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by Allison & Busby, 18 June 2015. ISBN: 978-0-7490-1856-6
The story is set in the
summer, 1858. For the first time ever Imogen Burnhope has been allowed to
travel by train to Oxford to visit relations without her mother accompanying
her. Imogen and her maid, Rhoda, are to travel on the Oxford, Worcester and
Wolverhampton Railway, the OWWR, whose inefficiency has caused its detractors
to call it the Old Worse and Worse. However, not even the most inefficient of
railways has lost two female passengers on a non-stop journey before, but when
the train reaches Oxford Imogen and Rhoda cannot be found.
father, the wealthy and influential Sir Marcus Burnhope, contacts Scotland Yard
for help and Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are assigned to the case.
Colbeck is known as the Railway Detective because of his success in solving
crimes involving the railway. His first instinct is that the only way the two
women could have disappeared was if they had co-operated with their abductors,
but, as ransom demands roll in and the death toll gets higher, he knows that
Imogen and Rhoda are in mortal danger.
is the thirteenth full-length novel in the Railway Detective series but it
works well as a stand-alone novel. It is a book that is full of action, with
some enjoyably humorous scenes, such as the visit of the unfortunate Sergeant
Leeming to an artist's studio and his encounter with the artist's model. The
author skilfully inserts the brutal facts about the injustice of the class
system in Victorian England, where a wealthy and powerful man can commit murder
and expect to walk away free, and creates genuine concern about the fates of
the two foolish young women caught in a cruel and potentially fatal trap.
Railway Detective series gets stronger all the time and Ticket to Oblivion is a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Edward Marstonwas born and brought up in South Wales. A full-time
writer for over thirty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the
theatre and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers' Association. Prolific
and highly successful, he is equally at home writing children's books or
literary criticism, plays or biographies.
Carol Westronis a successful short story writer and a Creative Writing
teacher.She is the moderator for the
cosy/historical crime panel, The Deadly Dames.Her crime novels are set both in contemporary and Victorian times.The Terminal Velocity of Cats is the
first in her Scene of Crimes novels, was published July 2013. Her second book About the Children was published in May