The Vale of Rheidol Railway
Blood and custard Inspector Vignoles Stephen Done
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Leicester, 1952: A team of archaeologists digging beneath the arches of the Great Central railway viaduct make a shocking discovery. A child’s body. It has been incinerated so completely that only bone fragments and a few teeth remain. Railway detectives DI Vignoles and DS Trinder are called in to investigate. They soon discover a possible connection with a similar murder two years earlier in nearby Barrow Hill. And when a third boy goes missing, their worst fears are confirmed – a serial killer is on the loose, preying on young train-spotters. Inspector Vignoles and his colleagues from the British Railways Detective Department must act quickly to track down the killer before he strikes again… Set in and around Leicester at a time when Britain was just starting to emerge from postwar austerity, this novel offers a warm but unsentimental portrait of the lives of the men and women who worked on the former Great Central Railway. Blood and Custard is a macabre, gripping thriller that is bound to appeal to railway enthusiasts and all lovers of good historical crime fiction.