Peril on the Royal Train

Peril on the Royal Train

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"Spring, 1858. The route of the Caledonian Railway through the southern uplands of the Scottish countryside is disrupted by a fatal crash. Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming are called from the crime of London to investigate, and must contend with old enemy Superintendent Rory McTurk to uncover the criminals behind the disaster. The motive for the crash is unclear, with suspects including the North British Railway, a group of sabbatarians and those with personal vendettas to enact. Colbeck and Leeming face further obstacles when the Railway announces a reward of £400 for information, and soon they are pitched against criminals, the public and their own colleagues in their attempts to solve the case. Meanwhile, with the investigation stalling, the newly married Madeleine Colbeck and her father race to reach Inspector Colbeck with important information. Will they be in time to save the royal family before their train journey to Balmoral?"--Jacket.
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby Limited, 2013
ISBN: 9780749012441
0749012447
Characteristics: 383 pages ; 23 cm

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Aug 18, 2014

Inspector Colbeck meets Prince Albert and together they decide how to trap the men who are planning to blow up the Royal Family's train taking them to their castle in Scotland. The suspects are many and varied, and it's only at the very end that we discover who the real culprits are. Quite an interesting puzzle. Who ever heard of Sabbatarians?! I learned a bit of history too.

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