The Necropolis Railway - A Novel of Murder, Mystery and Steam (Jim Stringer)

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A chance encounter leads young Jim Stringer, a railway porter, to move from Yorkshire to London, enticed by the prospect of working his way up to driving expresses, and becoming a railway man 'of the right sort'. But when he arrives in the Waterloo of 1903, it is to discover a world of garish pubs and tawdry brothels boxed in by towering, blank-faced factories - a world which judders perpetually to the din of the trains on the giant viaducts overhead.

Jim, set to work cleaning locomotives, finds that his duties are mysteriously confined to the strangest corner of the South Western's business: a railway line that runs to an enormous cemetery. Still more perplexingly, the men he works alongside in the cold, clattering engine shed have formed an instant loathing for him. And his predecessor has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Can Jim work out what is going on before he too is travelling on a one way coffin ticket aboard the Necropolis Railway? A murder mystery fabulously rich in atmosphere and period detail, The Necropolis Railway is a gripping detective story which steams toward an unexpected climax.

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Paperback. Pub Date :2011-12-1 Pages: 246 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Bright and ambitious. young Jim Stringer moves from theEnglish countryside to London deter-mined to become a railway man.It is 1903. the dawn of the Edwardian age . when steam runs thenation and the railways drive progress Jim cant believe his luckto have gotten his foot in the door at South East Railway. run outof Waterloo Station He finds. however. that his duties involve agraveyard shift. literally -.. a railway line that takes coffins fromLondon morgues to the gigantic new cemeteries being dug in thecitys outskirts. He also learns that his predecessor haddisappeared and that his coworkers seem to have formed an instantloathing for him. Forced to live by his wits and to arrive at hisown deductions- -assisted by his landlady. for whom he falls - hetries to figure out what is going on before he i...

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Bright and ambitious, young Jim Stringer moves from the English countryside to London deter- mined to become a railway man. It is 1903, the dawn of the Edwardian age, when steam runs the nation and the railways drive progress. Jim can t believe his luck to have gotten his foot in the door at South East Railway, run out of Waterloo Station. He finds, however, that his duties involve a graveyard shift, literally a railway line that takes coffins from London morgues to the gigantic new cemeteries being dug in the city s outskirts. He also learns that his predecessor had disappeared and that his coworkers seem to have formed an instant loathing for him. Forced to live by his wits and to arrive at his own deductions assisted by his landlady, for whom he falls he tries to figure out what is going on before he is issued a one-way ticket on the Necropolis Railway.

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