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

Kate Colquhoun

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ISBN 10: 1847443702 / ISBN 13: 9781847443700
Published by Sphere, 2011
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of ...

Publisher: Sphere

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9.45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain. The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation.

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Kate Colquhoun's previous non fiction titles were shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2004 and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2003. As well as writing for several newspapers and magazines, she appears regularly on national radio and television. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

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