Mr Briggs' Hat

Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 19th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 02/02/2012
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THE THRILLING TRUE STORY OF BRITAIN'S FIRST EVER RAILWAY MURDER 'A fascinatingly quirky portrait of the underside of Victorian London . . . unputdownable' Daily Telegraph 'A cunning and suspenseful tale' Independent 'Meticulously researched . . . the final revelation is a showstopper' New York Times On 9 July 1864, businessman Thomas Briggs walked into carriage 69 on the 9.45 Hackney-bound train. A few minutes later, two bank clerks entered the carriage - but as they sat down, one of them noticed blood pooled in the seat cushions and smeared on the walls. But there was no sign of Thomas Briggs. The only things left in the carriage were his walking stick, his bag - and a hat that, strangely, did not belong to Mr Briggs . . . 'A thrilling book, which reads at times like a good Victorian novel... an utterly compelling did-he-do-it' Sunday Times 'A riveting portrait of Victorian London' Financial Times

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349123592
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm

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Mr Briggs' Hat
Hats off to Ms Colquhoun
This is a real page turner thanks to the author's detailed research into not just the crime but the era in which it happened. For the first two thirds of t... READ MORE
Mr Briggs' Hat
This book rocks realistically.
This book is a must for anyone remotely into Victoriana, Dickens, crime or reality. For just about anyone but those categories in particular. Along with 'T... READ MORE
Mr Briggs' Hat
Murder Most Sensational
On 9 July 1864 two bank clerks enter a first class train compartment only to discover that it is covered in blood, with no sign of an injured person or bod... READ MORE
Mr Briggs' Hat
True Crime + History = Intrigue
Kate Colquhoun's latest non-fiction work is a gripping account of Britain's first railway murder (as made very clear from the title), and is a fascinating ... READ MORE