Guy Fawkes Night, 1857. Joel Heygate is the popular stationmaster
at Exeter St David's railway station - an impressive figure of a
man replete with frock coat and top hat, bushy eyebrows and walrus
moustache. But when the charred remains of a body are discovered in
the embers of the town's annual Bonfire Night celebration, everyone
is horrified when it becomes clear that they belong to Mr Heygate.
Mr Gervase Quinnell of the South Devon Railway contacts Scotland
Yard for their assistance, and Superintendant Edward Tallis sends
the Railway Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant
Victor Leeming to Exeter with all due haste. They quickly unearth
three suspects, but are they missing something? It is only when
Heygate's diary turns up unexpectedly that the truth becomes clear
and a fourth suspect emerges. As Colbeck closes in on the killer,
he finds himself in mortal danger - can justice prevail? 'Or will
his beloved Madeleine be robbed of a husband on the very eve of
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