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The Necropolis Railway: A Novel of Murder, Mystery and Steam

The Necropolis Railway: A Novel of Murder, Mystery and Steam

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By (author) Andrew Martin

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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Crime
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 192mm x 18mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 057122878X
  • ISBN 13: 9780571228782
  • Sales rank: 106,110

Product description

When railwayman Jim Stringer moves to the garish and tawdry London of 1903, he finds his duties are confined to a mysterious graveyard line. Perplexingly, 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? A gripping detective story, fabulously rich in atmosphere and period detail, The Necropolis Railway steams toward an unexpected conclusion.

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Author information

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. The Somme Stations won the 2011 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award.

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"'A brilliant murder mystery set in Edwardian London about a railway line that runs only to a massive cemetery.' Mirror 'A classy potboiler... in the best formal traditions of Dickens and Collins (let alone Christie and Chandler).' The Times"