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Great Train Crimes: Murder and Robbery on the Railways Hardcover – 18 Mar 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wharncliffe Books (18 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845631129
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845631123
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Dr Jonathan Oates is the Ealing Borough Archivist and Local History Librarian, and he has written and lectured on aspects of the history of London, including its criminal past. His books include several volumes on West London in the Images of London series as well as Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Ealing, Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Lewisham and Deptford, Unsolved Murders in Victorian and Edwardian London and Unsolved London Murders: The 1920s and 1930s. He has also published a study of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and Sweet William or The Butcher? The Duke of Cumberland and the '45.

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Jonathan Oates has written a fascinating book dealing with crimes committed on trains, ranging in date from 1855 up to 1965. There is also a chapter on miscellaneous train crimes from 1897 right up to 2008.
Some of the cases are familiar, such as the Merstham tunnel case of 1905, and the famous case dealing with Mr Briggs and his celebrated hat; but others are less well known, but still of great interest.
Detailed meticulous research enlivens these stories and they certainly make fascinating and absorbing reading.
Well recommended, but perhaps not for a long train journey.
Paul Howard Lang
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This follows a range of crimes as stated committed on the British railway. This is not a page turner, however informative it is, it is a little turgid in places, which is surprising considering the subject matter. As a non fiction read it is well written.
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A good relating of several crimes on the railways, highlighting the dangers of closed carriages.
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Some interesting cases detailed within. a good read.
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A great book and well written
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