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Offline GEORGIAN

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The railway detective. /mysterys,books
« on: 09 February, 2013, 07:07:03 PM »
Hi  All,

like most people i like a good old fashioned  read. iv read almost all of the books in the series, called the railway detective, its an inspector colbeck mystery,s  written by edward marston,there are a series of books in a similar  same vein and reading these books is like stepping back in time i hope youll like these types of books which are a very good read in themselves,

                                                                   www.edwardmarston.com

this web site will show you an insight of some of the books available and i hope youll find them as i have, a very good bed time book ,
many regards  ,
georgian
 

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Re: The railway detective. /mysterys,books
« Reply #1 on: 10 February, 2013, 09:38:14 AM »
Hi All,

i should have pointed out that should you have any difficulty in finding this page,   is that when you type in
                  www.edwardmarston.com,              then scroll down to the inspector colbeck, line
and click, on it,   which opens up showing all the books  each with a little introduction,.of that series,

many regards ,
georgian,

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« Reply #2 on: 21 February, 2013, 08:13:51 AM »
HI All
for all those people who like mysteries, and
To conclude, the book version of the railway detectives,                ( there is a real and true story called,)

Britain's first railway murder. on the 9th july1864
the murder of  BANKER Thomas Briggs who boarded a train at Fenchurch street station and  never arrived at his destination ,

THIS STORY IS BEING SHOWN ON  BBC2  AT    ( 9 OCLOCK)     (2100 HRS)    TONIGHT   21/02/201  ,

Many Regards ,

GEORGIAN,
 

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Re: The railway detective. /mysterys,books
« Reply #3 on: 21 February, 2013, 08:26:50 AM »
I recently watched a documentary film on the creation of the railways and Thomas Briggs was mentioned. Apparently he was the first person to ever be murdered on the railways and his body was found on the track near Hackney Wick after it was thrown from a train.

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« Reply #4 on: 21 February, 2013, 10:22:22 PM »
There was a TV programme about this tonight. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pjt19/Murder_on_the_Victorian_Railway/

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« Reply #5 on: 24 February, 2013, 07:36:18 PM »
Does this have anything to do with Newham?

The description on the front menu states, very clearly: 

This is the place to discuss books ABOUT NEWHAM and the many films and TV programmes that have been filmed in the area.


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Re: The railway detective. /mysterys,books
« Reply #6 on: 24 February, 2013, 09:30:56 PM »
Certainly the guidelines are to discuss books and films etc about Newham and the same guidelines also exist for the other forum topics. However guidelines are just that. Over a range of topics ever since this board began, there have been many occasions when the contributor has needed to stray outside the strict geographical boundaries of Newham into surrounding areas and rightly so in my not so humble opinion. Chrisp Street in Poplar is a recent good example of this.

Newham's history and growth has always been heavily influenced by surrounding areas as indeed have events, people, geography and many other facets of Newham in turn influenced surrounding areas and still does. If for example there was a topic about the Northern Outfall sewer mentioning other areas outside Newham might be fully relevant.

Although I did not see this particular programme, I am aware the murder of Thomas Briggs on a train, (the first train murder ever), in nearby Hackney Wick would have had a huge effect on the travelling habits of people from Newham at the time, particularly as it was some time before the murderer was identified.

Taking all this into account, I find Georgian's post fully relevant and commendable.