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Death on a Branch Line

Andrew Martin

‘A snap-shot into a beautifully realised world, a time when travelling by train was truly exhilarating – and occasionally deadly.’ Independent

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9780571252206
Date Published
02.04.2009
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Summary

It is the summer of 1911 and as Britain is gripped by paranoia about German spies and secret preparations for war, railway detective Jim Stringer decides to set out for a much-needed holiday.

But before he can leave he finds himself escorting a young aristocrat, Hugh Lambert, who is on his way to be executed for the murder of his father. When Hugh warns that a second murder is imminent in his isolated village, Jim sees a chance to kill two birds with one stone. And so, as he visits the village with his wife Lydia on the pretext of holidaying, Jim finds he has one weekend in which to stop another murder and unravel a conspiracy of international dimensions . . .

‘Enough historical details and rural oddbods for a BBC serial, a baffling plot and – most importantly – good writing.’ Scotland on Sunday

‘Fascinating . . . Altogether an entertaining read.’ Crimesquad.com

‘An eccentric and engaging novel.’ Sunday Times

‘The period detail is wonderful . . . The story builds up a good head of steam early on and rattles along nicely to a satisfying conclusion.’ Guardian

AndrewMartin

Andrew Martin is a journalist and novelist. His critically praised ‘Jim Stringer’ series began withThe Necropolis Railway in 2002. The following titles in the series, Murder at Deviation Junction and Death on a Branch Line, were shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award and, in 2008, Andrew Martin was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.…

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