By Edward Marston
Spring, 1858. The path of the Caledonian Railway during the southern uplands of the Scottish nation-state is disrupted via a deadly crash. Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming are referred to as from the crime of London to enquire, and needs to cope with outdated enemy Superintendent Rory McTurk to discover the criminals at the back of the disaster.
The intent for the crash is doubtful, with suspects together with the North British Railway, a bunch of sabbatarians and people with own vendettas to enact. Colbeck and Leeming face additional hindrances whilst the Railway publicizes a present of £400 for info – quickly they're pitched opposed to criminals, the general public and their very own colleagues of their makes an attempt to resolve the case.
Meanwhile, with the research stalling, the newly married Madeleine Colbeck and her father race to arrive Inspector Colbeck with vital info. Will they be in time to avoid wasting the royal family members earlier than their educate trip to Balmoral?
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Doctor Hébert recalled what her husband had said, For a shot of rum, she would do anything. However, it was common usage to keep the storeroom locked wherever there were so many house slaves. Also common usage for the mistress of the house to keep a key. Madame Arnaud put her head to one side and smiled at him with a queer jerk, the style of coquetry one might expect from a marionette on strings. The smile erased itself as quickly as it had appeared, and she rose and moved past him in short tripping steps and left the room.
Four candles in heavy candlesticks were burning on the long table in the main room, and the table was laid with covers of silver and heavy imported faience. Arnaud, standing at the head of the table, indicated to the doctor a place at his right. A slave drew back the chair and then adjusted it once the doctor had seated himself. The slave in the black coat, who seemed to fill some sort of butler’s role, settled Arnaud in the same way, stepped back and waited. Above the table, a circular fan of boards began to move when a boy in a corner pulled a rope.
He hoped most sincerely that he was not taking fever. When the edge of his appetite was blunted, he allowed his eyes to slide around the larger area of the room, though there was little for them to dwell on. Only the other doorways interrupted the walls; there were no pictures and no other ornament except for a large gilt-framed mirror. Toward the door to the gallery some more empty chairs were grouped around a low table made of local wood. “We are very plain here,” Arnaud said. “Perhaps your stay is temporary,” said Doctor Hébert.