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Summary

Yorkshire 1855. When Colonel Aubrey Tarleton walks into the path of a speeding train, he is crushed to death on the track. The famous Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck, is immediately put on the case to determine why such a well-respected man would have resorted to suicide. Tarleton's wife had recently gone missing, but was the colonel responsible for her disappearance? It's up to Colbeck and his trusty sergeant Victor Leeming to uncover the truth.

©2010 Edward Marston (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A so-so story with a not-so-good reading.

The story itself is decent, rather than good, with an ending that I didn’t quite see coming. I think that if I’d read it myself it might have seemed better. The narrator is not best equipped to deal with the North Yorkshire accent, nor the range of different characters. Many of them ‘spoke’ in very similar ways, the most common of which were submissive or blustery. This detracted from the enjoyment of listening. I’m not likely to listen to another of Marston’s novels for this reason and the writing that underlies such characterisations. I did once read a novel about a ‘railway detective’ but it wasn’t this one. The railway in this story is more peripheral than central, so if that’s your interest, I’d skip this. Oh well, not all stories or narrations can be very good, and perhaps my choices are better than I have felt at times.

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Very good. Vvv vvv vvv. V. Bb. Bmmmmmssdrfkoo ghh vbnuu hh ertc mmm hhv hi bnn

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I seem t have collected al these books. they are well read and easy to listen to. this one I particularly like. well worth a credit!

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the railway detective

another great installment from the railway detective good story line and a good twist just about to start the next one

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have read book - book is definitely better!
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tighter plot , quicker speaking

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no-- this is my third attempt failed within Gordon Griffen reading

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tried hard with slow plot much better that mr griffen

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interesting historical background re railways

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  • 30-09-17

Finally- Leeming escapes without a concussion!

After suffering 5 concussions in 5 books, Victor Leeming gets through this one without a scratch. The author was stuck on that element and I was really tired of it. Poor Victor must be relieved too!

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