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By Andrew Martin

Bright and bold, younger Jim Stringer strikes from the English geographical region to London deter- mined to develop into a railway guy. it truly is 1903, the sunrise of the Edwardian age, while steam runs the state and the railways force growth. Jim can’t think his success to have got his foot within the door at South East Railway, run out of Waterloo Station. He unearths, despite the fact that, that his tasks contain a graveyard shift, literally—a railway line that takes coffins from London morgues to the big new cemeteries being dug within the city’s outskirts. He additionally learns that his predecessor had disappeared and that his coworkers appear to have shaped an fast loathing for him. compelled to dwell via his wits and to reach at his personal deductions—assisted by way of his landlady, for whom he falls— he attempts to determine what's going sooner than he's issued a one-way price ticket at the Necropolis Railway.

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