Dangerous Place

Author: Simon Farquhar
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780750969529
Release Date: 2016-10-03
Genre: True Crime

In September 1970, two boys met in the playground on their first day at secondary school in North London. They formed what would be described at the Old Bailey thirty years later as 'a unique and wicked bond'. Between 1982 and 1986, striking near lonely railway stations in London and the Home Counties, their partnership took them from rape to murder. Three police forces pooled their resources to catch them. It was the biggest criminal manhunt since the Yorkshire Ripper Enquiry. A Dangerous Place is the first full-length account of the crimes of John Duffy and David Mulcahy. Told by the son of one of the police officers who led the enquiry, exhaustively researched and with unprecedented access, this is the story of the case that introduced psychological profiling and computer technology into British policing, but which was ultimately solved by brilliant detection. It is the story of two of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th century, and the times they operated in. It is the story of the women who died at their hands. It is the story of the women who survived them, and who had the courage to ensure justice was done. And it is the story of a father, told by a son.

Murder on the Tracks Stories of Mayhem and Murder on the Railways

Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781447480594
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Fiction

A collection of short stories concerning the strange and terrible events that can occur within the anonymous, shifting environment of a moving train. Including stories by such masterful writers as Freeman Wills Crofts and Francis Lynde.

BRITISH MYSTERIES COLLECTION 31 Novels Short Stories in One Volume The Thorpe Hazell Detective Tales Thrilling Stories of the Railway Murder at the Pageant A Warning in Red and many more

Author: Victor L. Whitechurch
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026853183
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Fiction

This carefully crafted ebook: “BRITISH MYSTERIES COLLECTION - 31 Novels & Short Stories in One Volume: The Thorpe Hazell Detective Tales, Thrilling Stories of the Railway, Murder at the Pageant, A Warning in Red and many more” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Canon in Residence Downland Echoes Murder at the Pageant Thrilling Stories of the Railway Peter Crane’s Cigars The Tragedy on the London and Mid-Northern The Affair of the Corridor Express Sir Gilbert Murrell’s Picture How the Bank Was Saved The Affair of the German Dispatch-Box How the Bishop Kept His Appointment The Adventure of the Pilot Engine The Stolen Necklace The Mystery of the Boat Express How the Express Was Saved A Case of Signaling Winning the Race The Strikers The Ruse That Succeeded Other Railway Stories A Perilous Ride The Slip Coach Mystery In the Rockhurst Tunnel The Convict’s Revenge A Warning in Red A Jump for Freedom Special Working Instructions Pierre Cournet’s Last Run Between Two Fires The Triumph of Seth P. Tucker A Policy of Silence In a Tight Fix The Romance of the “Southern Queen” Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch (1868-1933) was a Church of England clergyman and author. He is best known for his detective stories featuring Thorpe Hazell, the first amateur railway detective, whom the author intended to be as far from Sherlock Holmes as possible. Another Whitechurch’s character was the spy Captain Ivan Koravitch. His stories were admired for their immaculate plotting and factual accuracy. Whitechurch was one of the first writers to submit his manuscripts to Scotland Yard for vetting as to police procedure.

Underground Railroad

Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446257740
Release Date: 2017-08-21
Genre: Fiction

Cora ist nur eine von unzähligen Schwarzen, die auf den Baumwollplantagen Georgias schlimmer als Tiere behandelt werden. Alle träumen von der Flucht – doch wie und wohin? Da hört Cora von der Underground Railroad, einem geheimen Fluchtnetzwerk für Sklaven. Über eine Falltür gelangt sie in den Untergrund und es beginnt eine atemberaubende Reise, auf der sie Leichendieben, Kopfgeldjägern, obskuren Ärzten, aber auch heldenhaften Bahnhofswärtern begegnet. Jeder Staat, den sie durchquert, hat andere Gesetze, andere Gefahren. Wartet am Ende wirklich die Freiheit? Colson Whiteheads Roman ist eine virtuose Abrechnung damit, was es bedeutete und immer noch bedeutet, schwarz zu sein in Amerika.

The Railways

Author: Simon Bradley
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847653529
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Transportation

Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015 Currently filming for BBC programme Full Steam Ahead Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Newcastle station to the ceaseless traffic of Clapham Junction, from the mysteries of Brunel's atmospheric railway to the lost routines of the great marshalling yards, Simon Bradley explores the world of Britain's railways, the evolution of the trains, and the changing experiences of passengers and workers. The Victorians' private compartments, railway rugs and footwarmers have made way for air-conditioned carriages with airline-type seating, but the railways remain a giant and diverse anthology of structures from every period, and parts of the system are the oldest in the world. Using fresh research, keen observation and a wealth of cultural references, Bradley weaves from this network a remarkable story of technological achievement, of architecture and engineering, of shifting social classes and gender relations, of safety and crime, of tourism and the changing world of work. The Railways shows us that to travel through Britain by train is to journey through time as well as space.

The Great Railway Revolution

Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857897794
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: History

In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.

Masquerade Crime and Fiction

Author: L. Peach
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230625402
Release Date: 2006-09-05
Genre: Social Science

This study of crime and masquerade in fiction focuses upon the criminal as a 'performer'. Through stimulating discussions of a wide range of criminal types, Peach argues for the importance of novels that have been neglected. The book integrates incisive literary and cultural criticism with arguments about gender, masquerade, crime and culture.

Girl on the Train Du kennst sie nicht aber sie kennt dich

Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 9783641158125
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre: Fiction

Der internationale Nr.-1-Bestseller! Jeden Morgen pendelt Rachel mit dem Zug in die Stadt, und jeden Morgen hält der Zug an der gleichen Stelle auf der Strecke an. Rachel blickt in die Gärten der umliegenden Häuser, beobachtet ihre Bewohner. Oft sieht sie ein junges Paar: Jess und Jason nennt Rachel die beiden. Sie führen – wie es scheint – ein perfektes Leben. Ein Leben, wie Rachel es sich wünscht. Eines Tages beobachtet sie etwas Schockierendes. Kurz darauf liest sie in der Zeitung vom Verschwinden einer Frau – daneben ein Foto von »Jess«. Rachel meldet ihre Beobachtung der Polizei und verstrickt sich damit unentrinnbar in die folgenden Ereignisse ...

Die Gerechte

Author: Peter Swanson
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783641167486
Release Date: 2017-01-16
Genre: Fiction

Nur sie entscheidet, wer den Tod verdient Eine Flughafenbar in London. Es ist Abend, und Ted Severson wartet auf seinen Rückflug nach Boston, als eine attraktive Frau sich neben ihn setzt. Kurz darauf vertraut er der geheimnisvollen Fremden an, dass seine Frau ihn betrogen hat. Mit ihrer Reaktion jedoch hat er nicht gerechnet: Sie bietet ihm Hilfe an – beim Mord an seiner Ehefrau. Ein Trick? Ein morbider Scherz? Oder ein finsteres Rachespiel, das nur ein böses Ende nehmen kann?

The Woman in the Window Was hat sie wirklich gesehen

Author: A. J. Finn
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 9783641220952
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England! »Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess Gerritsen Anna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...

The Ocean

Author: John Locke
Publisher: Off-Trail Publications
ISBN: 9781935031031
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Fiction

The Ocean was a short-lived Munsey pulp published in 1907-08 that specialized in sea stories. This collection reprints 20 of the best stories from the 11 issue run. Included are stories of peril at sea, mutinies, shipwrecks, ferocious weather, a ghost story, even an early scientific-romance, "In the Land of To-Morrow." Over 30 pages of nonfiction material is also included: a history of The Ocean, and extensive profiles of editor, Bob Davis, and the motley crew of authors who contributed to the magazine--and this collection.

Der Zirkusbrand

Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644025516
Release Date: 2013-01-02
Genre: Fiction

Der 6. Juli 1944 verhieß für die Bewohner der Stadt Hartfort in Connecticut vergnüglich zu werden. Stattdessen endet er in einer Katastrophe: 167 Menschen sterben in den Flammen des größten Zirkusbrandes der amerikanischen Geschichte. Fesselnd und einfühlsam verfolgt Stewart O’Nan die Schicksale jener Menschen, die an einem scheinbar harmlosen Sommertag losgehen, um sich unterhalten zu lassen, und mit Tod und Schrecken konfrontiert werden. «Ein grandioses Stück Literatur.» (Der Spiegel) «‹Der Zirkusbrand› liest sich spannend wie ein Abenteuerroman, da er fast fiktiv in den vielen Verflechtungen menschlicher Schicksale wirkt und philosophisch in seiner Frage, weshalb gerade an diesem Tag bestimmte Menschen zu einer bestimmten Zeit an diesem bestimmten Ort zusammenkamen.» (NDR) «‹Der Zirkusbrand› ist Journalismus im Dienste der Literatur und Literatur im Dienste der Geschichtsschreibung.» (The New York Times) «Ein großes Buch.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Fire and Steam

Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848872615
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: History

The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.