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The Railway Viaduct: The bestselling Victorian mystery series (Railway Detective Book 3) Kindle Edition
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'Charming ... Marston knows his period and his turf.' -- Los Angeles Times --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B006WB7MXO
- Publisher : Allison & Busby (11 December 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 377 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 221 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 206,062 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Before the book is finished, I have had three innocent people dance on the end of a rope. Cannot pick the villein until the very end.
Top reviews from other countries
Third in the series. Much more than a murder mystery. Fascinating details emerge about the birth of the railways - the sheer amount of preliminary work involved. Mixed fortunes for investors - vast profits for some, ruin for others. Better communication for built-up areas - at the cost of countryside in between. Such developments so controversial. Interesting too to learn of the part navvies had to play - unmatchable for hard labour but a law unto themselves, firm but fair supervision needed to bring out their best.
For much of the way there is a real sense of danger with ruthless saboteurs actively plotting. Characterization is strong, clearly too strong for readers objecting to some of the language used. In contrast, some consider Marston's prose a little staid. Nothing however proves restrained about colourful new arrival ex-policeman and docker, hefty exuberant Brendan Mulryne. He certainly livens things up a bit.
In short? Certain aspects unsettled, deliberately so, but again this proved an absorbing read.
Enjoyed it very much although a bot pricey for my iPad as my eyesight is getting worse but well worth it.
I will continue to read about Colbeck, Leeming and `Tallis.