The last train of the night pulls into the gas-lit platform of Baker Street underground station. A young woman is found strangled, her body abandoned in a second-class carriage. The brutal 'Railway Murder' brings Inspector Decimus Webb to the newly-formed Metropolitan Line on a bleak winter's night. His investigation leads him through the slums of Victorian London to the Holborn Refuge, a home for 'fallen women', and to Clara White, a respectable servant. But Clara has her own tragic and shameful history. As her past is revealed, Inspector Webb must decide whether she is merely a victim of circumstance, or a prime suspect. Only then can he unearth a dark secret, hidden in the depths of underground London. Lee Jackson's second novel brilliantly recreates the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian London, taking readers on a suspense-filled journey through its criminal underworld.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
"Victorian London is vividly brought to life - for an atmospheric picture of the period it's hard to beat" ( Sunday Telegraph)
"This is a rare and succulent piece of work" ( Literary Review)
"An entertaining mystery story and one that is guaranteed to keep readers on their toes throughout" ( Historical Novels Review)
The second novel from the highly acclaimed author of London Dust
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Arrow Books, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 2004. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st British Paperback Edition, 1st Ptg. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nice, unsold, unread first British paperback edition, first printing of this Insp. Decimus Webb in a brutal Railway Murder. Bookseller Inventory # 004904
Book Description Arrow, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 304 pages. 7.80x5.12x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099440024
Book Description Random House (Arrow Books), London, United Kingdom, 2004. Trade Paper. Book Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Arrow Books, first paperback editiion, first printing. Unread, perfect condion. Not marked or stickered in any way. "Victorian London is vividly brought to life.for a atmospheric picture of the period it's hard to beat." Sunday Telegraph. A brutal railway murder brings Inspector Decimus Webb to the newly formed Metropolitan Line one bleak winter's night. Bookseller Inventory # 004043
Book Description ARROW BOOKS LTD, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0099440024
Book Description ARROW BOOKS LTD, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099440024
Book Description ARROW BOOKS LTD, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099440024