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The Dublin Railway Murder Thomas Morris

The Dublin Railway Murder By Thomas Morris

The Dublin Railway Murder by Thomas Morris


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Summary

A thrilling and perplexing investigation of a true Victorian crime at Dublin railway station.

Dublin, November 1856: George Little, the chief cashier of the Broadstone railway terminus, is found dead, lying in a pool of blood beneath his desk.

He has been savagely beaten, his head almost severed;

The Dublin Railway Murder Summary

The Dublin Railway Murder: The sensational true story of a Victorian murder mystery by Thomas Morris

A thrilling and perplexing investigation of a true Victorian crime at Dublin railway station. A perfect page-turner to gift this Christmas.

Dublin, November 1856:
George Little, the chief cashier of the Broadstone railway terminus, is found dead, lying in a pool of blood beneath his desk.

He has been savagely beaten, his head almost severed; there is no sign of a murder weapon, and the office door is locked, apparently from the inside. Thousands of pounds in gold and silver are left untouched at the scene of the crime.

Augustus Guy, Ireland's most experienced detective, teams up with Dublin's leading lawyer to investigate the murder. But the mystery defies all explanation, and two celebrated sleuths sent by Scotland Yard soon return to London, baffled.

Five suspects are arrested then released, with every step of the salacious case followed by the press, clamouring for answers. But then a local woman comes forward, claiming to know the murderer...

'The Dublin Railway Murder is a true-crime masterclass' Philip Gray, author of Two Storm Wood

The Dublin Railway Murder Reviews

The Dublin Railway Murder is a true-crime masterclass: meticulous, vivid and as compelling as any thriller...beautifully reconstructs mid-19th century Dublin, while never easing up on the pace. Brilliantly done throughout. * Philip Gray, author of TWO STORM WOOD *
If, like me, you love everything Kate Summerscale writes, you'll lap up this compelling murder mystery...Morris draws us beautifully into his expert reconstruction of this baffling case. * The Bookseller *
Thrilling * Sunday Times, on The Matter of the Heart *
The research that has gone into this book is simply staggering * Daily Telegraph, on The Matter of the Heart *
Written like a whodunit and wearing its vast research into Victorian Dublin ever so lightly, Thomas Morris's wholly factual murder mystery is easily one of the most entertaining page-turners I've read this year. It's a compelling, evocative, thrilling must-read, and proof, if further proof is ever required, that fact is often so much stranger - not to mention more entertaining - than fiction * Sunday Independent *

About Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris is a writer and historian. His first book, The Matter of the Heart, a critically-acclaimed history of heart surgery, was published in 2017 and won an RSL Jerwood Award for non-fiction. His second, The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth, was chosen by Mental Floss as one of the best books of 2018. He was previously a BBC radio producer for 18 years, and his freelance journalism has appeared in publications including The Times, The Lancet and the TLS.

Additional information

GOR011826028
9781787302396
1787302393
The Dublin Railway Murder: The sensational true story of a Victorian murder mystery by Thomas Morris
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2021-11-11
384
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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