The Iron Horse

The Iron Horse

Book - 2007
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Derby Day at Epsom Downs. A multitude of people crowd to watch the races: dukes and dustmen, bishops and beggars, privileged ladies and prostitutes. The gamut of Victorian society and a hotbed for crime and crooks of all kinds. With the nation a-flutter in the run up to this national event, a disembodied head is discovered on a passenger train at Crewe; the first in a murky course of events that takes in murder, fraud and race-fixing. Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant are assigned to the case and are soon snarled up in a web of skullduggery stretching across the country. They are forced to ask themselves, just how much is someone prepared to hazard to win?

Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2007
ISBN: 9780749080808
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 334 p. ; 23 cm


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Sep 09, 2014

This addition to the Railway Detective series involves horse race fixing as well as a man's head found while a train's baggage is being unloaded. Leeming and Colbeck are at their best matching up the head with its body, and finding out how the most important race of the year is being fixed, when it appears the owners of the lead contenders are hiding and guarding their horses to prevent any tampering.


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