Murder in the First-class Carriage
The First Victorian Railway KillingBook - 2011
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.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2011.
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Colquhou 11/2011
Characteristics: 339 p. :,map ;,24 cm.
From Library Staff
The amazing account of a Victorian-era railway murder, and the ensuing manhunt reaching from England to New York City In July 1864.
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