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Blood on the Line By Edward Marston,

  • Title: Blood on the Line
  • Author: Edward Marston
  • ISBN: 9780749008697
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The year is 1855, and on the LNWR train to London, a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman But the wily Jeremy Oxley, con man, thief and murderer, has one last ace up his sleeve a beautiful and ruthless accomplice willing to do anything to save her lover, including committing cold blooded murder.Inspector Robert Colbeck is dreaming of his impendiThe year is 1855, and on the LNWR train to London, a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman But the wily Jeremy Oxley, con man, thief and murderer, has one last ace up his sleeve a beautiful and ruthless accomplice willing to do anything to save her lover, including committing cold blooded murder.Inspector Robert Colbeck is dreaming of his impending wedding to Madeleine Andrews as he enters Superintendent Tallis s office When he learns that Oxley, his nemesis, has once again escaped, black memories of their shared past leave him no choice but to do his duty No matter the cost, he must bring the murderous Oxley to justice once and for all.But Jeremy Oxley is no ordinary adversary He knows the law is on his trail and retreats to his favourite hunting ground the complex web of railways, sinews of empire, where he can stalk his prey It spells deadly peril for the famous Railway Detective.With the faithful Victor Leeming at his side and the idealistic young Ian Peebles at his back, Colbeck must use all of his considerable skill to track his elusive enemy But could Colbeck have finally met his match A thrilling chase across two continents, Blood on the Line brings the fascinating world of Victorian London vividly to lifeVIEWS Blood on the Line by Edward Marston is another of the intriguing mysteries set in England in the late 1800 s The Railway Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck is up against his arch nemesis Will this be a repeat of the horrors of the past crimes This time the thief murderer has a beautiful and wily accomplice, who complicates immensely the solving of the mystery Of course our favorite sidekick, Victor Leeming, plays a huge part in solving the crime on the train Railway lovers will really enjoy helping solve this one Bonnie Neely, Top Reviewer, 2012 08 This is an uncomplicated plot with an easy to follow investigative process Whilst the concluding chapters are expertly and concisely written, one is left feeling that Oxley may yet thwart justice and reappear in another Colbeck story Historical Novels Review
    Blood on the Line The year is and on the LNWR train to London a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman But the wily Jeremy Oxley con man thief and murderer has one last ace up his slee

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    1. The eighth adventure of the railway detective, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck, keeps up the tradition of superb thillers from the pen of Edward Marston.As always, well researched and with a great depth of character, Colbeck, with the invaluable assistance of his right hand man Sergeant Victor Leeming, chases down a criminal that he has long been after, even before his days on the railway And the reason that Colbeck is after him rankles with the detective to such a degree that it almost affec [...]

    2. Blood on the Line by Edward Marston 8 in the Railway Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck Series 1 2DescriptionJeremy Oxley is being transported from Wolverhampton to London to face trial for a string of offences but manages an audacious escape with the help of his lover, and two policemen are killed in the process Superintendent Tallis at Scotland Yard is livid and Inspector Robert Colbeck is determined to catch the man, particularly as he has strayed across Colbeck s path in the past But Oxley i [...]

    3. Not as good as previous Marston novels and the habit of calling each other by first names grated I am always surprised in eg Trollope and Dickens how even sometimes husbands and wives call each other Mr or Mrs and formality is paramount

    4. The 8th in Edward Marston s excellent series about Detective Inspector Richard Colbeck set in 1850 s England indeed have blood on the line Colbeck and his assistant Detective Sergeant Victor Leeming are called in after two cops get on a train with a handcuffed Jeremy Oxley who is a killer with no conscience in addition to being a thief and are confronted by a gorgeous young woman Irene Adnam who is a petty thief hoping for a better life who leaped on the train as it took off and charmed the offi [...]

    5. I like trains and Victorian England I cataloged this one at work the other day and got sucked in It s going fast, even if it s not exactly Sherlock Holmes I rounded up to two stars because I actually managed to finish this I can imagine worse books The mystery is nonexistent and the writing is on par with most romance novels I ve read, minus the nakey bits Not much to recommend here.

    6. Typical entry in the Colbeck series The dialog in this series has a particular style that might drive some people mad This is a series I have to be in the mood for.

    7. To date this is my favourite book in the railway detective series This one sees Robert faced with an old foe and boy does the story keep a good pace throughout.

    8. The story was brutal as was the murders murderers The continual whining of Constable Leeming, bullying of Superintendent Tallis, blustering of Caleb Andrews just was on my last nerve Seriously such unlikable men had me skipping over parts where they were featured.Inspector Colbeck has been after Jerry Oxley for many years, ever since Oxley abducted, tortured and murdered a witness to a robbery murder he had committed The young woman Colbeck were beginning to care for each other, when she was abd [...]

    9. The year is 1857, and on the LNWR train to London, a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman But the wily Jeeremy Oxley, conman, their and murderer, has one last ace up his sleeve a beautiful and ruthless accomplice willing to do anything to save her lover, including sommitting cold blooded murder.Inspector Robert Colberc is freamin of his impending wedding to Madeleine Andrews as he enters Superintendent Tallis office When he learns that Oxley, his nemesis, has once again [...]

    10. At the outset I must say that this wasn t one of my planned books to read but it was there on the shelf,courtesy of my wife,when I finished my last.Normally when I start a new author series I like to go back to the beginning and in some ways I shall regret not doing so here There are references in the book to previous events which makes one feel as if you are missing out.I commend the author on not only his style of writing which had me captured within the first few pages, for his storytelling w [...]

    11. Oh no When I first started listening to this, I missed Sam Dastor, who was the narrator for all the previous books But Cornelius Garrett was also good I actually liked his voice for Madeleine Andrews than Sam Dastor s, however he made Edward Tallis sound weaker and petulant than I get the impression he is in the writing.But narration aside, this was rather a departure from the other railway detective books I don t want to say why and ruin it for others yet to read it, but I was agog at the eve [...]

    12. This is one of the later books in the railway Detective series, which centres around several murder cases for Detective inspector Robert Colbeck The insight into the way in which detectives worked was interesting and provided the author with a range of interesting charterers I found it fascinating to see how hard it was for people to cope without the vast range of modern communications which we now take for granted.This became particularly relevant as the story reached it s denouement, but witho [...]

    13. This series is a jaunty ride through the Britain in the 1850 s Anyone interested in early steam travel will find the books highly entertaining with a bit of murder thrown in for good measure No swearing, no hot steamy sex, just good old fashioned writing with likeable and unlikeable characters This one is quire dark, relative to the previous seven novels Well a light grey colour really Detectives Colbeck and Leeming actually get to travel outside Britain on this one, not a a train though

    14. After two policemen are murdered during an escape, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck is on the trail of Jeremy Oxley, a plausible criminal with whom he s crossed swords before Oxley and his accomplice Irene Adnam flee, but Colbeck uses his investigative skills and the memory of various railways workers to track them, even across the Atlantic.This is the weakest of the Railway Detective series to date, and need only be read for continuity 3 10 January 2014

    15. lastest in the railway detective series starts with a convict escaping after the murder of 2 policemen in wolverhampton and the pursuit by inspector colbeck and his chase of this convict brings some of his past to the present also has hints a real life plot of the railway murder of mr briggs , well worth reading

    16. Jeremy Oxley can seduce anyone, and Irene is no different She murdered a policeman for him so he could escape from a train taking him to his death Irene isn t a victim, though she is a clever criminal too As a team they can probably escape even the most expert police, and Jeremy loves the challenge.Edward Marston has set up an engrossing chase based on involving characters.

    17. The last two in the series have been an improvement overall and I enjoyed readibg Colbeck s backstory and why he became a copper it kept me guessing but didn t pan out the way I thought but I must remind myself this series is fluffier than over crime novels.

    18. An enjoyable thriller which has no murder to solve, except in a surprise twist in the plot, but instead is an exciting account of the pursuit of a thorough going villain and his accomplice around the tracks on the London and North Western Railway, ending up in New York Well worth the read.

    19. Another good read, not a whodunit as we know very early on who the criminals are it s all about the chase As with all the Railway Detective series there is a good smattering of social history.

    20. Fast moving, very evocative of the period and in general what you would come to expect from Edward Marston The characters of Tallis and Caleb Andrews get of an airing in this book and there are one or two twists however I read these for the feeling of era rather than the plots

    21. The best of the three railway describe series I checked out I found it engrossing and a darker novel.To loose a colleague through murder affects both the sergeant and inspector and they will make sure the culprit is found.

    22. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although it was the first I ve read by Edward Marston and part of a long running series Fortunately it didn t matter that I hadn t read the others as the story stands alone even though it related to an earlier one.

    23. I enjoyed this installment than the others The author has a stilted way with dialogue but I was able to just roll with it this time Looking forward to the next book.

    24. Very good Railway detective story The usual train timetable clues and a nasty villian, with an assistant Interesting take on evil in the mid 19th century Worth your time.

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