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Mr Briggs' Hat

Mr Briggs' Hat

In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9.45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain.

The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories

On Sale: 19th May 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780748115679

Reviews

(A) thrilling book, which reads at times like a good Victorian novel... an utterly compelling did-he-do-it
Sunday Times
Kate Colquhoun is a fine, robust writer who makes the most of its every twist and turn
Mail on Sunday
With a storyteller's instinct for colour and suspense Kate Colquhoun has brilliantly recreated the five-month period from Thomas Briggs' death to Muller's execution
Daily Express
Deploying her skill as a historian, Colquhoun turns a single curious murder case into a fascinatingly quirky portrait of the underside of mid-Victorian London. I found it unputdownable
Daily Telegraph
Kate Colquhoun's irreproachable unpicking of the case is meticulous, patient, thorough and measured -
Independent