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A Ticket to Oblivion by Edward Marston
  

A Ticket to Oblivion

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Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are summoned to Burnhope Manor when young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda have disappeared on a non-stop train journey to Oxford.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Imogen Burnhope, the young daughter of MP Sir Marcus Burnhope, and her maid Rhoda vanish on a trip to visit Imogen’s Aunt Cassandra in Oxford. The young women were reported by several witnesses to have boarded the non-stop train at Worcester, but when passengers alight at Oxford they are nowhere to be seen. The celebrated railway detective Inspector Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Leeming are called in to deal with this sensitive conundrum. Sir Marcus is an important man unused to being crossed, and they begin to suspect that a wider conspiracy lies at the root of the girls’ disappearance.
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A Ticket to Oblivion by Edward Marston

Young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda board a non-stop train to Oxford to visit her Aunt Cassandra, who waits on the platform at Oxford station where the train terminates, to greet them. Only they never arrive. The train is searched and the coachman swears he saw them board a first-class carriage, but they seem to have vanished into thin air.When he learns his daughter is missing, Sir Marcus Burnhope contacts Scotland Yard for help and Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are assigned to the case.Is it a merely a case of a runaway girl? Or is there a more sinsister, larger conspiracy at work?

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'It has the reader hooked from the very first page. We sympathise with the characters and need to know what happens, while the descriptions of the railway system add authenticity to this well-written and enjoyable book.'Yorkshire Gazette & Herald'


About the Author

Edward Marston was born and brought up in South Wales. A full-time writer for over thirty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the theatre, and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th April 2014

Author

Edward Marston

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Publisher

Allison & Busby

Format

Hardback
384 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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Historical mysteries

ISBN

9780749014278

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