Thomas Morris The Dublin Railway Murder: The sensational true story of a Victorian murder mystery


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A thrilling investigation of a true Victorian crime at Dublin railway station, shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2022.

'All the shocks and surprises of the best crime fiction' - The Times Crime Club

Dublin, November 1856: George Little, the chief cashier of the Broadstone railway terminus, is found dead, lying in a pool of blood beneath his desk.

Yet there is no sign of a murder weapon and the office door is locked, apparently from the inside. Thousands of pounds in gold and silver are left untouched at the scene of the crime.

Augustus Guy, Ireland's most experienced detective, teams up with Dublin's leading lawyer to investigate the murder - but the case defies all explanation. Then a local woman comes forward, claiming to know the killer...

'An intriguing and compelling true-crime whodunnit' - Irish Times

'A true-crime masterclass... As compelling as any thriller' - Philip Gray, author of Two Storm Wood

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'This meticulous non-fiction account of a once-famous murder mystery has all the shocks and surprises of the best crime fiction.'
- The Times Crime Club

'The plot of this real-life murder mystery had as many twists and turns as an Agatha Christie whodunit.'
- Daily Mail

'In The Dublin Railway Murder, Thomas Morris unpacks this baffling case with the taut, just-the-facts spareness of the best police procedurals...[He] deftly peppers the narrative with historical context...An intriguing and compelling true crime whodunit as well.'
- Irish Times

'As compelling a read as any fiction thriller,'
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'Written like a whodunit and wearing its vast research into Victorian Dublin ever so lightly, Thomas Morris's wholly factual murder mystery is easily one of the most entertaining page-turners I've read this year. It's a compelling, evocative, thrilling must-read, and proof, if further proof is ever required, that fact is often so much stranger - not to mention more entertaining - than fiction.'
- Sunday Independent


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