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Author Colquhoun, Kate, 1964-

Title Murder in the first-class carriage : the first Victorian railway killing / Kate Colquhoun.

Imprint New York, NY : Overlook Press, 2011.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  364.5 C722    ---  Available
Description 339 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Note Originally published: Mr Briggs' hat : a sensational account of Britain's first railway murder. -- London : Little, Brown, 2011.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-296) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Briggs, Thomas, -1864 -- Death and burial.
Murder -- England -- London -- Case studies.
Railroads -- England -- London -- History.
Murder victims -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Murder -- Investigation -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781590206751
1590206754

 
    
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