Blood on the Tracks: A History of Railway Crime in Britain by David Brandon, Alan Brooke

By David Brandon, Alan Brooke

With their enthusiasm for, and information of, Britain's railways, this booklet completely brings jointly the authors' pursuits in social historical past and the background of crime, either topics on which they've got a few released titles to their credits, making sure that the reader will locate this identify a captivating learn.

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Which took some doing, because the injury turned out to be no small affair. He’d broken his collarbone. Sequins. Ribbons. Her mother’s high heels. In Merrick, four-year-old Jennifer was displaying a passion for dress-up and, once in costume, would strut and sing and spin around like a whirling human top. Sometimes she was a bit too lively. The mothers of playmates found her hyperactive and difficult to control. One mother mentioned this to Jennifer’s father, and he suggested that when Jennifer visited she be given diet soda instead of Pepsi or Coke, because sugar overstimulated her.

Soon she went to work, getting herself a job in an advertising agency. The Greys met for drill twice a week, and throughout the year for dress reviews and outings to ballgames and army bases. Robert, at eight and a half, attended Greys functions regularly, and soon became an exemplary cadet. He learned to pivot and parade, march and maneuver. He learned to handle the sword he had dreamed of wearing. And, joining the group’s Saturday rifle club, he even learned to fire a rifle. At the end of his second year in the organization, his parents decided—perhaps because they were spending so much time ferrying Robert to Greys events—to move to Manhattan.

Yeah, well, I guess the best thing is, you never get married,” Sheehan said. Bob nodded, laughed. He’s a really sweet guy, Sheehan thought. Most of the regulars are. And they follow my career as if they’re my fan club. Sheehan had made the regulars real proud this year. 38 in his hand. Sheehan had pulled out his own gun, shoved it at the kid’s face and screamed, “You pull the trigger, I’m gonna blow your fucking head off! ” He’d never been so tough in his life. Things like that just started pouring out of his mouth.

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