When the engines finally met, there was a deafening clash and the Brighton Express twisted and buckled, tipping its carriages onto the other line. It was a scene of utter devastation.
October, 1854. As crowds of passengers rush to make the departure of the London to Brighton Express, a man watches from the shadows nearby...
Chaos, fatalities and unbelieveable destruction are the scene soon after when the train derails just outside the Balcombe Tunnel. Could it simply be a case of driver error? Detective Inspector Colbeck thinks not. But digging deep to discover the intended target of the accident takes time, something Colbeck doesn't have as the killer prepares to strike again.
Edward Marston was born and brought up in South Wales. A full-time writer for over forty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the theatre, and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.
Band 1Servant of Death
Band 2Ordeal by Fire
Band 3Marked to Die
Band 4Hostage to Fortune
Band 5Murder on the Brighton Express
Band 6Microbes of Power
Band 7The Dungeon House
Band 8Monsieur Pamplemousse Stands Firm
Band 9A Sea of Troubles
Band 10Bayonets Along the Border
Band 11Treachery in Tibet
Band 12Dust Clouds of War