By Edward Marston
The motive force and fireman of a items teach are rushing alongside close to the Scottish border. As they take a pointy bend, they could see that the music forward has been ripped up. with out time to damage, there’s no technique to evade catastrophe. ahead of they comprehend what’s taking place, the engine has veered off the rails and plunged into the lake less than, taking the wagons and males with it.
Summoned north by way of the Caledonian Railway corporation, Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming examine that the sabotage can be the paintings of a rival corporation. yet as they continue, a bigger conspiracy appears afoot. The ambitions: the Queen and Prince Consort en path to Balmoral.
The legions of Railway Detective fanatics should be taken care of to an visual appeal via Queen Victoria during this the 10th Railway Detective novel.
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And if she knew Sonny Boy 44 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM hadn’t cut the hole in the fence, did she also know who had? Lavinia provided more questions than answers. “A penny for your thoughts,” said Sally, sliding onto the barstool beside me. She was wearing jeans, a red western shirt and cowboy boots. My sister the cop looked like someone who’d have no trouble wrestling a steer to the ground. ” “You certainly seemed deep in thought. ” I was changing the subject without her knowing it.
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He’s only the screenwriter, Sally. ” 47 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM 5 I’d brought my Remington portable typewriter with me from Hollywood. It was still in its case in the closet. On Thursday morning I made a gigantic gesture toward starting a new future and took it out, setting it up on one end of the small table off the kitchen. For a long time I sat in front of it, as if trying to get used to the idea that this was my new writing space instead of the office I’d rented at Columbia, that I could work at home and write books and be my own boss.