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The Resource Murder in the first-class carriage : the first Victorian railway killing, Kate Colquhoun

Murder in the first-class carriage : the first Victorian railway killing, Kate Colquhoun

Label
Murder in the first-class carriage : the first Victorian railway killing
Title
Murder in the first-class carriage
Title remainder
the first Victorian railway killing
Statement of responsibility
Kate Colquhoun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1964-
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Colquhoun, Kate
Dewey number
364.15230941
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.G4
LC item number
C65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Briggs, Thomas
  • Murder
  • Railroads
  • Murder victims
  • Murder
Label
Murder in the first-class carriage : the first Victorian railway killing, Kate Colquhoun
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Mr Briggs' hat : a sensational account of Britain's first railway murder. -- London : Little, Brown, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-296) and index
Contents
An empty railway carriage -- City. All human life is here ; Saturday 9 July 1864 ; The Duckett's Canal Bridge ; Ferreting for detail ; Morbid, hideous, and delicious ; The smiling face of a murderer ; Something to astonish the public ; Improbable hypotheses ; Something to tell ; The wind blows fair ; Tuesday 19 July 1864 -- Voyage. Flying from justice ; A fabric built of straws ; Ninety in the shade ; Who but a madman? ; City of strangers ; The last person in the world ; No slipshod examination ; Gathering clouds ; Turning back ; The appearance of guilt ; A very public ordeal -- Judgements. I've come to tell the truth ; First judgement ; A pint of meat and vegetable soup ; The great Müller case ; The trial : first day ; The trial : second day ; The trial : third day ; The shadow of doubt ; Condemned for a thumbmark ; City of devils ; St Sepulchre's Bell -- Certainty
Control code
ocn706018486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 p.
Isbn
9781590206751
Lccn
2012406608
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706018486
Label
Murder in the first-class carriage : the first Victorian railway killing, Kate Colquhoun
Publication
Note
Originally published: Mr Briggs' hat : a sensational account of Britain's first railway murder. -- London : Little, Brown, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-296) and index
Contents
An empty railway carriage -- City. All human life is here ; Saturday 9 July 1864 ; The Duckett's Canal Bridge ; Ferreting for detail ; Morbid, hideous, and delicious ; The smiling face of a murderer ; Something to astonish the public ; Improbable hypotheses ; Something to tell ; The wind blows fair ; Tuesday 19 July 1864 -- Voyage. Flying from justice ; A fabric built of straws ; Ninety in the shade ; Who but a madman? ; City of strangers ; The last person in the world ; No slipshod examination ; Gathering clouds ; Turning back ; The appearance of guilt ; A very public ordeal -- Judgements. I've come to tell the truth ; First judgement ; A pint of meat and vegetable soup ; The great Müller case ; The trial : first day ; The trial : second day ; The trial : third day ; The shadow of doubt ; Condemned for a thumbmark ; City of devils ; St Sepulchre's Bell -- Certainty
Control code
ocn706018486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 p.
Isbn
9781590206751
Lccn
2012406608
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706018486

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