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Mr Briggs' Hat

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The new book discussed in today’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ (‘Mr Briggs’ Hat’ by Kate Colquhoun) is about the first railway murder in England and is well written and  based on wide research, says Leslie Blake, University of Surrey.

Mr Briggs’ Hat is shortlisted for the 2011 Crime Writers' Association Golden Dagger Award for Non-Fiction.

Here's the review and a comment by Kate Colquhoun on how she collected the evidence and on the social importance of the case in Victorian England:

Mr Briggs' Hat by Kate Colquhoun: review

When taking the train really was murder

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