The Dublin Railway Murder (Hardback)Thomas Morris (author)
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Shortlisted for the CWA ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2022
A thrilling and perplexing investigation of a true Victorian crime at Dublin railway station.
Dublin, November 1856: George Little, the chief cashier of the Broadstone railway terminus, is found dead, lying in a pool of blood beneath his desk.
He has been savagely beaten, his head almost severed; there is no sign of a murder weapon, and the office door is locked, apparently from the inside. Thousands of pounds in gold and silver are left untouched at the scene of the crime.
Augustus Guy, Ireland's most experienced detective, teams up with Dublin's leading lawyer to investigate the murder. But the mystery defies all explanation, and two celebrated sleuths sent by Scotland Yard soon return to London, baffled.
Five suspects are arrested then released, with every step of the salacious case followed by the press, clamouring for answers. But then a local woman comes forward, claiming to know the murderer...
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 615 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm
'This meticulous non-fiction account of a once-famous murder mystery has all the shocks and surprises of the best crime fiction' - The Times
'The plot of this real-life murder mystery had as many twists and turns as an Agatha Christie whodunit' - Daily Mail
'In The Dublin Railway Murder, Thomas Morris unpacks this baffling case with the taut, just-the-facts spareness of the best police procedurals...[He] deftly peppers the narrative with historical context... an intriguing and compelling true crime whodunit as well' - Irish Times
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The Dublin Railway Murder is an account of a real life Victorian murder that happened in Dublin in 1856.The Author has researched it extremely well, with great detail and those that have an interest in Victorian... More
“Fast paced and exciting”
I was drawn to The Dublin Railway Murder purely because it's a true story and (hello) I work as a guard on trains. I promise I wasn't looking for any ideas for theft or murder, I was just intrigued. Honest.... More
“Well-researched and readable account of one of Ireland’s most complex murder cases.”
Against the backdrop of an Ireland still recovering from the horrors of the potato famine, railway station cashier George Little was brutally murdered in a locked room in 1856. The case would become one of the most... More
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