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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 ; 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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