The Necropolis Railway - A Novel of Murder, Mystery and Steam (Jim Stringer)

The Necropolis Railway - A Novel of Murder, Mystery and Steam (Jim Stringer)

by Andrew Martin (Author)


A chance encounter leads young Jim Stringer, a railway porter, to move from Yorkshire to Waterloo, and a better job. But the London of 1903 is a world of garish pubs and tawdry brothels, boxed in by towering blank-faced factories. Jim finds that his duties are mysteriously confined to the strangest corner of the South Western's business: a railway line that runs to an enormous cemetery. Still more perplexingly, the men he works alongside have formed an instant loathing for him. And his predecessor has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Can Jim work out what is going on before he too is travelling on a one-way coffin ticket aboard the Necropolis Railway?


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 03 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 0571209912
ISBN 13: 9780571209910

Media Reviews
'Style, wit and the sharp, true taste of a time gone by... So beautifully nuanced and so effortlessly pleasurable to read that you almost want to keep it a personal secret.' Independent on Sunday; 'A classy potboiler... in the best formal traditions of Dickens and Collins (let alone Christie and Chandler).' The Times
Author Bio
Andrew Martin is a former Spectator Young Writer of the Year. He has written for the Evening Standard, Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph, among others. His weekly column appears in the New Statesman. He is the author of Bilton and The Bobby Dazzlers.