Murder in the First-Class Carriage: The First Victorian Railway Killing (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 13456674

Kate Colquhoun is the author of The Busiest Man in England, The Thrifty Cookbook, and Taste. As well as writing for several newspapers and magazines, she appears regularly on national radio and television. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.
In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was traveling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He boarded a first-class carriage on the 9:45 pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks discovered blood in the seat cushions as well as on the floor, windows, and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain. The race to identify the killer and catch him as he fled on a boat to America was eagerly followed by the public on both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the era.

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ISBN 9781590206751
Genre TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
Format Hardcover
Pages 339
Publisher Date 2011-11-10 00:00:00.0
Publisher Overlook Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.26 lb
Language English
Subtitle The First Victorian Railway Killing
Audience General/trade
Authors Colquhoun, Kate
Country of Origin United States
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