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Murder in the First-class Carriage

The First Victorian Railway Killing

By Kate Colquhoun, 1964-

In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was traveling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He boarded a first-class carriage on the 9:45 pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks discovered blood in the seat cushions as well as on the floor, windows, and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain. The race to identify the killer and catch him as he fled on a boat to America was eagerly followed by the public on both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the era.

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Book

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  • 364.1523 Col, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

1590206754


Format: Book
Author: Colquhoun, Kate, 1964-
Summary: Recounts the investigation of the first murder on the Victorian Railway in July 1864.
Title: Murder in the first-class carriage : the first Victorian Railway killing / Kate Colquhoun.
Publisher Date: New York : Overlook Press, 2011.
Subject: Briggs, Thomas, 1795?-1864 -- Death and burial. Murder -- England -- London -- Case studies Railroads -- England -- London -- History.
Isbn: 1590206754 9781590206751
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Format: Book
Author: Colquhoun, Kate, 1964-
Summary: Recounts the investigation of the first murder on the Victorian Railway in July 1864.
Title: Murder in the first-class carriage : the first Victorian Railway killing / Kate Colquhoun.
Publisher, Date: New York : Overlook Press, 2011.
Description: 339 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Briggs, Thomas, 1795?-1864 -- Death and burial.
Subjects: Murder -- England -- London -- Case studies
Subjects: Railroads -- England -- London -- History.
Other Title: Mr Briggs' hat
Notes: Originally published: Mr Briggs' hat. London : Little, Brown, 2011.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-296) and index.
LCCN: bl2011031860
ISBN: 1590206754
ISBN: 9781590206751
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 364.1523 Col