Blood on the Line

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750534819

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

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Inspector Robert Colbeck enlists the help of Victor Leeming and Ian Peebles to track down his nemesis Jeremy Oxley, who escaped from the LNWR train, which was en route to London for Oxley's hanging.
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The Roaring Boy

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015802

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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One play, two murders and a grievous miscarriage of justice After a calamitous performance and the death of one of their own, Lord Westfield’s Men are more than despondent. So when the mysterious Simon Chaloner follows Nicholas Bracewell home with an offer of a new play, anonymously penned, his offer seems too good to refuse. It is a story of a simple death used to conceal a greater treachery, perhaps even treason. But they could never have known how dangerous one play could be. Or how telling the tale of a murdered mathematician might put them all in jeopardy. It is up to Nick to once more save the acting troupe from disaster, to reveal the traitor that threatens both Queen and country, and to prove who really killed The Roaring Boy.
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The Princess of Denmark

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015411

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In the final installment of the series, our beloved book keeper, Nicholas Bracewell takes his final bow as the curtain closes on Westfield's Men; but not before he solves just one more crime. Following a disastrous fire that burns down The Queen's Head, the players must take their talents elsewhere. Their newly widowed patron, Lord Westfield plans to marry again and sets his sights on a princess of Denmark. With her uncle being a fan of Westfield's Men, the troupe are invited to join their patron in his travels to go and wed his beautiful bride in Elsinore. Bracewell and his fellows face perils on the sea as they head for Denmark. But as always for Westfield's Men, trouble seems to follow them wherever they go and when a body is discovered, questions need to be answered.
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The Fair Maid of Bohemia

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015012

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Murder turns the journey of a lifetime into a deadly nightmare The plague has struck London once again but so has opportunity for theatre company Lord Westfield’s Men. Invited to perform at the wedding celebrations of Sophia Magdalena, the fair maid of Bohemia, the company’s bookholder Nicholas Bracewell and his acting troupe begin the long journey across Europe. Confident they will arrive safely and deliver Lord Westfield’s secret missive to an alchemist in the Imperial Court, Nicholas is unaware what danger travels with them. Treacherous seas become the least of Nicholas’ worries when one of their actors is savagely killed. To make matters worse, when they finally arrive in Prague, Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II proves to be an eccentric and bewildering host and Nicholas’ beloved Anne Hendrik is kidnapped...
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The Railway Detective

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749008865

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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London 1851. With the opening of the Great Exhibition at hand, interest is mounting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating... In an audacious attack, the London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, causing many casualties. Planned with military precision, this crime proves a challenge to Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck who fights to untangle a web of murder, blackmail and destruction. As Colbeck closes in on the criminal masterminds, events take an unexpected turn when the beautiful Madeleine, daughter of the injured train driver, becomes a pawn in the criminals' game. With time running out, good and evil, new and old, battle against each other. But will the long arm of the law have speed on its side? Full of historical detail, The Railway Detective is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London.
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The Vagabond Clown

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015268

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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I hoped that we might be safe but we have not seen the last of them, after all. They want more blood.' During a performance of their new play, A Trick to Catch a Chaste Lady, Westfield's Men are sabotaged, and they find themselves in the throngs of an audience-player melee. In the midst of the rotten-vegetable battlefield, one of the audience members is found stabbed, and their masterful clown, Barnaby Gill, is discovered with a broken leg. With the company clown-less, they must find a replacement before they embark on their tour of Kent. Enter Gideon Mussett, a ruffian, scallywag and all around drunk. Thinking the victim in the theatre was an accident. Nicholas Bracewell and his fellows soon learn that there is more to this death than a drunken brawl. With a murderer still on the loose, it appears further deaths are on the cards, but who will be the second victim?
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The Malevolent Comedy

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015365

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Murder, mayhem, fire, riot and ruination!' Westfield's men are in dire straights, and their playwright appears to be suffering from a lack of creative inspiration. Thankfully, the company is offered a new play, The Malevolent Comedy, which they believe will drag them out of their rut and put on a spectacle enough to rival Banbury's Men, preventing them from stealing their audiences. However, during the play's opening performance, one of the cast members is struck down after being poisoned, making it his first and last appearance on stage. Suspicion is rife and Nicolas Bracewell, the trusty book keeper, refuses to let the crime go unpunished. Given the nature of the murder, subsequent plots to sabotage Westfield's Men during their performances and the theft of the only copy of The Malevolent Comedy, all signs appear to point to the company's rivals on the other side of the river.
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The Blast

Author: Alexander Berkman

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859086

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Explosive writing, reporting and rhetoric of Berkman, Emma Goldman, and others who attempted revolution in 1916-17.
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The laboratory detectives

how science traps the criminal

Author: Norman Lucas

Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Focusing on specific murder cases, the author illustrates the role of biological and chemical laboratory work in solving crimes
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Railways and Culture in Britain

The Epitome of Modernity

Author: Ian Carter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719059667

Category: History

Page: 338

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The 19th-century steam railway epitomized modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of the train. Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel? He compares fiction and images by canonical British figures (Turner, Dickens, Arnold Bennett) with selected French and Russian competitors: Tolstoy, Zola, Monet, Manet. He argues that while high cultural work on the British steam railway is thin, British popular culture did not ignore it. Detailed discussions of comic fiction, crime fiction, and cartoons reveal a popular fascination with railways tumbling from vast (and hitherto unexplored) stores of critically overlooked genres.
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