By Edward Marston
December 1860. Headed for the morning shift on the Swindon Locomotive works is a military of guys pouring out of terraced homes outfitted by way of the GWR, a miniature city and deliberate group that goals to supply for its staff from cradle to grave. regrettably, boiler smith Frank Rodman is headed for the grave ahead of he'd anticipated, or he'll be as soon as his lacking head is found.
Inspector Colbeck, the Railway Detective, reveals his research into Rodman's homicide mired in contradictions. used to be the sufferer a short-tempered brawler, or a devoted Christian and chorister who aimed to raised himself? at the path of Rodman's enemy because the season starts off to chunk, Colbeck unearths little festive cheer within the twists and turns of this atypical case.
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