Railway to the Grave

Railway to the Grave

Large Print - 2010
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Yorkshire 1855. Colonel Aubrey Tarleton is well respected by his neighbours in the village of South Otterington, so the community is stunned when he deliberately walks into the path of a speeding train. Pinned to his chest is a note for his friend, Superintendent Tallis of Scotland Yard. Then Tallis receives a letter from Tarleton stating he no longer wishes to live without his beloved wife, who has vanished. Was Tarleton responsible for his wife's disappearance and was his suicide the act of a guilty man? Tallis, accompanied by Inspector Robert Colbeck, the famous Railway Detective, sets out for Yorkshire determined to uncover the truth.
Publisher: Long Preston, North Yorkshire, England : Magna Large Print Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780750532488
Branch Call Number: MARST
Characteristics: 350 p.


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Jan 17, 2018

No need for a "spoiler alert" as Roundcat has the plot wrong. Once again, the author, Edward Marston, has more suspects, in this police procedural thriller, than fleas on a dog's back; and is much more satisfying than another 'detective' series set in Botswana.

Oct 05, 2014

Naturally, since the man who apparently committed suicide is a friend of Superintendent Tallis and the death occurred on a railway, Inspector Colbeck and Sgt. Leeming are dispatched to prove the death is not suicide--which it isn't as it turns out. Then the problem becomes, who killed him. This becomes more of a village murder case, since the solution involves Inspector Tallis' friends' social connections. As usual things are not what they seem, but Colbeck figures it out in the end.

Sep 04, 2011

An enjoyable mystery - a little contrived perhaps but I do like the 'good' characters.

May 11, 2011

Every time the detectives turn around, they find another guilty person. But they do manage to find the one they are looking for.

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