The Blackpool Highflyer (Jim Stringer)

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'Genuinely gripping ... A brilliant evocation of Edwardian working-class life - the sort of thing DH Lawrence might have written had he been less verbose or been blessed with a sense of humour.' Peter Parker, Evening StandardThe second Jim Stringer adventure, The Blackpool Highflyer is a superbly atmospheric thriller of sabotage, suspicion and steam. 'Unique and important ... There is no one else who is writing like Andrew Martin today.' Ian Marchant, Guardian'Evokes Edwardian Yorkshire and Lancashire, their great industrial prosperity and singular ways of living, quite brilliantly in a historical whodunnit which for its fresh and stealthy approach to past times deserves the adjective Bainbridgean.' Ian Jack, Guardian (Books of the Year)'A steamy whodunnit ... This may well be the best fiction about the railways since Dickens.' Michael Williams, Independent on Sunday

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“A compelling thriller . . . A stunning achievement.” –Daily Mail (London)
 
“A clear winner in literary crime writing.” –Daily Express (London)
 
 From the author of The Necropolis Railway comes another atmospheric thriller of sabotage, suspicion, and steam. Assigned to drive vacationers to the seaside resort of Blackpool in the hot summer of 1905, Jim Stringer is happy to leave behind the grime and danger of London life. But his dreams of beer and sun are dashed when someone attempts to derail his high-speed train. Soon Jim and his brilliant wife are after the saboteur, learning all too late that a dark secret waits for them at the end of the line.
  
PRAISE FOR ANDREW MARTIN
 
“Andrew Martin succeeds brilliantly at re-creating a railwayman's lot in London in [the early 1900s]." --The Seattle Times
 
“Martin does a stunning job of bringing to life the era when steam locomotives chugged from London through the British countryside.”―Booklist
 
 
ANDREW MARTIN was a Spectator (London) Young Writer of the Year and is the author of The Necropolis Railway, the first novel featuring Jim Stringer. He lives in London.

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Andrew Martin has written for the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday and Granta, among many other publications. His highly acclaimed first novel, Bilton, described by Jon Ronson as 'enormously funny, genuinely moving and even a little scary', was followed by The Bobby Dazzlers, which Tim Lott hailed as 'truly unusual - a comic novel that actually makes you laugh'. In praise of his first Jim Stringer novel, The Necropolis Railway, the Evening Standard said 'the age of steam has rarely been better evoked', while the Mirror described the book as 'a brilliant murder mystery'.

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