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Lost Luggage Porter

Genre: Fiction

Imprint: Mariner Books
EAN: 9780547541730

The author of The Necropolis Railway and The Blackpool Highflyer “succeeds brilliantly at re-creating a railwayman’s lot” (The Seattle Times).
It is winter 1906 and Jim Stringer has been promoted from sleuth to official railway detective for York station. His first day on the job, the mysterious Lost Luggage Porter, “a human directory to everything in York,” tips him off to a group of railway thieves. Jim is instructed by his inspector to infiltrate their gang and is drawn along into their plot to carry out a robbery and make their getaway across the English Channel. Soon Jim finds himself swept off to Paris with the thieves, his plight made even worse when his wife is threatened. Can Jim get to her before the villains do?
“Page-turning, confidently written.” —The Guardian
“Riveting . . . Plenty of action, plot twists and moral quandaries help this engaging mystery pick up steam.” —Publishers Weekly
“Stringer’s third adventure has the same engaging voice and lively splashes of historical color as his others.” —Kirkus Reviews