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Fear on the Phantom Special (#17 Railway Detective)

Edward Marston

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Allison & Busby
01 July 2020
Fiction & Literature; Historical mysteries; Abbey's Double Rewards; Crime Chronicle - Historical Crime
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Halloween, 1861. A special train with two carriages steams across the Lake District at night on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents. Most of those on board have been fortified by alcohol so the mood is boisterous. Without warning the lamp goes out in the last compartment of the second carriage, plunging it into darkness. When the train reaches the end of the line, the passengers pour out on to the station platform. There are almost sixty of them in all, laughing and jostling, but the prevailing excitement is shattered by a cry for help - someone is missing.

Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are called in to investigate this peculiar occurrence. With some believing the missing man is the victim of a ghost said to haunt the site and no discernible trace of the man anywhere to be seen, this will prove to be a puzzling case indeed for the Railway Detective.
By:   Edward Marston
Imprint:   Allison & Busby
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780749024239
ISBN 10:   0749024232
Series:   Railway Detective
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Edward Marston has written over a hundred books, including some non fiction. He is best known for his hugely successful Railway Detective series. His other current series are the 'Home Front Detective', set in the Great War, and the 'Bow Street Rivals', featuring identical twin detectives during the Regency.

Reviews for Fear on the Phantom Special (#17 Railway Detective)

`This is how history mysteries should be: fine storytelling, marvellous characters reminiscent of the great authors of the mid-Victorian period, and a sneaky mystery, too' Sherlock Magazine


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