Inspector Robert Colbeck Railway Detective by Edward Marston
Inspector Robert Colbeck is the protagonist in a series of historical mystery novels by Welsh novelist Edward Marston (Keith Miles). The series is often referred to as the Railway Detective series. The series follows Scotland Yard Inspector Colbeck and partner Sergeant Victor Leeming during the 1850s. All of the novels are connected to the railways, which was a major part of Victorian England.

Edward Marston began his Inspector Robert Colbeck/Railway Detective series in 2004 with the novel The Railway Detective. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Edward Marston’s Inspector Robert Colbeck books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Inspector Robert Colbeck Books


The Railway Detective(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Excursion Train(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Railway Viaduct(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron Horse(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Brighton Express(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Locomotive Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Railway to the Grave(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Line(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stationmaster's Farewell(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peril on the Royal Train(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ticket to Oblivion(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Robert Colbeck Collections


Inspector Colbeck's Casebook(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Inspector Robert Colbeck Synopsis: The Railway Detective is the first novel in the Inspector Robert Colbeck Railway Detective series. In 1851, London is greatly anticipating the Great Expedition when an attack hits a mail train, which is looted and derailed. Inspector Colbeck must solve a puzzle of murder, blackmail and destruction. As he closes in on his suspects, the daughter of a train driver is unwillingly brought in as a pawn in the game.

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