The Necropolis Railway

A Historical Novel

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Publisher Description

'A brilliant murder mystery set in Edwardian London about a railway line that runs only to a massive cemetery.' Daily Mirror

When railwayman Jim Stringer moves to the garish and tawdry London of 1903, he finds his duties are confined to a mysterious graveyard line. The men he works alongside have formed an instant loathing for him - and his predecessor has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Can Jim work out what is going on before he too is travelling on a one-way coffin ticket aboard the Necropolis Railway?

'Guaranteed to make the flesh creep and the skin crawl, a masterful novel about a mad, clanking, fog-bound world.' Simon Winchester

'A murderous conspiracy of a plot graced with style, wit and the sharp, true taste of a time gone by ... So beautifully nuanced and so effortlessly pleasurable to read that you almost want to keep it a personal secret.' Independent on Sunday

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2009
April 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Faber & Faber
SELLER
Faber and Faber Limited
SIZE
598.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Fpiano ,

Impressive Historical Detective Fiction

Although this crime story is set in 1903-1904, it is very Dickensian (think Our Mutual Friend). It's full of rich detail about the times and railroads of the day as well as having a good detective story in it. Very fun to read. The darkness and poverty in and around the train yards was very well researched and completely believable. The idea of a "necropolis railway"--Wow. Quirky and perfect for this story.

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