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    • The Circus Train Conspiracy

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Following a string of successful performances along the west coast, the Moscardi Circus is travelling by train to Hexham on the Newcastle to Carlisle Railway for their next show. Yet a collision on the track causes pandemonium. When the headless body of a woman is discovered in nearby woodland, Inspector Colbeck is desperate to lend assistance, however a reluctant Superintendent Tallis forbids him from doing so. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Excursion Train

    • Railway Detective, Book 2
    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    On the shocking discovery of a passenger's body on the Great Western Railway excursion train, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are dispatched to the scene. Faced with what initially appears to be a motiveless murder, Colbeck is intrigued by the murder weapon - a noose. When it emerges that the victim had worked as a public executioner, Colbeck realises that this must be intrinsically linked to the killer's choice of weapon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fantastic Murder Mystery for a Railway Enthusiast

    • By Anonymous User on 24-04-18

    Regular price: £17.19

    • A Christmas Railway Mystery

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    December 1860. Headed for the morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive Works is an army of men pouring out of terraced houses built by the GWR, a miniature town and planned community that aims to provide for its employees from cradle to grave. Unfortunately, boilersmith Frank Rodman is headed for the grave sooner than he'd expected, or he will be once his missing head is found. Colbeck, the Railway Detective, finds his investigation into Rodman's murder mired in contradictions. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very enjoyable indeed

    • By M on 17-12-18

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Blood on the Line

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    The year is 1855, and on the LNWR train to London, a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman. But the wily Jeremy Oxley, conman, thief and murderer, has one last ace up his sleeve: a beautiful and ruthless accomplice willing to do anything to save her lover, including committing cold-blooded murder... When Inspector Robert Colbeck learns that Oxley, his nemesis, has once again escaped, black memories of their shared past leave him no choice but to do his duty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Read!

    • By Anonymous User on 09-08-18

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Murder on the Brighton Express

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    When the engines finally met, there was a deafening clash and the Brighton Express twisted and buckled, tipping its carriages on to the other line. It was a scene of utter devastation. October 1854. As crowds of passengers rush to make the departure of the London to Brighton Express, a man watches from the shadows nearby, grimly satisfied as the train pulls out of the station. Chaos, fatalities and unbelievable destruction are the scene soon after when the train derails on the last leg of its journey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to spot the clued which is good!

    • By Amber on 30-08-18

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Signal for Vengeance

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    1860, Wimborne, Dorset. Rebecca Tullidge, miserably married to her callous husband, is having an affair with a railway officer, John Bedloe. Much to her distress, she trips over her lover's dead body on the railway tracks. Determined to win votes for the upcoming election of mayor, Mr Feltham calls for Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Lemming to solve the hideous crime, which takes longer than anticipated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story let down by poor narration

    • By Andy Q on 15-10-17

    Regular price: £21.39

    • Timetable of Death

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Eighteen fifty-nine, St. Mary’s Church, Sponden. A little girl playing hide-and-seek jumps into a freshly dug grave to find a dead man already occupying it. It is the body of Cecile Norton, a senior director of the Midland Railway. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming travel to Derbyshire to investigate.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spoilt by poor narration

    • By Janey on 16-09-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Railway to the Grave

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • first listen

    • By Mrs. S. Hill on 03-01-19

    Regular price: £17.19

    • A Bespoke Murder

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    May 1915. With thousands of Britons fighting in the trenches, a severely depleted police force remains behind to keep the Home Front safe. Scotland Yard is already overstretched when the sinking of the Lusitania sparks an unprecedented wave of anti-German riots and arson attacks. Among the victims is the immigrant tailor Jacob Stein, found dead in his burnt-out shop.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even better than the Railway Detective!

    • By Learning is fun! on 27-08-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Iron Horse

    • Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck
    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Derby Day at Epsom Downs and a multitude of people crowd to watch the races: dukes and dustmen, bishops and beggars, privileged ladies and prostitutes. The gamut of Victorian society, though, is also a hotbed for crime and crooks of all kinds. With the country a-flutter in the run-up to this national occasion, events reach fever pitch when a disembodied head is discovered on a passenger train at Crewe; the first in a murky course of events that takes in murder, fraud and race-fixing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Looking forward to more

    • By Valerie on 14-09-12

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Silver Locomotive Mystery

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    An exquisite silver coffee-pot in the shape of a locomotive is on its way to Cardiff in the care of silversmith, Hugh Kellow. When the coffee-pot is stolen and a murder is committed, Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are called in to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most enjoyable

    • By Maureen on 16-07-13

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Railway Viaduct

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The Railway Detective faces his most dangerous adversary yet. It is 1852, and Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Victor Leeming are faced with their most complex and difficult case to date. As a train speeds over the Sankey Viaduct, a man is hurled from a carriage and plummets into the canal below. It later transpires that he has been stabbed to death. With no papers by which to identify the man, the detectives' investigation is hampered from the start. Suspecting that the victim may have come from continental Europe, Colbeck and Leeming take the case to France where a new railway is being built by a British contractor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, gentle & entertaining historical mystery

    • By Learning is fun! on 29-05-16

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Enemy Within

    • Home Front Detective, Book 6
    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Pentonville Prison. Wally Hibbert is serving a long sentence for arson. But after befriending and tricking one of the officers, Hibbert makes an audacious escape. Inspector Marmion, the detective who arrested Hibbert, is warned to watch his back, but it seems that Hibbert has another target in his murderous sights. However, the investigation is mired in confusion, and the identities of killer and victim become increasingly ambiguous.

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Peril on the Royal Train

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The route of the Caledonian Railway through the Scottish countryside is disrupted by a fatal crash. Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming are called from the crime of London to investigate, and must contend with the old enemy Superintendent Rory McTurk to uncover the criminals behind the disaster. The motive for the crash is unclear, with suspects including the North British Railway, a group of sabbatarians and those with vendettas to enact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Railway Detectives most thrilling story yet

    • By Anonymous User on 12-11-18

    Regular price: £20.69

    • A Ticket to Oblivion

    • The Railway Detective Series
    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Young Imogen Burnhope and her maid board a non-stop train to Oxford but they never arrive. All the passengers alight but the two women seem to have vanished into thin air. Is it a simple case of a run away? Or is there a more sinister, larger conspiracy at work? The Railway Detective must unravel the mystifying web of their disappearance before they vanish into oblivion for good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive

    • By Irish Cailín on 18-09-17

    Regular price: £21.39

    • The Frost Fair

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    December 1669. During one of the coldest winters in living memory, the Thames freezes over, and a frost fair is held on the thick ice. Architect Christopher Redmayne and puritanical constable Jonathan Bale are both visiting the fair when one of Bale's sons gets into trouble on the ice. They rescue the boy but in the process make a grim discovery - a frozen corpse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great whodunnit.

    • By Malcolm Blackwood on 12-02-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Vagabond Clown

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    When unexpected disaster strikes Lord Westfield's Men during a packed performance, Nicholas Bracewell must save the day. Will a vagabond clown prophesy the end of the troupe - and perhaps the demise of Nick himself?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful canting ending. Poor dialogue.

    • By M. on 27-04-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Deeds of Darkness

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In June 1916 a young woman is found dead in a cinema. Harvey Marmion and Joe Keedy are assigned the task of finding the killer who fled in the dark. Before long two more victims, of striking similarity but differing backgrounds, are found dead around the city. Meanwhile, miles from home, Marmion's son, Paul, prepares for life on the front line as he marches towards the Battle of the Somme.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best yet!

    • By Learning is fun! on 31-08-16

    Regular price: £21.39

    • The Queen's Head

    • A Nicholas Bracewell Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    When an actor is brutally murdered in a tavern brawl, Nicholas Bracewell, manager of Lord Westfield’s Men, has two problems: First, he has to find an immediate replacement. Second, he must keep his promise to the dying man and bring his murderer to justice. As accidents, robberies, and other misfortunes dog the company, Bracewell starts to suspect a wider conspiracy. When they receive the ultimate accolade - an appearance at the court of Queen Elizabeth - Bracewell’s forebodings grow.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very average

    • By Jennifer Chennell on 17-03-17

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Mad Courtesan

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    While England is brought low by rumours of Queen Elizabeth’s declining health, celebrated theatre company Lord Westfield’s Men suffer their own bitter blow. A vicious feud between players causes chaos; a rival company launches a new production; a mysterious beauty reduces their leading actor to a lovelorn wreck; and a brutal murder leaves the group of actors reeling. With matters so fraught, even a performing horse becomes a threat. Stage manager Nicholas Bracewell, accustomed to damage control, is the only man with the wit to keep the company afloat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Mrs. Susan Gillott on 02-03-17

    Regular price: £14.39

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