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Fear on the phantom special / Edward Marston.

By: Marston, Edward.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Marston, Edward. Railway detective series: 17.Publisher: London, England : Allison & Busby Limited, 2019Edition: First edition.Description: 350 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780749024130; 0749024135.Subject(s): Police -- Great Britain -- Fiction | Colbeck, Robert (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Leeming, Victor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Railroad police -- Fiction | Railroad travel -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Halloween -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: "Halloween 1861. A special train with two carriages steams across the Lake District at night on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents. Most of those on board have been fortified by alcohol so the mood is boisterous. Lighting inside the carriages is poor and without warning, the lamp goes out in the last compartment of the second carriage, plunging it into darkness. When the special reaches the end of its journey, the passengers pour out on to the station platform. There are almost sixty of them in all, laughing and jostling. The prevailing excitement is shattered by a cry - a dead body has been discovered in the seats. This will prove to be a very puzzling new case for the Railway Detective."-- Provided by publisher.
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Halloween, 1861. A special train with two carriages steams across the Lake District at night on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents. Most of those on board have been fortified by alcohol so the mood is boisterous.
Without warning the lamp goes out in the last compartment of the second carriage, plunging it into darkness. When the train reaches the end of the line, the passengers pour out on to the station platform. There are almost sixty of them in all, laughing and jostling, but the prevailing excitement is shattered by a cry for help - someone is missing.
Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are called in to investigate this peculiar occurrence. With some believing the missing man is the victim of a ghost said to haunt the site and no discernible trace of the man anywhere to be seen, this will prove to be a puzzling case indeed for the Railway Detective.

"Halloween 1861. A special train with two carriages steams across the Lake District at night on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents. Most of those on board have been fortified by alcohol so the mood is boisterous. Lighting inside the carriages is poor and without warning, the lamp goes out in the last compartment of the second carriage, plunging it into darkness. When the special reaches the end of its journey, the passengers pour out on to the station platform. There are almost sixty of them in all, laughing and jostling. The prevailing excitement is shattered by a cry - a dead body has been discovered in the seats. This will prove to be a very puzzling new case for the Railway Detective."-- Provided by publisher.