WorldCat Identities

Marston, Edward

Overview
Works: 157 works in 732 publications in 3 languages and 34,504 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063.I3175, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward Marston
The railway detective by Edward Marston( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1851, after the London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, Inspector Robert Colbeck enlists the aid of former police officer Brendan Mulryne to help him investigate the crime
The excursion train by Edward Marston( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a bustling crowd clambers aboard the Great Western Railway excursion train, taking them to an illegal prize-fight in Berkshire, the train guard fears for the safety of his rolling stock. Little does he expect, however, the brutal murder of one of his passengers, Jake Bransby. On the shocking discovery of the body, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are sent to the scene." "Faced with what initially appears to be a motiveless murder, Colbeck is intrigued by the murder weapon - a noose. When it emerges that Bransby has worked as a public executioner, he realises that this must be intrinsically linked to the killer{u0073} choice of weapon. However, the further he delves into the case, the more mysterious it becomes. When a second man is strangled by a noose on a train, Colbeck knows that he must act quickly: can he catch the murderer before more lives are lost?" "Set in Victorian England, The Excursion Train is written by the author of The Railway Detective. The memorable characters, first featured in the earlier novel, again lead you down unexpected paths in their quest to solve the mystery of the noose murders. Rich in historical detail, The Excursion Train will hold you captivated from the beginning to the end of its journey."--Jacket
The malevolent comedy by Edward Marston( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jealous competitor tries to destroy Westfield's Men, London's reigning drama troupe, by using murder, theft and kidnapping. Nicolas Bracewell, however, has no intention of letting the troupe be defeated
The railway viaduct by Edward Marston( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third novel in the popular crime series set on the grand railways of the19th century, featuring Inspector Robert Colbeck with his most complexand difficult case yet
The merry devils by Edward Marston( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and French and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookholder Nicholas Bracewell, fresh from his triumph holding together his volatile players' company during a treasonous plot against Queen Elizabeth, is set to make the galleries of The Queen's Head ring with laughter with a new comedy, The Merry Devils. The lugubrious landlord is sure mischief will result. Nicholas sees only a harmless comedy that will not summon up real devils, but two actors adept at tumbling. How then, during the crucial scene, do three devils appear on stage, one looking disturbingly real? And what of the deviltry that follow? One imp, in fact, soon lies dead beneath the stage
The mad courtesan by Edward Marston( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mad Courtesan is the fifth in Edward Marston's Elizabethan theater series featuring stage manager Nicholas Bracewell and the colorful acting troupe Lord Westfield's Men. In this novel, a vicious rivalry erupts between two of the actors: Owen Elias, a surly, envious Welshman, and Sebastian Carrick, the amiable and attractive son of a gentleman, begin to have increasingly realistic duels on stage. When Sebastian is found in a Clerkenwell alley with his head split open
The iron horse by Edward Marston( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derby Day at Epsom Downs. A multitude of people crowd to watch the races: dukes and dustmen, bishops and beggars, privileged ladies and prostitutes - the gamut of Victorian society and a hotbed for crime and crooks of all kinds. With the nation a-flutter in the run up to this national event, a disembodied head is discovered on a passenger train at Crewe; the first in a murky course of events that takes in murder, fraud and race-fixing. Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant are assigned to the case and are soon snarled up in a web of skullduggery stretching across the country. They are forced to ask themselves, just how much is someone prepared to hazard to win?
The roaring boy : [a novel] by Edward Marston( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and French and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Elizabethan England, a theater company stages a play based on a high-society murder. When the actors start getting mugged, Nicholas Bracewell, the manager, realizes the performance is too close to the truth. Rather than abandon the play, he decides to learn the truth, a dangerous enterprise. By the author of The Silent Woman
The painted lady by Edward Marston( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architect Christopher Redmayne, his brother Henry, and constable Jonathan Bale investigate the murder of Lady Araminta Jewell's husband, Sir Martin Culthorpe, in seventeenth-century London
The silver locomotive mystery by Edward Marston( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a rare silver coffeepot in the shape of a locomotive disappears from the train to Cardiff and a murder subsequently occurs, Inspector Colbert and his sergeant are called in to investigate
Murder on the Brighton Express by Edward Marston( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Colbeck must determine the reason for the derailing of the Brighton Express before the killer strikes again
The trip to Jerusalem by Edward Marston( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While London is under siege by the Black Plague, a theater troupe decides to hit the road after one of their members is found dead
The nine giants by Edward Marston( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and French and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fiery star, Laurence Firethorn, is hot for a lady, wife of the Lord Mayor elect. A tryst at London's Nine Giants inn is arranged. Meanwhile, the lugubrious landlord of the actors' home base is laid even lower by a plot to take over ownership of the inn. A young apprentice actor is subjected to a horrible assault. And a waterman pulls a mangled corpse from the Thames. The drama comes to a climax at the annual Lord Mayor's show as his barge moves grandly down the river..." --Publisher
The bawdy basket by Edward Marston( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Moll Comfrey, a woman of ill repute, is mixed up in a murder case, Westfield's Men stage manager Nicholas Bracewell seeks to figure out what Moll is hiding before his theater goes out of business
The Devil's apprentice : a novel by Edward Marston( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Bracewell leads Westfield's Men to a manor house in Essex to perform a new play. Death stalks the production, however, and Nicholas must confront a deadly foe
The wanton angel : [a novel] by Edward Marston( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century England, director Nicholas Bracewell hunts for the man who killed the patron of his theater. Suspected is a competitor trying to ruin the theater by striking at the source of its funds
Railway to the grave by Edward Marston( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy strikes close to the Detective Department when an old army friend of Superintendent Tallis walks to meet a speeding train head on. The suicide, prompted by the disappearance of the man's wife, has shocked the local community and leaves plenty for Inspector Robert Colbeck, the Railway Detective, to uncover. Whispers and rumors abound but did the dead man, Captain Randall, really take his own life in repentance for some harm he did his wife?
Instrument of slaughter by Edward Marston( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the murder of a conscientious objector during the height of World War I, Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy find the case complicated by a lack of public sympathy and the popularity of a chief suspect
A bespoke murder by Edward Marston( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1915 London, an anti-German attack on a bespoke tailoring business leaves the tailor dead, his daughter raped, and his safe empty, and Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion must go all the way to the front lines of World War I and back to find those responsible
The laughing hangman : a novel by Edward Marston( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and French and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After they admit to their ranks a belligerent and sacrilegious playwright, an Elizabethan drama troupe is accused of heresy. Murders follow and some speculate it is God's wrath, but stage manager Nicholas Bracewell has heard the murderer's ungodly laugh
 
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The railway detective
Alternative Names

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Hope, Charlie

Marston, Edward

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Languages
English (223)

French (6)

Russian (1)

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The excursion trainThe malevolent comedyThe railway viaductThe merry devilsThe mad courtesanThe iron horseThe roaring boy : [a novel]The painted lady