The Silver Locomotive Mystery, Paperback
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


1854. As the Cardiff-bound train puffs out of Paddington Station, young Hugh Kellow wraps a protective arm around his large valise.

He has been entrusted with a priceless silver coffee pot, designed in the shape of a locomotive, by his elderly silversmith employer.

But two of Hugh's fellow passengers are taking an enormous interest in the young man and his priceless cargo.

When a dead body is discovered in a room at the Cardiff Railway Hotel, beside an empty valise, the great Railway Detective Robert Colbeck and his trusty sergeant Victor Leeming are called in to investigate; and face a whole host of unexpected problems.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical mysteries
  • ISBN: 9780749007782



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Really enjoyable instalment in The Railway Detective series. Intriguing story that takes Detective Inspector Colbeck all the way to Cardiff, with his reluctant Watson, Sgt Leeming. The story grips you from start to finish with an interesting twist and more involvement from Scotland Yard Chief Tallis, and Colbeck's Madeleine Andrews.

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Ok. An easy read to pass a few hours without effort. But I wouldn't pick up another.

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