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A Metropolitan Murder The last train of the night pulls into the gas lit platform of Baker Street underground station A young woman is found strangled her body abandoned in a second class carriage The brutal 'Railway Murder' brings Inspector Decimus Webb to the newly formed Metropolitan Line on a bleak winter's night His investigation leads him through the slums of Victorian London to the Holborn Refuge a home for 'fallen women' and to Clara White a respectable servant But Clara has her own tragic and shameful history As her past is revealed Inspector Webb must decide whether she is merely a victim of circumstance or a prime suspect Only then can he unearth a dark secret hidden in the depths of underground London Lee Jackson's second novel brilliantly recreates the sights sounds and smells of Victorian London taking readers on a suspense filled journey through its criminal underworld


About the Author: Lee Jackson

LM JACKSON lives in London with his partner Joanne His first book London Dust was shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award He is fascinated by the social history of Victorian London and spends much of his time on the ongoing development of his website



10 thoughts on “A Metropolitan Murder

  1. says:

    Recap A young girl is found dead on the new Metropolitan line while the prime suspect Henry Cotton runs off into the night Her murderer is connected to Cotton via a series of coincidences Revi


  2. says:

    As the first example of historical crime fiction I've read I wasn't sure whether I'd like or be interested in the genre After what was a uick and relatively easy read I'm pleased to say I enjoye


  3. says:

    Mr Jackson author of The Dictionary of Victorian London writes this wonderful series This is the first one I have read it three times just for the details he adds to the story about life in London


  4. says:

    A good racy thriller set in 1864 in the early days of the Metropolitan Line the world’s first underground railway line A uick read I read it in sittings with lots of historical colour small time c


  5. says:

    First in the Inspector Webb period series like what appears to be the time setting for Jackson's books it is set in Victorian era LondonAverage crime fare with some good parts but overall pretty forge


  6. says:

    This was so much better than I was expecting and so much darker I wished there had been a little on the personalities of the characters just a few little details and that would have pushed it up to a


  7. says:

    A good historical crime mystery It might not be a demanding readbut it is a book that would pass the time on a long train journey


  8. says:

    Yes I'd read another in this series Well plotted with authentic characters especially the annoying but sincere clueless Henry Cotton Phipps


  9. says:

    Well the blurb is a bit vague and really doesn't stick to the book At no point did I feel that Clara was a suspect for exampleIt's a crime story but the crime takes second place to the exploration of the seed


  10. says:

    I think it would be fair to say I've read a lot of historical detective fiction in my time set in all time periods and can completely understand why the Victorian era is still so fascinating for authors even no


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