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Instrument of Slaughter

by Edward Marston

January 1916. Britain is on the brink of enforcing conscription. Eligible young men who have not yet signed up to fight are despised as ‘conchies’ and ‘shirkers’, subjected to hatred and verbal abuse....


Soldier of Fortune

by Edward Marston

Captain Daniel Rawson — Adventurer, spy, charmer...

It is 1704 and Europe is at war

‘Take this sword as you own and wear it with more honour than the man from whom you took it’

With Lord Churchill’s words...


The Painted Lady

by Edward Marston

A beautiful woman. An unrequited love. An excuse for murder.

Araminta Jewell is one of the beauties of her day. Even her marriage to the staid and ugly Sir Martin Culthorpe has not discouraged her hordes of admirers....


The Stationmaster's Farewell

by Edward Marston

Guy Fawkes Night, 1857. Joel Heygate is the popular stationmaster at Exeter St David’s railway station – an impressive figure of a man replete with frock coat and top hat, bushy eyebrows and walrus moustache....


Drums of War

by Edward Marston

Dashing solider of fortune Captain Daniel Rawson returns in an explosive new adventure

France 1705. Captain Daniel Rawson is always ready for an adventure, so when Duke of Marlborough proposes a dangerous undercover...


Blood on the Line

by Edward Marston

1857. On the LNWR train to London, a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman. But the wily Jeremy Oxley, conman, thief and murderer, has one last ace up his sleeve – a beautiful and ruthless...


The Nine Giants

by Edward Marston

Who could enact such a deadly design, lurking behind the scenes?

As book holder and stage manager of theatrical company Lord Westfield's Men, Nicholas Bracewell is accustomed to solving problems. So when he discovers...


The Silent Woman

by Edward Marston

When fire destroys their London theatre, Lord Westfield's players must seek out humbler venues in the countryside. But stage manager Nicholas Bracewell is distracted by a shocking tragedy – a mysterious messenger...


The Mad Courtesan

by Edward Marston

Butchery outside a London brothel leaves Westfield’s Men in disarray

While England is brought low by rumours of Queen Elizabeth's declining health, celebrated theatre company Lord Westfield's Men suffer their...


The Parliament House

by Edward Marston

Who in their midst has blood on their hands?

London, 1670. Commissioned to design and build a new house for Francis Polegate, a merchant, Christopher Redmayne is pleased when the project is completed without...


The Frost Fair

by Edward Marston

The Frozen River Thames gives up its secrets

Christmas, 1669. In the grip of the coldest winter for years, the Thames is frozen from bank to bank and London celebrates with the traditional Frost Fair held on...


Inspector Colbeck's Casebook: Thirteen Tales from the Railway Detective

by Edward Marston

‘Thefts of this kind are highly unusual. I’m sure the clerk never believed he was in any danger.’ ‘Well, he was. You’re after a cunning devil, Inspector – smoke him out.’

An eagerly awaited collection...


Ticket to Oblivion

by Edward Marston

 Summer, 1858. Young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda board a non-stop train to Oxford to visit Imogen’s Aunt Cassandra, who waits on the platform at the terminus to greet them. All the passengers alight...


The Repentant Rake

by Edward Marston

‘London is a veritable cesspool … A swamp of corruption and crime’

When Sir Julius Cheever’s son, a notorious rake, goes missing, and a blackmailer begins terrorising London’s most dissolute fops, it...


The Amorous Nightingale

by Edward Marston

AN INTRIGUING MYSTERY SURROUNDS THE KING’S MISTRESS

London 1667. Acclaimed beauty and singer Harriet Gow is the star performer at the famous Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, as well as the favourite mistress of...


The King's Evil

by Edward Marston

A PERILOUS INVESTIGATION IN THE HEART OF LONDON RAVAGED BY THE GREAT FIRE

September 1666. Meeting in the ashes of a devastated London, Christopher Redmayne, an architect with Cavalier instincts, and Jonathan...


Five Dead Canaries

by Edward Marston

London, 1916. Among a new breed of fiercely independent women are the ‘canaries’, a raucous group of munitions workers, so-called after their chemically-stained yellow faces. However, a birthday celebration...


Peril on the Royal Train

by Edward Marston

Spring, 1858. The route of the Caledonian Railway through the southern uplands of the Scottish countryside is disrupted by a fatal crash. Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming are called from...


Railway to the Grave

by Edward Marston

Now here’s a murd’rous tale of woe, See a hero misbehave. For it shows a valiant soldier go, By railway to the grave.

Yorkshire 1855. Colonel Aubrey Tarleton is a man respected by his neighbours in the small...


The Railway Viaduct

by Edward Marston

The Railway Detective faces his most dangerous adversary yet

1852. Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Victor Leeming are faced with their most complex and difficult case to date. As a train speeds...