Blood on the Line

Blood on the Line

Book - 2012
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The year is 1855, and on the Birmingham express train 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. A daring rescue is about to take place and cold-blooded murder is on the cards.

Another puzzling case for the Railway Detective Robert Colbeck and his trust deputy Victor Leeming, which will see them travelling across the UK and to New York in their attempts to capture their nemesis Oxley.
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9780749010577
0749010576
Characteristics: 349 p. --

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Aug 30, 2014

Colbeck hears that a villain from a previous book, Jeremy Oxley, has, with the help of his girlfriend, escaped from a train taking him to be hanged. Inspector Colbeck and Victor Leeming track Oxley from town to town along the railway lines. When it looks as though they finally have Oxley trapped, he escapes on a sailing ship to America. Determined not to be outfoxed, Colbeck with a very reluctant Leeming, take a steamship to America, so as to arrive ahead of the sailing ship. Oxley manages to create a diversion, when disembarking, to evade them; but is finally captured and returned to England. In all the excitement, Colbeck almost misses his own wedding.

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