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The Necropolis Railway: A Historical Novel (Jim Stringer Book 1) by [Andrew Martin]

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The Necropolis Railway: A Historical Novel (Jim Stringer Book 1) Kindle Edition

3.7 out of 5 stars 113 ratings

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Length: 257 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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A murder mystery, rich in atmosphere and period detail, set in 1903 and centred around Waterloo Station and the real-life peculiarity that was the Brookwood Necropolis Railway. This is Andrew Martin's best novel yet. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"Martin s debut, loaded with railway lore, pairs a lively, often macabre look at turn-of-the-century London with a bang-up mystery." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A classy potboiler . . . in the best formal traditions of Dickens and Collins (let alone Christie and Chandler)." The Times (London)
When railway man Jim Stringer moves to the garish and tawdry London of 1903, he finds his duties are confined to a mysterious graveyard line. Perplexingly, the men he works alongside have formed an instant loathing for him, and his predecessor has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Forced to live by his wits and assisted by his alluring landlady, he struggles to unearth the truth before he is issued a one-way ticket on the Necropolis Railway.
"An ingenious and atmospheric thriller . . . crackles with the idiom and slang of the period. An eccentric delight."--Daily Express (London)
"So diverting that reader and hero are swept off their feet into a noisy, steamy, antiquated world of great danger." The Guardian (Book of the Week)
ANDREW MARTIN was a Spectator (London) Young Writer of the Year. He lives in London.
" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002RI9YDW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Faber & Faber; Reprint edition (2 April 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 349 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 257 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0156030683
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