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The Necropolis Railway

Andrew Martin

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ISBN
9780571252220
Date Published
02.04.2009
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Summary

A brilliant murder mystery set in Edwardian London about a railway line that runs only to a massive cemetery.’ Daily Mirror

When railwayman Jim Stringer moves to the garish and tawdry London of 1903, he finds his duties are confined to a mysterious graveyard line. The men he works alongside have formed an instant loathing for him – and his predecessor has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Can Jim work out what is going on before he too is travelling on a one-way coffin ticket aboard the Necropolis Railway?

‘Guaranteed to make the flesh creep and the skin crawl, a masterful novel about a mad, clanking, fog-bound world.’ Simon Winchester

‘A murderous conspiracy of a plot graced with style, wit and the sharp, true taste of a time gone by … So beautifully nuanced and so effortlessly pleasurable to read that you almost want to keep it a personal secret.’ Independent on Sunday

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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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