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By Edward Marston | Comments: ( 417 ) | Date: ( Mar 28, 2020 )

Tragedy strikes close to the Detective Department when an old army friend of Superintendent Tallis walks to meet a speeding train head on The suicide, prompted by the disappearance of the man s wife, has shocked the local community and leaves plenty for Inspector Robert Colbeck, the Railway Detective, to uncover Whispers and rumors abound but did the dead man, Captain RaTragedy strikes close to the Detective Department when an old army friend of Superintendent Tallis walks to meet a speeding train head on The suicide, prompted by the disappearance of the man s wife, has shocked the local community and leaves plenty for Inspector Robert Colbeck, the Railway Detective, to uncover Whispers and rumors abound but did the dead man, Captain Randall, really take his own life in repentance for some harm he did his wife


  • Title: Railway to the Grave
  • Author: Edward Marston
  • ISBN: 9780749007720
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Edward Marston

Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information A pseudonym used by Keith MilesAKA A.E MarstonKeith Miles born 1940 is an English author, who writes under his own name and also historical fiction and mystery novels under the pseudonym Edward Marston He is known for his mysteries set in the world of Elizabethan theatre He has also written a series of novels based on events in the Domesday Book, a series of The Railway Detective and a series of The Home Front Detective.Series contributed to Malice Domestic Crime Through Time Perfectly Criminal



Comments Railway to the Grave

  • Gerry

    Edward Marston's splendid Railway Detective series has one good starting point in that the reader is immediately drawn into the drama and that is very much the case in this, Detective Robert Colbeck's seventh recorded case.The action takes place in Yorkshire where Colonel Aubrey Tarleton and his wife live with two step-children, on the wife's side, living away. The Colonel's wife disappears and before too long the Colonel himself writes himself into the title of the novel.Suspicion is placed on [...]


  • Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    Enjoyable in a stolid, dependable way which works for me at times. Fairly often, presumably, because I've read many books in this series. It's junk food reading I suppose, although at times the repetitive prose and stilted dialogue are almost self-parodying. Still, I find it hard to dislike a book that makes so few demands of me and helps me idle away a few hours that might be spent succumbing to seasonal depression instead.


  • Terri Lynn

    Another satisfying read in Edward Marston's excellent series about Scotland Yard's Detective Inspector Richard Colbeck set in 1850's England (with forays into Wales and France at times). This book was special because Richard's boss Detective Superintendent Tallis who normally is a gruff, anti-marriage, ill-tempered crank who especially drives Colbeck's assistant Detective Sergeant Victor Leeming up the wall, is shown to have a very human heart and a soft core. One of Tallis' old military buddies [...]


  • Johnny

    As is my unfortunate wont, I found a copy of Railway to the Grave and was immediately captured by the old-style font and design enough to overlook the fact that this was a novel late in a series named after the first novel in said series, The Railway Detective. Yet, I figured I had started in mid-series before and, if I liked the characters, style and plotting, I would go back to the beginning (in this case, I did rather obsessively). Readers of the series will already be familiar with Inspector [...]


  • Kathryn

    I enjoy listening to these as audiobooks. I especially enjoyed this one - there were plenty of plot twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and I love the little developments in Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck’s relationship with Madeleine Andrews which are in each of the books.


  • Tony

    RAILWAY TO THE GRAVE. (2010). Edward Marston. ***.Back in the early 1990s I was an avid reader of the novels of Mr. Marston. At the time, he was writing a series of mysteries set in Elizabethan England and featuring actors from The King’s Players as his characters and sleuths. I was always impressed with the depth and breadth of his knowledge about English drama, especially the period about which he was writing. Then his books stopped appearing in bookstores. Not knowing what happened, I ultim [...]


  • Bradley

    Don't know how I missed this one when it was published, but was pleased to discover it when I finally did. Purchased with a greatly appreciated gift card, this book was doubly enjoyed for its addition to my library by thoughtful friends.This jump back in time was a welcome relief after a period of reading modern, grittier stories. Although I know that books like Marston's over-romanticize the Victorian era, I do enjoy the respite they bring to a harried mind. It may be looking at the time throug [...]


  • Joan

    I am not going to rate this - I only read it because I had purchased four books in this series from a charity shop. This was as I expected. Nothing special, the MC as dull and 'perfect' as in the first book, the secondary characters clichéd. I wanted some tension, something to make me CARE about people, to make me desperate to read to the end, but I didn't get any of that.


  • Lynne

    Enjoyable tosh - Victorian pulp fiction packed with stereotypical, two-dimensional characters but nevertheless, a rollicking deckchair read, worth the £1 spent in The Works!!


  • Sue

    This is the first Railway Detective book I've read and it's the 7th in the series. I don't normally start a series in the middle, but I happen to have this on my shelf already; I think it came in a bargain bundle of some sort.For anyone worried about whether to start the series with this one, there are passing references to earlier crimes that he solved and there is some character/relationship development which clearly started in earlier books. On the whole then, I wouldn’t recommend starting [...]


  • Caroline

    Just finished this book today. Yet another thoroughly enjoyable Edward Marston Railway Detective story. The ending was totally unexpected. There were plenty of red herrings and I reached the final chapter feeling I knew who the main perpetrator was. I was totally wrong! Looking forward to reading more about Inspector Colbesk and co.


  • Vicky Tagg

    another great book from Edward Marston never disapointed


  • Clark Hallman

    Railway To The Grave by Edward Marston (2010): This is the seventh book in Marston’s Railway Detective series set in England in the mid-1800s. Colonel Aubrey Tarleton, a well-respected citizen and heroic army hero in the small village of South Otterington, deliberately walks into the path of a locomotive after the disappearance of his wife. A note pinned to his clothing states: “Whoever finds me, notify Superintendent Tallis of the Detective Department at Scotland Yard.” Tallis begins the [...]


  • Kirstin

    Typical mystery style book. The glow was good and the ending wasn't expected. Overall good quick read.


  • Maria Thermann

    This splendid mystery is set in 1855 in rural Yorkshire, where a dear, long-time friend of Superintendent Tallis has been found dead on a railway line heading for Doncaster . Retired Colonel Aubrey Tarleton commits suicide, after his wife disappears under mysterious circumstances and a flood of poison pen letters arrives, accusing him of her murder.This railway mystery reveals quite a lot about the limited relationship Superintendent Tallis has with the outside world and perhaps why he is not ma [...]


  • David

    This is the seventh book in a series featuring Inspector Robert Colbeck, dubbed 'the Railway detective' because he is frequently called upon to solve mysteries connected with Britain's rapidly growing railway network in the mid-nineteenth century. I've enjoyed the series so far, and this installment was no exception.Colbeck is a dandyish gent, whereas his sidekick Sergeant Leeming is more straight-forward and down to earth, thus they make a pairing with some similarities to Morse and Lewis, alth [...]


  • Peter Auber

    If I have a complaint about this book (and I evidently do have one or I wouldn't have mentioned it) it's that Inspector Robert Colbeck is simply too nice. He adores his fiancée, enjoys the theatre, reads the classics, looks after his Detective Sergeant (Leeming), doffs his hat for ladies, and is respectful of the clergy. He probably likes kittens, and we'll doubtless find that out in another book. Called to Yorkshire to investigate the suicide of Colonel Tarleton after his wife disappears, Colb [...]


  • Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)

    This is the seventh in the Railway Detective series of mysteries but it didn't seem to matter that I haven't read any of the others. Back stories are minimal and simple so easy to catch up on. The whole book is an easy, holiday-type read, firmly entrenched in the attitudes of its period and without excess soul-searching getting in the way of its story. I liked the characters of South Otterington, many are caricatures rather than rounded people but they are all distinct. By contrast, the three De [...]


  • Rog Harrison

    I had read one of the author's books in another series and had not enjoyed it much. This series is set in the 1850s and involves two detectives from Scotland Yard. In this book they start off investigating a suicide in a small town in Yorkshire and then uncover a murder. I find the author's writing style to be plodding and the characters did not come to life for me. To be fair the plot in this book was clever if perhaps a bit unlikely and I certainly did not suspect who was the murderer. The aut [...]


  • Pat

    Tragedy strikes close to the Detective Department when an old army friend of Superintendent Tallis walks to meet a speeding train head on.The suicide, prompted by the disappearance of the man s wife, has shocked the local community and leaves plenty for Inspector Robert Colbeck, the Railway Detective, to uncover. Whispers and rumors abound but did the dead man, Captain Randall, really take his own life in repentance for some harm he did his wife?I am really enjoying these Railway Detective books [...]


  • Richard

    I have read all the previous six books in this delightful series and scored each one either 4* or 5*. The formula is pretty much the same with murder/crime committed with some connection to the blossoming rail industry, hence the requirement of Scotland Yard's Railway Detective. The series is a must for any British historical fan with a penchant for trains and murder mystery. This is just good old-fashioned fiction. No swearing, no sex just good police work and a host of interesting characters f [...]


  • Carole Moran

    Edward Marston is very readable. An excellent British author. This particular book is one of a series about a Scotland Yard detective in London during the 1850's. It contains segments that don't really add to the main story line, but which no doubt lend continuity for the benefit of persons who have read previous books in the series. The story moves rapidly, the plot is engaging, and Marston keeps one guessing right up to the end. I will probably try other books in this series.


  • Richard Thomas

    A good read - I did get through it at a sitting beyond midnight. Nicely written with plenty of twists in the plot and some pretty nasty incidental characters, many of whom get their desserts. I didn't spot the murderer until very close to the end - which is partly why I pressed on with it. My only reservation is the tendency to draw aside from the action to write about the central character's romantic interest; fine as such but there's a little too much for me.


  • Damien G

    The death of Superintendent Tallis's army friend sends up a signal and the inspector has to investigate.The problem is that many think it is suicide but evidence differs.Both the inspector and his able sargeant learning investigate but are partly hampered by Tallis.Another book in the excellent series which captures the history of the early railways.


  • Lynn Lerch

    Inspector Colbect investigates the death of Superintent Tallis' army friend, Captain Randall who walks infront of a train and is killed. Capt Randall's wife has disappeared before his death. What happened to Mrs Randall and why does he walk on the tracks toward the train? A great adventure.


  • Librarylady90

    This mystery was entertaining as far as it went. I'm not sure I would seek out others in the series, but I am a sucker for historical mysteries. I like the other series by this author, based on an Elizabethan era drama troupe, much more.


  • Ian B

    My first fiction read, driven by a keen interest in the victorian railway era. I loved it. Finished it in a day. Now going to read the series. Captivating and engaging and great escapism. Easy reading but highly entertaining.


  • Mary Scott

    Another good read which gives more insight in to the personal lives of the main characters. In many ways the best book in the series so far, with a twist in the tale which was unexpected. Looking forward to reading the eighth book in the series "Blood on the Line".


  • Grace

    It was okay. I didn't like the resolution. And sometimes his writing is a bit simplistic.


  • Russell Collins

    Inspector Colbeck, the railway detective is back. I love this series--trains in the 1850s, quaint English village (this time), baffling murder. What's not to like.


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