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Railway to the Grave

Robert Colbeck is an Inspector in the Detective Department of the Metropolitan Police, still very much in its infancy. A former barrister, Colbeck abandoned his career as a result of a personal tragedy and turned his attention to catching villains. Though he could never bring himself to like Colbeck, the Superintendent recognises his rare gifts as a detective and approves of his unflagging tenacity. All of Colbeck's cases are connected in some way with the railways, the defining phenomena of Victorian England. Titles included in this set are : 1. The Silver Locomotive Mystery, 2. Murder on the Brighton Express, 3. The Excursion Train, 4. The Railway Detective, 5. The Railway Viaduct, 6. The Iron Horse

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