No of pages: 272
Other Editions: Paperback
Death on a Branch Line
The sweltering summer of 1911. Trouble is brewing with Germany. Half the country is on strike; the other half seems to be in flames. And in his most perplexing case to date, railway detective Jim Stringer has forty-eight hours to solve a murder not yet committed . . .
One Friday evening, a special train rolls into York station. It carries a young aristocrat lately found guilty of murdering his father. The condemned man is briefly entrusted into Jim’s custody, and warns of another murder that will happen in his home village.
Jim and his strong-willed wife, Lydia, take the train along the near-deserted branch line. They seek out the intended victim, who, despite their attempts to warn him, stubbornly refuses to leave on the next train. Jim has one weekend to track an ever-growing number of suspects, stop a murder and unravel a conspiracy of international dimensions.
The latest in Andrew Martin’s widely celebrated ‘Steam Detective’ series.
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