathe life into thus lame duck story. There's way too much talking and not enough action. Also there's very little to do with the railway so bit of a misnomer!

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Railway stories

Loved it. Kept me guessing till the end. The narrator kept me interested from the start right through till the end.

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As Good read

Well read and voiced good tempo very interesting story with a nice twist towards the end a deserved well done


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Life in Brighton is certainly not dull.

Well read, plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing right into the last chapter. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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A wrong road!

Brill, - leads you down a certain path, but be prepared to change your track!

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Brilliant

Loved every minute of it going to listen to another one in series absolutely brilliant

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Thoroughly Enjoyable!

I loved this story. Fascinating details about steam railway travel and a great who done it with an unexpected twist. If you like historical based crime stories I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. It’s an entertaining yarn. I loved the two detectives. Looking forward to hearing the other books.

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Fabulous Narrator

I enjoyed this light story. It was very entertaining. The setting and the era make for a good read. Very enjoyable book.

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  • Liz W.
  • 10-04-18

Another Wonderful Entry in the Series

I've loved every book in this series so far. The plot was ingenious and combined with Sam Dastor's lovely narration, I listened almost straight through. Just one tiny complaint - please stop allowing Sgt. Leeming to get clunked on the head in every book. It's going to cause permanent damage if you aren't careful. #Train Mystery #Victorian #Suspenseful #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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