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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. Detective Robert Colbeck and his assistant are assigned to the case and are soon snarled up in a web of skulduggery stretching across the country. Soon, however, they are forced to ask themselves: just what is someone prepared to do in order to win?
©2007 Edward Marston; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A grand romp very much in the tradition of Holmes and Watson... Packed with characters Dickens would have been proud of. Wonderful, well written." (Time Out)
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By Virginia Waldron on 08-30-10

Beautifully Narrated

I enjoyed this book. It is a lot of fun and the narrator is wonderful.

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By Johnhvisser on 10-20-15

Great read without the foul language

I really enjoy these stories of the Railway Detective.
They do not require significant intelligence, but the English grammar is excellent and the stories are fun.

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By Learning is fun! on 06-01-16

enjoyable,easy listening mystery

I love the gentle story line and setting. Imaginative and interesting, my only criticism really is that the narrator gives every female voice a rather irritating, simpering character which is inappropriate.

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By Valerie on 09-14-12

Looking forward to more

I have only recently discovered Marston and I'm already hooked on two of his series.

The Iron Horse is a Holmes and Watson style detective story complete with period sterotypes, but still thoroughly enjoyable.

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