Mr Briggs’ Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder breezes into the marvellous Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

Latest addition to the bookshelves of the leading book shop in Peasedown St. John!

Category: True Crime
Mr Briggs’ Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder by Kate Colquhoun
London: Little, Brown, 2011
Hardback with Dust Jacket over boards with titling to
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Maps [1]; Review copy, with slip laid in;

From the cover: 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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