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The Blackpool Highflyer (2004)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0571219020, Paperback)A superbly atmospheric thriller of sabotage, suspicion and steam, "The Blackpool Highflyer" brings a new twist to tales of Edwardian England, steam railways and amateur sleuthing. When railwayman Jim Stringer is assigned to drive holiday makers to the seaside resort of Blackpool in the hot summer of 1905, he thinks he's struck lucky. But his dreams of beer and pretty women are soon destroyed - when his high-speed train meets a huge millstone on the line. Who wanted to derail the packed train? And did they want to kill everyone on board, or just one passenger? Desperately seeking the saboteur, Jim is drawn into the fringes of Blackpool Central, Europe's busiest station. He discovers a murky world of dandies, fraudsters and ventriloquists, shifty revolutionaries and textile magnates. In the summer heat, dazed by the sun and by the roaring fire he stokes, Jim begins to understand that the more he investigates, the longer his list of suspects will become...
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When railway man Jim Stringer is assigned to drive holidaymakers to Blackpool in 1905, he thinks he has struck lucky. But his dreams of beer and pretty women soon fall away when his high-speed train meets a huge millstone on the line. In the months that follow Jim hunts for the sabateur.
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