Originally published: Mr Briggs' hat : a sensational account of Britain's first railway murder. -- London : Little, Brown, 2011.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -296) and index.
An empty railway carriage -- City. All human life is here ; Saturday 9 July 1864 ; The Duckett's Canal Bridge ; Ferreting for detail ; Morbid, hideous, and delicious ; The smiling face of a murderer ; Something to astonish the public ; Improbable hypotheses ; Something to tell ; The wind blows fair ; Tuesday 19 July 1864 -- Voyage. Flying from justice ; A fabric built of straws ; Ninety in the shade ; Who but a madman? ; City of strangers ; The last person in the world ; No slipshod examination ; Gathering clouds ; Turning back ; The appearance of guilt ; A very public ordeal -- Judgements. I've come to tell the truth ; First judgement ; A pint of meat and vegetable soup ; The great Muller case ; The trial : first day ; The trial : second day ; The trial : third day ; The shadow of doubt ; Condemned for a thumbmark ; City of devils ; St Sepulchre's Bell -- Certainty.