Murder in the First-class Carriage

Murder in the First-class Carriage

The First Victorian Railway Killing

Book - 2011
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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.

WW Norton
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.
In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was traveling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner.

Baker & Taylor
Recounts the investigation of the first murder on the Victorian Railway in July 1864.

Baker
& Taylor

"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 bythe public on both sides of the Atlantic."--Publisher's website.

Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781590206751
1590206754
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Colquhoun 2011
Characteristics: 339 pages : map ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Mr Briggs' hat

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Jan 22, 2014

Colquhoun, a respected researcher & writer in UK also writes about the life of Joseph Paxton. SPL does not have this book - yet. A brilliant life.

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