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Murder at Deviation Junction

Andrew Martin


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From the author of The Necropolis Railway, The Blackpool Highflyer, and The Lost Luggage Porter comes another thrilling mystery featuring railway detective Jim Stringer. It is winter 1909, and Jim desperately needs his anticipated New Year’s promotion in order to pay for a nurse for his ailing son.
Jumping at any opportunity to impress his supervisor, Jim agrees to investigate a standard assault in a nearby town. But when his train home hits a snowdrift and a body is discovered buried in the snow, Jim finds himself tracking another dangerous killer. Soon he is on a mad chase to find the suspect, trailing him to the furnaces of Ironopolis and across the country on a dangerous ride to the Highlands. As pursuer becomes pursued, Jim begins to doubt he will ever get his promotion— or that he will survive this case at all.

Praise For Murder at Deviation Junction

“No matter how deeply Jim plunges into the poverty and filth of England’s industrial age, he never loses his sense of wonder at the monstrous beauty of its great machines.”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“Fairly bursts with energetic prose . . . Andrew Martin succeeds brilliantly at re-creating a railwayman’s lot.” —Seattle Times


Mariner Books, 9780156034456, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2009

About the Author

ANDREW MARTIN was a Spectator (London) Young Writer of the Year and has written for the Guardian , the Daily Telegraph , and Granta . He has a weekly column in the New Statesman . He lives in London.